Cambria—an American-made, family-owned producer of natural quartz surfaces—delivers innovation and inspiration with its latest bookmatching introduction. Setting two mirror-image slabs side-by-side on the same surface, bookmatching boasts precise pattern placement for a continuous current of veining and movement that elevates and enlivens interior environments. “Regardless of your preference in pattern, the mirroring in Cambria’s bookmatched slabs make a high-impact visual statement, dramatizing the aesthetics of Cambria’s natural quartz, and further expanding design opportunities,” says Arik Tendler, Chief Sales Officer for Cambria. The mirrored effect emulates the look of open book pages while underscoring the natural beauty of Cambria and rendering a powerful, statement-making piece of art.
Stunning Visual Effects
Gleaming and glossy surfaces flecked by subtle streaking and delicate veining, Cambria’s comprehensive catalogue of natural quartz designs are dramatized and embellished by bookmatching techniques. Bold visual effects are enabled by Cambria’s convenient pre-matched slabs with precise vein matching. “For centuries, marbles and exotic stones have been used in this way and bookmatching is such a breathtaking visual experience—we wanted to offer the same look,” says Summer Kath, Cambria’s EVP of Design. “Bookmatching further captures the magic and allure of our product by showcasing it in this unexpected way. It’s such an exciting tool for trade professionals to be able to design with bookmatched slabs as it makes an impactful and memorable statement. We’re excited to give pros access to a product that allows them to integrate bookmatching into their residential and commercial projects.”
Diverse Design Impact
The bookmatching technique transforms any space as it showcases the stone’s stunning and delightfully symmetrical effects, which shine a spotlight on the intricacies of stone and enable the slabs to stand out and elevate any interior space. Bookmatching techniques create a diverse design impact across an array of applications, and a variety of environments for bookmatched pieces are popular. “Bookmatching truly is a versatile design tool,” adds Kath. “Most commonly, people tend to think of it for a big feature wall where the bookmatch is the focal point—and it’s certainly a great use of the product—but it can also be used to add a layer of luxury and interest in a smaller way whether for a full height kitchen backsplash, a statement island, a vanity top, a shower wall, fireplace wall, flooring, or in commercial applications like elevators. It’s really fun to see it in unexpected ways adding that extra touch of thoughtfulness in the design scheme.”
From wall cladding and backsplashes to surrounds and islands, Cambria’s bookmatching techniques elevate endless applications within commercial and residential environments. Available in nine designs in both matte and high gloss finishes, Bookmatching boasts a stunning visual impact that serves to define the most ambitious projects.