Our standard historic white is intended to match original floors from 1880-1940. These floors were hand laid, imperfectly perfect, and had varying shades of white due to the inability to standardize gas kilns against humidity, barometric pressure, and temperature fluctuations. Our historic white mimics these variations, and falls in the V2-V3 Range of Aesthetic Class of Standards by the ANSI Specifications for Ceramic tile. In this range, you should expect a "slight to moderate variation in texture and color within similar colors."
If you are creating a space that you would like to be more modern and homogeneously white, we recommend using our ultra-white; which is brighter, less varied, and falls in the V1-V2 Range of Aesthetic Class of Standards by the ANSI Specifications for Ceramic Tile. With ultra-white, you can expect, “differences among pieces from the same production run are minimal, to slight variation.”
Some restorations require an even greater variation in white to match a floor with a great layer of patina, or one with a greater original variation. In these instances, ask about our unculled white mix which we use to match historical installations often found in courthouses, national historic monuments, and really old places.