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An Intro to Bookmatching Slabs

An Intro to Bookmatching Slabs

Near Mirror Images Bookmatched slabs are one of the most dramatic and impressive ways to use natural stone. The look is achieved when two neighboring slabs are โ€˜opened upโ€™ (like a book) and polished on the surfaces that were facing each other. The pattern on each stone will be virtually identical mirror images. Best Uses for Bookmatching A pair of…

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Quartz vs. Quartzite

Quartz vs. Quartzite

Quartz – Engineered Quartz is an engineered stone, molded and baked into slabs in a factory. Quartz slabs are made up of approximately 90-94% ground quartz mined from the earth, and 6-10% resins and pigments that bind the ground quartz. Quartz – Pigmented and Uniform Quartz uses pigments to achieve a wide range of colors, and perfectly placed flecks and…

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7 Main Types of Carrara Marble

7 Main Types of Carrara Marble

Carrara Marble Carrara Marble is often incorrectly used to categorize hundreds of different Italian marbles for Carrara and the surrounding areas of the Apuan Alps. Here are the seven main types of Italian marbles from this region, each with their own offshoot of sub-varieties that are found in our slab selection. Bianco Carrara Has a white, pearl-white to grey ground…

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