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What is a bookmatched slab?

Book matching is a technique used to enhance the visual impact of natural stone, quartz or porcelain slabs by aligning consecutive slabs in a mirrored pattern, akin to opening a book. This process creates symmetrical patterns and striking visual effects that can elevate a space in several ways. Book matched slabs also make it easier to match veins or patterns on waterfall edges, stairs, flooring, U-shaped kitchens, walls, fireplaces and stone backsplashes.

What book-matched slabs have to offer:


  1. Symmetry and Continuity: Bookmatched porcelain slabs create a sense of harmony and balance in a space. The mirrored patterns result in symmetrical designs that flow seamlessly across surfaces, such as countertops, walls, or floors. This continuity enhances the visual appeal and creates a cohesive aesthetic.

  2. Dramatic Visual Impact: The mirrored patterns of bookmatched porcelain slabs can add drama and sophistication to any interior. The symmetrical veins, grains, or patterns create eye-catching focal points that draw attention and imbue the space with elegance and luxury.

  3. Illusion of Space: Bookmatching can visually expand a space by creating the illusion of larger surfaces. The seamless continuity of mirrored patterns can make rooms appear more expansive and open, enhancing the overall sense of airiness and spaciousness.

  4. Unique Design Statements: Bookmatched porcelain slabs offer endless design possibilities, allowing for unique and customized interiors. Designers and architects can play with different colors, textures, and patterns to create one-of-a-kind spaces that reflect the client's personality and style preferences.

  5. Timeless Elegance: The timeless beauty of bookmatched porcelain slabs ensures that they remain relevant and stylish for years to come. Whether used in contemporary or traditional settings, the symmetrical patterns and sophisticated designs exude an enduring elegance that transcends trends.


In summary, bookmatched porcelain slabs elevate a space by providing symmetry, continuity, dramatic visual impact, the illusion of space, and unique design statements. They offer a timeless elegance that enhances any interior, making them a popular choice for architects, designers, and homeowners alike. Visit one of our stone yards to see book-matched slabs on display.

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