47+ BOOKMATCHED SLAB AND TILE IDEAS
Contemporary Kitchen with Navy Blue Cabinets and Bookmatched Marble Backsplash
In this contemporary kitchen, the bookmatched marble backsplash lends sophistication to space and creates a distinctive focal point between the navy-blue cabinets. The bright look of the backsplash is complemented by white countertops. Brass hardware adds a dose of sparkle while glass pendant lights enhance the spaciousness.
Luxurious White Bathroom with Alcove Bathtub and White Wainscoting
The combination of the high-end elements offers a luxurious bathroom design. The giant marble slab brings visual interest while protecting the wall against water spills. White bathroom wainscoting brings a traditional feel. Gray rug complements the gray veining of the marble while white chandelier makes a glamorous touch.
From kitchen backsplash to countertop, wall cladding to flooring
When it comes to interior design, natural stones like marble and onyx are popular materials for homeowners and interior designers. From kitchen backsplash to kitchen countertop, wall cladding to flooring there is plenty of different application areas for these stones. The undeniable beauty of the marble and onyx can instantly elevate any room and add a sense of luxury. These stones are known for their natural veining and patterns that create an impactful appeal. Depending on the installation techniques, marble and onyx stones can give more distinctive results. Bookmatching is one of the most prevalent techniques. The open book impression and the symmetrical appearance of the bookmatched stones serve as a work of art and make a statement.
Although marble and onyx bookmatched slabs offer a stunning appeal, these slabs can cost thousands of dollars. If you are on a budget, for an affordable alternative, bookmatched porcelain tiles might be more suitable for you. These tiles also give the natural beauty of the marble or onyx but with a lower price tag. Also, porcelain tiles are more practical in terms of maintenance and provide easy to clean surfaces. Here, we gather out some design tips and tricks about the bookmatched slabs and tiles. Scroll down and find some inspiration to transform your design.
Transitional Family Room with Bookmatched Marble Fireplace and Gray Shelves
The transitional family room offers a cozy yet elegant look and serves as both a functional and beautiful design. The marble fireplace and TV create a focal point between the gray cabinets which provides storage space. The luxurious look of the marble stands against the cozy furniture and makes a statement. Gold accessories on the shelves, and black and gold coffee table in a harmony with the elegant look of the marble.
Modern Bathroom with Bookmatched Tile Accent Wall and White Bathtub
The soft color palette of this modern bathroom gives a spa-like feeling. If there is a strong statement piece like this bookmatched tile marble wall, there is no need to fill the room with a bunch of furniture. A white freestanding bathtub and a white side table are enough to create a beautiful bathroom design. Also, the use of less furniture creates a spacious atmosphere.
What is bookmatched marble?
Bookmatching is the practice of placing two or more adjoining marble stones by mirrored each other. As the name suggests, this method resembles an open book. Because of its strong veining, marble is incredibly capable of bookmatching. Bookmatched marble tiles are one of the most beautiful ways to showcase the natural beauty of marble.
Contemporary Bathroom with Marble Bookmatched Tile and Skylight
The beautiful veining of the marble tiles distracts the compact sizes of this contemporary bathroom and brings a luxurious look. The skylight floods the ensuite with light and creates a spacious atmosphere while highlighting the wall cladding. The blue drawers of the vanity and matte white hexagon tiles contrast with the luxurious look of the marble and give a modern appeal.
Wood Flat-panel Cabinets with White Countertop and Beige Floor
In this open-concept kitchen, wood cabinets create a modern look with their clean lines. The Calacatta Gold backsplash pulls the attention at the first sight and elevates the design. The same marble is also used as a kitchen island countertop. The waterfall edge of the island adds a dramatic look.
Bookmatched Wall Design Ideas
Bookmatching means is matching the two symmetrical surfaces which mirror each other. Two adjoining wood or natural stone surfaces are placed end to end, and it gives an ‘open book’ impression. The strong movement of the natural stones and wood is best suited for book matching. Bookmatched wood slabs are generally used to beautify furniture or musical instruments like guitar or violin. Natural stone slabs are used as interior wall cladding in living rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms. Kitchen backsplash and kitchen countertops are also suitable surfaces for using a bookmatched stone.
The artistic appeal of these large statement pieces creates a stunning luxurious look and lends sophistication to any room. But not all stones are suitable for bookmatching. Marble and onyx stones with strong veins are ideal to create visual symmetry. It’s worth pointing out that bookmatched slabs are expensive. Depending on the quality of the material it can cost thousands of dollars.
Transitional Living Room with Calacatta Gold Fireplace and Raised Panel Wainscoting
This living room has a wow factor! The Calacata Gold modern fireplace is the star of this living room, and it takes the design to the next level. The fireplace is accentuated by white raised panel wainscoting on both sides. Large lampshades emphasize the impact of the wainscoting and add drama to the atmosphere. The curved shape of the sofas and coffee table brings a contemporary appeal.
Dark Wood Vanity with Bookmatched Tile and Walk-in Shower
The elegance of the marble surrounds all around the bathroom and offers a unique and luxurious design. The dark wood vanity stands out between the bright whites and makes the design more powerful. The frameless glass enclosure of the walk-in shower provides a seamless look and allows the beautiful veining of the marble to dominates the space.
With its natural veins and strong patterns, marble is one of the best suitable stones for bookmatching. The luxurious impact of the bookmatched slabs can instantly elevate the overall look of any room. From fireplace surrounds to bathroom backsplashes, kitchen countertops to bed heads these slabs can be used for different applications and when it comes to interior design, bookmatched marble can give the most enchanting and eye-catching result. Just like any other stone, not all types of marble are suitable for bookmatching. Marble which is used for bookmatching needs to have plenty of movement. Bookmatched Calacatta Marble and Statuary Marble are the most popular and highest-end options for this method. However, even if they offer a beautiful appeal, their prices may be higher than you can imagine.
Modern Kitchen with Bookmatched Marble Island and Concrete Floor
A statement kitchen island is a great addition to elevates the design and using marble might be the most dramatic way that enhances the impact of the island. In this modern kitchen, marble slabs are attached by using the bookmatching method. The beautiful symmetrical look of the bookmatched tile acts as artwork. Gray walls and wood floating shelves offer a sleek backdrop.
Bookmatched Marble Shower with Glass Enclosures and Black Frames
Walk-in showers have modern aesthetics that can lend a light and airy feel and practical use to a bathroom. In this contemporary bathroom, a bold-looking marble that brings a luxurious feel is used on the shower walls. Black frames of the glass enclosures bring a modern appeal while the nickel shower kit works beautifully with the elegant look of the marble.
Green Vanity with Brass Accents and Mirrored Cabinets
This contemporary bathroom was designed to provide a luxurious spa feel with high-end materials. The green vanity stands out between the whites while brass hardware gives a vintage look to the vanity. Large, mirrored cabinets make space feel larger. The bookmatched marble floor centralizes the triangle shape of the sloped ceiling and creates a symmetrical look which enhances the luxurious feel.
Statuary Marble Island with Crystal Chandelier and Wooden Floor
The eye-catching Statuary marble island makes a statement on the wooden flooring and helps create the feeling of an art installation. The crystal chandelier highlights the island while enhancing the drama of this contemporary kitchen.
How do you bookmatch marble?
To create bookmatch marble, large blocks of marble are sliced into slabs with specialized tools. After cutting the stones, they are polished on the two sides that facing each other. This method creates identical marble slabs which gives a mirror effect.
Bookmatched Marble Fireplace with Black and Gray Veining
Generally, a fireplace is the focal point of the living rooms. Using a marble fireplace gives it a sophisticated effect like this design. Here, bookmatched tile increases the impact of the marble. The symmetrical look of the fireplace is accentuated by glass enclosures on both sides.
Transitional Bathroom with Bookmatched Tile Walls and Floor
The black and white color scheme of this transitional bathroom offers a sleek and clean look. The black vanity is paired with a marble countertop. The flat panel cabinets and drawers of the vanity bring a modern appeal. The marble stone is also used on the wall cladding and flooring. The bookmatched marble slabs create a focal point in the shower while a large frameless mirror makes space feel larger.
Elegant Living Room with Gas Fireplace and Beige Armchairs
In this contemporary living room, the custom Calacatta Gold bookmathed tile adds elegance to the gas fireplace. The beige and brown patterned armchairs, black coffee table, and gray rug provide a comfortable resting nook against the fireplace.
Contemporary Kitchen with White Marble Slabs and Black Cabinets
The bookmatched marble slabs surround almost every surface in this kitchen and create a calm yet sophisticated and light space. Black cabinets and hardware in a harmony with the soft gray veining of the marbles.
ID# 118718| Source – Credit | Lucia Caballero Interior Design | © Andrew Beasley
Gray and White Bathroom with Statuario Marble Bookmatched Tile
The walls and floor are clad with Statuario bookmatched tile which lends sophistication to the atmosphere. The same marble is also used on the vanity. Frameless glass enclosures of the shower provide a seamless look and allow the beautiful marble tiles to dominate the space.
How do you bookmatch tile?
Just like the natural stones, porcelain tiles are created by matching stone look surfaces that mirror each other. These tiles come in different sizes. You can use large tile formats and match two tiles or go with smaller tiles and create a denser pattern.
Dark Wood Vanity with Calacatta Gold Countertop and Herringbone Floor Tiles
In this transitional bathroom, the interior designer installed 25 slabs of Calacatta Gold marble. The large marble slabs on the walls are carried to the floor in smaller sizes and herringbone patterns tile. This herringbone pattern adds a nice texture and brings a modern appeal. The dark wood vanity brings warmth to the atmosphere. The gold frame of the mirror and sconces complement the gold highlights of the bookmatched marble walls.
Casual Living Room with Black Castile Chandelier and Bookmatched Tile Fireplace
Large places like this living room need a large focal point to achieve the best layout. In this transitional living room, giant Calacatta marble and butterfly bookmatched slabs add a sophisticated focal point. The black Castile chandelier brings a traditional feel while echoes the black window trim of the windows. The l-shaped sofa, woven side chairs, end tables, and rug create a casual yet stylish sitting area. The natural look of the woven material and rich textiles add a nice texture.
Luxurious Master Bathroom with Cippolino Marble Bookmatched Tile and Stunning City View
Bookmatched Cippolino marble tiles create the illusion of one continuous piece of stone and turn this otherwise ordinary bathroom into a unique design. These marble tiles are transitioning from the floor into the master bath’s shower walls. Thanks to the generous glazing, the stunning city view becomes part of the bathroom and offers a luxurious bath time!
Onyx is a rare and valuable stone that has a striking beauty. With its rich layers and contrasting colors, onyx is a perfect candidate for book matching. Bookmatched onyx slabs create a space that will stand apart from the average designs and instantly add a character. Just like marble, bookmatched onyx can be suitable for different applications in kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms. Because of their rarity, these slabs have a high price tag.
Minimal Walk-in Shower with Brass Accents and White Subway Tiles
The brown shaded onyx wall makes a statement in this plain walk-in shower design. The brown patterns of the wall give a wooden feel which creates a warm and intimate atmosphere. The large-format subway tile in a matte white glaze with the same color grout to make the adjacent walls “disappear”. The tiled recessed niche provides a space for bathroom products without distracting the minimal design. The brass shower kit completes the elegant look perfectly.
Monochrome Bathroom with Eye-catching Stone Slabs
Look how the dynamic patterns of the natural grain of slabs of onyx accentuate surfaces in this monochromatic bathroom. The onyx wall is dramatized using an adjacent wall of full-length mirrors. The same stone material was used also as a vanity which completes the look perfectly. The glass shelf under the vanity and glass doors contributes to the modern look of the bathroom.
Green Onyx Feature Wall with Beige Sitting Group and Metal Accents
The bookmatched onyx fireplace creates a one-of-a-kind feature wall in this modern living room. Placing the TV at the center of the point where beautiful veins connect, enhances the impact of the wall.The greenish color of the onyx slabs is in a harmony with the earthy color palette. The beige sitting group, metallic coffee table, and side table are placed facing through the fireplace.
Gray Onyx Walk-in Shower with Concrete Floor and Recessed Niche
The stunning bookmatched onyx slabs act as a piece of art and instantly add a character to the walk-in shower. They create a dramatic yet relaxing atmosphere. The spotlights emphasize the beautiful veining of the onyx and enhance the dramatic atmosphere. The small, recessed niche provides storage space for bath products.
Contemporary Powder Room with Onyx Bookmatched Tile Backsplash and Gray Vanity
If you don’t have a large wall to place bookmatched tile on, you can attach the slabs at the corner of the walls like this design. Here, the black onyx gives a beautiful mirror effect and adds a dimension to space. The gray and white floating vanity enhances the floor space and offers a modern look with its clean lines. The frameless mirror complements the modern look of the vanity and creates a focal point on the onyx backsplash.
Modern Living Room with a Stone Fireplace and Glass Floating Shelves
In this modern living room, the gas fireplace features bookmatched slabs from floor to ceiling and creates a dramatic backdrop. The fireplace is accentuated by glass floating shelves which give an open and airy feel on both sides. The geometrical patterns of the rug complement the eye-catching veining of the stone slabs.
Black and White Bathroom with White Bathtub and Black Onyx Wall
The simplicity of the black and white meets with the elegance of the onyx and offers a one-of-a-kind bathroom. The white freestanding bathtub stands out between the black walls while black onyx tiles create a stunning backdrop. The LED lights on the corner of the ceiling highlight the drama of the onyx.
Gray Onyx Wall with White Freestanding Bathtub and Wood Step
In this contemporary bathroom, the gray bookmatched stone tiles offer a stunning backdrop for a white freestanding bathtub while serving as a separation wall. The freestanding bathtub is placed on a wooden stage which complements the earthy tones of the onyx.
Black Bookmatched Tile Fireplace with Wood Floor and Picture Framed Windows
The black onyx fireplace is a statement maker piece! The natural white veining of the black onyx lends drama to the atmosphere. The black frames of the picture windows complement the color of the onyx.
Unlike marble and onyx, quartz is a man-made material that recently gained in popularity. With its beautiful veining and patterns, quartz offers a luxurious look as same as the other natural stones. Thanks to this appearance, quartz is a popular material for bookmatching, and it can also be manipulated and engineered for this method. It can be used for wall cladding, flooring, and some kitchen applications like countertops and backsplashes. Besides its visual beauty, quartz is durable and requires lower maintenance than marble and onyx. Also, bookmatched quartz is more affordable than marble and onyx but it still is an expensive material.
White Bathroom with Neolith Estatuario Bookmatched Tile and Black Details
The mesmerizing beauty of bookmatched Neolith Estatuario surrounds this contemporary bathroom and offers an eye-catching design. The black details enhance the modern feel while LED lights emphasize the impact of this natural stone.
Wood Kitchen Cabinets with Bookmatched Tile Backsplash and Countertops
A combination of natural wood cabinets and elegant bookmatched slabs creates a warm and cozy yet sophisticated kitchen. The bookmatched quartz countertops and backsplash enhances the luxury level of the design and contrast with the warm allure of the wood.
Black and White Kitchen with Vintage Bar Chairs and Black Cabinets
The stunning beauty of the bookmatching method can make big differences even the small spaces. In this small kitchen, the black cabinets are paired with bookmatched quartz backsplash and countertops. The usage of the quartz is continued as a kitchen peninsula. Using a floating shelf instead of upper cabinets gives an open and airy feel to the kitchen. The light blue and brass bar chairs bring a vintage flair.
How they get bookmatched stone?
Bookmatched stones are brought in from a quarry and cut into thin slabs with special tools. After the cutting process slabs are laid flat and polished. At the end of these steps, they are brought together in the same order.
White Master Bathroom with Quartz Bookmatched Tile and Crystal Chandelier
This large master bathroom features a white freestanding bathtub, white floating vanity, frameless mirrors, quartz tiles, and crystal chandelier. The crystal chandelier complements the luxurious feel of the quartz tiles and adds a dose of glam.
Luxury Walk-in Shower with Bookmatched Tile Wall and Floor
The bookmatched marble effect tiles offer a luxurious master bathroom with a dramatic and light atmosphere. Large format bookmatched tiles cover the shower walls and they are accentuated by a glass enclosure. The floor tiles are also in the same pattern but are anti-slip which allows the floor to run seamlessly into the shower area.
Cozy Backyard with Elegance of the Bookmatched Tile
Bookmatched tiles are popular for interior designs, but this example shows that they can be also a part of the exterior cladding. The Calacatta bookmatched tile brings a luxurious feel into this cozy backyard.
Bookmatched stone slabs are undeniably beautiful, and they offer a unique luxurious look for interior designs. However, because of the rarity of the stones and the size of the slabs, these materials are extremely expensive. Depending on the size and type of the material, it can cost between $8.000-$10.000 or even more. The high price tag reduces the affordability of the product for homeowners. Actually, you do not have to spend a little fortune to achieve these looks. If you are on a budget but still want to use this appeal in your designs, we are pleased to introduce Bookmatch Porcelain Tiles.
Bookmatch tiles allow you to bring the beauty of the bookmatching to your home at much more affordable prices. These tiles come in a wide range of color, pattern, and size that can work well with different styles and rooms. Besides the smaller areas like the backsplash, you can even cover the entire wall with these porcelain tiles without thinking about the budget. Also, these bookmatched porcelain slabs are easier to maintain than natural stones. Thanks to the special veining, making these large format tiles bookmatch is a great way to create a distinctive focal point or stunning backdrop for your design with the advantage of durability and ease of maintenance.
Bianco Carrara Bookmatch
The beautiful soft gray veining of the Carrara porcelain tiles creates an eye-catching pattern and offers a sleek backdrop for interior designs. Earthy colors like black and brown can work well with these tiles.
When the strong contrast between the black and white meets with a stunning veining of the Calabria bookmatched tile, the result is undeniably beautiful and creates a bold appeal. It can be suitable for any color scheme.
The luxurious look of the Calacatta lends sophistication and offers a charming appearance. Shiny metallic accents and bold blacks look beautiful with the elegance of bookmatched porcelain slabs.
Pulpis Cappucino Iceland Bookmatch
The Iceland bookmatch porcelain tile features a creamy white background and beige and taupe veining. The soft color palette of these tiles works well with the earthy tones and brass accents.
Where to buy bookmatched marble for a fireplace surround?
Some of the companies which sell natural stone for interior applications, also sell the bookmatched slabs. You can check your local company’s website to get more information. If you are looking for an affordable alternative, we are suggesting our Bookmatched Porcelain Tiles.
Pulpis Mocha Onyx Lotus Bookmatch
Crisp white background and gray and taupe veining of the Onyx Lotus bookmatched tile provide a bright and spacious atmosphere with a nice texture.
The primary function of the backsplash is protection against water and food damage, but it is more than this. Backsplashes are a great way to add visual interest to kitchens and bathrooms. Because of their undeniable beauty and luxurious appearance, natural stones backsplashes are a popular design trend in recent days. Using a bookmatching method for these stones emphasizes their impact and creates a luxurious focal point between the kitchen cabinetries and behind the bathroom vanities. From glorious Calacatta gold marble to earthy Carnelian onyx, there are plenty of natural stones that you can bookmatched and used as a backsplash.
All-White Kitchen with Flat-panel Cabinets and Marble Backsplash
The stunning stainless range hood with antique gold strapping is the main focal point of this transitional kitchen. The sculptural appeal of the range hood is accentuated by a bookmatched marble backsplash. The backsplash is in a harmony with the gray and white shaker cabinets, and it adds drama and function to the design. The quartz countertops complement the backsplash. The wood floor breaks the gray and white domination and brings warmth to the atmosphere.
All-White Kitchen with Flat-panel Cabinets and Bookmatched Tile Backsplash
The beautiful soft veining of the marble backsplash adds a nice texture to this white kitchen. Stainless steel appliances bring a contemporary appeal between the white cabinets while wood floors provide a warmer atmosphere.
ID# 117739| Source – Credit | © Arnal Photography
White Shaker Cabinets with White Island and Marble Countertops
The bold black veining of the Pesco Classico bookmatched backsplash stands out between the white shaker cabinets and creates a symmetrical look. The luxurious feel of the marble backsplash is complemented by marble countertops. Metallic pendant lights highlight the kitchen island while dark wood floor and brown counter chairs create an elegant look.
Contemporary Home Bar with Dark Wood Cabinets and Calacatta Verde Bookmatched Tile
Just like the kitchens, bookmatched marble tiles can be used in home bars. Here, the luxurious look of the Calacatta Verde Marble bookmatched tile stands against the rustic look of the dark wood bar cabinets.
Can quartz be bookmatched?
Quartz is one of the most popular materials for bookmatching. However, not all quartz is suitable for this process. To bookmatch a slab, it needs to have strong and bold veining. Otherwise, the symmetrical look created by bookmatching lost its impact.
Traditional Kitchen with Soft Color Palette and Brass Accents
The soft color palette of this traditional kitchen offers a calm and relaxing atmosphere. The large stainless steel range hood makes a statement with the help of the beige quartz backsplash. The bookmatched quartz backsplash is complemented by quartz countertops. White raised panel cabinets give the traditional feel 100%.
Black and White Kitchen with Bookmatched Tile Backsplash and Stainless Steel Appliances
This kitchen is a great example of a modern luxurious design. The white flat panel cabinets are paired with gray countertops and stainless-steel appliances. The bookmatched marble backsplash turns this otherwise ordinary kitchen into a unique design.
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