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I purchased some tile and when I brought the boxes home, the tile looked different than the sample that was on the showroom floor.

I was targeting a look like the photo of the tiled floor. This was in a model home that I visited. The tile in the showroom store that I went to was not that textured and had a slight green tone when layed next to a brown tile.

When I brought the boxes home, I noticed that the tile was very different. If you look at the other photos, you will see that there are large white stain-like discolorations in the tile. The photos look a lot better than looking at the tile in person. In person, it looks like there is powder on the tile.

I heard about slight changes from box to box, but this is really noticable. Is this a common problem when buying tile?
 

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You have good reason to return that---take it back---
I thought that the tile looked a little strange. Is this just because it is a bad batch of tile or is it really a design people might buy? It seems that it is a bad batch of tile.

I just wanted to make sure so when I return it, it will be clear that something is wrong with the tile.
 

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If you don't like it, take it back and say it does not represent the sample in the store.

It looks like the tile I selected and am happy with. I wanted a variable texture and that all individual tiles worked together and were not uniform and boring.

It is all a personal prefence and is the reason for keeping receipts.

Dick
 

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If you don't like it, take it back and say it does not represent the sample in the store.

It looks like the tile I selected and am happy with. I wanted a variable texture and that all individual tiles worked together and were not uniform and boring.

It is all a personal prefence and is the reason for keeping receipts.

Dick
But when I look at it in person, it really looks like there is milk or something has dried up on the tile. If I layed out the tile in a room, it looks like it needs cleaning.

Yes, it is personal preference, but I think it is very different that the sample in the showroom, and not what I was looking for.
 
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