Calculate the Amount of Thin Veneer Needed for Stone Installations
How to do the calculation
STEP 1: Calculate your Square Footage
Repeat for each area you are trying to cover and note the total(s) for use below.
STEP 2: Calculate Linear Footage of Corners Needed
Measure the HEIGHT of each 90 degree corner. Each Linear Foot of corners will cover approximately 0.75 SF.
STEP 3: Decide on your waste factor
Natural stone installation requires masonry techniques such as cutting, splitting, sorting, and trimming stones to fit the desired finished area. The amount of stone cut and/or trimmed during the installation process is referred to as the “waste factor”. The amount of waste per job is dependent on the project requirements including how tight the finished joints are desired to be. Tighter joints require more trimming which generates more waste. A higher waste factor requires more stone to be consumed.
How do you decide on the waste factor? Talk to your mason. Talk to your sales rep. Do a mock up.
STEP 4: Do the calculation
Go back to the top of the page and input your square footage, lineal corners and waste factor to determine how much thin stone veneer you need.