Rustic Tile Inspiration for Your Bathroom

Posted 06/19/2020 by Arizona Tile

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Reside Beige Matte 24” x 24” Porcelain Bathroom Wall Tile with R11 Anti-Slip Finish from Arizona Tile
Featured Image: Reside Beige Matte 24” x 24” Porcelain Bathroom Wall Tile with R11 Anti-Slip Finish from Arizona Tile

Planning a remodel for your bathroom? Consider a rustic design to bring warmth, texture and an inviting ambiance to the space. If tile’s on the list of updates you’d like to make, we have plenty of ideas and inspiration for choosing the perfect rustic bathroom tile. From floors to walls to showers, here’s a quick guide to on-trend, rustic tile ideas for your bathroom. 

Club Tobacco Wood-Look Porcelain Bathroom Floor Tile from Arizona Tile
Image: Club Tobacco Wood-Look Porcelain Bathroom Floor Tile from Arizona Tile

Wood-Look Bathroom Tile Ideas

A go-to in recent years for homeowners who love rustic design, wood-look tile is popular for good reasons. Moisture and steam in bathrooms can cause warping and other issues in real wood, but porcelain tile that looks like wood is water-resistant due to its low porosity.

Faux hardwood bathroom floors instantly update the space, making your bathroom look chic, sophisticated and welcoming. Grey tones are a popular choice in bathrooms since they look cool and contemporary. Bonus: long, wide plank tiles can help visually elongate the room to make it appear bigger than it really is. On the walls, wood-look tile can emulate the appearance of traditional wood paneling with a fresh and modern twist.

If you really want to turn the rustic dial up a notch, why not try wood-look tile shower walls? Smaller porcelain is a good tile for shower floors because it's non-porous and the smaller size means you’ll have more grout, which creates some additional grip.  However, if you want large-scale porcelain on your shower floor, using our larger sizes that are available in the R11 Anti-Slip finish is a great option as well. Unique, unexpected and sure to impress, a rustic wood-look shower is the perfect way to make your bathroom stand out.

Castle Brick Brown Porcelain Bathroom Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
Image: Castle Brick Brown Porcelain Bathroom Wall Tile from Arizona Tile

Brick-Look Bathroom Walls

There’s something very charming and rustic about an exposed brick wall. If it’s a look you love, you’ll be happy to know that porcelain tile can be made to closely resemble real brick. Brick-look bathroom tile can give you the rustic warmth and textured style of a brick wall, which is sure to pack a big visual punch in your bathroom.

Marrakesh Grey Mix Porcelain Bathroom Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
Image: Marrakesh Grey Mix Porcelain Bathroom Wall Tile from Arizona Tile

Rustic Decorative Tile

For rustic tile design with a decorative touch, a patterned porcelain tile is a beautiful choice. Decorative tile gives your space character and life and it’s a simple way to balance an otherwise minimalist bathroom design. Use it as an accent on bathroom walls, a decorative shower border or a tub surround to infuse some charm and create a rustic-chic room.

We hope one or more of these rustic bathroom tiles has piqued your interest! To help you narrow down the options and make the right choice for your space, try out our Just Imagine visualizer tool. You can virtually compare your favorite products and view them in a simulated room scene to help you create the perfect bathroom tile design.