Onyx: Waves of Beauty in Your Home

Backlighting onyx in the bath .

Backlighting onyx in the bath .

Typically, when people who think of onyx, black onyx jewelry comes to mind. But, onyx comes in many colors and has some fascinating applications in stone fabrication. Today, we’re going to talk about some fabrication options in onyx, which will help you in the choice process. That is, if you can get past staring at the gorgeous photos.

Onyx applications

We are the first to admit that most people do not often use onyx as a countertop. It’s a delicate stone which requires special care to maintain its beauty and appeal. It’s soft enough that banging pots and chopping knives will scratch it. Anything acidic will also stain it, meaning that bottle of red wine needs to stay on the table!

They are also out of the price range of the average homeowner, who often decides that onyx might be out of the scope of what their neighborhood’s real estate market will bear in an ROI.

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Other options

Onyx countertops are the pinnacle of luxury. In the right neighborhood, with the willingness to commit to the maintenance, onyx countertops are an option. Those who aren’t excited about the idea of a delicate countertop can opt for a tub surround, backsplash, wall tile, or a specialty project, which will get to in a moment.

Color

Onyx comes in a wide array of colors. Hues of brown, tan and white are more common colors. Typically, when people who think of onyx, black onyx jewelry comes to mind. But, onyx comes in many colors and has some fascinating applications in stone fabrication. Today, we’re going to talk about some of these options, which will help you understand more if you can get past staring at the gorgeous photos.

Backlighting

Who wouldn’t smile walking into this lovely bath?

Who wouldn’t smile walking into this lovely bath?

Remember when we mentioned a particular project? Because onyx is translucent and layered, it can be backlit to provide a showcase for the delicate patterns of stone structure within the onyx. Wall pieces and bar counters are some of the options for displaying onyx as a unique decor showpiece. The stone can be backlit by LED lighting, and the glow from within displays every lovely swirl within the structure of the piece.

Regardless of which option a homeowner chooses, onyx should always be installed by a professional. It’s fragile and can be easily damaged.

Options in onyx are rare and unusual, which what makes onyx such an excellent means of adding to a home’s ambiance. If you’re considering this unique and impressive option in either a countertop or other fabrication design, give us a call, and we will schedule some time to spend discussing options with you.

If you have a home, business or rental property in the Metro Phoenix area and are considering upgrading with granite countertops or other stonework features, call us here at JDM Countertops at 602-461-7559.