Silver Cream Diamond Palisade Arrives!

palisade-warehouse$12.95 a Square Foot available in Honed and Polished.

I love new product arrivals. It is one thing planning it. Another thing the moment you open the crate and see it. Here is that moment as the crate is opened captured with all the skill of my iPhone photography. It has the Silver Cream or White Oak as the Diamond, then Athens Gray as the strips and a Thassos white dot. Looks great!

We were actually asked by a large retailer who was paying $24.95 a Square Foot if this was a product we could import as they sell so much of it. Given the price disparity the retailer was paying it made sense for him to get it for half the cost and in return charge his customers half the cost. Everyone wins…… except for the distributor trying to sell it for $24.95 a Square Foot. But the Distributor is buying from another Distributor and everyone is adding 100% margin, it is an antiquated distribution system that is completely broken part of the problem with the tile and stone industry.

*Note prices are correct at the time of the post and may change over time.

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Specification Drawing for the new product.

Calacatta Gold in Production

calacatta-productionCalacatta Gold 12×12″ Polished being produced the current price is $16.95 a Sq.Ft.

This lot is clearly not available on the date I am writing this post October 20th 2016 as it is in Italy. But within about 3-4 weeks it will be packed up and in Alpharetta.

It is a challenge getting this specific look. We look for larger bands of veining as opposed to the spidery veining that some blocks of Calacatta Gold can have. Both are appealing just this is a specific look we have decided upon.

In time we will likely stock more than one type of Calacatta Gold so we can cover both veining options. This will go along with the new warehouse facility opening in Spring 2016.

calacatta-12x12-being-madeAnother angle of the Calacatta Gold 12×12″ going through production. Here is a better look at the veining we aim for, wide bands of veining. This is more difficult to find compared to the spider veined Calacatta Gold. Boots on the ground in Italy help us ensure the quality, even if they are yellow ones 🙂

Calacatta is a very, very tricky product to buy in field tiles. In Calacatta Gold Mosaics it is simple as it is a mix. But tiles are more complex. You can reduce the complexity by over ordering. A premium Calacatta Gold as we see here in production is $60 to $120 a Square Foot through traditional brick and mortar stores.

We are selling it for $16.95 a Square Foot. Given the almost ridiculous price difference I would advise significantly over ordering. Then you have choice. You can create the exact look you want. You may decide to order twice what you need, that would then cost you just under $40.00 a Square Foot. You save a huge amount of money and you have complete control over the product you can choose which tiles make your short list and which do not.

(Please note you cannot go through the tile and then return what you do not want. The objective of a return is for us to re-sell it to another customer. Just as you would not someone else’s rejects please do not make us sell your rejects. Treat people as you would expect to be treated. It is a simple sentence but as a country or even world we seem to have forgotten how important those words are).

*Prices are subject to change at the time of this post this was the price. Calacatta has more price fluctuation than regular Carrara sue to it’s limited availability.

Carrara Marble Mosaic and Tiles


$7.00 a Sq.Ft. 3×6″ and $10.95 a Sq.Ft. Black Dot (Nero Marquina) Basketweave Mosaic (this sample board is all honed but also available in Polished).

This sample board we have for our new warehouse is over 10FT tall. It shows as many of the combinations of Venato Carrara from 3×6″ to Arabesque to trims to field tiles as we could. The idea is to show that this collection can be mixed.

You can switch and mix it up from 6×12″ add a pencil and then put in 3×6″ with a mosaic border.