For instance, color variations generally occur from product samples to actual production runs. It is just a fact, that in any industry, colors change from one lot to another. Notice the color variation in the shutter to the left. This variation is inherent in wood products and is part of its appeal and charm.
Also, dye lot coloration and surface texture variations occur between material runs. For example, when wood is painted a pure white, the color if affected by both temperature and humidity. Since component runs could be weeks apart, the temperature and humidity will be different and as such you might see a slight variation. Also, for PVC products, the color depth and texture is not only affected by temperature and humidity, but also by the speed and pressure with which the material is run through the extrusion process.
Even with these issues, it is very difficult to see a discernible difference between different runs. The industry responds to complaints of whether the color and texture is within acceptable parameters, by holding the materials two feet apart, and then determining whether one is able to see a discernible difference. Of course, this test must be done with similar light and shadow on each piece.
The bottom line - as long as you order all the plantation shutters for a single room at the same time, these variances should never be an issue.
With any luck, you are now ready to dive in, fully informed, to beautify your home with classic and elegant shutters. And, we would be honored to help you with your plantation shutter project - you can start by getting a quick online estimate by using our online shutter cost calculator.