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 Hexagon Mosaic and Hexagon Collection

Venato 1x1 Hexagon Mosaic

Sometimes you cannot beat a 1″ Hexagon mosaic but if you want more choices then we have over forty choices with everything in Honed and Polished.  Below is just an idea of the options from our Hexagon page.

Hexagon Marble Mosaic

This is the Venato Collection showing the 1″ Hexagon honed used above in the picture $10.95 a Square Foot and Free Shipping.

Hexagon Marble Mosaic Tiles

Hexagon Collection can be found here.

Hexagon Marble Mosaic Tile Nero

Not just Nero Marquina (or black marble) Mosaic or Calacatta Mosaics but entire collections with trim. Calacatta collection and this link takes you to the Nero Marquina Collection

For a Whiter Bathroom Look consider our Carrara Venato Collection

Carrara Venato White BathroomTo create this look consider using our Venato 1″ Hexagon Honed $10.95SF and Venato 3×6″ Honed Subway Tile $7.00SF

Carrara Venato White Tile BathroomYou can see how white the subway tile honed has fewer veins on the tiles and some are actual blank tiles mixed in.  This is what creates a whiter appearance.  Blanks mixed in with the boxes is no accident.

Carrara Venato Subway TileAbove is a picture of our subway 4×8” honed tile laid out in our warehouse (pic taken with just a cell phone) some tiles have veining and some are just blank.  This creates a whiter look and of course a superb white base helps 🙂

1x1" Hexagon Marble MosaicCarrara 1″ Hexagon used on the bathroom floor above. The Venato 1″ Hexagon $10.95SF will give you the same whiter look.

Carrara Venato Dogbone Basketweave MosaicIt does not matter which mosaic you select from the Venato collection.  The Venato Carrara marble collection is consistently whiter based marble to that of traditional Carrara tile.  This mosaic above is our Dogbone Carrara Venato $12.95 a square foot.

Carrara Venato 3x3" Hexagon HonedAbove is our Venato 3×3″ Hexagon Mosaic Tile $11.75SF again incredible white base, perfect for a whiter look bathroom.

Carrara Venato Honed 1″ Hexagon Mosaic Tile

Carrara Venato 1This was one of the first products introduced over a decade ago and is still one of the best selling marble mosaic tiles.  It is such a classic look and at a price of just $10.95/SF you can see why available online from The Builder Depot.

Perfect lot of Bianco Polished 2″ Hexagon Mosaic Tile

Bianco Carrara 2" HexagonOccasionally Bianco Polished 2″ Hexagon is whiter than Venato.  Pictured here is Bianco 2″ Hexagon Polished Mosaic Tile

This crate of 2″ Hexagon polished Bianco caught my eye in the warehouse yesterday.  It has an incredible base, really white.  The overall base color is as white as Venato.  The veining is clear.  On a scale of 1 to 10 this is a 10.  An exceptional block was cut to make this tile.  We do have 3×6″ to match.  For this specific lot please mention this blog post dated August 28th.

Carrara Venato 2×2″ Hexagon Mosaic Tile ($11.75SF)

Carrara Venato 2" Hexagon MosaicCarrara Venato Honed 2×2″ Hexagon Mosaic Tile (also available in polished)

Carrara Venato 2x2" Hexagon HonedExclusive to Carrara Venato offers a whiter base to that of traditional Carrara.

Venato HexagonThis incredible white based mosaic can transform any bathroom floor

January 2013 has ended.  Wow that went by fast.  This month has been incredible for the Carrara Venato collection.  We have in stock the best lots of Carrara we have seen in years.  In fact so good we cannot stop taking pictures.  We have given up actually writing anything and just keep taking pictures and posting them.  It has not just been the Carrara Venato either.  The Carrara Bianco collection has been tremendous as well.

The 16×16″ Carrara Bianco is spectacular and the 5×5″ Hexagon Carrara Bianco honed pictured in the previous post which arrived Wednesday 30th has only 80SF left in stock!  But it is easy to understand why, this quality is hard to come by.  We have family members, friends and employees taking the opportunity to snap up the product and who can blame them.  Carrara can be gray with veining that is dull and difficult to see.  These two collections offer perfect clarity of veining and that is the key to good Carrara consistency, lighter base and good clarity of the veining.

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