atural stones are formed by having different natural periods among millions of years. Some of the rocks are formed through magmatic-based heat effect and some of them consist of the precipitation of CaCO3 found in hot waters coming from the underground. As for the stones in certain parts of the earth crust that are under physical effects such as heat and pressure, they get transformed and metamorphosed in terms of textures and mineralogy.
Natural stones have various structures, patterns and colors depending on their formation and the minerals they contain.
Based on these differences, the natural stone industry continues to bring in new faces to natural stones. “Bookmatch” is one of the examples to these new faces.
Natural stones produced through bookmatching are in fact not new. These are the new appearances generated by an alteration made in the method of stone dressing.
In order to perform bookmatching on natural stones, two gang sawn stones should be obtained. Following the polishing made for the face plates, the opposed plates are polished in this method.
In this way, twin patterns are obtained. When laid down side by side, these twin patterns reveal very distinctive appearances compared to classical patterns.