It has been an incredible challenge keeping Calacatta in stock and getting the quality right (many of our regular customer I know this year have been frustrated by our lack of stock). This year we have rejected hundreds of blocks from Italy, determined to get the quality we need. Italy itself has been struggling with pulling blocks that fits our requirement. We are focused on offering a premium selection of Calacatta but at a price that makes sense. Having the wider bands of veining within the tiles has been key. This is the look we all want in the USA. Italian’s and other European countries like the spidery thinner veining with a cream base.
In the USA and at The Builder Depot we believe it is all about the whitest possible base and wide banded veining. These tiles pictured above will be cut up and arrive around summer 2014. There will not be a lot of stock at first. But throughout the year and assuming we can continue to get this quality then we will increase availability. If you have an interest in this particular style of Carrara please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org.