Carrara Bianco Polished Marble Bathroom

Bianco Bathroom 8x16 In this picture all polished Bianco Carrara: 3×6″ Tile $7.00SF • 8×16″ Tile $8.95SF • Chair Rail $12.95EA • 2″ Hexagon $11.75SF • Pencil (bordering the shelf insert) $9.95SF

Carrara Bianco 3x6" Subway TileThe warehouse guys look at each format and try to get the best match with the 8×16″, 3×6″, Hexagon, Pencil and Chair rail.  With over one million square feet in stock matching up the formats is an art form.  Fortunately our masters of Carrara are great at it.  They have done such a good job with matching this shipment it looks like one block Carrara.  Incredible!

Carrara 8x16" Subway TileCarrara Bianco 6×12″ Polished Baseboard $19.95 EA • The black border was created by China Black 12×12 cut into strips $5.95SF • 8×16″ tile on the wall

Carrara Bianco 2" Hexagon Honed TileCarrara Bianco 2″ Hexagon Polished (the grout create the anti-slip) and 8×16″ Carrara Bianco cut and used as a border


Highland Park Dove Gray Mosaic Tile

Gray Arabesque Tile

Dove Gray Arabesque MosaicDove Gray Arabesque Porcelain Mosaic Tile available online from The Builder Depot $11.50SF

The Builder Depot Pennyround used in Dream Kitchen

“Makeovers” are everywhere (just no one ever does my kitchen/bathroom) here is another one.  On this Dream Kitchen they used our Stainless Steel Penny round Metal Mosaic.  It is also in with the designer Maureen had admired Metal Pennies in a showroom but found it for less than half the price online – that is us!

Dream Kitchen 2014

Maureen O’Bryan’s Bethesda kitchen was built to withstand the rigorous workouts it gets from its owner, who hosts elaborate dinners for friends and family. Even a regular weeknight meal for her husband, Ray, can turn into a multi-course production.

“She has something like 40 baking dishes,” says Aidan Design’s Nadia Subaran, who worked with architect Jim Rill to create the space. “This is a kitchen for a true cook.”

O’Bryan wanted ample storage and top-of-the-line appliances—including two Wolf ovens and a BlueStar gas range. But Subaran also had to make the kitchen look beautiful.

Finishes were chosen for both functionality and appearance. The perimeter countertops are a durable quartzite, while a large island features a walnut butcher-block surface for chopping and a marble prep space that’s elevated for aesthetics and to make it easier for six-foot-two Ray O’Bryan to help his wife. Though marble can be high-maintenance, the dark swirling shades of this particular slab allow it to hide blemishes.

Subaran’s other challenge was keeping the relatively modern kitchen cohesive with the rusticity of the O’Bryans’ Craftsman home. A smart paint choice did the trick—rather than trendy white or gray on the cabinetry, she chose an earthy taupe that instantly warmed the room.



60-inch range and vent hood from BlueStar.


Round stainless-steel mosaic tile from the Builder Depot. ($14.95SF)


Cabinets from Wood-Mode


Glass subway tile from Architectural Ceramics.


Island countertops in Cosmos granite from Classic Granite & Marble; end-grain walnut from Grothouse Lumber.


Perimeter countertop in Taj Mahal quartzite from Classic Granite & Marble.

Carrara Venato Shower with Dogbone Basketweave

Carrara Venato Shower with 3x6" Tile and Dogbone Basketweave MosaicCarrara Venato Dogbone Basketweave Mosaic $12.95SF and Venato 3×6″ Honed Subway Tile $7.00SF

An almost completed Carrara Venato shower.  The Dogbone mosaic looks great and the 3×6″ is perfect.  What we like about the Venato collection is the number of blank 3×6″ tiles mixed in with the veined tiles.  It creates a whiter look, couple that with the almost Calacatta white base and you have an incredible looking marble for a fraction of the cost of a traditional Tile and Stone retailer.

Carrara Venato 3″ Hexagon Mosaic

Carrara Venato 3Carrara Venato 3″ Hexagon Honed Mosaic Tile $11.75

Carrara Venato 3" Hexagon Floor

Picture of the Venato 3″ Hexagon Honed being Installed, customer ordered 16 sheets to cover this area.

Carrara Venato Octagon Bardiglio Gray dot Honed and Polished

Carrara Venato Octagon Bardiglio Gray DotGo for a subtle look with a Bardiglio dot in a Carrara Octagon mosaic ($11.95SF available in Honed and Polished)

Carrara Bianco Basketweave with Bardiglio Dot

Carrara Bianco Honed Basketweave with Bardiglio DotItalian Bianco Carrara Basketweave Honed Bardiglio Gray Dot Mosaic Tile $11.75SF and currently (for December 2014) Free Shipping