This is a new format size for 2015 added to our Carrara Bianco Collection of over 150 Mosaics, Tiles and Trims stocked in Georgia and shipped all over the USA. This size is our first large format multiple of three. We have 1×3″ Herringbone on a Mosaic in Honed and Polished for $12.75 a Square Foot. But 6×18″ takes it from a mosaic to a large format.
It makes larger bathrooms that want a 1×3 dimensional tile to be able to do so without as many grout lines. It is not on a mesh so that will make the installation harder. I would recommend its use in a brick setting in a bathroom as natural stone tiles are not rectified and creating a Herringbone or any shape on an angle requires a lot of skill as an installer. If you do opt for the 6×18″ Herringbone pattern, I would not recommend not using a Ceramic installer. We recommend not using Ceramic installers for any natural stone projects, as there are many differences in the process, (use someone qualified by the Marble Institute of America) you would need someone highly qualified, that can shave and adjust tiles to fit the tile. That lays out prior to install and does not install directly box to box.
You would need to over order by 30% to take into account that certain tiles that cannot be used due to the complexity of a 6×18″ Herringbone Installation. It maybe less a lot depends but again on the skill of the installer. It is the multiplier effect if you are of by 1mm each time by the time you are at the end of a room 200FT long you could be off by 66mm. Adjustments need to made along the way to ensure it is accurate, I have seen installers use string and lasers. If you do not see this or any pre-laid out plan with drawings on the floor. Then you have a problem.
Carrara Venato 6×12″ Honed $8.00SF installed in Herringbone format (not an easy install to do)
Carrara Venato 6×12″ Honed ($8.00SF) in a Herringbone format. Not an easy design to create. Must be dry laid first and then stuck down. A skilled installer is needed as rectified tiles make Herringbone patterns easy. (Rectified means they are all identical). Natural stone is not rectified and can vary +/- by 1mm in size between tiles sizes making this type of installation a real challenge as small adjustments must be made (not noticeable at all in a running brick format). This customer over ordered. The installer worked with the tile and made it happen. Only a true pro can do this.
Even in 6×12″ a Herringbone Tile looks amazing and for just $8.00 a Square Foot in Honed and Polished. The 6×18″ Bianco Carrara Honed and Polished we hope the elongated look of the multiple of three with create an even better look. The same look you get in the 1×3″ Herringbone.