Carrara Pietra 2″ Hexagon Mosaic $9.45 a Square Foot.

Pietra 2 Hexagon Mosaic TileThis picture is taken by realestatebydesignfl on her Instagram Page. It shows the Pietra 2×2″ Hexagon Mosaic Installed. Pietra Carrara 2″  Hexagon $9.45 a Square Foot and Free Shipping. It is: For a 3/8″ Thick 10mm, 7 Columns by 6 rows (42 Pieces – most remove a row or column) the best value 2″ Hexagon Marble Mosaic today.

More Room scenes of this incredible bathroom below. The Hexagon has a white base but with more Gray tones giving a great look to this design.

Pietra 2 Hexagon Mosaic

A favorite for now and perhaps forever 2″ Hexagon Mosaic. Available in many finishes, Ceramic, Porcelain, Nero Marquina, Calacatta and so on. Here on our Hexagon page.

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Pietra Carrara 2″ Hexagon Mosaic Tile

Pietra 2x2 Hexagon Mosaic Tile

Carrara Pietra 2″ Hexagon Mosaic Tile currently $9.45 a Square Foot and Free Shipping.

Carrara Hexagon $8.95 a Square Foot & Free Shipping!

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From the Pietra Carrara Collection this 1″ Hexagon $8.95 a Square Foot Honed & Free Shipping (for 2017). Limited collection purchased in huge volume to get the price point where customers want it.

This product has really grown on me over the past 12 months. It was designed to have more variation in the Hexagons than that of the Bianco and Venato collections. Essentially creating shades of Gray. The price point is incredible for 2017 it is $8.95 a Square Foot and Free Shipping. The look is incredible when on the floor. Adds value to the home and does not break the budget.

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The Hexagon is part of a larger collection of tiles and mosaics. All Honed and Free Shipping. More info here.

Carrara Pietra 3″ Octagon Mosaic arrives and 6×12″ Tile

Pietra Carrara Hexagon ArrivesIt finally arrives, but only 720 Square Feet…. Yikes.

This is 3″ Octagon Mosaic with a Bardiglio Gray dot. This is not the best position for the picture there are 4 crates in front on me and it is throwing it down with rain this Monday morning (the commute of 400 would be a nightmare).  It was 2003 when I last saw this product, however it had a Black Dot, which was okay, but I was never 100% happy with it.  That is 13 years ago. So of course I am a little excited. I know this can come over as a little odd for non-stone marble people.

Pietra Carrara 3%22 Octagon with Bardiglio DotI opened the box. Wow! $10.95 a Square Foot for 3″ Octagon Mosaic with the Bardiglio Gray dot was a perfect choice.

What a great choice. This time I dropped the black dot. I always like the subtlety of the Bardiglio dot. The 3×3″ format means a less busy look. Over the 2″ Mosaic.  Priced at $10.95 a Square Foot and Free Shipping until the end of December 2015.

Pietra CarraraPietra Carrara available in 3×6″, 6×12″ and 12×24″. The veining is more pronounced.

Pietra Carrara Herringbone

Pietra Carrara HerringboneStraight out of the container Pietra Carrara Herringbone $9.45 and Free Shipping

Please note this is just lifting of the lid on a crate and taking a picture with my iPhone nothing fancy or expensive just showing what is looks like. You can order it online here.

The difference of Venato and Pietra Carrara

The DifferenceTwo very close collections Pietra Carrara and Venato Carrara but there is a difference in the Herringbone you can see the Pietra Carrara has more variation gray pieces. The Venato while still has gray veining, has less variation of the base color.

On the mosaic it is really difficult to spot the difference. But in bigger tiles the variation would be more noticeable.

 On the outside Pietra is Black boxes and Venato is Brown with our Trade Marked  exclusive Logo.

Pietra Carrara, let’s start there. This is probably going to be a collection but we are not 100% sure in it’s direction at the moment as we engage on a voyage of discovery the consumer benefits by the price savings. The Pietra Carrara Mosaics have to be blended more it has more veining, more life more action and variety going on.  What we do is ensure that the darker and lighter pieces of the mosaic are spread out creating a balanced look. You can see from the image.  It is an incredible mosaic.Carrara Pietra 2%22 Hexagon TileThe 2″ Hexagon in Pietra Carrara $9.75 a Sq.Ft. As long as we blend our end the look is incredible. As a mosaic this to me personally looks better than Venato I am attracted to the Variation and Price.

Quick Mosaic Summary (for those that have to get on with the order).  Mosaics look incredible. Had you removed the Venato from this image. The blending is excellent. Looks great and the price is unbelievable.

Pietra Carrara base color has more variation (to Venato) within the Mosaics. Has more life and more activity for me I like it. I like the way it looks I like the price 🙂 but that is short term and a promotional price. It maybe that it is a collection that can only be made in mosaics. It is still in development and that takes years to build up to a million square feet, pick products, build molds and design.  It is a good product for a bathroom floor.  But if you need a full bathroom project, I would opt for Venato tiles and maybe save a little with Pietra Mosaics.

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The Venato collection has a white base but it is difficult to see over larger areas.  Both offer a consistent base but in the field tiles the Venato is whiter slightly because the veining is softer.

No one can have perfection but we are chasing it, and we may just catch excellence (always liked that quote).  To get the best looks do as DIY Network and HGTV we have worked with both. For a 100SF job they order 130SF, they order 30% more and pick exactly what they want and throw away the rest.  With marble over ordering is the key so you can dispose of any rouge tiles but Venato has a whiter look.  You can see it in the room scenes a lot better than one piece.

Why have two collections so close? Because we love marble is the short answer.  No company in the world would class these as two collections except for ours. I know many that overlap the two, it is not easy to split something so close as stone has variation, but this is what we are doing.Venato Concept BoardCarrara Venato. Looking for a bathroom this collection offers a consistent base and that is what we and wanted it turned out that the consumer wanted it as well 🙂

This is just historical ramble if you wish to continue…. or click on something else and escape……

It was 2006 that I was the very first person (David Shearn typing now) that launched the first online collection of Carrara marble.  You could buy three types of tile (3×6″, 6×6″ and 12×12″), one of 3 mosaics baseboard and a pencil (it was just 6 inches in size back then both base, board and pencil, the baseboard was around $27 a piece). We had 7 choices and it sold incredibly well.  The prices were high as the economies of scale were not in place, machinery not yet perfected. The website looking back which I have screenshots (and do now and again) is embarrassing.

Square tiles sold well in 2006 and then it all went “Subway Tile mad” so I decided to write about it with “It is no longer hip to be square the explosion of subway tiles in the USA” or something along those lines.

By late 2008 we pushed further with collections keeping with Venato as our main line. Carrara Venato has now been sold for eight years and with its length of service granted a Trademark. I believe the only trademarked brand of marble.

Jumping forwards we are at this point. The plan is to offer four lines. Carrara Venato. Pietra Carrara. Bianco Carrara “C” Grade and Bianco Carrara “CD” Grade.  Four collections of marble.  All with 80 to 100 SKUs each with each having one million square feet of inventory in the USA to support them.  We have this in place already with Bianco and Venato.  Businesses are difficult, they cannot standstill you either go forwards or backwards. My goal is: a commitment to the success of others. So forwards we must go.

The world changes quickly so it is difficult to plan to far in advance. But sticking with the core principle of “do more with less and put the customer before profits”. Internally “Empower those within your team making their success your priority. Commit to the success of others and not yourself”. Is a solid company foundation.

I wanted a company where people could work for life. Like companies of our Grandparents or Parents (trying not to get too nostalgic) but that is why our new fulfillment center is built where it is. We could have easily moved somewhere else, but this is designed to be surrounded by the best schools and they are all 10 out of 10 on zillow.

I have yet to meet someone who enjoys a long commute, that is a huge negative. Long commutes impact corporate culture more than companies even understand.

The current website is being changed and will launch with a new fresh look in January 2016 which we have hinted at.  Following behind that is our new fulfillment centre on 5 acres supported by a main Distribution Center in Atlanta.  Next year will be interesting.

$8.95SF Carrara Pietra Basketweave 1×2″ Gray Dot Marble

Carrara Pietra Basketweave Gray DotPietra Carrara 1×2″ Basketweave with Bardiglio Dot $8.95 a Square Foot.

Pietra Carrara Basketweave with Gray dot $8.95 a Square Foot (Thru Jan 2016). Again the price is introductory through January 2016. For me if I was just buying a mosaic for a floor and wanted the Gray Bardiglio Dot I would probably go in this direction.

The additional Gray in the white stone really makes the whole mosaic look really impressive.  Again well underpriced, a new product Genuine Marble for $8.95 a Square Foot on a mesh backed mosaic 5SF to a box. Always order a sample and check before ordering that it fits with your plans.

We will get more pictures as we proceed through 2016.  I cannot believe 2016!

 

It is 2017! More pictures of new Lots and still looking incredible.

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Carrara Pietra Gray Dot Basketweave $8.95 a Square Foot and Free Shipping for 2017.

This lot is over a year later and the product still looks incredible. Very consistent.

 

Carrara Pietra Carrara 2″ & 3″ Hexagon Honed Mosaic

Carrara Pietra 2%22 HexagonCarrara Pietra Marble Mosaic Tile $9.45 a Square Foot and Free Shipping

Again an iPhone picture taken straight out of the crate.  You can see more of it on the picture below.  It just has more life and more going on in the tile than Venato. It is lively.  This is an introductory price for a new collection $9.45 a Square Foot for a genuine marble Pietra Carrara 2″ Hexagon Marble tile that is cheaper than ceramics, so there is not a lot in this for us, other than feedback and market knowledge.  Which is valuable. Our learning can be your gain.

I think it looks great in mosaics or a 3×6″ it would be good in larger tiles, but takes a person to be there to organize the installer. As he will not care and you will have one wall white and one wall with veining.  So as we bring it in tiles, and you decide you go in this direction you real need the tiles shuffled up, so to speak 🙂

Carrara Pietra 2%22 Hexagon TilePietra Carrara 2″ Hexagon Mosaic Tile Honed $9.45SF

carrara-pietra-installedWe like to continually add to posts. This picture above was added in October 2016.

Here is the Pietra Carrara 2″ Hexagon Honed installed for these very handy shower niches. Incredible job then used the 12″ pencil ($9.95 each) to frame them. Wow! What an install.

And how did we do as a company? We like to let our customers be the judge:

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Another Picture: Taken June 24th 2017

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June 24th 2017: Looking great. Two years since the first pictures taken and no change. A really consistent mosaic. Currently $9.45 a Square Foot and Free Shipping.

 

Carrara Pietra 3″ Hexagon Mosaic Tile

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Carrara Pietra 3″ Hexagon Mosaic as it arrives off the container. Incredibly consistent product. Matches from field tile to mosaic to trim with ease giving that perfect and popular White Gray look for $9.95 a Sheet without breaking the budget.