Several months ago, one of my customers asked if we can match a granite or marble surface by applying the same surface pattern image to our table top bezels. I said, “Possibly, let us try it.” We did a similar project in the past with custom colors, but have not done an intricate custom pattern.
After a bit of work in engineering and many prototype samples, we developed a process that enables us to closely match any surface type colors and patterns. The only thing we need to match the surface pattern is a high resolution image of the surface or a small sample of the surface.
Figure 1: Customer’s sample on the left is converted to the final artwork on the right
We received a small piece of the counter-top material and used it to create the final artwork that would be placed on the bezel. This magic happened in the artwork department and, once completed, the high resolution image closely matched the pattern texture of the original material.
Once the artwork was ready, we applied the high resolution image to the surface of the bezel and color matched it closely to the original sample provided by the customer.
Figure 2: Side by side comparison of the original marble and custom bezel
Finally, all of the units were built and delivered to our customer for a flawless installation at the customer’s location.
Figure 3: Custom Match Marble Counter-top Installation
Notice that when units are closed, they match the surface of the counter so well that it is difficult to notice that there are actually three units installed on this counter-top.
The process of adding any type of image pattern to the bezel enables us to custom match any surface for a flawless and, in many cases, invisible installation. When we combine this capability with our UL rating for kitchen and bar counter-tops, the design possibilities become endless.
Counter-top surfaces made from granite, marble, wood, concrete, soapstone, travertine, and many more can be custom matched to your exact specification.
Figure 4: Different surface types can be matched precisely
In addition to the custom surface matching, we can also add other images that represent your unique style and personal expression. Just tell us what you want to see and we will take care of the artwork and deliver a product that will meet your exact surface specifications.
Every Custom Match unit’s surface is sealed with a scratch resistant epoxy polymer that is impervious to spills and typical counter-top contamination.
Figure 5: Above are a few examples of the custom surfaces and custom plates
With the new Custom Match process, we can address any of your custom installation needs. Give us a call and see how we can help you with your next custom installation.