carrara marble hex tile

MatsutakeNovember 4, 2013

We recently finished an extensive renovation of baths and bedrooms in our new Berkeley home. Gardenweb has been an invaluable source of information, on almost every question we came across, especially when we wondered about purchasing from various sources online. I noticed that there wasn't a huge volume of reference for tile retailers online and I wanted to contribute by sharing our very positive experience with one of those discounters.

We wanted carrara marble 1x1 hex in our traditional bathrooms and local tile shops were quoting well north of $30 per square foot. I looked at a myriad of places online and eventually settled on thebuilderdepot.com , having seen some good feedback for this shop on other websites. Their asking price was 11.75 per square foot. I went ahead and got samples which arrived quickly and looked very nice. I asked David, who I assume must be the owner, via email to send me a picture of his current stock. It looked fine to me, although pictures are not the best for this kind of thing. We decided to go ahead.

We paid $175 for home delivery, instead of going to the UPS freight terminal to pick up the tile ourselves (which would have saved us that fee). Our order was placed on 2/13 and was shipped on 2/15 via Roadrunner shipping. It was in our garage on 2/22. I inspected every sheet and found no damage. Our installer had no problems with them, I made sure to ask. I am uploading a picture for reference in case anyone is curious.

Last but not least, we found David's customer service to be very good. He responded to emails on the same day I sent them. I would definitely have no qualms using them again.

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Eden-Manor

We got ours from here as well. Everything has been wonderful!

    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 10:38PM
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asharding

Looks like a nice site with nice prices if your looking for Carrara. Unfortunately, they don't have many other different stone options. So it didn't work for us.

We've been ordering from tileshop.com They have more variety although I don't know how good their prices are. We've been using them for accessory pieces like bullnose, trim pieces, etc. The've been easy to work with as well. The major flooring and wall tiles we've been ordering locally.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 1:42PM
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firstmmo

It's great to have more reviews online. Thanks for spreading the news...I too was looking for hex tile but decided on a matte white instead of the Carrera.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 6:17PM
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AGK2003

we used thebuilderdepot.com for our carrara basketweave and were very happy with the shipping time, customer service and pricing. we plan on ordering from them for our master bath as well. with the shipping included, i will say that the cost probably came out to roughly what our local tile store was charging, but the sample from thebuilderdepot just looked like better quality to us- we were looking for a stark white with gray veining vs. our tile shop's sample which had some yellow here and there.

i noticed they also carry the wood look tile now. wish they had that just a few months ago when we did our kitchen floor:(

    Bookmark   December 4, 2013 at 1:43PM
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