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Oct 25

Stockett Staff

Uses for Large Stone Remnants

by Stockett Staff

Not sure what to do with those large hunks of leftover natural stone? 

After a big bathroom or kitchen remodeling project, you’re sure to be left with natural stone remnants. We detailed what to do with smaller remnants in a previous blog post, but what are you supposed to do with the larger pieces?  

The answer is almost anything. You’re only limited by the size of the remnant and your own imagination. The great thing about stone remnants is how adaptable they are. You can hone the stone and create something with a finished look, or do very little to change it and take advantage of the natural shape of the stone. Here are a few of our ideas.  

Natural Stone Tabletop 

Leftover granite or marble is perfect for creating beautiful tabletops. Since it’s the same material, they’ll also match your floor! 

Larger fragments can be turned into coffee tables. If you have enough material after that, you can also make matching side tables. Also consider crafting a unique marble or granite table for your porch or pool area.  

Kitchen Island 

This is another place where natural stone remnants really shine. If you’ve already completed a set of marble or granite countertops in your kitchen, you can use the leftovers from that project to create a matching kitchen island. If your leftover stone is already a rectangular shape, that’s a bonus because you won’t have to do much cutting to get the shape you want! 

Multiple Bathroom Fixtures 

If you have a few oddly shaped remnants that you just don’t know what to do with, it might be time for a trip to the bathroom. Those strange pieces could make great bathroom vanities, small tables, window sills, or even shelves for your shower or bathtub. You could even use what you have left to create a small platter for your shampoos and conditioners.  

Outdoor Patio 

If you have enough natural stone remnants left over, you can create an incredibly beautiful and unique stone patio. Custom stone patios are a great choice because they can use multiple colors and types of stone. It lets you use all of your leftover natural stone remnants in one place. Crush them and create a mosaic-style patio, or lay them one after another for something more traditional. 

Have any other questions about what to do with larger stone remnants? 

Basically, every remodeling project is going to result in stone remnants. Here at Stockett Tile and Granite, we’re more than happy to help you decide what to do with these leftover pieces.  In addition, if you don’t have any remnants of your own, we can help you choose something from our personal dunnage yard.  We serve the Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona areas. Give us a call at 480-443-1988 to set up a time to see our dunnage yard, or get in touch through our  online contact form to schedule a commercial tile consultation. You can also visit our tile showroom in Phoenix, Monday-Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

See Also:  

Unique Ways To Use Leftover Tile

Tile Remodels for Small Spaces