Calacatta Gold is looking really Good!

calacatta-2x4Calacatta 2×4″ Honed just checked the price: $15.95 and Free Shipping (for 2016).

(Please note this picture is a snap shot of a lot from a moment in time. To see what the lot of 2×4″ looks like before it ships…. ask for a picture. Then you avoid any disappointment. Calacatta is a particularly difficult stone with large variations. Do not assume anything. Do not assume a picture taken months ago will be representative of what is shipped today (it maybe that it is exactly like this), but why assume when you have an option to ask for a picture of the current lot?)

This is perfect Calacatta Gold. Not too busy, really white base. You could buy this open a retail shop put it on a display board and charge $50.00 a Square Foot and it would sell.

So many people do not understand the mechanics of the current archaic boutique Stone and Tile distribution process. It has been operating the same way in the USA for over half a decade with the cost of the product rising well above the cost of inflation and yet availability has remained the same, technology of extraction and fabrication have improved.  Have any of these savings been passed onto the consumer? Even in the dire times of 2009? No. Never. Not once! You can see the mountains of Carrara and the Tuscany region from the International Space Station.

So the excuse I hear in emails from retailers saying “real Italian Marble is no longer available” is absolute rubbish! Just go to Google Earth and show them the huge white mountains region of Carrara.

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Carrara Mountains from Space.

195And moving in closer the quarries. So the next time a retailer tells you he cannot get Italian Marble anymore. That is not true. You can get premium ‘C’ grade. You just need to buy a awful lot of it in one go and have people on that side of the world. Which most retailers do not.

Or simply skip them and buy online but use our guide to buy safely. More info.

calacatta-1x1-hexagonHoneda 1″ Hexagon Mosaic Tile $17.95 a Square Foot (and Free Shipping). This product is also available in polished.

*Please excuse the product photography. We do not go to extraordinary lengths to make the product look like something it is not. They are taken with an iPhone in a warehouse. In our opinion it keeps product images real. There is no playing around with lights, photoshop or camera trickery it is simply what you see is what will be shipping. In the case of this customer and order of 95/SF of this Calacatta Gold 1″ Hexagon shipping to LA. No shipping cost and no tax!

Calacatta Gold Hexagon Mosaic

Calacatta Hexagon

Incredible Lot of Calacatta Gold 2″ Hexagon Honed for $16.95 a Square Foot and Free Shipping for 2016 (or until we run out).

We seem to have finally hit the sweet spot in the quarry where it is producing just the right amount of veining and a really, really white based product. This is incredible grade of Calacatta Gold very pleased I know many companies would see this and raise the price. We’ll keep the price the same and let our customers benefit from this product in the same way we are just as happy to receive it ourselves.

This is all part of our Calacatta Gold collection with trims included here.

Calcatta Gold Collection to launch Spring 2011

It is believed that Calacatta Gold marble mosaics tiles polished and honed have always been the choice of kings in the ancient world for it strength and beauty.  However the cost of this product and limited availability has put it out of reach and budget for most homeowners until now.  The Builder Depot has launched a new collection of Calacatta Gold marble subway tiles, floor tiles, mosaics and trims for 2011 creating affordability and availability for homeowners, contractors and developers of a much sought after Calacatta gold product.

In the same tradition of all Builder Depot collections the pricing is very aggressive.  “This particular product and European quarry has been monopolized by a few distributors” comments a Builder Depot spokesperson “This has allowed the pricing of the product to be inflated, we are going to sell the same quality for 75% less than the competitors”

The main products on the Calacatta Gold collection are:

  • Calacatta Gold 3×6” Subway Tile Honed
  • Calacatta Gold 2” Hexagon Tile Honed
  • Calacatta Gold Herringbone Tile Honed
  • Calacatta Gold 12×12”
  • Chair rail, Skirting and Pencil

This collection is expected to launch March 2011 – please email sales@thebuilderdepot.com for more information.