Interesting ceramic flooring designs may blend wood with ceramic tile, use diamond-shaped light brown ceramic tiles for flooring or create a wood finish on ceramic tiles. A homeowner can also install various shades of ceramic tile to create an umbra effect.
A homeowner can combine the best elements of hardwood floors and tiles by installing a thick strip of hardwood along the edges of the room with ceramic tiles making up the rest of the area. The effect can be emphasized by installing the same ceramic tiles partially up the wall. Ceramic tiles can also mimic a wooden floor by being finished with striped shades of brown.