Carrara Venato Hexagon Mosaic and Hexagon Collection

Venato 1x1 Hexagon Mosaic

Sometimes you cannot beat a 1″ Hexagon mosaic but if you want more choices then we have over forty choices with everything in Honed and Polished.  Below is just an idea of the options from our Hexagon page.

Hexagon Marble Mosaic

This is the Venato Collection showing the 1″ Hexagon honed used above in the picture $10.95 a Square Foot and Free Shipping.

Hexagon Marble Mosaic Tiles

Hexagon Collection can be found here.

Hexagon Marble Mosaic Tile Nero

Not just Nero Marquina (or black marble) Mosaic or Calacatta Mosaics but entire collections with trim. Calacatta collection and this link takes you to the Nero Marquina Collection

Carrara Bianco 2″ Hexagon Mosaic Tile

Carrara Bianco 2x2Bianco 2″ Hexagon Honed • $11.25SF and Free Shipping • 42 Stones to a sheet • Still a full Square foot sheet (actually slightly over) • 3/8″ Thick (10mm)

It should come as no surprise that we purchase samples from our competitors.  We want to be sure what we are offering is the best value for our customers.  We want to be sure that if a customer orders samples from the ‘market’ that we would be at the top of the list of who to buy from.

We ordered samples (actually a full sheet) of 2″ Hexagon from a competitor.  The price was slightly better than ours, now we know the cost of the product, we buy this from Italy.  Italy is very stable on their costs, they are not competing with anyone else, they own the mountain and when you speak to anyone of the 300+ quarries the prices are pretty identical, yes they are in cahoots 🙂

But Centuries of digging this beautiful rock out of the mountain, generational businesses handed down through they families.  It is easy to understand why and lets face it I doubt anyone wants to rock the boat no one wants to wake up one morning with a block of Carrara in their bed (think Godfather).

Back to my point, I ordered the sheet and this is what I found (and how they are able to charge less than us):

  1. The sheets are smaller, they have just 36 Hexagons per sheet (they take off an entire row).
  2. The Hexagons are smaller, so you loose a row and then the Hexagon itself is smaller making 17% less coverage than our sheet of Hexagon.
  3. It is thinner, I measured it and it was 6mm which is 1/4″.  That is thin.  In our opinion too thin for a floor tile (which is where most people use this mosaic).

In Conclusion, buying samples is a great way to make us feel proud of what we offer our customers.  If all things were equal our price is actually less and you get a thicker tile, not only thicker but the actual recommended thickness of a floor tile.

Added in 2017…. Installation Bianco 2″ Hexagon.

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I love Instagram. It is so simple for people to post pictures of their work and our marble installed. Then to confirm it is our marble, they can tag it like the picture below.

Bianco 2″ Hexagon Mosaic $11.75 a Square Foot and Free Shipping (as of Feb 2017).

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Allows everyone to see where all the products come from in this powder room. The Hexagon from here.

 

$10.95SF Free Shipping Carrara 1″ Hexagon Mosaic Tile