Carrara Venato Subway Tile & Mosaics

One of the most popular products we have is Carrara Venato 3×6″ Subway tile and 1″ or 2″ Hexagon mosaic.  It is a great design a classic that never goes out of style.  With the mosaic and subway tile along with matching chair rail and pencil bullnose trim the Carrara Venato collection from thebuilderdepot.com allows our customers to create a perfect design whether it is new construction or an authentic 1950s remodel.

With a Camera phone (nothing fancy) one of our inside sales rep put together a story book process from stage 1 – the boxes to the final layout showing how matching mosaics compare with the subway tile.

Designing With Carrara Subway Tiles – No Longer Hip to Be Square

It was July 26th 2009 over two and a half years ago since we created the article “Designing With Carrara Subway Tiles – No Longer Hip to Be Square”  and published it on an article submission website.  What is amazing to me is that the article has been copied and reproduced over 1,000 times. With everyone and anyone selling something loosely related to to Subway tiles (Carrara or otherwise) using the article.  Even major blue chip corporations have used the article – I know this is without knowledge of the article being the copyright of  someone else.

For the most part everyone links back to our website, which has created huge success in the fight for dominance in Google.  The link back to www.thebuilderdepot.com is payment enough.

It is a pleasant enough article and amazing how even 2 1/5 years ago subway tiles had become even more popular.  The USA 5 years ago loved square tiles, if you see any commercial building that uses ...

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% ...

Customer Bathroom completed with Carrara Venato

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This customer placed an order two complete bathrooms – above is the first (the second has basketweave flooring, with 3×6″ on the walls and Hexagon border) for approximately $5,000.  The customer commented below:

“Hi Guys.  I know I’m delayed in getting these to you, but here are pictures of our master bath using your tile (herringbone mosaic, 3×6, 6×12, crown).  Please let me know if the pictures don’t come through.  It is stunning!  I couldn’t be happier.  The only tile that’s not yours is the border tile, which is from Ann Sacks.  As you can see, the Ann Sacks tile is a bit darker — I like your tile better!  I’ll send you pictures of the hall bath in another email.”
 

The products used to complete this bathroom are:

  • Carrara Venato 3×6″ ($7SF)