Weathered and worn tile lend a sense of time-honed authenticity to many different decor styles, from minimalism and industrial to farmhouse and shabby chic.

Popular distressed tile looks include oxidized metal-look tile, rustic slate-look tile, worn wood-look tile, and weathered stone-look tile. Advances in manufacturing technology mean that ceramic designs can be made to have just the right level of distressed accents for your project (without worry that distressed = damaged).

Of course, ceramic tile is resistant to stains, scratches, dents, and dings, so your tile will continue looking new — and by “new” we mean perfectly distressed — for decades to come.

Explore our weathered tile examples below to get inspiration for your project, and then visit our Pinterest board for more distressed tile looks.

Reflective Ceramic Tile

For a sleek and modern design, you can’t beat ceramic tile. Tile comes in a wide variety of styles, making it the perfect material for both floors and walls. For example, the tiles on the floor in this room are dark, with a soft texture. This reduces the amount of light reflected, softening the harshness…

Unique Ceramic Tile for Your Office

Design the ultimate personal or business space exclusively with tile! Combined with the grays and browns in the room, the concrete-look ceramic tile flooring gives this office an industrial feel, which is completed by the personalized tile fireplace surround.

Textured Concrete-Look Tile

As gray tones continue to trend in commercial industrial decor, designers have been embracing the industrial look and applying it to home decor. These soft gray ceramic tiles emulate a rough concrete look, yet the color and texture pattern has a warm vibe that breaks up a long, monotonous slab. This shade of gray also…

Beige Laundry Room Tile

Ceramic tile offers such a wide selection of colors, shapes, and sizes that you can select the perfect backsplash and floor to match your cabinetry and appliances. Beyond good looks, ceramic tile is also the perfect material for functionality. Laundry rooms see all sorts of cleaning products that may be spilled at some point (not…

Smooth Wall Tiles

Texture is one of the nicest parts about tile, since every tile can be molded to feel a different way. In this bathroom, the tiles look and feel like they’ve been slowly formed and softened by the ocean. Of course, tile is actually water-resistant and the perfect material to use in bathrooms. But the look…

Tile Wall With Multiple Colors and Textures

The versatility of ceramic tile is stunning, and often surprising, especially when a designer creates a style like this with multiple textures and colors combining in a way you would never have imagined. Up close, you can appreciate the subtle differences of each tile. From a distance, this combination may remind you of bamboo.

3D Wall Tiles

Look closer. A small ridge runs down the center of each of these ceramic tiles, projecting the center of the tile toward you. This ridge separates the two sides of the tile and influences how the light hits each side, making some parts seem lighter or darker than others. Each tile also has a different…

Durable Cement-Look Tile Floor

Ceramic tile is one of the most durable materials you can use in your home. Resistant to scuffs and scratches, tile is also one of the longest-lasting materials. Another benefit of tile is that it’s low-maintenance and water-resistant, so any spills can be cleaned easily. Durability and beauty make tile floors, like this cement-look floor,…

Honey Herringbone Wood-Look Tile Floor

Capture a stunning wood-look pattern in your home with ceramic tile. This room shows off a honey-colored herringbone wood-look ceramic tile floor that makes all other decor secondary. This pristine look is also easy to maintain with ceramic tile’s resistance to scuffs, dents, stains, and scratches.

Gray Slate-Look Ceramic Tile Floor

There’s no better material to use in your cafe than ceramic tile. Tile is water-resistant so the inevitable spill won’t cause any damage to the floor and can be cleaned with ease. This popular spot is also prone to heavy foot traffic, and ceramic tile is resistant to scuffs, dents, scratches, and stains, unlike some…

Rustic Wood-Look Tile Flooring

The clean lines of the modern counter in this kitchen contrast with the rustic flooring. Despite the wood look, this flooring is ceramic tile. Ceramic tile is an ideal flooring for kitchens with its easy-care maintenance and durable surface resistant to stains, scratches, and fading. Versatile ceramic tile marries the heritage of tile and the…

D124-2015-CALICO DARK GREY

Earthy charcoal colors blend with contemporary greys to bring you a flooring choice that makes the fusion of mid-century American decor and Victorian architecture a stroke of genius. Smartly choosing heat-resistant ceramic tile around a fireplace makes your home as safe as it is stylish. Use this neutral palette to accent with your favorite bold…

D124-2016-CALICO

Team up the trending modern farmhouse style and the simplicity of new industrial home design with a wood-face ceramic tile. The high contrast grain texture of this tile makes whites pop while welcoming accent colors from light wood shades to sleek black-blacks. More durable and versatile than wood flooring, ceramic style can be used in…

D124-2017-ANVERSA HAV 5

A unique brand demands a complimentary retail space. Translating the energy and emotion of a built brand into tangible surfaces rests squarely on the largest surface: the flooring. Ceramic tile offers a vast array of design options—including texture—soft or hard, linen, stone, wood, and more. The consistency yet versatility of ceramic tile gives designers confidence…

Pool Tile

You relax in the sun at the edge of the pool — or are you at the beach? The texture and colors of the tile surrounding you have you transported — you can almost hear the waves. Let the blues of the pool tile mesmerize you. Even the large rectangular tile panels on the patio…

D124-2017-VIGNONI VW 10 20×120

A chevron denotes rank in service. This bold chevron pattern in large planks of ceramic tile honey wood tones has our attention. It’s subtle and bold, rugged and clean, all at the same time. Use this look as the foundation for dramatic furnishings or combine it with sleek neutrals. The wood grain of this ceramic…