Should I Buy Extra Italian Marble? If Yes, Why and How Much?
Flooring is a highly significant part of a homeowner’s room interior design; it affects the room's appearance to a great extent.
Italian Marble, for its structural advantages, its lustre and visual appeal, and user-friendliness is, of course, the finest choice amongst the many for homeowners for beautifying their room's interior design. Moreover, different patterns and designs can also be chosen using Italian marbles.
However, while laying the flooring, a certain amount of marbles go to waste, especially if you want a certain design pattern for the flooring.
At least 15% of wastage occurs during a residential project. If you opt for any random placing of the marble tiles, where the marbles don’t match each other, the wastage is minimal. But in the case of patterned laying of the marble tiles, the wastage percentage increases by 25%, as in the case of diamond pattern or book match pattern. The diamond pattern and the rectangle pattern are popular amongst homeowners. Veins on one Italian marble slab have to be exactly matched with its adjacent slab so that a mirror-image pattern is formed. In this way, if four pieces of Italian marble are laid together, a diamond pattern is formed.
This matching increases the degree of wastage.
However, it is always a good idea to have some extra leftovers of marble slabs. Italian marble is a homogenous natural stone, and a particular segment is never quite similar to another segment. Later on, if you ever fall short of marble, the extra leftovers that might have been a waste to you at first, might come to your rescue, because it is impossible to get the same material and design.
There might be slabs that can look similar, but it never has the exact pattern.
If informed about your decision to put these pieces to good use, a good and skilled interior designer or contractor will have plans for the utilisation of the leftover marble pieces somewhere in your room's interior design where it would fit and not look out of place.
Shopkeepers and dealers do not take back the leftover pieces.