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.

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Wood grain ceramic tile (the colors of your Grandaddy’s barn) panels laid in squares of even panels alternating on a diamond angle lead the eye through your refurbished loft living room and down the hall. Billowing cotton (that’s Grandma’s influence) dress windows where your same flooring is a pedestal for dreaming. Add a touch of…

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Parquet and panels give this loft modern urban engineering and style. A subtle grey weather-wood effect in 18″ x 24″ panels gives movement, while the parquet design equally for rest or the next dance party up in the loft. Trust ceramic tile to blend in naturally with every lifestyle in a broad selection of colors,…

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Survey your kingdom from this vantage point of elegance and style. With the built-in decor of this wood grain parquet ceramic tile, any other furnishings can be as effortless as you desire. Accent with a tangerine couch, for example! the easy maintenance of ceramic tile means you WILL have time to read that book that’s…

All-Over Wood-Look Ceramic Tile Office

All together now — “Impressive!” Ceramic tiles are excellent for offices that want to avoid the drab carpet look. In this office, wood-look ceramic tiles are used on the floor and back wall, all combined with the wooden furniture to give an all-wood look to the room. The styles of the wall and floor tiles…

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Nothing shows off eclectic decor better than wood grain ceramic tile in a palette of earth tones. These wide panels add “reclaimed wood” to the Victorian architecture, the mid-century thrift treasures, and a really comfy looking couch. You speak sustainability and so does ceramic tile! North American ceramic tile has the lowest carbon footprint of…

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Just say WOW! Mix beautiful parquet wood grain ceramic tile panels with offset strip panels and take flooring where traditional wood has never gone before. Cozy up to indoor/outdoor elements without fear due to ceramic tile’s water, flame, and frost resistant options. Scratch and slip resistance keeps guests safe and these floors looking beautiful despite…

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Parquet, por vous! Taking wood grain ceramic tile to an extraordinary design level, make a statement with this parquet ceramic tile pattern. The lghts and darks of furniture and wall selections blend beautifully with the variations of grain and pattern. The intricacies of a parquet pattern are put to ease with the convenient installation of…

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That cool new place downtown transforms from a hot lunch spot to a hot date meet-up seemingly without effort. Perhaps it’s the chameleon quality of this charcoal industrial look ceramic tile. By day, it’s cool and unassuming. By night, it’s sultry and romantic. Whatever time of day, this tile is built to serve up an…

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There’s a storm coming, a brainstorm, that is. That’s okay, ceramic tile can take all you can throw at it. Durable under heavy foot traffic, ceramic tile is scratch, dent, heat, moisture, and bacteria resistant. When ideas call for a new plan, ceramic tile has you covered (meant that). There will be no worries about…

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Open floor plan work space, co-work, and industrial office trends have no need to compromise on healthy and safety when using ceramic tile. Choose from a vast selection of colors shapes and sizes to lend an industrial flavor to a hip business that shows they get the job done. Breathe fresh air into the design…

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This store’s design leads you with a clever layout of large panel cement-look ceramic tiles. The diagonal pattern directs you to products where black industrial finished ceramic tiles take over to blanket the walls. It’s a rugged look with earth tones accenting both styles of tile. Ceramic tile resists, scratches, dents, and dirt, so will…

Home Gym With Oxidized Metal Ceramic Tile Floors

This isn’t your typical home gym. The unmistakable sense of modernity in this room is softened by the oxidized metal look of the ceramic tile flooring — combining the best of both the old and the new. The crosshatch pattern of the flooring design varies the colors in the oxidation to give fluidity and movement…

Stone Look Office

To work with a clear head, you must rise above the city noise – a task made easy in this corner office. Large slate-look tile floors stand out in this modern workspace high above the city. Minimalist office furniture and decor work well with the busy views below. A contrast to the sleek and modern…

Distressed Stone-Look Tile

Modern desert is the style here, and this ceramic tile flooring helps the space pull it off with a distressed stone look typical of outdoor patios. Even if we aren’t outside, ceramic tile’s durability and water resistance mean we could be, allowing us to lose ourselves even further in our desert mirage.

Mediterranean-Style Ceramic Tile Sink

Che bel lavandino! What a beautiful sink, which could be in an Italian villa or in your home. Ceramic tile has an endless variety of design options, such as this stone-look design with a beautiful old-word patina. Ceramic tile is the right choice for bathrooms, with resistance to water, mold, mildew and bacteria. Durable and…

Distressed Stone Floor

If this floor could talk, it would likely say, “Come and sit a spell.” The gray and gold tones give the stone an oxidized look that lends a comfortable and solid feel. Every time of year will feel like a summer’s evening with the way the light plays off the colors of this ceramic throughout…

Gray Slate-Look Tile Living Room

With this much floorspace and light flooding in, the flooring you choose has got to be really worthy of the attention. Slate-look, large-format ceramic tile is this room’s perfect choice, with the grout lines elongating an already spacious room and the browns in the stone beautifully complementing the furniture. Everything about this space is impeccable,…

Distressed Terracotta-Look Floor

Earthy tones abound in this charming living room. The distressed ceramic tile floor ties together both the russet of the couches and the verdigris of the wallpaper, and the alternating grain of the tiles adds an interesting twist to a straightforward grid. You don’t need to worry about the floor actually becoming distressed — ceramic…

Black Square Tile With Accents

With a black and white color scheme, the yin and yang aspect of this bathroom brings balance to the space. The smoky gray ceramic tiles of the backsplash seem to float in a mist, with the row of dimensional trim grounding the tile to the vanity. Ceramic tile is water- and stain-resistant and is easy…