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So I finished work early today as the my Elementary schooler had early release today (I wish it was late start and normal release – I get her to school at 7:10am). While waiting for the school bus to show up around 12pm instead of the usual 2:30pm I watched a re-run of “Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis – Episode #1 Almost Perfect”. Being in the home improvement/remodeling business I like to watch new styles and see what products are being promoted. Especially since our products were actually on the DIY network on a show call “I hate my Bath”.
The bathroom (though they did not say during the show) is a 18×18″ Calacatta polished tile (we sell 12×12″ Calacatta and 6×12″ Calacatta for just $14.95SF – which is a lot cheaper than the product they used in this show.) our Calacatta 12×12″ and 6×12″ is actually Calacatta Borghini. So we have the best possible Calacatta gold marble – ours is available in honed and polished – okay enough promoting our Calacatta Gold.
The shower was the interesting part. They went for a Carrara Herringbone format, but not a mosaic and not Calacatta which they used on the floor. They used a 12×12″ tile and cut it into 2″ x 12″ strips and then installed it. It looks fantastic. It takes 6-9 months for us to introduce new products from Italy and it just so happens at the end of March we have 3×8″ subway tile arriving, we also along with JeffLewis recognize that long plank field subway tiles look awesome installed on the floor or wall in a Herringbone format. So we just feel that it is cool that we have moved in a direction of longer thinner planked marble subway tiles just at the time when we are seeing it more on TV and magazines.
The advantage with ours, the 3×8″ Carrara Bianco honed and Carrara Bianco 3×8″ polished only costs $8.50SF and they are already cut with a micro-beveled. The time, cost and waste savings of not having to cut 12×12″ is incredible. So looking to recreate this bathroom or just looking to create a long plank Herringbone masterpiece of your own – we have the solution on March 25th. Towards the end of 2012 we will have 4×12″ and some other formats – so stay tuned.
Carrara Bianco 3×8″ available in Honed and Polished for $8.50SF
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