Shade variation in ceramic and porcelain tiles is a natural characteristic of kiln fired products and will vary to some degree from piece to piece and from batch to batch.
Some products have very little natural variation while others have an intentional substantial variation.
The Tile Variation Guide was developed to provide the prospective buyer with an overall indication of colour, shade, design and texture variations that can be expects with a particular tile product.
The variations have been graded from V1 to V4.
It is recommended that you layout a quantity of the tiles purchased to view any variations before tiling commences. If you are not satisfied with the variation in your tile product then you should immediately stop or not start laying the tiles and contact your tile supplier.
Tile Variation Guide
V1 – Uniform Appearance (minimal Variation)
Differences among pieces from the same production run are minimal. The tiles should have uniform appearance and minimal variation.
V2 Slight to Moderate Variation
Clearly distinguishable texture and or pattern within similar colours. The tiles have a slight to moderation variation in shade, design and texture.
V3 Moderate to Considerable Variation
While the colours present on a single pieces of tile will be indicative of the colours to be expected on other tiles, the design and or amount of colour on each piece may vary significantly. The tiles have moderate to considerable variation in colour, design, texture and overall appearance.
V4 Substantial Variation
Random colour differences from tile to tile, so that one tile may have a totally different colours form other tiles. Thus, the final installation will be unique. The tiles will have a substantial random variation in colour, design, texture and overall appearance.
Nerang Tiles is a multi award winning tile showroom with thousands of quality floor tiles and wall tiles on display at its Gold Coast tile showroom. Nerang Tiles has a range of floor tiles and wall tiles that have no, little, medium or high variation in a porcelain or ceramic tile. The range is huge and customers should also inquire about variation in their tiles. Remember that a sample of a tile is an indication of the colour only and more samples should be ordered to see the full variation in any tile ordered.