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How we match stone surfaces to mirror each other to create a patten, movement or vein found in the material.
As per definition, Book matching is the practice of matching two stone surfaces, so that two adjoining surfaces mirror each other matching the pattern, movement, and veining found in the material, giving the impression of an opened book.
Now that you know what it means, did you know that QSTONE offers Book matching slabs in 4 different colours from our Marmo Range? This means that if these slabs are laid out end-to-end, the vein pattern continues from one slab to the next with no break in the pattern. This creates a mirror image impression, much as the wings of a butterfly reflect each other; book matching looks equally amazing in both contemporary and traditional settings.
The reason why this is only available in our QSTONE Marmo Range is that, in design, book matching is selected when the intention is to create a unique aesthetic effect. This is why only marbles with surface veining and patterning are considered suitable for this technique. The directionality of the veins, the uniformity, dynamics or, more broadly, the aesthetics of the pattern can inspire architects, decorators and project managers to create different combinations. It is truly striking how different layouts of the same slabs used in this particular technique can result in diverse aesthetic effects.
Applications such as large kitchen islands, shower walls and feature walls are good places to use book-matched stone. Book matched stone can look like abstract art, and sometimes people see patterns, shapes or faces in the effect that’s created.
When you visit our showroom you can enquiry about the book matching options and we will often help assist with stone slab viewings in our showrooms to help you see what a book match may look like with particular stones.
Take a peek at our beautiful options below: