Faux Rug on Faux Wood
Create the illusion of wood flooring with plank-like porcelain tile (#397690). Then create the look of a rug by insetting a small area with a border of rectangular tiles (#120556) surrounding a hex-and-square mosaic tile (#305380) center.
Gray Marble Rug on Slate Gray Ceramic
Create the look of slate tile with ceramic tile (#403452). Strips of marble subway tile (#291377) act as a border. Mosaic pinwheels of Carrara marble tiles (#255604) create a textured rug effect.
Mix and match natural stone with porcelain tile. The 12-in x 24-in porcelain field tiles (#446992) look like limestone. A travertine border tile (#95282) adds geometric pattern. Add a honed-natural-stone rug of 2-in-square tiles (#235534) for added texture.
Faux-bois porcelain tile (#351024) creates the look of wood. A natural travertine subway tile (#253461) forms the border. Different stone tile sizes (#302838) set in an almost random pattern create a casual mood.
Simple 12-in x 12-in marble tiles (#110471) set the stage for the 3-in x 8-in limestone tiles (#253456) that make a crisp border around thin strips of mixed stone tile (#252969).