One of the biggest challenges in decoration is the creation of a solution that is innovative, cozy and totally conforms with the user’s needs and aesthetics space. Marbles, granites and other natural stones have been always highly recommended as the finest architectural solutions. The endless options of processing and use of marbles in every possible construction keep surprising us. An amazing option is the book-matching technique.
What exactly does book-matching refer to?
Book-matching is an innovative way of marble processing and placement that results in the complete upgrade of the decoration. In other words, book-matching refers to the total symmetry when decorating with marbles. Surfaces reflect each other by putting two or four pieces of marble in a manner that is like unfolding a piece of paper in two or four parts, giving the illusion of an open book.
The creation is simple. We choose a marble according to our personal taste with bold colors and lines in its surface. After that, the slab gets cut horizontal or vertical in half so as the two pieces reflect each other like a mirror. Finally, the pieces get placed one right next to or under the other following the cutting pattern, creating the mirror effect in this way.
If choosing a basic, simple solution of marbles in your space is quite impressive, then imagine what this technique could do!
Which are the proper marbles for book-matching?
There are many adjustable options for every personal preference. Directly linked with the choice of the proper marble are the surface we want to cover, the use of the surface, the architectural design that the space follows and most important, our taste and imagination.
In a large area (e.g., a wall or floor), a white marble with bold black or grey lines could be an ideal solution. Of course, more colorful options are valid too for those who dare to play with color contrasts.
In every case, ideal materials for book-matching are marbles with clear background and intense lines and shapes on the surface like Carrara arabescato, Calacatta marbles and the Greek marbles “Dionysos marble”, “Veria marble” and “Kavala marble”.
On the contrary, marbles with very even coloring (e.g., the Greek white marbles of Thasos, Naxos and Kozani) have no patterns, so the technique cannot be successful.
Why choose book-matching?
The first impression of a space with book-matched marbles will be breathtaking! A decoration following this technique guarantees an extraordinary unique result. Due to the marble’s nature, no two designs are exactly alike.
Book-matching is an excellent luxurious option for professional public places like hotel lobbies, restaurants, conventional centers, etc. The prestige and luxury of book-matched marbles make your space unforgettable and worth visiting again by your guests.
For residencies that look for a renewal with high architectural and design standards, marble book-matching can level up your decoration. The placement following the technique on the vertical side of a kitchen countertop, as a pattern in a central place on the floor or on the wall, either covering the whole area or a small one instead of an art, can assure you a unique impressive look that will improve your everyday mood. Last but not least, as a natural material, marble has insulating properties and durability in stress and humidity. Therefore, you can relax and enjoy a sustainable, high end creation for as long as you wish!
Panamarm company follows constantly the latest architecture and design trends and modern technologies, searching for new materials and techniques ready to achieve the highest decoration standards. In Panamarm you will find a large variety of materials for any technique you are interested in and specialized new equipment able to create every design you wish. Do not hesitate to contact or visit us if you want to learn more about book-matching or you are considering a renewal or renovation. We can suggest ideas and suitable solutions that are tailored to your needs.