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Natural Onyx

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Onyx is known for its exquisite and luxurious appearance.  Onyx is a semitransparent stone that allows light to pass through it. This characteristic creates a captivating effect when backlit, giving off a warm and sophisticated ambiance. Every slab is unique.

However, onyx does require extra special care. It is extremely susceptible to scratching and staining. Also, because it is a soft stone, it is most suitable enhancing a surface that is highly visible, but not highly used.

Onyx Tub and Step with Ogee Eased Edge

Benefits Include:

  • Unique and Exquisite Appearance: Onyx is a type of natural stone that is famous for its striking and unique appearance. It is available in a wide range of rich colors, patterns, and veining, creating a visually stunning and luxurious look for any space.
  • Translucency: Onyx has a unique characteristic of translucency, which allows light to pass through the stone. This feature can be enhanced by backlighting the countertop or surface, creating a captivating visual effect and an atmosphere of elegance and sophistication.
  • Versatility: Onyx is a versatile material that can be used in various applications. Apart from countertops, it can be used for backsplashes, fireplace surrounds, vanity tops, and even wall cladding, adding a touch of luxury and uniqueness to any space.
  • Heat Resistance: Onyx is naturally heat resistant, which means that it can withstand high temperatures without being damaged. This is especially advantageous in kitchens, where hot pots, pans, and appliances are commonly used.
  • Maintenance: Onyx countertops are porous, and like other natural stones they need to be sealed to protect against liquid absorption and stains. Yet onyx can be easily cleaned using a mild soap and water.  Just be sure to wipe them down with a dry towel after.
  • Natural and Eco-Friendly: Onyx is a natural stone that is extracted from the earth. Using onyx for countertops and surfaces promotes sustainability and reduces the environmental impact compared to synthetic materials.
  • Timeless Beauty: Onyx has been used for centuries as a decorative stone in various architectural and design applications. Its timeless beauty ensures that it will always be in style, adding value and elegance to any interior design scheme.
  • Emotional and Psychological Benefits: The unique veining and patterns found in onyx can have a calming and soothing effect on individuals. The stone’s natural beauty can create a sense of tranquility and serenity in a space, promoting a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
  • Value and Appreciation: Investing in onyx countertops can significantly increase the value of a property. Its luxurious appearance and durability are attractive to potential homebuyers, making it a worthwhile investment.

We work with a wide variety of materials including: Granite, Marble, Travertine, Quartzite, Limestone, Onyx, Soapstone, and Slate, as well manufactured Quartz products by CaesarstoneCambriaSilestoneHanstone, and Corian.  Please contact us by phone or email to schedule an appointment for your free estimate or to learn more about our products and services.