Remember, timber is a natural product and variations in character are to be expected from tree to tree. Timber is not factory made and this cannot be controlled. Timber will have variations in colour between one piece and another. Composite materials however are manufactured. We recommend that you go and see an outdoor show area that allows you to view the materials in the environment that you are considering rather than rely solely on samples. If you are looking for decking or cladding then viewing the materials under spotlights in a showroom is not going to be helpful in the medium to long term. However flooring and other internal products will be fine. Here at QTD we have an outdoor show area so that our clients can come and see what the materials look like, feel like and weather like in a natural environment.