Carrara Hexagon $8.95 a Square Foot & Free Shipping!

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From the Pietra Carrara Collection this 1″ Hexagon $8.95 a Square Foot Honed & Free Shipping (for 2017). Limited collection purchased in huge volume to get the price point where customers want it.

This product has really grown on me over the past 12 months. It was designed to have more variation in the Hexagons than that of the Bianco and Venato collections. Essentially creating shades of Gray. The price point is incredible for 2017 it is $8.95 a Square Foot and Free Shipping. The look is incredible when on the floor. Adds value to the home and does not break the budget.

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The Hexagon is part of a larger collection of tiles and mosaics. All Honed and Free Shipping. More info here.

Best of Houzz for the 4th year running!

THE BUILDER DEPOT

Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017

Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building,

Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

Alpharetta, Georgia, January 17, 2017The Builder Depot has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The largest white marble stocking wholesaler was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2016. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2017” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of  their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

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What a great way to start 2017!

 screen-shot-2017-02-15-at-8-15-45-pmOur collection of Houzz Service Awards going back to 2014 (When it started).

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A Timeless Classic

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Bianco Carrara 3×6″ Subway Tile $7.50 a Square Foot available in honed and polished

It is a simple design and so elegant. I love the white look and then the slight off white light gray of the Italian 3×6″ Marble in the shower perfectly matching the vanity unit.

When buying a vanity unit the Carrara used 99% of the time will be “Bianco” Carrara, with our inventory of over two million square feet we can match up the tile to the vanity (or get it close enough as shown in this bathroom).

For the shower floor we recommend going with a mosaic. The grout lines provide more traction, keeping you from slipping and any embarrassing screams that causes the family to come charging in 🙂

The Bianco Collection here has an almost endless option of mosaics to choose from.

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Hexagon $8.95 a Square Foot. Honed Finish. Perfect for a shower floor and sanded grout.

Great looking bathroom! Venato Again!

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Used in this picture Carrara Venato 1×3″ Herringbone Polished $11.45 a Sq. Ft. for the flooring (grout creates enough COF/Grip to make it safe and polished can be used). Along with 4×12″ Carrara Venato on the wall for $8.00 a Square Foot. $15,000 from a traditional tile and stone retailer, about $4,000 from us. A great save! Who wants to pay more. Not sure any one ever walked into Target or a Publix or any Grocery store and wrote out a check for $11,000 saying “You did not charge me enough” so why pay more for the same product from the same mountain?

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Taken from Instagram here. I love the way people can tell others where the products used came from. It is great when designers take the plunge and buy online from us. Carrara Venato especially the 1×3″ Herringbone they have purchased with 4×12″ on the wall is one of my favorite looks.

Prices are subject to change. Valid at the time of this post.

Carrara Venato Shower. Simple and Stunning (rather envious).

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December 1st already. Where did 2016 go. Last night I had to ask my wife is this 2015? What year is this….  I just had a complete mind block. But that really means 2017 is in less than one month!

Carrara Venato has been exceptional quality this year and as we have already bought a years stock for 2017 we know it will be great next year. Carrara Venato has the ability to mix mosaics, field tiles and trims perfectly. It is pre-sorted to a set standard displayed on huge 10FT x 6FT board, they simply match the tiles to the standard and it has to be in the range by 5-10%.

In this picture we have Carrara Venato 3×6″ Subway Tile for $7.00 a Square Foot along with Venato Herringbone 1×2″ Honed $11.45 a Sq.Ft. and the pencil trim $9.95 each all honed.

Carrara Venato is a Trademarked Brand only sold by The Builder Depot. It cannot be purchased elsewhere. You maybe able to find a Herringbone for less. But look at it, it will be darker, it maybe thinner (not 3/8″) it will have rows or columns removed not making it a full square foot. There are tricks the industry uses to lower prices. We do not. Why trick people. We have a perfect marble at an incredible price and we are the nations only Google Trusted Store!

Carrara Venato Bathroom

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Carrara Venato Hexagon Floor Tile

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The Venato Hexagon Honed used in the shower with 3×6″ to border and 6×12″ Honed on the walls.

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The Venato Hexagon is a spectacular tile and such an incredibly white based marble.

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Hopefully these pictures are good enough quality to use.  We are absolutely thrilled with the end result!

 Here’s the scoop on this bathroom.

This was a $35k upscale custom bath designed solely by us.  It is a timeless design thanks, in great part, to the marble.

We laid out all the tile for the shower walls and floor border.  (See pics below) Our tile guy loved that we did that.  (I *may* be a little bit of a control freak.)

Fixtures are all Kohler, floor is heated, towel bar is heated….it’s Massachusetts, after all!

The Venato Carrara tiles blended *stunningly* with the “Calcata Luccicoso” counters and tub surround.  Pictures don’t do it justice:)

We read every instruction and tip you gave on your web site and followed them all to the letter.  ***Things couldn’t have gone any more smoothly!***

We hired a tile guy that was *well versed* in marble installs.  He was floored (pardon the pun) by the quality of the marble tiles.  He is no longer skeptical and has referred clients to your site!  I can’t emphasize enough how his exemplary skill impacted the outcome of this job!

Silver Cream Diamond Palisade Arrives!

palisade-warehouse$12.95 a Square Foot available in Honed and Polished.

I love new product arrivals. It is one thing planning it. Another thing the moment you open the crate and see it. Here is that moment as the crate is opened captured with all the skill of my iPhone photography. It has the Silver Cream or White Oak as the Diamond, then Athens Gray as the strips and a Thassos white dot. Looks great!

We were actually asked by a large retailer who was paying $24.95 a Square Foot if this was a product we could import as they sell so much of it. Given the price disparity the retailer was paying it made sense for him to get it for half the cost and in return charge his customers half the cost. Everyone wins…… except for the distributor trying to sell it for $24.95 a Square Foot. But the Distributor is buying from another Distributor and everyone is adding 100% margin, it is an antiquated distribution system that is completely broken part of the problem with the tile and stone industry.

*Note prices are correct at the time of the post and may change over time.

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Specification Drawing for the new product.