The handmade nature of the cement tile manufacturing process lends to the beauty and richness of the tile. Look for quality but not perfection in these handmade tiles. Subtly differentiating qualities are a part of the beauty of handmade cement tiles and should not be considered defects. This includes thickness and shade, some chipping, efflorescence, and dust that must be cleaned prior to installing.
Regarding color and tone, cement tiles may have color tone variations between tiles and from batch to batch. This is considered part of the charm of the product. If you need a color matched exactly, this product might not work for your project. We aim for general tones, and accept and appreciate the fact that many handmade manufacturing factors will contribute to minor nuances in color from tile to tile, adding to the overall beauty of the installation.