How to Tile a Backsplash – Part 1: Tile Setting

Pretty Handy Girl Guide to TilingWe were contacted by Pretty Handy Girl (PHG) and asked (after reviewing samples online from everyone else) if we would like our product the Venato 3×6″ Subway Tile Honed to be on her blog.  It would be part of a major post on “How to Tile a Backsplash”

We had no control over how she presented the blog or what she had to say about the product.  I (David) sent her some photo’s of the lot prior to shipment (we often do that), she said “great, let’s do it”.  So we shipped the order freight on a pallet (all pretty much standard stuff).  Brittany (the owner of PHG) produced two great video’s and said some really, really nice things.  So nice it sounds like we made her say those things (we did not – promise).

Personally I love the video’s of showing the installation.  Really, really helpful.  So Brittany from all our customers a big thank you! (Video’s below).

She used the Carrara Venato 3×6″ Honed.  It shows you the product, before, during and after installation.  Trying not to be biased but the Carrara Venato collection is a knock out.  It is just a tremendous product not only for the end user but for us as salespeople.  The block selectors overseas are incredible.  No where on earth can you get that Calacatta style white base but with nice gray veining.  Not overly veined just enough.  We actually select it this way.  This is no accident, we specify the amount of veined tiles versus non-veined. (I am saying veining way too much).

So if you want the best and prices that are just incredible take a look online at our ever increasing range of premium marble field tiles, subway tiles and mosaics.  Thank you Pretty Handy Girl.

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Carrara Venato Gray Dot Mosaic Floor and Wall Tile

Carrara Venato Honed Gray Dot Octagon Mosaic TileCarrara Venato Gray Dot Mosaic Tile $11.95SF

Venato Gray Dot and 8x16" Subway TileAlso available in polished Venato Gray Dot Octagon.  Limited stock.  Shown with Venato 8×16″ in this image (so you can see how well as a collection it all fits together)

Carrara Venato 1×2″ Bursa Beige Basketweave Mosaic Tile

Carrara Venato 1x2Carrara venato Bursa Beige Basketweave Mosaic $11.75SF


Carrara Venato Gray Dot BasketweaveAvailable online exclusively through The Builder Depot.  New shipment of Venato Marble arrived Friday December 13th 2013.  Honed to follow in January 1014.

Italian Carrara 2×2″ Honed Square Marble Mosaic Tile

Italian Marble 2x2" Honed Mosaic TilePremium Italian 2×2″ Square Marble Mosaic Tile $11.75SF


Carrara Bianco 2×2″ Square Italian Marble Mosaic Tile

Italian Marble 2x2" Polished TilePremium Italian Marble Polished Mosaic Tile $11.75SF


Italian Honed 1×1″ Square Marble Mosaic Tile

1x1" Square Tile Box

Packaging of the 1×1″ (Honed and Polished) Bianco Carrara.  Five (5) Square Feet to a Box and shrink wrapped making handling and lifting easy

Italian 1x1" Square Marble Mosaic Tile1×1″ Honed Italian Marble $11.75SF. A classic design great for shower floors as the grout lines provide traction for anti-slip

Italian Marble 1×1″ Square Polished Tile

Carrara Bianco 1x1" Polished Mosaic TileAvailable online from premium Italian 1×1″ Square marble mosaic tile

Italian 1x1" Square Marble Mosaic TileItalian Marble Tile 1×1″ Square Polished Mosaic $11.75 a square foot

Carrara Bianco 1×3″ Polished Italian Marble ($11.75SF)

Carrara Bianco 1x3" Angle PolishedAn attempt to catch at an angle to show the polished effect of the 1×3″ Mosaic

Carrara Bianco Polished Marble Mosaic$11.75SF Italian Carrara Bianco 1×3″ Polished Marble Mosaic Tile (comes in box of 5SF)

Carrara Venato 4×12″ Subway Tile

4x12 Subway Tile  with 5x5 Hexagon MosaicCarrara Venato 4×12″ Subway Tile shown with Venato 5×5″ Hexagon Honed

Premium Carrara Venato 4x12 Subway TileCarrara Venato 4×12″ Subway Tile