How to spot 'Fake Carrara' and some examples.

We quite often hear from customers that have purchased Carrara marble samples from different companies and ended up with something that has not met their expectations (not even close).  I think the USA is one of the few modern Western countries that does not have some sort consumer protection law or trade description act (like the UK for example: An Act to replace the Merchandise Marks Acts 1887 to 1953 by fresh provisions prohibiting miss-descriptions of goods, services, accommodation and facilities provided in the course of trade).  It is simply Caveat Emptor.  If there was a Trade Description act I would think that some companies calling their Carrara actually Carrara would be illegal.

Carrara marble – true Italian Carrara as in marble from the Italian region of Carrara not Turkish Carrara (which is impossible as there is no region in Turkey called Carrara) which is a play of words to trick the consumer is a Gray/White base with Gray veining and most defiantly not yellow. Fake Carrara is pretty easy to spot.  From China is/has more than 30% yellow (some cases 80% ...

Carrara Herringbone Marble Mosaic – Free Shipping!

When trying to create an impressive look to your bathroom remodel it is always wise to use good quality materials and patterns. Anything is usually judged by the first appearance so you should ensure that each room in your home is appealing to the people who visit you and mostly to you as a person. The herringbone mosaic is one of the most used designs worldwide and yet in a bathroom provides an elegantly classic appearance. The design dates back to time and the Taj Mahal mausoleum in India’s Agra City is quite famous for the use of the herringbone ...

Builders Depot in Country Living Magazine

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So now seems like an appropriate time to show our customers that we are not only have the worlds largest selection of Carrara marble mosaics (the only company with two seperate collections Venato & Bianco) but we also get noticed by the Home Improvement media in particular our Carrara Hexagon mosaic.

Appearing in ‘The Simple Beauty of White’ February issue of Country Living Builders Depot continues it’s ever increasing poularity of premium Carrara marble collections with endorsement of its Traditions in Stone collection of Carrara Venato 1″ Carrara Hexagon mosaic for $10.95SF (Free Shipping as of May 6th 2011)

We were excited to be included in this article but with recognition from the Home Improvement/DIY media comes more opportunity… the Carrara Bianco collection will be shown on an upcoming episode of HGTV’s new show ‘I Hate My Bathroom’ taken from the popular show ‘I Hate my Kitchen’.  Please stay tuned we will post ...

Carrara Bianco 2" Hexagon Honed Mosaic | Out of Stock!

                                                                       Carrara 2″ Bianco Honed | SOLD OUT!
                                                                                       (Sorry) ETA June 15th
                                                                                  Polished in Stock $11.75SF
 

Carrara Bianco 2″ Hexagon  Honed has sold out (polished is in stock).  Please let us expain some of the process involved in creating a premium Italian marble mosaic.  It takes over a millenium for the stone to be created in the Carrara region of Italy.  It is then another seven to eight months to ...

Buying Carrara Marble Mosaics & Tile easier than ever!

Easy Button – Works on Carrara Tile as well!

Carrara Bianco, Venato Glass or Metal buying online is easier than ever.  Consumers are spending more and more each year in online purchases and are showing with their wallets just how comfortable they are in shopping on the internet. 875 million consumers worldwide have made purchases on the web, up 40% from 627 million two years ago, according to the Nielsen Global Online Survey.

“The Internet is no longer a niche technology-it is mass media and an utterly integrated part of modern life,” says Builder Depot Direct spokesperson. “As our lives become more fractured and cluttered, it isn’t surprising that consumers turn to the unrivalled convenience of the Internet when it comes to ...

Genuine Italian Carrara is from The Builder Depot

As an online retailer of natural stone we constantly stay on top of the market changes and conditions.  One of the things we like to do is order samples of our competitors Carrara 3×6” Subway Tile and Hexagon.  We are shocked at the number of competitors that call Turkish marble ‘Carrara’.  The marble is a white marble from Turkey that has some gray veining in it, but 98% of competitors call it ‘Carrara’ in the hope of the consumer buying the inferior stone.

How can you tell the difference?  The easiest way to tell is that Turkish white marble (we won’t call it Carrara) has ...