Color Variation

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Natural products

Color variation commonly occurs with many natural products. That is part of the beauty of nature. If every stone or tree were identical to every other then the world we live in and our structures and landscapes would be pretty dull.

Variation in Stone Products

Expect that stone used in your application will contain color, texture, markings, veins, and other characteristics that will ultimately add personality to your application.

Natural Stone Samples

We encourage customers to order samples and even full-scale mockups if they wish to see the full color and range of characteristics. Talk to our resident stone expert, Erik Nelson, to help select a stone and finish for your application.

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Porcelain Pavers Color Variation

Stone-look and Wood-look porcelain pavers emulate nature and will have variation in color and texture. We use a variation rating system of V1 – low variation to V4 – high variation. Each porcelain paver collection is rated along the V1-V4 scale. If you don’t see the color variation rating for your chosen collection please ask us.

Color Variation Guide

V1 - Color Variation - Uniform Appearance - Porcelain Pavers - HDG Building Materials


Differences among pieces from the same production run are minimal.

V2 - Color Variation - Slight Variation Appearance - Porcelain Pavers - HDG Building Materials


Clearly distinguishable differences in texture and/or pattern with similar colors.

V3 - Color Variation - Moderate Variation - Porcelain Pavers - HDG Building Materials


While the colors present on a single piece of tile will be indicative of the colors to be expected on the other tiles, the amount of colors on each piece will vary significantly.

V4 - Color Variation - Substantial Variation - Porcelain Pavers - HDG Building Materials


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

Porcelain Paver Samples

Porcelain paver samples are available for 2cm and 3cm pavers in both Pietro (Stone-look) and Legno (Wood-look). We encourage customers to order a sample and for larger variation collections to place a small order to validate color and texture for their application.

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