Nero Marquina. Black is Back!

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Nero Marquina has been making a comeback for some years now and we are not talking about the China Black from the “Big Box” retailers that is all glued together on the back as the Chinese try and hold together what is a defective product that they have no choice because the Big Box does not actually import direct and forces their suppliers to such low prices, something has to give and it is quality before price (apparently).

We are talking about premium Spanish Nero Marquina that has a subtle amount of white not the China black that looks someone has taken a white crayon to a black tile and destroyed it. Subtle white veining. Not over 50% white veining.

The perfect product from a cost perspective is buying a 2×12″ tile as a mosaic in a stacked form. Instagram provides a plethora of images of our Nero Marquina stacked. Some install it as is. Stacked. Some turn it on it’s side for a modern look and others cut each piece up and then they have perfect 2×12″ (perfect because it was cut and made to fit a mold). That makes… once cut a great product for installing however you want. Running Brick format or even the ever popular Herringbone.

2x12 Polished Nero another angle

I have to admit it. It is a gorgeous marble installed in a Herringbone format. Sleek, narrow, perfect and because it is purchased on a sheet as a stacked mosaic you get a lot more 2×12″ pieces that you do with trying to buy it already formatted as a Herringbone. Herringbone leaves a lot of empty space in a box; 40% more actually. Agreed there is some extra work cutting them up but saving 40% worth consideration 🙂

2x12 Nero Polished

I love the way the tub rests on our Bianco Carrara Marble. But the 2×12″ stacked polished is the winner. Found here.

Bianco Shower

Black marble Nero Marquina again. This time a Nero Basketweave honed for $11.95 a Square Foot (also available in polished..see picture below which is a screenshot from our website). The subway Tile is 3×6″ Bianco Honed for $7.50 a Square Foot (also available in polished). Part of a large Italian collection of Marble Tiles, Mosaics and Field Tile a collection of over eighty matching products. The largest collection in the USA from the worlds highest ranked Google Trusted Store in the Tile and Stone Industry.

PS… Love the Shower Doors. Second time seeing them with our product here they are with the whiter Venato 4×12″. The doors look great with the marble contrast.

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Screenshot from our Nero Marquina page where the Basketweave can be found (prices on this blog post are valid through to Fall 2019). The website will have the most current and up to date prices.

2x12 Nero Tile

Finally here again is the beautiful 2×12″ Nero Marquina this time the Honed version used as a backsplash. Dramatic… not too much. Just right. Great designs.

The fine print: Prices valid thru Fall and hopefully winter 2019. The Builder Depot website always has the most up-to-date prices and overrides all prices from blog posts which as we have been around for now decades can be pretty old posts. Over time be thousands of posts from ten to fifty years ago. Prices will change unless someone can stop inflation.

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