Glass Subway Tile 3×6″ Ocean Gray $9.95SF

Ocean Gray 3x6 Glass Tile from The Builder DepotOcean Gray Glass 3×6″ Subway Tile for $9.95 a Square Foot (incredible picture from a customer – thank you!).

Italian Calacatta 1x.5″ x 3″ Basketweave Mosaic Tile

Calacatta Basketweave PolishedLarger format 1.5′ x 3″ Calacatta Gold Polished Basketweave $16.95 a Square Foot (Free Shipping for 2016) and as ever apologizes for the picture, this was taken at the back of the warehouse (inside the crate from which it just arrived from Italy) with my¬†iPhone ūüôā

Carrara Venato Bathroom – Customer Pictures

Carrara Venato Shower

In the shower they chose Carrara Venato 3×6″ Honed for the walls with a 1×2″ Herringbone Picture frame (we have a choice of 24 Herringbone mosaics) around the shower unit using a 1×2″ Herringbone Honed inside that bordered with pencils. ¬†A great look, nice and simple so elegant. With the 3×6″ costing just $7.00SF and the Herringbone $11.45SF and Pencil $9.95 Each the Venato collection with over 200 different products has something for everyone. ¬†The trick with marble is what you are looking for and making sure before anything ships to you that the image you have in your mind matches what we are sending. ¬†As we cannot read your mind – this is where we need to work together!

Let us help you. Include us in your plan, your look. We are here to help. If you are 100% OCD and nothing can be wrong “ever” then marble is probably not for you as every single tile has different veining and I would recommend a retailer that can Water Jet cut and pick through tiles to your specification (be prepared to part with $200 a Square Foot). ¬†If you are 40% OCD and want a very specific look and people do this. ¬†Then over order and pick through or email us. ¬†Then we can discuss the costs involved in meeting your standards. ¬†Some people are so specific, one customer for example needed 3,000SF of Nero Marquina, it needed white veining with no more than two white veins per tile and no thicker than 2mm. ¬†We did it, but it was hugely expensive. ¬†As you know, anything can be purchased, you can have any car you want, you just have to pay for it.

If you are like the rest of us and know that a Carrara bathroom can add $30,000 in equity to your home and yes, buying direct can save a fortune then you have found the right place. ¬†We own the rights to this quarry, it is our product, it is exclusive trademarked brand and even then we do not mark it up like a regular company. ¬†We keep the cost low. ¬†We work with¬†a no frills marketing strategy (so iPhone images and no marketing budget, word of mouth growth). ¬†Operating on the lowest cost¬†possible, (examining if anything can be improved all the time), investing everything into the quality of the product and keeping the price down. ¬†We do this to the extreme, an example of this is our¬†Brilliant Glass tile line, we do not even pay with terms (like everyone else), we pay with cash to keep the price as low as possible. ¬†Cash is a great way to work it always ensures you are very well looked after. ¬†As most businesses always need cash! ¬†It also means you are not a debt risk to suppliers, you are therefore provided a better price, quicker shipping and better quality. This is then¬†passed onto our customers. I know….. no debt, it is a strange concept (in a world of debt) but it is one of the ways we make this business work so well. ¬†More of how we can do what we do is on our page of FAQ’s. #3 attempts to address the economics in more detail.

Carrara Venato 3x3 Hexagon

Not quite finished yet:¬†Carrara Venato 3″ Hexagon Honed $11.75 a Square Foot used on this shower floor, customer order 16 sheets for this size area. ¬†Always order 20% more, sometimes people order 30%, it depends what look you are trying to create. ¬†Some customers take out Hexagon pieces and replace them. ¬†Lay it out before installing. Create the perfect picture. ¬†Then when finished please email us a picture. ¬†All we see are boxes ūüė¶

Except on this occasion so Yay! ūüôā

Borders are great finishing touch to any bathroom

Bardiglio Basketweave Honed Mosaic Border

Finishing touches this is Bardiglio Gray and Carrara Venato Basketweave border for $11.95 each and free shipping. ¬†It is the borders and edge pieces that make the room. ¬†These individual pieces make a room pop and it need not be this complicated it can just be a 1×12″ Bardiglio strip that is an accent for $5.45 each.

Bardiglio 1x12%22 liner

1×12″ Bardiglio strip liner just $5.45 each available in Honed and Polished¬†from our Bardiglio Gray collection. We want you to use these pieces that is why they are not crazy prices. They make a marble bathroom an “incredible” marble bathroom and introduce a “wow” factor and then people will ask, where did you buy this from. ¬†That is our advertising. Not putting pictures in Home and Garden for $500,000 (that is how much it costs) and then having to add that cost¬†to the product and having change $50.00 a square foot (but all marketing costs can only be recovered oneway through the product that is being sold, it cannot be recovered through donations). ¬†Word of mouth is our strategy. ¬†Granted it is slower, significantly slower. ¬†But a no frills marketing strategy means, well, no marketing our customers are our marketing. ¬†Thank goodness we are not selling cakes, our marketing would be eaten ūüôā

Carrara Bianco 2

This is a great example from one of our customers using our Nero Marquina Collection strips to make a floor “pop” with Bianco 2″ Hexagon Polished Mosaic Tile for $11.75SF and Free Shipping (Price valid thru 2015)

New Glass 3×6″ Subway Tiles added to our Collection

Vapor Blue 3x6 Glass Tile
Vapor Blue 3×6″ Subway Tile $9.95 a Square Foot and¬†Free Shipping

Cathedrial Gray 3x6 Glass Subway Tile

Cathedral Gray Glass¬†3×6″ Subway Tile¬†just $8.95 a Square Foot and Free Shipping (while stocks last)

khaki Beige Cream glass 3x6 subway

Khaki Beige Cream glass 3×6 subway for $9.95 a Square Foot and Free Shipping

Free Shipping on this and all our glass through 2015. ¬†Cathedral Gray 3×6″ glass tile is on special offer through the end of the year or while our stocks last. ¬†These are premium kiln fused backed glass subway tiles, (not painted and cured). ¬†8mm premium glass tiles. ¬†I know these can cost $40.00 a square in retail stores but we purchase container loads at a time, a retailer orders by the job from a distributor (like us). ¬†You can see the impact of economies of scale and it is huge. ¬†We do not buy with terms (only cash), so the manufacturer has zero risk of payment, the factory¬†does not have to debt factor and add this into the product cost. ¬†We have no AP department and no AR department, so more cost reduction. We just ship incredible products through a business model that is not practical for major corporations.

We also operate on very low margins, we are not here to drive around in supercars and fly private jets, just make a living and provide for our families. ¬†So our cost base is incredibly low combine all this with a no frills zero marketing budget and this allows us to price far below competitors. ¬†Our glass tile collection can be found online here. But do not let our strategy lead you to believe this is a small operation. ¬†We stock (and all paid for already) over 2 million square feet of tile, additionally we are starting building a new 2 acre warehouse facility right in Alpharetta, GA. ¬†So yes, that part admittedly could be cheaper. ¬†But where we work is pretty and the community is safe this is important for all our GA customers that pick up locally. ¬†Our new warehouse will be operational by spring/summer 2016 and have the availability of 30 loading docks. ¬†The largest facility of its kind in the Southeast. Shipping more premium products at even lower prices allowing customers to add value back into their homes. ¬†You can see a glass install of our Brilliant White 3×6″ glass Tile on the blog.

Glass Tile before and After bathroom

Customer pictures they used Carrara Venato 2″ Octagon Polished $10.95SF, Bianco 3″ hexagon Honed $11.75SF and Brilliant white 3×6″ Glass Subway Tile $9.95SF¬†and you can read more about this and how to install with tips here.

Antique White Highland Park Collection

Antique White Highland Park Collection

3×6″ Handcrafted Tile¬†$8.35SF¬†‚ÄĘ 4×12″ Handcrafted $8.95SF¬†‚ÄĘ Elongated Hexagon Mosaic $10.50SF¬†‚ÄĘ Arabesque Mosaic $9.79SF¬†‚ÄĘ Crown Molding $3.95 a piece¬†‚ÄĘ Entire collection in Whisper white and Dove Gray and Antique White Here

This is part of the Highland park collection and we have newly added a 4×12″ to the already successfully selling 3×6″. ¬†This premium collection is available to consumers, retailers, distributors and contractors. Stocked in Alpharetta, GA and ships in 1-2 Business days LTL freight.

Antique White 4x12 Ceramic Tile

Antique White 4×12″ Tile $8.95 a Square Foot (3 pieces to the square foot) available online from The Builder Depot

Dove Gray 4×12″ and Mosaic Tile Matching Collection

Dove Gray 4x12" Arabesque TileDove Gray 4×12″ Subway Tile $8.95 a Square Foot¬†‚ÄĘ Quarter Round Trim Piece $3.50 Each¬†‚ÄĘ Arabesque Dove Gray $11.25 a sheet (works out to be under a square foot)¬†‚Äʬ†Dove Gray Brick 5/8″ x 2-3/4″ $10.50SF Mosaic Tile

Carrara Bianco 5″ Hexagon Marble Mosaic Tile

Carrara Bianco Polished 5x5" HexagonCarrara Bianco 5×5″ Hexagon Honed Mosaic Tile $12.75 a Sheet (thru June 2015)

5x5%22 Hexagon AnglePremium Italian 5×5″ Hexagon Polished Mosaic Tile

While our snaps with a cell phone are never going to be¬†the best (but are incredibly cost effective), the Italians more than make up for it with their superb Carrara 5×5″ Hexagon mosaic tile.

We always recommend a sample email the sales department or¬†ask for pictures of the current lot of 5″ Bianco Hexagon Honed or polished mosaic. Especially if you are looking to put field tiles along with it, trims or other products. We want it all to match as close as possible.