Bookmatching is a symmetrical way to match the veining of two slabs of stone so that the veining of the two slabs are closely aligned to mirror each other, like an opened book.
How are bookmatch stone slabs created?
When a large block of stone slabs are cut from the mountain, the quarry cuts them in sequential order, similar to a giant bread slicer. Once the slabs are cut, the quarry can decide to polish the same side of every stone, or alternate, polishing opposite sides of the stone so that the veining in the slabs mirrors one another. Most natural stone slabs can bookmatch. For best results, purchase slabs in sequential order to ensure the closest veining alignment. Most vein cut natural stone slabs are ideal for bookmatching applications, but if you are uncertain if your stone bookmatches, ask your stone supplier.
What type of applications are suitable for bookmatching?
Bookmatching can be suitable for most applications. Feature walls, kitchen islands, backsplashes, open-plan showers, and even statement fireplaces are all ideal candidates for bookmatching natural stone.