No slab of marble is ever exactly the same, each has its own distinct veining, graining, patterns and colours. Bookmatched Marble helps highlight the unique details in each piece of marble, a trend which we’ve seen growing in popularity amongst contemporary & transitional projects. This technique involves placing two identical mirror-image slabs of marble next to one another. In order for these two slabs be truly identical, they have to be professionally sliced from one large, flat slab down the middle into two smaller, flatter slabs. Upon installation, it’s extremely important to make sure these slabs line up perfectly, as this trend is all about symmetry!
Book Matched marble is most commonly seen featured in kitchen islands, backsplashes, bathrooms and fireplace mantels. Though it is a statement look, it can transition through the years and stand the test of time when implemented tastefully. Marble creates a truly magnificent effect, but book matching can be used with other materials as well such as wood, silestones and leathers if the price tag for a massive slab of marble doesn’t quite fit the budget. Ciot is one of our go-to’s for marble, stone and tiling materials, and are (in our humble opinion) always ahead of the curve with contemporary trends and and they offer this distinctive technique. We’ve seen first hand some of their pristine Book Matching projects, so if you’re looking to incorporate this trend in your design, we recommend you start there! Here are a few examples of beautiful Book Matching that have inspired us lately.
This Marble Book Matched feature wall is a prime example of subtle elegance that will stand the test of time.
Here’s a perfect example of a magnificent piece of marble that DESERVES to have its details properly displayed. It’s natural colouring when split creates two abstract faces! Can you spot them?
A Book Matched live-edge wooden table is another eye-catching way to incorporate the trend in your home.
The great part about incorporating book matched marble as a backdrop is that, if you get a particularly dramatic slab, it can double as abstract art.