Calacatta Gold in Production

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Calacatta 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.

Another 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.

Italian Calacatta Gold Marble Tiles – Honed and Polished

Italian Calacatta Tiles MarbleCalacatta Gold to be cut into 6×12″ Honed and 6×12″ Polished for $17.95 a Square Foot

Not a Great year for Calacatta field tiles. Out of stock on the polished 3×6″ for all of 2015 and 2×12″ polished.  This is not because we could not buy Calacatta Gold, on the contrary we have refused almost 40 containers simply based on the quality and then what met with quality in early summer did not meet the price point we wanted for our customers.  But it looks like we are on a roll (literally the tile moves along these rollers). On the plus side we have done well with honed and expanded into some fantastic mosaic.

Calacatta Gold Production Marble Tile

Calacatta Gold – at last some good looking product coming down the line. Note the yellow Wellies these are a must in Italy (which is short for Wellington Boots in England, someone will have to tell me what they are called in the USA pond hoppers? I am not kidding in England these are called Wellies, great name for kids. Wonderful for English weather and puddle splashing, for proof here is a British site selling them here now I have put a link here these brits will be confused by the sudden interest from Americans in their Wellies, they will think, look “Americans want Wellies” and they will export, lets hope they don’t).

These are a must in Italy.  Latest fashion trend? I think not. But then I may have thought the same about fuzzy sheep feet too. So if I am wrong I apologize. I also apologize to my Italian colleague in the yellow wellies as I am pointing them out when in reality yes all of this tile is cut using blades and water, so there is water everywhere and wellies are essential, even yellow works.

I have got way off track, the point is which makes me happy is we have more Calacatta Gold coming in and it looks great. We want the light base color but with banded veining. I am not sure why, it just looks so much better than the thin spidery veining you can get in the Borgihini.  We have had and sold Calacatta Borghini but for us as a business we are aiming for the light base, not veining on all tiles as that would be too busy, but tiles do need to have that wide veining.  It is a very specific look and that may be part of our problem in trying to keep it in stock and clearly selling it for just $17.95 a square foot in 6×12″ honed is not helping.

Calacatta Gold Herringbone Marble Mosaic Tile

Calacatta Herringbone 1x2" Mosaic TileCalacatta Gold 1×2″ Herringbone Marble Mosaic Tile

Calacatta Herringbone Marble Mosaic TilePremium Mosaic Tile available online from thebuilderdepot.com for $15.95SF part of our Calacatta Gold Collection

New Calacatta Inventory

CALACATTA 2 no backgound New ProductThese are the tiles we are having cut into Calacatta Gold 12×12″ Honed and 6×12″ Calacatta Gold Honed

It has been an incredible challenge keeping Calacatta in stock and getting the quality right (many of our regular customer I know this year have been frustrated by our lack of stock).  This year we have rejected hundreds of blocks from Italy, determined to get the quality we need.  Italy itself has been struggling with pulling blocks that fits our requirement.  We are focused on offering a premium selection of Calacatta but at a price that makes sense.  Having the wider bands of veining within the tiles has been key.  This is the look we all want in the USA.  Italian’s and other European countries like the spidery thinner veining with a cream base.

In the USA and at The Builder Depot we believe it is all about the whitest possible base and wide banded veining.  These tiles pictured above will be cut up and arrive around summer 2014.  There will not be a lot of stock at first.  But throughout the year and assuming we can continue to get this quality then we will increase availability.  If you have an interest in this particular style of Carrara please let us know sales@thebuilderdepot.com.

$14.95SF Calacatta Gold Italian Marble 6×12″ Subway Tile

Premium Italian 6×12″ Calacatta Gold Marble Subway Tile & Trims.  Available in Honed & Polished

Calacatta Gold Update

Calacatta Gold updates (May 24, 2011).  As of today the Calacatta collection is taking backorders.  The first products will arrive at the start of July.  This will be the Calacatta Gold 3×6” subway tile and Calacatta Gold 2” Hexagon.  We already have samples in stock and ready to ship, we recommend any customer seeking unrivaled quality and pricing on premium Calacatta marble place backorders.

This product is quite exclusive and there is not a huge supply, we will do our best to keep this product in stock but please be aware there will be times when certain items will be out of stock.  However any customer that places backorders will get that product as it will be ordered and placed directly with the quarry.

The following will be the Calacatta Gold collection:

  • 3×6” Calacatta Gold Subway Tile Polished
  • 6×12” Calacatta Gold Subway Tile Polished
  • 2” Hexagon Calacatta Gold Polished
  • 1×2” Basketweave Calacatta Gold Polished
  • 1×2” Herringbone Calacatta Gold Polished
  • 12” Pencil Calacatta Gold Polished
  • 12” Chair Rail Calacatta Gold Polished
  • 4×12” Skirting Calacatta Gold Polished
  • 3×6” Calacatta Gold Subway Tile Honed
  • 6×12” Calacatta Gold Subway Tile Honed
  • 2” Hexagon Calacatta Gold Honed
  • 1×2” Basketweave Calacatta Gold Honed
  • 1×2” Herringbone Calacatta Gold Honed
  • 12” Pencil Calacatta Gold Honed
  • 12” Chair Rail Calacatta Gold Honed
  • 4×12” Skirting Calacatta Gold Honed