Calacatta 3×6″ Subway Tile

When installing a small area with Calacatta 3×6″ polished subway tile you need to layout the tile prior to installation.  You can use the white blanks to create a less veined whiter appearance or vice versa.  Here is an example of blanks from a box.

If you remove the heavier veining or add you can end up with a look that is perfect.  This is the difference with Calacatta to Carrara it takes a bit more time to create the design.  It is a puzzle.  The advantage of our Calacatta 3×6″ subway tile is that it costs considerably less.  You can afford to buy an extra 15% and then create the look you want by discarding or adding tiles.

When Calacatta 3×6″ Subway Tile is correctly laid out and installed there is no better marble.  It is one of the most sought after natural stone products in the world. It adorns some of the most exquisite buildings throughout history.  You can see why. It has dramatic and captivating veining along the subtlety of a softer whiter base when compared to its Carrara cousin.

Calacatta Marble Collection

Calacatta Marble Collection from

Pictures of new 2″ Hexagon honed along with honed 3×6″ Calacatta subway marble tile and polished skirting

Calacatta honed 3×6″ and 2″ Hexagon along with polished baseboard skirting

Finally the Calacatta 2″ honed hexagon and 3×6″ subway tile is back in stock.  We pulled out some pieces from the pallets.  The skirting is actually polished, but due to the fact that the honed is a satin finish and not a chalky honed they go together quite well.  Any questions please email or if you would like to buy any of these product here please go to our website section on Calacatta.

Calacatta Marble Collection

Calacatta marble available from the Builder Depot (in polished 3×6″ & polished 2″ Hexagon) is spectacular in its appearance.  This exquisite Calacatta collection comes from the most Northern tip of Tuscany just past the well-known marble region of Carrara.  Calacatta has the distinctive trsnasulant white base with streaks of gold and taupe.  Available online Calacatta 3×6″ polished is $12.95SF and 2″ Hexagon polished is $21.95 a sheet.  The sheets are larger than 1SF making the square foot cost approximately $20.95SF.

Calacatta Polished 3×6″ $12.95SF

Premium Italian Calacatta marble mosaics and field tile.  The first part of the collection to arrive will be on July 15th with 2″ Polished Calacatta Hexagon and 3×6″ Calacatta Polished Subway tile.  The restocking date for this material will be August 10th so we already apologize for the limited availability of this item.

This is the best Calacatta available and selling in retail stores for $70.00SF.  So at a price of just $12.95SF you can imagine the interest – we are already receiving daily inquires and the back orders are adding up.  If you have an interest in this product – we have samples in stock.  Please order a sample and place a back order.  For more information you can email us directly at

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

Calacatta Gold – ETA June 31st


Calacatta 3×6″ Subway Tile $11.95SF

Calacatta Gold is one of the most requested products and we thought an update was long past due.  The ETA as the title states is the end of May – “oh no” I know that is not great news especially if you are reading this in April.  Finding a Calacatta quarry in Itlay is not that difficult but finding an excellent quarry is, we have turned down quite a few suppliers but settled on one which offered the greatest consistancy and continual avaliability. 

This Calacatta collection will not only offer the greatest value in North America but also a quality and choice that is second to none.  So we at The Builder Depot apologize for the long wait but hope our customers understand why.  Now here is the other issue, while the product is launched in at the end of May availablilty will be limited, it will take us until the fall to get the inventory into a position that can satisfy all the demand and that is a ‘resonable’ demand large purchases by builders or wholesalers will impact supply.

While we will have good supply of Calacatta blocks for many years producing this beautiful stone will never be as easy as Carrara, inventory will always be a little spotty – so if this is something you want we suggest once you order a sample be ready to make the buying descion pretty quickly.