What is book-matched marble?
Book-matched marble is a trend using ‘mirror image’ marble slabs on the same surface area. When executed correctly it is a stunning way to show off the natural beauty of marble.
To create this look it is important to work with an experienced fabricator who can work with multiple slabs cut from the same marble block. The fabricator will template your chosen surface and install the marble by aligning the veins and markings to create an appearance of ‘pages of an opened book’. The precision of the alignment needs to be perfect in order to ensure the slabs are finished seamlessly, If the slabs are installed with even the slightest degree of error, this will undermine the book-matched effect and the overall finish and will not be as expected.
Not all marble is suitable for this application, it is best to use marble which has distinct veining or markings otherwise when the slabs are aligned it will be hard to appreciate connecting markings in the match-booked 'look'.
In a nutshell ...
- Multiple slabs cut from the same marble block.
- Best to use marble with distinct veining and/or markings.
- Its an effective way to show showcase the natural beauty of marble
- You need an experienced marble fabricator
This is an example of where we have used a beautiful calacatta borghini marble on tv unit.
This is an example of where we have used a beautiful grey/blue marble inside a shower area.
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