Brushed, Hammered and Grooved Chevron and Hexagon.

Carrara Bianco Chevron

Finish available in Bianco Carrara Chevron above or 2″ Hexagon for $12.95 a Square Foot.

Brushed, Hammed and Grooved. This product has a serious amount of COF. Anti-Slip. The textures create the perfect anti slip surface.

I was looking for a product for my parents shower. I wanted something that they had a very low chance of slipping and falling. I needed to increase the level of friction. They wanted it in Hexagon so we added that as well.

We also added it to the Venato Collection:  Venato Chevron in Brushed, Hammed and Grooved and again in the 2″ Hexagon Brushed Hammered and Grooved.

Specsheet Multi-Finish

Carrara Pietra Hexagon Mosaic Tile $9.45 a Square Foot

Carrara Hexagon in the Box

Pietra Carrara Hexagon $9.45 a Square Foot & Free Shipping. Part of the Pietra Carrara Collection.

A customer ordered 150/SF. Before shipping orders we like to check the product. Actually as soon as we receive the containers and get the pallets off we like to open up the box. It is a nerve racking moment. In our business model there are no payment terms. We have paid for this, we own what is inside the pallet. It is not a product paid on terms. (Of course if it is terrible they will not be getting orders of hundreds of more containers – so the system works, it has been working for nearly two decades, we are in a good position. With both companies saving money and passing that onto our customers).

When we opened this we were to say the least, very, very impressed. The veining looks great really clear. I love the variation between the pieces of the 2″ Hexagon, which is what we are looking for with this collection. It is not Venato it is its stronger variation cousin.

This collection ‘Pietra’ we are looking for more “activity” in the stone, stronger veining, more variation and so on.

Pietra Carrara 2x2" Hexagon Mosaic TileFor the customer buying this lot, to get an even better idea, I took sheets out of random boxes and you can see how well it goes together. A really great lot. The picture was approved and the 150 Square Feet shipped the very same day. Technology has come on such a long way.

Boutique retailers do not stock product, their display boards can be decades or years old, essentially out of date. For our business we can snap pictures of the very lots that will be shipping then email onto the customer. It allows us to carry over a million square feet of just Carrara. Ensuring if a customer finds us and needs Carrara, there is no company that offers so many lots. So many lots that are in stock. Choices. With 5 acres of a company owned location in Alpharetta, GA and 15 loading docks.  We have come a long way, but always learning.

Pietra Carrara is one of the most consistent lines I have seen. I kept a box we had made at the beginning of 2017 and compared it to product coming into the warehouse today and there is no change. It is remarkable.


Customer Review

I decided to finish these lovely Carrara Pietra 2″ Hexagon pictures with a review. There are many more (hundreds and hundreds of them) that can be seen here. This one talks about Ben. He works so hard for every customer. Never selling, just providing pictures or facts. The decision to buy is the consumers. But if we do our work right with the quality, price and service the purchase part should be relatively easy. A good bathroom remodel adds value to a home. Buy the products for a fraction of the price and you can add significantly to your homes resale value.

Beautiful Carrara Bianco Shower with 4×12″ Herringbone.

Carrara Bianco Herringbone Shower

Carrara Bianco 4×12″ Honed $8.00/SF (arranged in a Herringbone format – no easy task!) and Bianco 2″ Hexagon Honed $11.75/SF.

Credit where credit is due… In no particular order to the mountain of Carrara Italy, thank you for your wonderful marble. To #flippinwendy who designed this and will no doubt flip this 🙂 and to Stephanie from Lifecreated (I wish I knew such a talented photographer, it has been ten years with this blog and website and I am still with an iPhone which fortunately has been around for the same period of time.)

Let’s just mention the “Brass Fixtures” Stunning, really goes well with the Italian Carrara Bianco.

Carrara Bianco 4x12

Continuing the 4×12″ Honed around as a wainscoting.

Bianco 4x12

Bathroom Complete

Finally here we have a great picture showing the entire bathroom. Remarkable. Love the door color!

Update: Not saying the tile was the reason. It may have helped, I am sure having “Italian Marble Shower” as a house sales feature is helpful, this house (flip) sold in one day of listing.

Carrara Venato Subway Tile. Timeless Classic.

Carrara Venato 3x6" Subway Tile

Wall of 3×6″ Carrara Venato Honed Subway Tile ($7.00 a Sq.Ft.) and 5/8″ Honed Mosaic on the Floor. This is part of a 1,800 Square Foot order that shipped to the Cayman Islands. Showers, Master bathrooms and kitchen backsplash was completed with Carrara Venato.

Venato 3x6 Marble Tile

Carrara Venato 3×6″ Subway Tile. Available in Honed and Polished. Part of the Carrara Venato Collection of over 80 matching products.

 

Stunning Carrara Venato Bathroom 4×12″ used in Herringbone Format

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Carrara Venato 4×12″ installed in a Herringbone Format $8.00 a Square Foot finished used Honed. Matched 1″ Hexagon Venato in the shower pan and Venato 12×24″ honed for the bathroom floor.

Venato 4x12 Honed

Carrara Venato 4×12″ Honed

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Venato Bathroom3

The veining is stunning and when planned out prior sticking to the wall creates the perfect picture. A balance of white tiles mixed with veining giving an altogether less busy look.

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This remodel is by Brit from blog House Updated. See the Final Reveal and more pictures on Brit’s blog. There you can see before and after pictures along with sources for all these wonderful products that have been used to transform this bathroom.

While the marble is stunning (Carrara Venato has a base whiter than Calacatta, a crisp clean white) what is more stunning is this remodel was completed by Brit in just SIX WEEKS! That is incredible! (On this occasion I think it is okay to be a little jealous and wish I had a shower like that).

Customer installation. Incredible Bathroom!

Carrara Venato Bathroom

Perfect install. Great grout pick matching the shade of veining. Less than half a decade ago everyone would have said “White Grout” today gray is a great choice.

Incredible installation work and great work by everyone packing to make sure all these tiles and trims matched together. In this install you have Carrara Venato 8×16″ (behind mirrors). The wainscoting continues with Venato 8×16″ and then they have cut the 8×16″ in half and added a chair rail molding on the top of the wainscoting. The taller baseboard the 6×12″ baseboard looks great with chair rail molding to top it off. Everything honed. On the floor the customer choose to install the Venato 8×16″ again. All this perfectly matched up before shipping to ensure they could run all these tiles into each other without variation. They also ordered some 4×12″ Honed for around the windows and across the very top of the wall if you look closely you can see the change in format.

The Carrara Venato is so white based that is perfectly matches the vanity units Calacatta countertop 🙂

From Builder Grade to 5 Star Bathroom Retreat!

Carrara Venato Bathroom

Carrara Venato 3×6″ Subway Tile $7.00 a Square Foot (at the time this was installed prices subject to change) along with Carrara Venato 1″ Hexagon Mosaic $10.95 a Square Foot (a classic design).

This bathroom pictures are from WildInk Press blog. Rebekah and Matt not only design and print greeting cards but are also clearly incredible designers. You can see their website here.

Venato 1x1 Hexagon Mosaic Tile

The Carrara Venato 1″ Hexagon looks perfect. Bright white as we had always planned.Before PictureHere is a before picture of their shower.

Before Pictures

Before pictures showing a builder grade bathroom, would you say Circa 1990?

Carrara Venato Bathroom. Stunning!

Carrara Venato Bathroom

Carrara Venato Collection. Showing the 4×12″ Honed $8.00 a Square Foot and for $11.45 a Square Foot the 1×3″ Herringbone polished used as the floor mosaic. It was a decade ago that we agreed to sort marble blocks to create a lighter based Carrara. Then sort again to try and ensure as much as possible with a natural stone that it had just the right amount of veining. Creating a less busy appearance. It is always nice to see pictures of how good that plan came out.

I love how Instagram works. It shows the picture and then with a click it shows the sources of the products (assuming the person posting is kind enough to say where it was from). So a huge thank you to studio_o_interiors for sharing this on Instagram.

Venato Bathroom

This screenshot above from Instagram shows where the products are from. People do ask…. how white can the Venato Carrara be? I want the white base of Calacatta. I am not sure there is a whiter based marble in existence. This picture on Instagram shows the 4×12″ against Bianco Carrara ‘CD’ Grade, it shows better than what I can say.

Installation Venato 2″ Hexagon Honed by Refashionablylate Blog

Before and After Carrara Hexagon

This 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.

Venato Hexagon Mosaic

We will post a few pictures (not all) of the Carrara Venato Honed Hexagon Mosaic. On the Refashonably late blog there are a lot more pictures for anyone to look at.

Venato 2" Hexagon Mosaic

Another 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.

More Variation in the Mosaic? $8.95/SF and Free Shipping? We have that!

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From the Pietra Carrara Collection this 1″ Hexagon $8.95 a Square Foot Honed & Free Shipping (for 2017). Limited collection purchased in huge volume to get the price point where customers want it.

This product has really grown on me over the past 12 months. It was designed to have more variation in the Hexagons than that of the Bianco and Venato collections. Essentially creating shades of Gray. The price point is incredible for 2017 it is $8.95 a Square Foot and Free Shipping. The look is incredible when on the floor. Adds value to the home and does not break the budget.

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The Hexagon is part of a larger collection of tiles and mosaics. All Honed and Free Shipping. More info here.