Variation is to be expected – lighter, darker, less or more intensely hued – each tile will be different. Our encaustic cement tiles are made one by one and even when the same colour mix is used, each piece will vary. It is the natural properties of the cement and marble powder, combined with the earthen nuances of the mineral-based pigments that creates this unique finish. The variegated colour from tile to tile and within each tile provides a chic, rich effect. It is most noticeable on plain colour tiles and where brighter colours are used. This variation is not a fault, it is part of the charm and is one of the most appreciated characteristics of encaustic cement tiles. The beauty of perfect imperfections!
Mixing of your tiles from each box to avoid clusters of shade variation is recommended, and dry laying them prior to installation to ensure you have the right spread is also a good idea.