One Room Challenge with Calacatta Gold 1×3″ Herringbone Honed

Calacatta HerringboneCalacatta Gold 1×3″ Herringbone Honed $18.95 a Square Foot and Free Shipping for 2017. Also available in Polished finish.

2016 has been and continues to be one of the best Calacatta Gold years ever. In terms of wines (if this was a wine) it would be a “Vintage Year”. The base is perfect and the amount of veining is just right, not busy but enough to see that it is indeed one of the most prestigious marbles in the world. It does after all adorn the walls of the Vatican.

Calacatta HerringboneIIIt has just the right amount of blanks mixed with color and an incredibly white base.

Calacatta Herringbone 4The kitchen is incredible and the time frame in which it was completed for the One Room Challenge was amazing.

Calacatta Herringbone BoneBefore.

Screen Shot 2017-06-15 at 11.01.39 PMAfter!

Calacatta Herringbone Before 2Before.

Screen Shot 2017-06-15 at 11.02.35 PMAfter! You have to go to to see the complete breakdown. Colette will break it down and there are far better pictures than I have here. While the Calacatta Herringbone helps, there is certainly a lot more that goes into creating such an incredible transformation.

Screen Shot 2017-06-15 at 11.08.16 PMCalacatta Gold Herringbone is part of a collection of 34 different Calacatta Gold products (mosaics, field tiles and trims) available online from The Builder Depot. It is the largest collection of Calacatta Gold stocked in the USA. Stocked in the USA so we can take pictures, match lots and ship within 2 business days.

Calacatta 1×3″ Herringbone Mosaic Tile (Polished)

Calacatta 1x3Calacatta 1×3″ Herringbone Polished Mosaic Tile $16.95SF

Cal HBCalacatta at its very best 1×3″ Herringbone polished

Calacatta is a spectacular marble but this particular lot is one of the very best we have ever seen.  You can get some Calacatta where the base is too creamy and not white enough, or too much veining and it looks too busy.  It is such a complex stone to get right and with Calacatta even when it is not perfect it is still such a beautiful stone.

But when we opened this crate of 1×3″ Herringbone polished it was utter perfection, there was a ‘gasp’.  Rarely do all things come together with Calacatta, perfect veining (just enough) and a super white base.  This particular lot of Herringbone Polished we will call it lot# CGP011515HB is just spectacular.  On the economics of supply and demand we should increase the price for perfect Calacatta, but that is not the way we do business, so the price stays at a crazy $16.95 a square foot.  If you are lucky enough for this particular lot to adorn your Kitchen backsplash or Bathroom, please, please, please you have to send us pics of this installed.

I know it sounds silly but we really, really do love marble.  We love opening crates it is like a HGTV ‘big reveal’ everyday, we love matching different sizes for our bathrooms orders, we love the feeling of shipping out a product that a customer will get and they too will be amazed.  In short we love what we do.  So if you are looking for marble, not just Calacatta, perhaps Carrara or Crema Marfil and what to work with a company that is passionate about products they sell, give us a call 800-308-9359, drop us an email.  We really do know marble.

Calacatta Gold Herringbone Honed Marble Mosaic Tile

Calacatta Herringbone Marble Mosaic Tile HonedCalacatta Gold Herringbone Honed Marble Mosaic Tile available online for $16.95SF

Here are more pictures added in 2019Calacatta Herringbone MosaicCalacatta 1×2″ Herringbone (Honed) currently $17.95 a Square Foot & Free Shipping also available in Polished.

Calacatta HerringboneCalacatta 1×2″ Herringbone 1×2″ Honed Marble Mosaic Tile $17.95 & Free Shipping (Compare that to most Boutique retailers and it will be more than twice the price). There is only one Calacatta Gold quarry left in the world.

This Herringbone makes up part of our larger Calacatta Gold collection. It is not huge as the availability of product as a high quality is hard to get.

A simple question to challenge the retailer you have walked into (and make sure they do not go onto Google). How many Calacatta Gold quarries are there in the world? Answer: Just one. Amazing right. Just one left. You are buying not only unique but exclusive. If the retailer does not know there and there are a lot of fakes. Time to move on!!

This is important from a resale perspective as it is a finite and exclusive resource and you need to be sure when advertising your property for sale (if you ever do) it is a significant sales feature.

Fine print…. not that fine 🙂 Prices are subject to change has the current and most up-to-date pricing. If you order a sample and the price changes you are locked in for 30 days from the sample purchase. Allowing customers time to evaluate without rushing. You do not want to rush and we do not want you to rush.

New Calacatta Mosaics Arrive

Calacatta Herringbone Mosaic TileCalacatta 1×2″ Herringbone Mosaic Tile available in Honed (pictured above) or Polished for $15.95SF (introductory low price)

Calacatta 1x1" Hexagon Mosaic1×1″ Calacatta Hexagon Available in Honed & Polished for $15.95 a sheet (introductory low price)

It is the white base and subtle gold veining that makes this product so desirable.  Exactly what we ( look for from Italy in Calacatta.  A white base with gold veining, but not overly busy.  Calacatta is such a difficult product to work with from quarry selection.  If you have too much veining or do not mix the stones well on the mosaic, the result can be drastically different.  But at The Builder Depot with our decades of experience and a physical presence in Europe we are able to work with our suppliers from block selection to end user.

That is a key difference in our business.  Not just the incredible prices.  It is the fact we work with the product from the selection of the block through to packing the shipment to the end user.  For more information on this particular lot please reference July 11th Calacatta shipment and email is