Installation Venato 2″ Hexagon Honed by Refashionablylate Blog

Before and AfterThis is our Carrara Venato 2×2″ Hexagon Mosaic $11.75 a Square Foot. (also available in polished) It is being used by Ruthie from refashionablylate in the One Room Challenge (a Challenge undertaken by bloggers) to transform a room in the house. The great part about this blog is it takes you from before and goes through each week to the “final reveal” Here.Screen Shot 2017-02-27 at 8.45.22 AMWe will post a few pictures (not all) of the Carrara Venato Honed Hexagon Mosaic. On the Refashonably late blogthere are a lot more pictures for anyone to look at.Carrara 2 HexagonAnother Great Picture! And the pictures could continue and they do on the customers blog.

As for us I think this gets the point across about how perfectly white the Venato collection is. We can match 4×12″, bullnose, trims, 12×24″ to this Hexagon to create almost any design you can make from over 80 products from the Venato Collection. Along with Nero Marquina and Bardiglio Gray for accents and borders.

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.

A Carrara Venato Bathroom

Carrara Venato MarbleA Classic but a Beauty. This is Carrara 4×12″ Honed ($8 Sq.Ft.) in the Shower and a Venato 2×2″ Hexagon Mosaic Honed ($11.75 Sq.Ft.) on the floor. The customer gave us his permission to share his comments as he sent us pictures.

Carrara Venato Bathroom TileOur exclusive marble from the Carrara Venato Collection available in both Honed and Polished

The customer gave us his permission to share his comments as he sent us pictures. Here they are below, just a simple cut and paste from the email, it was addressed to Stephen at our warehouse (we have left the customers name out):

Stephen,

Attached is a picture of our master retreat/ dream bathroom in the house we just built.  I purchased the marble through you guys at $8-$9 a square foot.  This same tile would have cost me $25-$35 a square foot at the flooring and tile specialists in our area.  When I told them about the products I saw on your site, they laughed at me and tried to play it off as “junk” marble much like they tried to downplay the big box store’s hardwoods as “junk” hardwoods.  I know better than to follow their biased advice so I walked out of their stores time and time again.

If it looks like marble, feels like marble, and smells like marble; then its gotta be marble.  You can see by the picture, our dream is a reality and I couldn’t be happier with the quality of marble.  Please use this email as a testimonial for those who are teetering between you and one of those “specialty” stores.  The tile that shows up at your house does indeed look exactly like the pictures online.  I can even report that my tile installer reported not a single broken tile during shipping.  With nearly 100 sq. ft. of tiles delivered across the country, this caught me by surprise.

You guys also have remarkable customer service.  Stephen, I was most impressed that I was able to send you my floor plan and you came back at me with estimates of how much I would need.  Everyone else wanted to charge me $30 to $50 to come to my house to give me an estimate for how much I would need, they wouldn’t do it based off of the plans.  Kudos to you and your team and their flexibility.

My only regret is that I ordered so much extra tile based on some breakage, and that breakage really didn’t occur due to your high quality shipping.  We also used less trim pieces than expected because of how nice the tile looked without it.  So really, no regrets.

You guys are great, and continued success to you!

Sincerely,

Bianco Carrara 2″ Hexagon Mosaic

Retail ShowroomBianco Carrara 2″ Hexagon Honed $11.25 a Square Foot is used in this NYC retail clothing showroom. But it just really goes to show how durable this product is, used in a retailer on 5th Avenue and many other cities around the USA.

Retailer use our MarbleFrom another angle but again our Bianco Carrara 2″ Hexagon Honed for $11.25 a Square Foot.

This picture is taken just as this NYC retailer opened. Their customers tare seeing incredible clothes on a floor that they believe is worth $50.00 a square foot or more as the average person understands marble to be this cost or higher. Terrible supply chains have made sure of this for over a half a century, until we came along and took it direct from the quarry to the consumer (or in this case major clothing retailer).

Note: Picture taken with an iPhone and it came out well considering this is inside a retail showroom. These were not taken professionally by the retailer.

Carrara Pietra Carrara 2″ & 3″ Hexagon Honed Mosaic

Carrara Pietra 2%22 HexagonCarrara Pietra Marble Mosaic Tile $9.45 a Square Foot and Free Shipping

Again an iPhone picture taken straight out of the crate.  You can see more of it on the picture below.  It just has more life and more going on in the tile than Venato. It is lively.  This is an introductory price for a new collection $9.45 a Square Foot for a genuine marble Pietra Carrara 2″ Hexagon Marble tile that is cheaper than ceramics, so there is not a lot in this for us, other than feedback and market knowledge.  Which is valuable. Our learning can be your gain.

I think it looks great in mosaics or a 3×6″ it would be good in larger tiles, but takes a person to be there to organize the installer. As he will not care and you will have one wall white and one wall with veining.  So as we bring it in tiles, and you decide you go in this direction you real need the tiles shuffled up, so to speak 🙂

Carrara Pietra 2%22 Hexagon TilePietra Carrara 2″ Hexagon Mosaic Tile Honed $9.45SF

carrara-pietra-installedWe like to continually add to posts. This picture above was added in October 2016.

Here is the Pietra Carrara 2″ Hexagon Honed installed for these very handy shower niches. Incredible job then used the 12″ pencil ($9.95 each) to frame them. Wow! What an install.

And how did we do as a company? We like to let our customers be the judge:

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Another Picture: Taken June 24th 2017

Pietra Hexagon

June 24th 2017: Looking great. Two years since the first pictures taken and no change. A really consistent mosaic. Currently $9.45 a Square Foot and Free Shipping.

 

Carrara Pietra 3″ Hexagon Mosaic Tile

3x3 Hexagon Carrara

Carrara Pietra 3″ Hexagon Mosaic as it arrives off the container. Incredibly consistent product. Matches from field tile to mosaic to trim with ease giving that perfect and popular White Gray look for $9.95 a Sheet without breaking the budget.

 

Pietra Carrara 1″ Hexagon $8.95 a Square Foot

Pietra Carrara 1x1%22 HexagonCarrara Hexagon 1″ Hexagon Honed $8.95 a Square Foot and Free Shipping

Here is a picture in the pallet as usual, this I had to climb on top of other pallets. But I have to say the angle was more effective.  So the difference over Venato is just more variation of Gray veining and pieces.  $8.95 a Square Foot for a short time while we go through a new launch of this product.  Carrara Pietra 1″ Hexagon $8.95 a Square Foot sold here.

*Please note this price is subject to change it is a very low price and free shipping, I doubt this price can be held for a long period of time without some increase in exchange rates or shipping rates. The e-commerce website provides the real cost. This is a blog post and could be 10 years old over a period of time. The pricing was correct at the time the blog was posted.

February 2017 Picture Straight out of the crate.

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Amazing over a year later and still looks the same. The consistency is remarkable. The price is still the same as well $8.95 a Square Foot for the 1″ Hexagon and Free Shipping. Only available in Honed. But part of a larger collection of products. Here.

Prices valid thru 2017.