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What Is Onyx Used For?

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Onyx marble has lots of uses. The most common onyx uses are for the tops of tables, fireplaces, or as a small kitchen island. It can be used as cabochons, as well, and materials for construction. When used, onyx needs careful consideration in order to use it in residential areas. Consider your lifestyle and your conditions before buying onyx for your countertops or worktops.

Other uses of onyx are wall panels, home floors, tables, and sink base. Onyx can be used as a novelty item. These items include vases, wine goblets, urns, bowls and lamps. It has incredible uses wherein it can accent the stone. It can be utilised with lights and back lightings in order to attract more attention to the transparent qualities of the stone. Onyx is available in a tile shape and large slabs for more style and flair.

If colours within the onyx is visible, you need to know that they can be dyed. Onyx can be dyed easily. Therefore, if there is rare coloured onyx, like bright blue, neon pink and all other unusual colours, you need to be extra careful. Sardonyx is the onyx with coloured red and white bands. Onyx is the range of the black agate. There are parts of onyx that are more translucent, while some are less translucent. It is heated in order to intensify the colour of the onyx.

Onyx can be completed with a surface that is polished, just like a marble. It has a reflective and silken base finish, which deepens the colour of the stone and the contrasts. It can also have a dull surface finish that is honed. The finish is like a low-sheen finish. However, this finish is not reflective and glossy, unlike the polished finish. If there is any surface finish you desire, please contact us to discuss your project, where we can recommend the material's suitability.

The natural stone has translucence, it's gorgeous and available in different colours. The stone’s colours are always soft looking, sumptuous and delicate. It has colours that can give an exotic feel. These colours are mint green, whirl brown and golden honey. There are also other onyx stones with various bands and lines that are running throughout the stone that provides exclusive colour characteristics. The bands have complementary colours. With that, the stone is a feast for the eyes.

The onyx marble has an exceptional and distinctive beauty. However, this stone is not suitable for everybody, as it is a higher maintenance stone material. If you are not a careful person, you may lose the beauty of the stone right away, as well. The stone will easily etch, especially if you are not cautious. It needs to be sealed. The stone is softer and more delicate than any other natural stones.

However, if you know how to take care of the stone, you will admire the stone much longer. The appearance of the stone has a unique style. If you cautious with onyx uses and take care of it, then you will love it for years to come.

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Onyx   Orthoclase   Phanteritic

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