$8SF Carrara Large Format 9×18" Subway Tile

Subway Tiles rectangles are increasing in popularity each year. At first it was the simple introduction of 3×6″ Carrara Subway Tiles as a running brick format pattern on the wall. At the end of 2009 and start of the following year the introduction of 4×8″ and then following that the larger format of 6×12″ gained market share.

Subway tile popularity has been fueled by various design formats – magazines show hotel bathrooms looking like the best that a luxery spa has to offer with 6×12″ Carrara Venato installed in a Herringbone format on the floor. Magazine made sure that with regards to Carrara marble tiles it was no longer ‘hip to be square’. Builders Depot Direct has been the market leader in introducing large format Carrara Subway tiles and continues to do so in 2011.

Minimum order the "lengthy explanation" – Marble Tile

Hello and Welcome, you have most likely found this page through a link.  That link was a redirect from an email where you are interested in buying a quantity of marble subway tile or field tile that is less than the minimum order amount. As you read this please note we would love to sell you our marble and it is not that we cannot ship small orders but certain product have shipping issues that make it just too risky.

90% of visitors to this section are here because they want less than 85SF of 3×6” or 100SF of 12×24″.  They need it for a kitchen backsplash.  So we will focus on that.

In this example you need 50SF of 3×6” Carrara Venato/Bianco Subway Tile.  You have either emailed us an enquiry or your order did not go through when you tried to place an order for your 40SF.  The issues:

#1 Shipping:  Why can you just not ship the 50SF?  How do we ship it to you? I apologize for answering a question with a question. Ground or Freight are the options.  Lets explore ground ...

Timeless Classic Italian Marble Subway Tiles

 Subway Tile Carrara from The Buidler Depot
$7SF Carrara Subway Tile
Premium Bianco Collection – Polished
Alpharetta (Jan 23rd 2010) With product this good at prices so low it is amazing how it is all possible. Above is a completely unprofessional photograph of our Bianco Carrara Italian marble polished 3×6″ taken with a ...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!  The year 2011 is the year of the Rabbit in Chinese Calender Year.

Previous Rabbit years have been 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 and now 2011

People born in the Year of the Rabbit are articulate, talented, and ambitious. They are virtuous, reserved, and have excellent ...

Calcatta Gold Collection to launch Spring 2011

It is believed that Calacatta Gold marble mosaics tiles polished and honed have always been the choice of kings in the ancient world for it strength and beauty.  However the cost of this product and limited availability has put it out of reach and budget for most homeowners until now.  The Builder Depot has launched a new collection of Calacatta Gold marble subway tiles, floor tiles, mosaics and trims for 2011 creating affordability and availability for homeowners, contractors and developers of a much sought after Calacatta gold product.

In the same tradition of all Builder Depot collections the pricing is very aggressive.  “This particular product and European quarry has been monopolized by a few distributors” comments a Builder Depot spokesperson “This has allowed the pricing of the product to be inflated, we are going to sell the same quality for 75% less than the competitors”

The main products on the Calacatta Gold collection are:

  • Calacatta Gold 3×6” Subway Tile Honed
  • Calacatta Gold 2” ...

Large Format Subway Tiles Increase in Popularity

Carrara Venato subway tile 3×6, 6×12 and 9×18 can be used to create some of the most beautiful surroundings. Installed correctly Carrara Venato subway tiles 3×6, 6×12 and 9×18 can be used to produce some magnificent effects.  The popularity of Carrara Venato marble has increased significantly over the past decade fueled by magazine images and improved affordability by online direct to retail wholesale.  The Builder Depot offering direct to consumers at distributor pricing has allowed the price of Subway tiles 3×6, 6×12 and 9×18 to be far more affordable than they ever have been before.  No other retailer online or otherwise rivals The Builder Depot for selection or choice of Carrara Subway tiles.

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Hello world!

Hello world! We’re excited to launch the official blog for the The Builder Depot. We are procurement, testers, product managers, product marketers and executives who offer different perspectives but share the same passion for the Building, Remolding and Home Improvement products of The Builder Depot (also part of Builders Depot Direct). We hope this blog provides you with a deeper insight into our work and who we are, and we’re very excited to be here talking to you!

Keep on the lookout for upcoming posts from our team members at The Builder Depot this month and beyond.

Thanks so much for visiting our blog. Enjoy!
The Builder Depot Marketing Blog team

Grout Per Square Foot (just a guide)

These charts show the number of pounds of grout per square foot of the tile needed when a certain size tile and a certain joint width are used. In order to find out how many pound of grout you will need, multiply the number from the table times the number of square feet of tile you will be installing.

For example, a 3/8″ x 3/8″ x 3/8″ tile and a 1/16″ joint width will require 0.94 pounds of grout per square foot. If you are covering an 8′ x 12′ floor, you will need 96 square feet of tile. 0.94 time 96 yields 90 pounds of grout required for the complete job. Based on the packaging available, the correct amount of grout to order would be 100 pounds (four, 25 pound bags).

These charts are based on filling the joint to their full depth, the nominal tile dimensions, and a 10% waste factor. Actual coverage may vary.

Sanded Grout