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Bianco Carrara 3×6″ Subway Tile $7.50 a Square Foot available in honed and polished

It is a simple design and so elegant. I love the white look and then the slight off white light gray of the Italian 3×6″ Marble in the shower perfectly matching the vanity unit.

When buying a vanity unit the Carrara used 99% of the time will be “Bianco” Carrara, with our inventory of over two million square feet we can match up the tile to the vanity (or get it close enough as shown in this bathroom).

For the shower floor we recommend going with a mosaic. The grout lines provide more traction, keeping you from slipping and any embarrassing¬†screams that causes the family to come charging in ūüôā

The Bianco Collection here has an almost endless option of mosaics to choose from.

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Hexagon $8.95 a Square Foot. Honed Finish. Perfect for a shower floor and sanded grout.

Another Magazine with our product on the front cover!

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Yes that is our Bianco Carrara 3×6″ Honed for $7.50 a Square Foot you see on the front cover of this Magazine.

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Carrara Subway options. There are two images as one is Honed the other Polished.

*Note the only Google Trusted Store in the Industry that sells in matching collections.

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If you are tackling more than just a Backsplash consider that we have the largest choice of Nero Marquina in the USA. So you can add in borders and designs. Just a simple 1×4″ or 1×1″ accent can make a huge difference. Especially with Black Marble as it gives the color a reference point, black is black.

Hexagon Bardiglio

This customer accented the Bardiglio edged Hexagon with a 1×12″ strip. Then added 3×8″ Carrara Tile as a border around the edge. It is an incredible work of art. They saved thousands buying online. The Bardiglio Stripped Carrara Hexagon mosaic is just $12.95 a Square Foot. Retailers are selling this relative market new comer for $50.00 a Square Foot or more.

Honed Hexagon Bardiglio Strip

Bianco Mosaics being checked prior to shipping.

Herringbone

Pictures and more Pictures. This is our best way to communicate the quality to customers. You can see even more on Instagram. Carrara Bianco 1×3″ Herringbone Polished getting checked prior to shipping out.

Carrara Penny Rounds

Carrara Bianco 1″ Penny round Honed Marble Mosaic Tile for $12.95 a Square Foot.

Carrara Bianco 6×18″ Italian Marble

Production 18x6Always nice to get pictures from our QC people in Italy this is 6×18″ Bianco available in Honed and Polished for $9.95 a Square Foot (as with all prices on the blog that is subject to change but not for 2016).

It is a great lot. Just the right amount of veining very light Gray base. Perfect ‘C’ Grade Bianco Tile.

Shower and Bathroom. Bianco and Venato.

Hexagon BardiglioThis is a great mix of Carrara Venato 3×6″ Subway Tile on the wall (which is currently $7.00 a Square Foot) then Bianco Carrara Hexagon with Bardiglio edge¬†for the flooring. They have then edged that with our 1×12″ Bardiglio Border¬†and edged again with the 3×6″ Venato.

Bianco with Gray Strips BasketweaveSame home following the look through they have used again the Bardiglio striped Bianco Honed 2″ Hexagon Mosaic.

Carrara Bianco Bardiglio Strip 2" Hexagon Polished Marble MosaicThis is what make has made The Builder Depot unique from any other online company or even retailer. We can take pictures of the product, our product (the product that will be packed and shipped to you, it is a huge level of control in an industry that really has none).

This is product that we stock. This is not stocked in a¬†3rd party warehouse while the person you speak to on the phone is 600 miles away sat on the 32 Floor of some “tech” building and has never seen the product or worse they are not even in the USA.

The people on the phone at The Builder Depot can open the door while on the phone with you and find the product and discuss it with you. Take pictures and send them on. Match up with other sizes. All of this impossible task for big boxes or any other online retailer or Tile and Stone retailer as they just have 2-3 year old concept boards to work off.

“This is one of the main reasons we are able to be a Google Trusted Store and so many competitors or companies in the similar remodeling industry cannot”. Comments David Shearn. “The ability to see the product you are selling everyday should not be underestimated in the results it drives through customer satisfaction.” he adds “How can a person in a cubicle hundreds of miles away sell a natural product or a product that they cannot physically check. You must reduce the distance from customer service to the actual product”. Companies already know this and that is why they refuse to have unbiased reviews on their website. “If you are nothing but a broker you are doomed to follow the same results as all the brokers that have come before you. Irrespective of how much Venture¬†Capitalists, what you to “IPO” so they can “cash out”.

At The Builder Ddepot¬†we “know” what we are shipping. The majority of online companies are “Brokers” or as they do not like that name they call it “Marketplace” but it is a Broker. You buy from their website, they add 20-30-40-60% and then ship direct from the factory or 3rd party warehouse. Chaos. Absolute Chaos. Tried it before many years ago.

Unless you have the product and the people all in the same facility results like this are incredibly challenging to achieve. With their customers paying the price.

For us. We keep it all close. Everything is here. So we can check it off, sign off, double check. Make sure the 3×6″ goes with the 6×12″ and the pencil that you plan to put in-between matches. We can do all this because our customers communicate and we are working with the product every day.

Honed and PolishedHere is the product on the Bianco Carrara Collection page, one of 70-80 different products. The largest collection of white marble in the USA, stocked and ready to ship. No third party. Just premium products warehoused with over 2.5m square feet in Alpharetta, GA. People ask “Why not add a warehouse on the West Coast”. We have been down this road before. The further the product gets from the people you speak to on the phone the less control they have over the quality and knowledge of what they are doing.

It is¬†imperative (and other companies can find this out the hard way) that the person with whom you are speaking to about your order, can physically see and touch your order. Can mark the crate as “Sold belongs to Remodelers, Inc.”. That pictures can be traded.

Honed Hexagon Bardiglio StripHere it is on the product page. Price is subject to change but currently for 2016 it is $12.95 a Square Foot. (I cannot find any company that competes with this price at ‘C’ grade Italian Marble).

Mixing Venato and Bianco

Venato 12x24%22 along with Bianco Long Octagon and Bardiglio Strips

A great idea and design. This is Carrara Venato 12×124″ which is $9.95 a Square Foot, but not wanting it to be too slippery in a bathroom they inserted and added the Diamond Long Octagon Honed Mosaic¬†$12.75 a Square Foot with a 1×12″ Bardiglio Border strip.

It looks like a lot. But it is $11.75SF for the Floor.

Screen Shot 2016-06-15 at 6.13.11 PMItalian Carrara Bianco Basketweave Mosaic Honed Floor Tiles. You can spend $50 or $60 a Square Foot in a retail showroom, the more expensive their location the more you pay. Someone has to pay for their costs to be there¬†the location is not free. It is like the casino’s those¬†magnificent¬†hotels and buildings are not there because everyone wins.

The people pay. In the case of expensive retail operations you pay through the product cost. There is no other logical way for them to recover their costs…

Or…..

Screen Shot 2016-06-15 at 6.15.38 PMYou can buy Italian Marble imported Direct from Italy. $11.75 a Square Foot and Free Shipping. The question everyone asks is…. ¬†How? or Why? Let’s focus on how. This takes you to a white board video covering the how here.

Why? It just seemed the right thing to do. It will add value back into people homes and not a wasteful supply chain.