The idea of a tile floor may conjure up images of linoleum or of bland, dirt-colored ceramic tile, but tile floors can also be really lovely — breathtaking, scene-stealing, even. If you need a little convincing, take a look at these 19 stunning examples, which may have you re-considering your next renovation.
Terra cotta tiles with contrasting patches, spotted in a kitchen from SF Girl by Bay.
Homes in Barcelona always have the most beautiful tile floors, and this one from Lonny is no exception.
A classic black and white tile floor spotted on Marie Claire Maison.
Here's another Barcelona home, from Woonblog. Just look at that tile.
The London restaurant Sketch, spotted on see., has a tile floor made from various colors of marble.
This gorgeous floor, spotted on Homepolish, is made from fishscale cement tiles.
Another encaustic tile floor, this one from Yatzer.
Encaustic tile (also called cement tile) enlivens a modern bathroom from The Style Files.
Traditional black and white hex tile forms an intricate pattern in this space from Petite Passport.
Intricately patterned tile in an entryway from Kif Kef.
Black and white encaustic tile grounds a kitchen from Jessica Helgerston Interior Design.
Beautiful green Moroccan zellige tiles make this room from T Magazine.
Hex tiles in variegated colors enliven a bathroom from Chic Deco.
The 'tumbling block' style of this cement tile floor adds a touch of pattern to a kitchen from Door Sixteen.
Hex tiles cover the floor of the dining room in a Barcelona home from Dwell.
Patterned encaustic tiles make the room in a Marrakec home spotted on Elle Decor.