We just picked up our tiles and they are UGLY!
We ordered 4x4 honed & filled ivory travertine tiles for our backsplash. The salesman ordered samples for us and we loved the color and variation within the tiles so we ordered 53 sq.ft. We were told they couldn't guarantee we'd get the same color since it's natural stone, but we were also told that the tile we would receive should look very much like the samples which are what they're currently selling (as opposed to the sample board). Well, my husband picked up the tiles today and they are just awful. The variation in each tile is so extreme, it looks like they're covered with mold (see picture). Is this normal when ordering honed & filled travertine? The color isn't the problem...it's whatever they filled it with. The samples looked "creamy"; these look "choppy". Has this happened to anyone else?