Carrara Bianco Bardiglio Strip 2" Hexagon Polished Marble Mosaic

Carrara Bianco Bardiglio Strip 2
Straight of the boat from Italy and just popped the lid off for this iPhone pic • Carrara Bianco Bardiglio Strip 2″ Hexagon Polished Marble Mosaic Tile $12.95SF • Such a unique look and perfect for shower floors.

Friday 29th of May in our Alpharetta, GA Warehouse.  It has not got really hot yet so still just about okay, though already it is hard to remember how cold winter (actually it is amazing how quickly I forget that cold).  The air conditioning is already running as the temps touch the 80’s.  I do not recall spring.  It was 60F one week then 80F next week, the 70s are perfect for warehouse ...

Carrara Venato Honed 2×3" Wide Basketweave Bardiglio Gray Dot

Venato Bardiglio Honed Wide Basketweave

We love Basketweave it is such a wonderful looking product and we want to stock every possibility.  This is our Venato Wide Basketweave for $11.75 a Sheet (we have had the same wide Basketweave Bianco honed in stock for the last 12 months and it has proved popular).  This brings the number of Basketweave options to over forty choices. I would like to see sixty with Blue dots, Greek Thassos and other options.

Please note – these pics are taken by just me and my iPhone at the back of the warehouse ...

Carrara Bianco 4×16" (taken from 8×16") Tile and cut to order

4x16 Carrara TileWe now have the ability to customize orders which is a great leap forwards.  This 4×16″ tile was created specifically for a customer.  They found the lot of Bianco Carrara 8×16″ they wanted (an entire crate of 340SF) and then had us cut the number of 4×16″ needed for their project.  The 8×16″ was $8.95 a square foot and was polished.  These are machine cut and the micro bevel is put back onto the 4×16″.

This is not our regular operation and sometimes it just will not work out.  This particular customer was looking for a shower of 8×16″ around the bottom, then a border to go above that (we just happened to have the perfect lot match of

Calacatta Gold Production in Italy – Polished and Honed

Calacatta Gold Tiles PolishedIt is nice to see the production of our Calacatta Marble 6×12″ Honed being made in Italy available for $17.95SF from The Builder Depot.

Our European office is always providing feedback and pictures of production from Italy and here you can see some Calacatta during the final stages of production.  The difference between us and any single tile and stone retailer, we have people in Europe.  This is vital with Italian production as they are on the same time zone, they can work together closely and keep the product to the standards we set and reject those blocks that does not meet our requirements.

Occasionally we can go through months without ...

Palmetto Wood Tile Collection 6×36" Format $2.99 a square foot

Palmetto Collection PorcelainPalmetto Wood Look Tile $2.99 a Square Foot available in Chestnut • Cognac • Smoke (as pictured below) and • Fog •  We recommend purchasing a minimum of 10% overage to account for design cuts, patterns and defective tiles/waste and is GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®

$15.95SF Calacatta Gold 1×2" Polished Herringbone Mosaic Tile

Caalcatta 1x2 Polished

Calacatta Gold 1×2″ Polished Italian Marble Mosaic Tile available online for $15.95SF

Going through the warehouse again and lifting of the lids of the crates to see what is inside (this arrived May 28th 2015). This Calacatta Lot of 1×2″ Polished Mosaic Tile looks incredible. I like the white base of this Calacatta and it is not ‘too’ busy.  Some people like really busy Calacatta Gold but that is not what we aim for.  The price at this time (thru 2015) is $15.95 a Square Foot.  We want character in the stone but not an overwhelming amount.  This is lot 052814CG01 (you ...