Fun fact for the day:
As stone is quarried from the earth - many times it changes and sometimes can drastically change. That's why it is always important to have recent up-to-date samples of a natural stone you would like to install. A piece of marble one month may look totally different the next month - but as long as it's quarried from the same area- it will have the same name
This is a problem I am running into with some flooring selections- the sample of "Tuscany Walnut Travertine" in a showroom isn't at all the same that is being quarried today. In fact, different sizes of the same product are different colors. See the photo above - all of those tiles are called "Tuscany Walnut Travertine;" can you image having the darker pieces installed when you had selected the lighter ones!!!
Myself and the distributors of this travertine have spend several days trying to find just the right color. The floor pattern I have created is a mix of 12x12s and 18x18s and the last thing I want is a checkerboard floor! This is Jaoquin driving the fork lift trying to find me samples...just another day in the office!
You can really see the difference here- the tile on the left is what I want the flooring to look like - the tile on the right is current stock of the same material. Crazy, huh?!?