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 restyleitwright.com 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.

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 3×6″ Subway Tile Honed

Calacatta Subway TilePremium 3×6″ Calacatta Gold Subway Tile Honed $15.95SF

June 1st we received in a new crate of 3×6″ Calacatta Gold Subway Tile from Italy.  Here is a few tiles from the box laid out.  It is nice looking not overly busy with a really white base.  Looks great as a kitchen backsplash or in a bathroom.  Either way no one will believe you have genuine Italian stone for just $15.95 a square foot.  That is 8 tiles of finest Italian marble cut from the mountains of Tuscany, then shipped from Alpharetta, GA to your home.  Quite amazing really.  Any questions please let us know sales@thebuilderdepot.com

Calacatta Marble Tile Honed ($14.95SF)

Calacatta Honed and Baseboard Calacatta 12×12″ and Baseboard Skirting

Calacatta 12×12″ Honed

12x12" Calacatta Marble Tile and 3x6" Honed3×6″ Calacatta Honed • 12×12″ Calacatta Honed • 3/4″ Pencil Trim Honed

12x12" Calacatta Honed Marble Tile12×12″ Calacatta Honed $14.95SF

12x12 Calacatta with 3x6Available in polished and honed

On a cold morning in Alpharetta, GA (I know we do not get that many of them so I am not whining) we took these pictures.  The sun was coming up and incredibly bright as it glared into our warehouse.  While we have the shutter doors open, these pictures are not actually taken in the sun but in the shade.  You can see the line of sun in the first picture.

We added some of our 3×6″ Calacatta honed and Calacatta pencil trims honed to the picture to show how well it matches for any bathroom applications.  The price of just $14.95SF is bound to cause some concern and we would be happy to take $50.00SF (like our brick and mortar competitors) if it makes you feel better, but the reality is:

  1. We buy direct, so no supply chain to swallow up margin – instead we pass the savings onto you.  You are essentially positioned in the supply chain as a retailer.
  2. We buy volume.  Full containers which 43,000Lbs of marble, the maximum allowed on US highways.  Economies of scale take effect.  Then we pass the savings onto you.
  3. No frills marketing strategy.  It’s not that we like to keep things a secret we just want to avoid the costs associated with telling everyone.  Those “telling everyone” costs can quickly represent 10-20% increase on the product cost.  It would take our $14.95SF 12×12″ Calacatta to $18SF.  Instead we hope the product quality will be so impressive and price so amazing you will tell everyone.  So please, please, please “tell everyone”.

Any questions please let us know sales@thebuilderdepot.com

Italian Calacatta 12×12″ Honed Marble Tile

Calacatta Borghini 12×12 Honed Marble Tiles

To show how white Calacatta Borghini is this is a piece of Carrara ‘CD’ from Italy.  It really shows how perfectly white Calacatta Borghini actually is.

More Products Arrive June 28th – Including Polished Collection

Carrara Bianco Long Octagon Polished and Honed $13.95SF Arrives June 28th (hits the port on the 20th June)

New shipment of products arrives June 20th at the port of Savannah and then will deliver to our warehouse on the 28th.  The products on this vessel contain (items we do not have in stock currently).  These items have been steadily receiving backorders which anyone can place via email.  Customers do not have to pay for the product until the day it is ready to ship.

If you are interested in placing a backorder simply email sales@thebuilderdepot.com with the quantity and ship to zip code.  You will then receive a quote, once you agree to the quote then you will be emailed a backorder reference number and your order is saved in our system

Carrara Bianco Products:

  • Carrara Bianco Long Octagon Polished (290SF Left)
  • Carrara Bianco Long Octagon Mosaic Honed (140SF Left)
  • Carrara Bianco Basketweave Mosaic Polished (360SF Left)
  • Carrara Bianco Herringbone Mosaic Polished (290SF Left)
  • Carrara Bianco Basketweave Mosaic Border Honed (500 Pieces)
  • Carrara Bianco 5″ Hexagon Mosaic Honed (200SF Left)
  • Carrara Bianco 2×4″ Subway Mosaic Honed (250SF Left)
  • Carrara Bianco 3×6″ Subway Tile Polished (780SF Left)

And in Calacatta Borghini:

The next container to arrive is a complete tile container of just 6×12″ and 12×12″ in Honed and Polished, Calacatta and Carrara Bianco.  If you have any questions please email questions@thebuilderdepot.com or call 800-308-9359.