Carrara Venato 4×12″ Subway Tile used in this bathroom it is currently $8.00 a Square Foot (prices subject to change).
There is one thing that I have always loved about Carrara Venato it is not just that the product is Trademarked by The Builder Depot and we are the only company in the world with it. But it is actually how white the base is, you can compare it to Calacatta Gold and it goes with it or sometimes it is even whiter in base color.
This installation was designed by Krystine Edwards a designer so this is no accident of design. It would have been an over ordering of 20% so any tiles that did not fit the planned color scheme she was looking for (i.e. has some Earth Tones on a piece of 4×12″ were thrown away).
But even with ordering 20% extra at $8.00 a Square Foot (you would have to order 15% extra for cuts and waste, so it is just an additional 5%), it would still come in less than the $40.00 a Square Foot that brick and mortar boutique tile and stone retailers would charge. Ff they could even get 4×12″ size and if they could it would ship from a distributor ensuring the retailer would have no idea what he is getting. The Builder Depot owns $5 million dollars worth of inventory so we can select the lots to match from subway tile, to trim to mosaic.
Owning the product and owning our warehouse is a key strategy in our business model it allows us to hold multiple trim lots, mosaics and field tiles so we can pick. Send pictures before shipping. We are in control. At the end of the day we do not want to ship something you will not be happy with. That is a waste for us and the customer receiving it as we would then have to pay to get it back. Compete waste. We want to ensure with pictures like this all over the blog the customer knows what they are getting.
Another angle of the 4×12″ honed from the Carrara Venato Collection from The Builder Depot who has been in business nearly as long as Amazon. You can see how the stone has some veining and then some tiles that are blank, no veining. When correctly mixed it creates an incredible look that is less busy that traditional Carrara. These tiles are part of a collection called Carrara Venato with of over sixty products that include, Field Tiles, Trims, Thresholds and Mosaics