Book Match Marble

Posted On 07/01/2019
I thought I’d share a small post about marble book match wall cladding, as we have done our fair share of it over the last 5 or 6 years.

When people refer to book match marble, they refer to having two slabs of marble next to one another, where both slabs mirror each other. The effect looks like one slab is next to a mirror.

All slabs of natural stone are cut from large blocks, like a loaf of bread being cut into slices.

Usually slabs from a block of stone are all polished on the same side, but in order to achieve a book match finish, you must polish the opposite sides of the two adjoining slabs.

When they are laid next to one another, you get the book match effect.

But before any of the processing can be carried out, the marble has to be quarried.

Once the blocks have been quarried, cut into slabs & polished.  The slabs are distributed around the world to wholesalers, where you can visit and choose your own slabs.

The slabs are then delivered to our factory where we take over the next stage of the process.

In order to achieve a high quality finish on the installation, time must be taken to set out the pieces from each slab.

This process cannot be rushed and is probably the most important step.

Once the setting out is complete, the cutting and fabrication can commence.

The final stage is the installation and is often where the fun begins because we go from a controlled environment into a site environment which is often anything but controlled.

Anyway have a look at some of our installations below…

You will probably have read in many articles that marble will stain easily, and the lighter the marble, the more easily it will stain.

These statements are true, so it’s important to seal marble.

We are certified applicators and stockists of Dry Treat Stain Proof, which is a micro porous sealant for natural stone and porcelain.

You can view all the necessary information on Dry Treats website here

Due to Dry Treats unique micro porous technology, the sealant actually lines the capillaries of the stone. Allowing the stone to breath.

But because the sealant sits within the stone rather than on top like the old surface sealers used to.

It means that you don’t have to re-seal your stone every 6 to 12 months.

You can go without re-sealing for ages.
Marble is easy to clean and using hot soapy water is sufficient most of the time.

But if you want to clean your marble with a cleaning product it’s best to use a ph neutral product.

And we recommend using a product like Hanafin Rejuvenata, which we also stock.

To find out more information about our stone solutions for bathrooms, click here – Stone Bathrooms

If you require further information about the products in this blog post, please don’t hesitate to contact the Everything Stone team or pop into our showroom in Par near St Austell.