Venato Carrara 12×12″ and 6×12″ Marble Tile ($7.00SF)

12x12 Carrara Venato Tile$7.00SF Carrara Venato 12×12″ Honed Marble Tile

Venato Carrara 12x12Carrara Venato 12×12″ Honed • Carrara Venato Honed Pencil Trim • Carrara Venato 6×12″ Subway Tile

Venato Carrara 6x12Carrara Venato 6×12″ Honed ($8.00SF)

Venato Carrara Honed 6x12Carrara Venato 6×12″ Honed and 12×12″ Venato Honed

Carrara Venato 6×12″ Subway Tile and Trims

Carrara Venato 6×12″ along with matching Skirting, Pencil and Chair Rail.

Basketweave is one of the many matching mosaics in the Carrara Venato collection.

Carrara Venato 6×12″ used in Bathroom


Carrara Venato 6×12 Honed used in the shower

Carrara Venato 1″ Hexagon ($10.95SF & Free Shipping) on floor. Note how white the Carrara Venato Collection is making it one of the most sought after stones in the USA

Square 1×1″ Carrara Venato Honed Mosaic used as border

Carrara Venato 6×12″ Honed Subway Tile (Consistent is background color with attractive veining)

Recently these pictures were pointed out to us so we thought it would be helpful to add them to our “reviews” of online reviews.  Uploaded onto Gardenweb September 2011 is a shower using our Carrara Venato 6×12″ subway tile honed.  It shows how white the Carrara Venato collection is with Carrara 1″ Hexagon on the floor and 1×1″ Square mosaic used as a border.  It is this white look that is so desired most other Carrara lines are gray and dull by comparison.  This is the link on the blog: GardenWeb

We would like to say “thank you” to this customer and for going to the trouble of mentioning us in the blog.  There are many home improvement blogs and with the huge quantity of marble we sell it is no surprise that we are reviewed online by many customers.  Our “Reviews” section on our blog is a review of the best we have found to date.

These independent and unpaid reviews are really the “word of mouth” of the 21st century.  It allows consumers to review products and for a company like ours to spend very little on marketing, investing funds instead in the product itself.  70% of our business is from referrals we send very little on marketing instead we focus these funds on offering premium products at low prices.  A zero marketing budget allows us to remove one more cost in the distribution chain.  It is our efficient distribution chain of quarry to consumer (with no additional cost) that allows us to sell premium products like 6×12″ Carrara or 6×12″ Calacatta Borghini for almost unbelievable prices.

It is this unbelievability (not sure that is even a word – spell check likes it) that we hope reviews like this will help resolve.  So many customers ask “how is it possible to sell at these prices?”.  No frills marketing, little overhead and large volume is our answer.

Consumers are so used to buying boutique marble products from high end Tile & Stone retailers that when you strip out the cost of these Tile & Stone retail showrooms and remove the cost of their lengthy distribution channels (as there is little room for a warehouse if you have a showroom – so they buy from a distributor who add 50% mark-up).  You can sell the best Italy has to offer in Carrara and Calacatta marble at incredibly low prices.

And while the Tile & Stone retailers do not like us (to say the least) our customers love us!

$8SF Carrara Bianco Subway Tile Marble, Skirting & Chair Rail

Carrara Bianco 6×12″ $8SF – Carrara Bianco 5×12″ Skirting $19.95EA – $13.95EA Carrara Bianco Chair Rail trim – $8SF 12×12″ Carrara Marble Tile – $13.95SF Carrara Bianco Long Octagon Mosaic

Premium Italian marble tile collection.  Large format 6×12″ Italian Marble in Honed and Polished tiles have become increasingly popular as customers seek cleaner looks with less grout lines.  6×12″ creates that look.  The Bianco collection directly from Italy allows customers to mix the 6×12″ along with skirting, bullnose, chair rail and a selection of premium matching mosaics.  For more information or to get a quote please email the quantity and your ship to zip code to sales@thebuilderdepot.com

Large Format Subway Tiles Increase in Popularity

Carrara Venato subway tile 3×6, 6×12 and 9×18 can be used to create some of the most beautiful surroundings. Installed correctly Carrara Venato subway tiles 3×6, 6×12 and 9×18 can be used to produce some magnificent effects.  The popularity of Carrara Venato marble has increased significantly over the past decade fueled by magazine images and improved affordability by online direct to retail wholesale.  The Builder Depot offering direct to consumers at distributor pricing has allowed the price of Subway tiles 3×6, 6×12 and 9×18 to be far more affordable than they ever have been before.  No other retailer online or otherwise rivals The Builder Depot for selection or choice of Carrara Subway tiles.

Today you can find an endless number of options for wall tiles. However, none of them can match the extraordinary beauty and refined simplicity of large format 6×12 and 9×18 honed Carrera Subway Tiles for creating stunning results. Carrara marble Subway Tiles and mosaic tile provides a lot of flexibility in terms of its use in the walls of your home. However, before going for this tile, you must understand few of its features. As the name suggests, this tile is made of marble a natural stone and is unusually crafted in the shape of a rectangle for the subway tiles and various other shapes for mosaics Hexagon, Octagon, Basketweave and many other styles it can be polished a glass like surface or honed a matte finish also honed can be more of a satin finish. This gives a lot of flexibility to you in terms of its use in your home.

You can use Carrara marble subway tile either vertically, horizontally or diagonally in a Herringbone format. The horizontal use would resemble the look of bricks in action.  The vertical arrangement is very modern. However, the herringbone arrangement of this type of tile would be unconventional and unique can you could feel assured that few others wouldn’t have seen this look anywhere and would praise you for this intelligent use of such tiles. This is particularly the case for the larger format 6×12” and 9×18” tiles in a Herringbone format on the floor.  You do not have to follow any rules you can use Carrera marble tiles and mosaics in any way you want and it would become a fashion statement.

Your guests wouldn’t help themselves from getting overawed by such use of this form of tile. Similarly you can choose any style of Carrara which fits your personality Carrara Venato, Carrara Bianco Honed or Polished.