Yes. We recommend ordering a minimum of 15% overage, but sometimes more. If you are ordering a decorative tile, creating a pattern, or planning a more complex layout (like herringbone), you might consider more.
Ordering overage is necessary to accommodate cuts, and to avoid add-on orders or delays to your installation. A small percentage of breakage in transit should be expected. Due to the handmade nature of our products, there WILL be variation from batch to batch and lot to lot. We cannot guarantee that additional product ordered at a later date will be an exact match.
If you end up with a little extra, don’t worry! We highly recommend that you keep it. Keeping your extra tile is great insurance in case you ever need to make a repair in the future. It will be much easier and less stressful to use your extra tile than hope we can match it years later.