Landford Stone can also supply book matched marble slabs. This stunning effect is achieved when a block of veined marble is cut into slabs (similar to a loaf of bread being cut into slices). Slabs are cut and numbered in a systematic order (1,2,3, 4…etc.). Book matched means that the first slab in a block is polished on one side and the slab right next to that slab is polished on the back side. If these slabs are laid out end-to-end, the pattern continues from one slab to the next with no break in the pattern. This enables us to match color tones, veins and characteristics of the slabs to create a mirror image impression, much as the wings of a butterfly reflect each other; exceptionally beautiful, book matching looks equally amazing in contemporary and traditional settings.