Book-match vs Random-match of Veneer Faces
With book-matching, every other piece of veneer (referred to as a “leaf”) is flipped so adjacent leaves are "opened" like the pages of a book. Panels may contain odd or even numbers of leaves and the number of leaves may vary from panel
to panel, dependent on the veneer specified. Book-matching and slip-matching are characteristic to most upscale and
high-quality wood veneer installations. A lower-cost alternative to veneer panel lay-up is random-matching, with veneer leaves
placed next to each other in random order and orientation, producing a less consistent, “board-by-board” effect.
Random-matching results in considerable pattern variation and is typically not desirable for upscale wall designs.
Random vs Blueprint Layout for Walls
Marlite’s standard is to provide book-matched panels for installation in random layout. Meaning that panels will have
book-matched faces, but are not shipped to the jobsite for installation in a particular order. For most projects and
veneer selections, random layout is a good choice. Marlite can also provide the logistical coordination for “blueprint”
installations. Blueprint layouts provide the most consistent installed appearance available, by matching individually
numbered panels to specific locations on each wall. Blueprinting begins with coordination of the veneer leaves
during panel lay-up, so each leaf is placed in sequential order. The panels must be produced to maintain that order
on adjacent panels, throughout manufacturing, all the way to installation. This level of logistical coordination means
that blueprint installations always demand a premium price.
Marlite puts it all together for you
- Customizable veneer selections
- Customized matching and stains, to specification
- Select, premium quality veneers
- Dependable, premium finishing process
- Durable finishes
- On time delivery