Herringbone with Wood Look Tile

Room HB LightOak Wood Look Tile

Room HB MahoganyMahogany Wood look Tile

We ♥ Wood Look Tile.  After spending some time perusing Houzz.com we found these two room scenes to be our favorite.  Whether it is the Herringbone layout or just the incredible rooms (so nice perhaps any tile would look good) we love them.  And how could you not.  They get the beauty of wood and the durability of porcelain tile.

Wood Look porcelain tile is currently going through a rapid growth phase as the technology used to create the wood looks/impression is constantly improving.  It is taking a lot of business away from the laminate flooring market.  With laminate having moisture and water issues that tile just does not have.  Hassle free for bathrooms or any areas with a higher moisture reading.

We know our prices are incredible and hard to believe, but they are true.  How long we can hold items such as Redwood Natural for only $2.20SF is not clear.  The competition (like Home Depot and Lowes) sells the same item for $3.09SF, so you can see how low we are in comparison to the ‘Big Box’ retailer.  We are not just beating their price but smashing it.  How, well volume and lower overheads (for a complete explanation please visit out FAQ’s).  To get a quote, just enter the amount you need in square feet online and then click “checkout” prior to payment you get a complete quote, including shipping.  Any questions please email us woodtile@thebuilderdepot.com.

The Look of Wood. Durability of Tile.

Redwood Mahogany AngleRedwood Mahogany Plank Porcelain Tile only $2.35SF

Redwood Natural AngleRedwood Natural Plank Porcelain Tile only $2.35SF

Carrara Flower Mosaics (New products for 2014)

Flower Carrara Mosaic - smallCarrara Flower Black Dot

Flower Carrara Mosaic Gray Dot - smallCarrara Flower Pistachio Dot

Not yet in stock and there is a possibility that it never will be.  At The Builder Depot we are constantly reviewing and creating new Carrara mosaics.  We have the largest collection of Carrara mosaics in North America and plan to keep it that way.  The way we can do that is to keep coming up with new ideas and designs.

We like this design, but it is probably more of an accent piece than a mosaic for a bathroom floor.  Questions or comments please send us an email sales@thebuilderdepot.com

Italian Marble production and pictures from the Quarry to Factory

Carrara QuarryTo get an idea of the size of this quarry (one of an estimated 300) in Italy look at the machinery/vehicle in the bottom left corner.

Carrara Quarry IIApproximately 500,000 metric tons are exported every month from Carrara Italy.

Carrara Bianco 8x16"Carrara Bianco 8×16″ Marble Tile during production in Italy

Carrara Bianco 12x24" Marble TileCrates showing Italian Carrara 12×24″ Marble Tile Honed.  Premium quality.  White base and clear veining.

Carrara Bianco 12x24" Marble Tile HonedAnother picture Carrara Bianco 12×24″.  While not the greatest pic the marble makes up for it with this incredible veining and white base (the ETA of this particular lot will be June 1st 2013).

Taken from the quarries in Carrara Italy, the blocks are carefully selected.  At thebuilderdepot.com we want the premium grade, whitest possible base with clear veining.  This is what we want for our Carrara Bianco collection.  It is not easy to get the best and not always possible, as it is a natural stone and we are subject to what is coming from the mountain at any particular time.  However on this occasion/lot that is arriving June 1st 2013 it looks like we have achieved just that.  The very best.