Inspiration for a mid-sized timeless master white tile and stone tile marble floor bathroom remodel in Boston with gray walls, a one-piece toilet, an undermount sink and a niche

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Traditional Bathroom, Boston

Janine Dowling Design, Inc. Michael J. Lee Photography Bathroom Design by Jodi L. Swartz
Inspiration for a mid-sized timeless master white tile and stone tile marble floor bathroom remodel in Boston with gray walls, a one-piece toilet, an undermount sink and a niche - Houzz

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Sue Wille wrote:August 9, 2015
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    Janine Dowling Design Inc.
    5 years ago

    Hi Sue, this is Carrara marble 12" x 12" tile. Thank you for asking.

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    5 years ago

    Yes, but this is an excellent grade of Carrara marble. There are different grades of Italian Marble, the whiter the base the more they are prized. Every lot is different, so while someone is selling Carrara Bianco 12x12". They could be selling some ugly 12x12". Time is your FREIND, time to get pictures order a sample, or ask for the sample to be pictured with the lot you intend to by. Then you have a "control piece for comparison".

    Ensure the supplier is a stocking supplier, so he is not having it shipped from a 3rd party. Otherwise you will get a picture of one product but effectively receive another as all as they are acting just as is a broker with zero control. That is not what you want. You want evidence that they stock and stock a lot.

    Shop around. Read their terms and conditions if you go the online route as many do. We have over 2 million square feet on Carrara marble in stock in the USA it is the largest supply this side of the Atlantic :)

    Make sure they are a Google Trusted store. Then you have back up.

    To achieve this look you will need 'C' grade Bianco Carrara. Many companies on the West Coast will say it is impossible. It is a challenge but not impossible. Just depends on where you are, if you have an operation in Europe like we do and have had in place years and years in the business with relationships. (I mean decades and decades).

    Our Carrara Bianco 'C' Grade is an incredible tile for $7.00 a Square Foot in Honed and Polished. In fact our prices are so good, it actually has caused us problems for years, as it has that "too good to be true effect".

    Customer reviews explaining renovations need no longer be a "loose 30% return on investment but gain 30%".

    We also I believe have about 80 other matching products in theBianco Carrara collection. This is one collection then we have other different levels of white based finished and less veining tile the Carrara Venato Collection.

    The differences in the grades available in the USA

    Clearly the difference is even more apparent in this image. But the whiter the base the better the quality.

    Carrara Bianco 2" Hexagon $11.75 a Sq.Ft. Free Shipping in Honed and Polished. Available in a collection of over 40 Hexagon Mosaics styles.

    $12.95 a Sq.Ft. Carrara Venato Dogbone Basketweave whiter based less veining, just not quite as busy as Bianco Carrara. Available in Honed and Polished (along with around 100 other matching, field tiles, mosaics and trims).

    In fact how we are so inexpensive became such an issue in 2015 it was the #1 question so we had to create a white board video to explain it. But feel free to learn more about who we are and our blog explains that to achieve this, to achieve you adding value to your home is a team effort.

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