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: