Shade Variations

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The color, shade, and pattern of all tile varies to some degree from piece to piece and from production run to production run. In some tiles, these variations are very slight (barely noticeable) and in others they are very extreme (it might look like different color tiles in the same box). Since this wide variety in shading exists, it is important for you to be educated about the tile you are selling and for you to educate your customer. Since our material is typically mid- grade to high-end products, shading tends to play a larger factor than in the lower-end material.

As previously stated, the color shade of each tile can exhibit anything ranging from a slight variation to an extreme variation. For that reason, it is important to review at least several pieces from the same production run in order to determine acceptable shade variations. Any questions or concerns about your tile selections should be clarified prior to installing.

Speartek follows the inudstry standard four shade variations:

All pieces from the same production line are similar.uniformappearencev1
A satin smooth finish with little or no gloss. If a honed stone is designated “unfilled” (UF), the surface may have visible natural cavities as pictured here.Clearly distinguishable differences in texture and or pattern with similar colors.
While the colors present on a single piece will be indicative of the colors to be expected on other tiles, the amount of color on each piece will vary slightly.
Random color differences from tile to tile. One tile may have totally different colors from that of other tiles. Thus, the final installation will be unique.