Marble Granite quality quantity check

Marble Granite quality quantity check

Marble Granite quality quantity check

Marble Quality check at site

Whatever you are purchasing regarding marbles and granite, either it be for floors or counter slabs, you must perform quality checks such as:

  • Marble or granite should be hard and when rubbed with some hard object by force, the chips from surface of marble or granite should not split.
  • It should give ringing sound when struck gently
  • Certain natural marbles and granites have deep cuts and marks on surface that extend throughout the depth. These cuts and marks remain forever and cannot be treated or removed during polishing. These marks affect the overall ambience of floors or slabs hence try not to buy any such pieces.
  • While purchasing floors or marble, make sure most of the pieces are uniform in tone and color. Some marbles such as botticina fancy or Verona have different tones and colors that are only visible after polishing. While purchasing non-polished marble flooring pieces, tone can be checked by spilling water on the surface of multiple non-polished marble pieces and 90% of the pieces should have uniform tone.
  • Thickness of either slabs or flooring pieces of marbles or granites should be same.
  • Natural granites should not have artificial color applied on their surface for shining purposes. Rubbing a wet cloth on polished side of granite can easily check this.
  • Some marbles and granites have natural defects such as more absorbency. Such marbles loose their ambience more quickly with time as compare to other. Discuss with suppliers and try not to buy such varieties of marble or granites.
  • Like absorbency, some marbles and granites also have natural deep cuts that make them vulnerable. Discuss with suppliers and try not to buy such varieties of marble or granites.

Marble Quantity check at site

Once purchased material reaches your construction site, calculating quantity is a simple job for square or rectangular pieces, as you only have to measure length and width to get its total square feet. In case it has any kind of rectangular or other shape, measurement of length shall be taken from largest side called hypotenuse between points A and C, width shall be taken from point B to midpoint of AC.

marble quality quantity check

Rates of same variety of marble or granite can vary with required size of slabs. E.g. if width of your required slab exceeds 2 ft., rate of same marble or granite will be doubled. For larger sizes it can become even more expensive than double however there is a certain limit for both lengths and widths maximum available for different varieties of marble or granite.

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About The Author

Mohsin Munir
Holding a degree in BS EE (Electrical engineering) and astounding knowledge of house construction business since 2010, wide experience and relevant expertise in the construction business. Believe in research based strategy while holding a distinguished position in the construction market. Started at a small scale in 2010 and recognised among the top builders and contractors in Pakistan now, especially among the expatriates and overseas Pakistanis who always trusted in our commitment and services.

4 Comments

  • shaheryar khan on October 26, 2018

    bro can u tell me what is usually used in house flooring if u want to give shining glowing look think of it in contractor point of view ty

    • Mohsin Munir on October 26, 2018

      Imported glazed porclean tiles. 32 x 32 or 2ft x 4ft

  • Imran on September 5, 2018

    First I must appreciate you have a very nice and informative site. It is very helpful for naive people like me who plans to build their dream house. I am done with the grey structure and into now finishing. For flooring, by reading your blogs I am able to decide which type of marble I will be using for flooring and also the quantity by reading this article. I was just wondering, is there a way to calculate the amount of other material required for flooring beside marble, such as cement, sand, crush etc.

    • Mohsin Munir on September 5, 2018

      Yes there is a method, as a general rule of thumb you can keep in mind that 100 sqft area for marble installation will require 2 to 2.5 bags of cement and around 20-25 cubic ft sand.

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