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Ceramic Tile Distributors of America Color Guide

The colors and shading of each tile will vary to some degree from piece to piece and from run to run. It is recommended that several tile pieces from the same production run be examined in order to determine color shade variations. Any questions or concerns about your tile selection should be clarified prior to installation.

  • V1 - Uniform Appearance

    Differences among pieces from the same production run are minimal.
  • V2 - Slight Variation

    Clearly distinguishable differences in texture and/or pattern within similar colors.
  • V3 - Moderate Variation

    While the colors present on a single piece of tile will be indicative of the colors to be expected on the other tile pieces, the amount of colors on each tile may vary significantly. For example "that little bit of color" on one piece of tile may be the primary color on the next piece.
  • V4 - Substantial Variation

    Random color differences from tile to tile, so that one tile may have totally different colors from that of other tile pieces. Thus the final installation will be unique.