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Residential Design Trends: Ceramic Tile Shade and Texture Variations

When you start shopping for new ceramic tiles, you will probably notice inconsistencies in the shades and the textures of each tile. Many people view these types of things as mistakes, when in actuality it is what gives this unique style of flooring its character, charm, and natural beauty. For those of you that prefer one extreme to the other, you do have options. There are, in fact, different degrees of tile variations.

Low Variation

If you're looking for the most plain and uniform tile variation that is available, you will want to go with something that has a low variation. There are very little differences in the shading and the texture of each tile. And it's also the easiest to install since it really doesn't matter what type of order you put them in because they are all basically the same.

Medium Variation

Tiles with medium, or moderate, variation have very subtle but noticeable changes in the shading and the texture of each tile. They look more natural than low variation tiles, but since the differences are minor, they are also pretty easy to install without the worry of having to mix them up too much.

High Variation

High variation tiles, of course, have a lot of shade and texture variation from tile to tile. They will give you a very natural look that you just can't get with the other types. The downfall is that they are more difficult to install since more time will be spent randomizing them in order to get the best possible appearance out of your finished product.

Contact us today at Ascent Builders, Inc. to learn more about tile shade and texture variations, and many other residential design trends.