Shower and Bathroom. Bianco and Venato.

Hexagon BardiglioThis is a great mix of Carrara Venato 3×6″ Subway Tile on the wall (which is currently $7.00 a Square Foot) then Bianco Carrara Hexagon with Bardiglio edge for the flooring. They have then edged that with our 1×12″ Bardiglio Border and edged again with the 3×6″ Venato.

Bianco with Gray Strips BasketweaveSame home following the look through they have used again the Bardiglio striped Bianco Honed 2″ Hexagon Mosaic.

Carrara Bianco Bardiglio Strip 2" Hexagon Polished Marble MosaicThis is what make has made The Builder Depot unique from any other online company or even retailer. We can take pictures of the product, our product (the product that will be packed and shipped to you, it is a huge level of control in an industry that really has none).

This is product that we stock. This is not stocked in a 3rd party warehouse while the person you speak to on the phone is 600 miles away sat on the 32 Floor of some “tech” building and has never seen the product or worse they are not even in the USA.

The people on the phone at The Builder Depot can open the door while on the phone with you and find the product and discuss it with you. Take pictures and send them on. Match up with other sizes. All of this impossible task for big boxes or any other online retailer or Tile and Stone retailer as they just have 2-3 year old concept boards to work off.

“This is one of the main reasons we are able to be a Google Trusted Store and so many competitors or companies in the similar remodeling industry cannot”. Comments David Shearn. “The ability to see the product you are selling everyday should not be underestimated in the results it drives through customer satisfaction.” he adds “How can a person in a cubicle hundreds of miles away sell a natural product or a product that they cannot physically check. You must reduce the distance from customer service to the actual product”. Companies already know this and that is why they refuse to have unbiased reviews on their website. “If you are nothing but a broker you are doomed to follow the same results as all the brokers that have come before you. Irrespective of how much Venture Capitalists, what you to “IPO” so they can “cash out”.

At The Builder Ddepot we “know” what we are shipping. The majority of online companies are “Brokers” or as they do not like that name they call it “Marketplace” but it is a Broker. You buy from their website, they add 20-30-40-60% and then ship direct from the factory or 3rd party warehouse. Chaos. Absolute Chaos. Tried it before many years ago.

Unless you have the product and the people all in the same facility results like this are incredibly challenging to achieve. With their customers paying the price.

For us. We keep it all close. Everything is here. So we can check it off, sign off, double check. Make sure the 3×6″ goes with the 6×12″ and the pencil that you plan to put in-between matches. We can do all this because our customers communicate and we are working with the product every day.

Honed and PolishedHere is the product on the Bianco Carrara Collection page, one of 70-80 different products. The largest collection of white marble in the USA, stocked and ready to ship. No third party. Just premium products warehoused with over 2.5m square feet in Alpharetta, GA. People ask “Why not add a warehouse on the West Coast”. We have been down this road before. The further the product gets from the people you speak to on the phone the less control they have over the quality and knowledge of what they are doing.

It is imperative (and other companies can find this out the hard way) that the person with whom you are speaking to about your order, can physically see and touch your order. Can mark the crate as “Sold belongs to Remodelers, Inc.”. That pictures can be traded.

Honed Hexagon Bardiglio StripHere it is on the product page. Price is subject to change but currently for 2016 it is $12.95 a Square Foot. (I cannot find any company that competes with this price at ‘C’ grade Italian Marble).

Carrara Venato as it is installed!

Here is a real opportunity to see the process at work by a qualified MIA installer. In case you are reading this years later it is around May 11th 2016 and the installers Facebook Page showing the progress is here.

Usually we only get pictures of complete jobs put this installer is not only a highly qualified and skilled Marble installer (the type you want to hire hint, hint) but also good with Facebook and Instagram.

In case anyone is wondering that is Carrara Venato 2″ Hexagon $11.75 a Square Foot • Carrara Venato 3×6″ Subway Tile $7.00 a Square Foot • Carrara Venato 6×12″ Subway Tile • along with some matching trims and pieces from the collection of over 80 choices. The Carrara Venato Collection.

Love this 3×6″ Subway Tile Backsplash Installation

Carrara Venato Subway Tile

Create this whiter based looked with our Carrara Venato 3×6″ Subway Tile for $7.00 a Square Foot. Installed in a Herringbone format not the typical 3×6″ install but looks great.

Carrara Bianco Polished Marble Bathroom

Bianco Bathroom 8x16 In this picture all polished Bianco Carrara: 3×6″ Tile $7.00SF • 8×16″ Tile $8.95SF • Chair Rail $12.95EA • 2″ Hexagon $11.75SF • Pencil (bordering the shelf insert) $9.95SF

Carrara Bianco 3x6" Subway TileThe warehouse guys look at each format and try to get the best match with the 8×16″, 3×6″, Hexagon, Pencil and Chair rail.  With over one million square feet in stock matching up the formats is an art form.  Fortunately our masters of Carrara are great at it.  They have done such a good job with matching this shipment it looks like one block Carrara.  Incredible!

Carrara 8x16" Subway TileCarrara Bianco 6×12″ Polished Baseboard $19.95 EA • The black border was created by China Black 12×12 cut into strips $5.95SF • 8×16″ tile on the wall

Carrara Bianco 2" Hexagon Honed TileCarrara Bianco 2″ Hexagon Polished (the grout create the anti-slip) and 8×16″ Carrara Bianco cut and used as a border

 

Calacatta 1×1″ Hexagon and Venato 3×6″ Honed Subway Tile

Calacatta 1x1" Hexagon with Venato 3x6"On the left is Calacatta 1″ Hexagon Honed $15.95SF on the Right is Carrara Venato 3×6″ Honed Subway Tile $7.00SF

People are used to seeing Carrara in retailers.  The common view of Carrara is gray with gray veining.  The reality is if you have offices in Europe (like us) you can actually get some far lighter shades of marble stone.  In this image above we are showing the 1″ Hexagon Calacatta with the 3×6″ Honed Venato.

Anyone looking for a Calacatta bathroom but doesn’t quite have the budget for Calacatta 3×6″ Subway Tiles ($16.95SF) the Carrara Venato Collection in a 3×6″ format is a great substitute for only $7.00SF.   The whiter base of the Venato blends nicely with the Hexagon.  The Venato will not have the Calacatta gold veining, but it will look good on the walls and due to it’s white base offer a good option or substitute, when budgets or availability are an issue.

If you have any questions or need to see more pictures of current lots please email us sales@thebuilderdepot.com

Bianco Carrara Honed

Bianco Carrara HonedPremium Italian marble.  Matching products are vital to any quality bathroom project.  At the Builder Depot we can take a picture of your chosen products prior to shipping your order.  (This customer chose 2″ Hex, 3×6″ Honed, Baseboard and Pencil.  We put this together on our warehouse floor prior to shipping for approval.  A perfect match – approved!  We shipped).

Bianco Carrara Honed HexagonBianco Carrara 2″ Honed Hexagon (this lot arrived Aug 16th)

Bianco Carrara HonedOnly the Builder Depot can offer premium 3×6″ Italian marble honed and polished for just $7.50SF.

Carrara Venato 3×6″ Honed and Venato 2″ Hexagon Honed

Carrara Venato 3x6" Subway TileNew lot of Venato 3×6″ Honed Subway Tile arrives February 1st 2013.  Made to specification with a perfect white base and veining.

Carrara Venato 2" Hexagon and 3x6" Subway Tile Carrara Venato 3×6″ Honed Subway Tile • Carrara Venato 2″ Hexagon Mosaic • Carrara Venato Chair Rail Honed