Carrara Bianco Honed Subway Tile and Polished Basketweave


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Minimum order the “lengthy explanation” – Marble Tile

Hello and Welcome, you have most likely found this page through a link.  That link was a redirect from an email where you are interested in buying a quantity of marble subway tile or field tile that is less than the minimum order amount. As you read this please note we would love to sell you our marble and it is not that we cannot ship small orders but certain product have shipping issues that make it just too risky.

90% of visitors to this section are here because they want less than 85SF of 3×6” or 100SF of 12×24″.  They need it for a kitchen backsplash.  So we will focus on that.

In this example you need 50SF of 3×6” Carrara Venato/Bianco Subway Tile.  You have either emailed us an enquiry or your order did not go through when you tried to place an order for your 40SF.  The issues:

#1 Shipping:  Why can you just not ship the 50SF?  How do we ship it to you? I apologize for answering a question with a question. Ground or Freight are the options.  Lets explore ground shipping.  We can ship 50SF of mosaics easily ground, it is also cost effective to do so. It costs anywhere from $1.20SF to $2.50SF to ship each mosaic sheet.  Mosaics are pieces of stone attached to a mesh, the mesh is not only flexible but most importantly the tiles are stuck to it and cannot bash together, if they cannot bash together then breakage is considerably less.

The 3×6” tiles are loose tiles, loose in the box.  While there will be packaging in the box (UPS will throw the boxes, they are not gentle) the tiles will hit against each other, leading to chips and breakage.

If we ship ground, you would open your box and be “shocked” about the damage and rightly so – we have lots of examples of field tiles shipped UPS ground and other ground companies (it is amazing how many small pieces that a tile can create).  UPS would not allow a claim (we have been through this before) as it is considered an item that should not ship ground (as they have discussed this with us already) and if it did “damage is to be expected”.  We would have to respond to you and ship more tile “ground” which would be damaged.  Round and round we go. You get the point.

The other option would be to ship Freight.  Shipping freight allows the product to be secured to a pallet.  Breakage is very unlikely.  However freight has a minimum cost.  For example, 50SF of 3×6” shipped to Dallas, TX would cost a minimum of $265.00.  Who would pay $265.00 to have 50SF of 3×6” shipped to them?  That is over $5.00SF in shipping cost.  Even if they did want to pay, there is no weight – not enough anyway.  That will mean a risk of the pallet sliding around.  But not just the risk of sliding, drivers will stack it, they will tip it on it’s side and stick it between two crates (drivers will do what they can to get as much freight as they can on their truck).  It needs to be heavy enough so it cannot be moved by hand.

You see the problem, neither ground nor freight provides a good solution.  The only real solution I can think of is to buy smaller tile orders locally, then you pick it up and also you can see it before you take it home.

To avoid these incredibly lengthy explanations, we simply say “minimum order required”.

Timeless Classic Italian Marble Subway Tiles

 Subway Tile Carrara from The Buidler Depot
$7SF Carrara Subway Tile
Premium Bianco Collection – Polished
Alpharetta (Jan 23rd 2010) With product this good at prices so low it is amazing how it is all possible. Above is a completely unprofessional photograph of our Bianco Carrara Italian marble polished 3×6″ taken with a cell phone camera and yet it looks incredible. The subway tile is incredible, perfect veining identical to the best that Carrara marble has to offer.  Bianco Carrara 3×6″ has a light gray base with random streaks of darker gray veining creating the classic timeless look that is popular in so many, hotels, spas and exclusive residences today. That is not all either; the Carrara Bianco polished collection boasts premium matching trims, baseboard for just $19.95SF, chair rail & pencil only $9.95EA.
There are many unique features – not just that it is premium Italian marble but that it comes in a complete collection. The collection not just offering trims but an array of premium mosaics from 2″ Hexagon, Herringbone and 1×2″ Basketweave. All of the products are 70% below any price you will find in a tile and stone retail store.  Finally many people think the cost of shipping could be an issue – but not with Builders Depot Direct and UPS combining forces and taking ‘if it fits it ships’ to a new level with fixed rate pallet delivery to any UPS terminal for just $175.00.  With fixed rate shipping, no sales tax and Italian Carrara Bianco from $7.50SF the Bianco Carrara collection is quite exceptional.

2011 Builders Depot achieves 100% Positive Reviews

2011 was another great year for the customer service team of Builders Depot.  100% Positive reviews on Amazon the reviews are completely indepedent is a reflection of the employees, product and value that we as a company offer and deliver everyday.  Congratualtions team!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!  The year 2011 is the year of the Rabbit in Chinese Calender Year.

Previous Rabbit years have been 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 and now 2011

People born in the Year of the Rabbit are articulate, talented, and ambitious. They are virtuous, reserved, and have excellent taste. Rabbit people are admired, trusted, and are often financially lucky. They are fond of gossip but are tactful and generally kind. Rabbit people seldom lose their temper. They are clever at business and being conscientious, never back out of a contract. They would make good gamblers for they have the uncanny gift of choosing the right thing.

Calcatta Gold Collection to launch Spring 2011

It is believed that Calacatta Gold marble mosaics tiles polished and honed have always been the choice of kings in the ancient world for it strength and beauty.  However the cost of this product and limited availability has put it out of reach and budget for most homeowners until now.  The Builder Depot has launched a new collection of Calacatta Gold marble subway tiles, floor tiles, mosaics and trims for 2011 creating affordability and availability for homeowners, contractors and developers of a much sought after Calacatta gold product.

In the same tradition of all Builder Depot collections the pricing is very aggressive.  “This particular product and European quarry has been monopolized by a few distributors” comments a Builder Depot spokesperson “This has allowed the pricing of the product to be inflated, we are going to sell the same quality for 75% less than the competitors”

The main products on the Calacatta Gold collection are:

  • Calacatta Gold 3×6” Subway Tile Honed
  • Calacatta Gold 2” Hexagon Tile Honed
  • Calacatta Gold Herringbone Tile Honed
  • Calacatta Gold 12×12”
  • Chair rail, Skirting and Pencil

This collection is expected to launch March 2011 – please email for more information.