Porcelain Tile That Looks Like Natural Stone

Posted 04/10/2020 by Arizona Tile

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Pietra Italia Beige Tile Outdoor Stairs with R11 Anti-Slip Finish from Arizona Tile
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In the search for the perfect tile for your home renovation or project, the number of options can be overwhelming. Not only is there a multitude of different materials and types to choose from, but each type features another vast range of options in the form of styles, colors, patterns, finishes and sizes.

If you know you love the look of natural stone but aren’t sold on the maintenance needs of popular stones like marble or granite, consider porcelain tile. Porcelain tile can be engineered to resemble the appearance and color of natural stone, making it a great option for many homeowners. Let’s take a look at some ideas.

True Marmi-Arabescato 24"x48" Rectified Glazed Porcelain Floor Tile from Arizona Tile
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Why Porcelain?

Unlike real stone, stone-look porcelain requires very little maintenance to keep it looking great year after year. Porcelain is extremely durable, stain-resistant and easy to clean. It also doesn’t require regular re-sealing like natural stone. With the multitude of colors and patterns that closely mimic the appearance of popular natural stones, it doesn’t get any better!

Porcelain can be used in any room of the home and in basically any type of installation. Note: if you’re searching for tile for a shower floor, an outdoor patio or another area that’s often wet, we recommend using porcelain with R11 Anti-Slip Finish.

Stone-Look Porcelain Tile Ideas

Porcelain and ceramic tile comes in a huge range of colors, patterns and styles. Here are just a few of our favorite ideas for using stone-look porcelain in your next home project: 

  • Marble-Look Bathroom: Marble is undeniably one of the most timeless and luxurious natural stones used in the home. If you love the classic elegance and quality of marble but are looking for something low-maintenance and extra-durable, marble-look porcelain is a practical and stunning option. We love the look of marble-inspired porcelain tile in a grey and white bathroom design—it’s sleek, chic and luxe.

Dome Walnut Porcelain Tile Floor from Arizona Tile
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  • Earthy Kitchen: A porcelain tile floor that looks like natural stone makes a warm and inviting addition to an earth-tone or rustic kitchen design. Rich and natural colors like charcoal, walnut and rust have all the personality and character of real stone with the unbeatable ease of porcelain. Brown stone-look porcelain complements kitchen cabinets with warm wood finishes and a range of countertop colors.
  • Outdoor Living Space: Extend the comfort and style of indoor living to an outdoor patio area with porcelain tile. For exterior applications, porcelain with R11 Anti-Slip Finish is the best choice—this unique finish is less slippery when wet and comes in several styles including stone-look patterns. If your patio is need of an upgrade, porcelain could be just the thing.

Get Inspired from Home

Still searching for the perfect stone-look porcelain tile for your project? We have a number of virtual tools you can use to find your favorite products from the comfort of your home. You can view each of our porcelain products on our website and find further ideas and inspiration with our Gallery.

Plus, with Just Imagine, you can virtually envision your top choices before making a commitment. This unique visualizer is a great tool to help you imagine what different products look like side-by-side or in a simulated room design—it’s the next best thing to seeing them in-person.