Carrara Venato 1×3″ Herringbone Honed

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How White Can you go? With Venato Carrara 1×3″ Honed for $11.45 a Square Foot and also available in polished which looks like this in a room scene also $11.45 a Sq.Ft. for the polished version here (all prices quoted are valid thru 2016). It can go as white as well….. white 🙂

As white as white. It is the whitest based marble in the USA. Why do others simply not copy this incredible marble. Two reasons and they are both in the best interests of the consumer and that is why we were quickly granted a Trademark.

A. We are trying to add value back to consumers and you can read that here (the US Patent office attorneys did). This business was never about the money. It has always and always be about putting right something which is either a) Broken or b) Wrong. Even the USA Government sees this, that says something 🙂

B. It stops confusion, before the Trademark other foreign companies were copying saying they had it, a consumer needed 50 Square Feet to complete their job, they bought from Mexico Tile thinking it would match……  Nope not even close. Who do they call to complain us.

What did we do wrong? It was the consumers choice to buy from Mexico Tile (I made this name up, I am not going to put in real troublemakers names, I will not draw any attention to them). So after a number of these letters the US Patent office decided to put an end to this and give us full control over this very, very white based marble.  The color of the year is “White”.

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Venato Logo Higher Res with Trademark

A Registered Trademark Collection of over 80 Mosaics and Field Tile designed to give the whitest based look possible. Carrara Venato.

Pietra Carrara Herringbone

Pietra Carrara HerringboneStraight out of the container Pietra Carrara Herringbone $9.45 and Free Shipping

Please note this is just lifting of the lid on a crate and taking a picture with my iPhone nothing fancy or expensive just showing what is looks like. You can order it online here.

Carrara Bianco Herringbone Backsplash Mosaic Tile

Carrara Bianco Herringbone Backsplash Tile Honed

Another exceptional picture sent in by a customer. This Bianco Carrara 1×2″ Honed Herringbone backsplash ($11.75SF) cannot be faulted, in one word “jealously” 🙂

Carrara Venato 1×3″ Herringbone and 4×8″ Subway Tile

Carrara Venato TileA great look.  Use Carrara Venato 1×3″ Herringbone and a 4×8″ subway tile.  This is a great idea, if going with the bigger Herringbone instead of the 1×2″ Herringbone then choose the slightly bigger subway tile the 4×8″ subway tile. Creating a look with less grout lines.

1x3 CVH HBCarrara Venato 1×3″ Herringbone Honed Mosaic Tile just $11.45 a square foot.  Carrara Venato; probably the whitest based Carrara marble in the world.

Carrara Venato 4x8" Subway TileCarrara Venato 4×8″ Subway Tile honed $8.00SF also available in polished

Carrara Bianco 1×3″ Herringbone Honed

Bianco 1x3" Herringbone Mosaic TileCarrara Bianco 1×3″ Herringbone Honed with whiter than normal base and attractive veining for $12.75SF

Polished Italian Carrara Herringbone (Bianco Collection)

From Carrara blocks to Carrara Herringbone below.  We select the best blocks.  This is the key to our quality we are involved in the entire process from quarry to consumer.

Premium Italian Carrara Herringbone Marble Mosaic Tile $12.45SF from

Picture above shows two square feet or two sheets of the Carrara Bianco Herringbone polished mosaic

Carrara Venato Herringbone Mosaic Tile

Carrara Honed Herringbone $12.45SF Venato Collection

It is such a classic that occasionally a picture is needed.  Carrara Venato Herringbone marble mosaic just $12.45SF (includes shipping).  Perfect for flooring.  Available in Carrara Herringbone Honed and Herringbone Polished.

Carrara Therapy with Jeff & Jenni

Picture from Bravo Website

So I finished work early today as the my Elementary schooler had early release today (I wish it was late start and normal release – I get her to school at 7:10am).  While waiting for the school bus to show up around 12pm instead of the usual 2:30pm I watched a re-run of “Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis – Episode #1 Almost Perfect”.  Being in the home improvement/remodeling business I like to watch new styles and see what products are being promoted.  Especially since our products were actually on the DIY network on a show call “I hate my Bath”.

The bathroom (though they did not say during the show) is a 18×18″ Calacatta polished tile (we sell 12×12″ Calacatta and 6×12″ Calacatta for just $14.95SF – which is a lot cheaper than the product they used in this show.) our Calacatta 12×12″ and 6×12″ is actually Calacatta Borghini.  So we have the best possible Calacatta gold marble – ours is available in honed and polished – okay enough promoting our Calacatta Gold.

The shower was the interesting part.  They went for a Carrara Herringbone format, but not a mosaic and not Calacatta which they used on the floor.  They used a 12×12″ tile and cut it into 2″ x 12″ strips and then installed it.  It looks fantastic.  It takes 6-9 months for us to introduce new products from Italy and it just so happens at the end of March we have 3×8″ subway tile arriving, we also along with JeffLewis recognize that long plank field subway tiles look awesome installed on the floor or wall in a Herringbone format.  So we just feel that it is cool that we have moved in a direction of longer thinner planked marble subway tiles just at the time when we are seeing it more on TV and magazines.

The advantage with ours, the 3×8″ Carrara Bianco honed and Carrara Bianco 3×8″ polished only costs $8.50SF and they are already cut with a micro-beveled.  The time, cost and waste savings of not having to cut 12×12″ is incredible.  So looking to recreate this bathroom or just looking to create a long plank Herringbone masterpiece of your own – we have the solution on March 25th.  Towards the end of 2012 we will have 4×12″ and some other formats – so stay tuned.

Carrara Bianco 3×8″ available in Honed and Polished for $8.50SF

For more information please email or call 800-308-9359.

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.