Carrara Venato Bathroom – Customer Pictures

Carrara Venato Shower

In the shower they chose Carrara Venato 3×6″ Honed for the walls with a 1×2″ Herringbone Picture frame (we have a choice of 24 Herringbone mosaics) around the shower unit using a 1×2″ Herringbone Honed inside that bordered with pencils.  A great look, nice and simple so elegant. With the 3×6″ costing just $7.00SF and the Herringbone $11.45SF and Pencil $9.95 Each the Venato collection with over 200 different products has something for everyone.  The trick with marble is what you are looking for and making sure before anything ships to you that the image you have in your mind matches what we are sending.  As we cannot read your mind – this is where we need to work together!

Let us help you. Include us in your plan, your look. We are here to help. If you are 100% OCD and nothing can be wrong “ever” then marble is probably not for you as every single tile has different veining and I would recommend a retailer that can Water Jet cut and pick through tiles to your specification (be prepared to part with $200 a Square Foot).  If you are 40% OCD and want a very specific look and people do this.  Then over order and pick through or email us.  Then we can discuss the costs involved in meeting your standards.  Some people are so specific, one customer for example needed 3,000SF of Nero Marquina, it needed white veining with no more than two white veins per tile and no thicker than 2mm.  We did it, but it was hugely expensive.  As you know, anything can be purchased, you can have any car you want, you just have to pay for it.

If you are like the rest of us and know that a Carrara bathroom can add $30,000 in equity to your home and yes, buying direct can save a fortune then you have found the right place.  We own the rights to this quarry, it is our product, it is exclusive trademarked brand and even then we do not mark it up like a regular company.  We keep the cost low.  We work with a no frills marketing strategy (so iPhone images and no marketing budget, word of mouth growth).  Operating on the lowest cost possible, (examining if anything can be improved all the time), investing everything into the quality of the product and keeping the price down.  We do this to the extreme, an example of this is our Brilliant Glass tile line, we do not even pay with terms (like everyone else), we pay with cash to keep the price as low as possible.  Cash is a great way to work it always ensures you are very well looked after.  As most businesses always need cash!  It also means you are not a debt risk to suppliers, you are therefore provided a better price, quicker shipping and better quality. This is then passed onto our customers. I know….. no debt, it is a strange concept (in a world of debt) but it is one of the ways we make this business work so well.  More of how we can do what we do is on our page of FAQ’s. #3 attempts to address the economics in more detail.

Carrara Venato 3x3 Hexagon

Not quite finished yet: Carrara Venato 3″ Hexagon Honed $11.75 a Square Foot used on this shower floor, customer order 16 sheets for this size area.  Always order 20% more, sometimes people order 30%, it depends what look you are trying to create.  Some customers take out Hexagon pieces and replace them.  Lay it out before installing. Create the perfect picture.  Then when finished please email us a picture.  All we see are boxes 😦

Except on this occasion so Yay! 🙂

Carrara Venato Honed Bathroom (12×24″ and 1×3″ Mosaic)

Carrara Venato 12x24" and 1x3" Stacked Brick Honed Mosaic TileCarrara Venato Honed Bathroom using Carrara Venato 12×24″ Honed on the walls and ceiling and Carrara Venato 1×3″ Honed Stacked Brick on the floor

Carrara Venato 6×12″ Installation

Carrara Venato Marble TileCustomer installed Honed 6×12″ Carrara Venato in the shower

Carrara Venato 6x12They used Carrara Venato 1″ Hexagon Honed to create a shower insert

Carrara Venato BathroomFinally they used more Carrara Venato 6×12″ Honed on the Bathroom Floor in a Herringbone format. Amazing job!!!

But please note these Herringbone designs do not just come out of the box like this. Herringbone designs require rectified tiles. Natural Stone is not rectified. So it is a real pain in the rear to create. Not for a novice and certainly not for the $5SF install price Ceramic tile installer you may have hired, I mean I am talking Institute of Marble certified experts, who can shave marble tiles to create rectified tiles. Otherwise you will have to over order by 30-40% and throw tiles away if they are not an exact fit.

It will be pricey, you may have to order more. But in the end you will have an incredible floor which the product still only ended up costing $10 to $15 a square foot.  This design requires great skill!  Please call 800-308-9359 or email sales@thebuilderdepot.com before ordering and attempting this Herringbone flooring look so we can make sure everything is clear and understood beforehand.

Thank you to Deborah for sending in pictures of her newly renovated Carrara Venato Bathroom.  It looks incredible.  The order consisted of 390SF of 6×12″ Carrara Venato Subway Tile Honed and 20 sheets of the Carrara Venato 1″ Hexagon Honed.  Exclusive only to thebuilderdepot.com Carrara Venato creates a less busy look to that of traditional Carrara and combined with it’s whiter base gives an overall cleaner look.

Whether honed or in polished we are confident that our exclusive collection of Carrara Venato marble tiles, mosaics and trims will give you just the look you have been dreaming about.