Specializing in:

+ Granite Kitchen Countertops
+ Soap Stone
+ Back Lit Onyx-Vanity & Bar
+ Granite Fire Pits
+ Remodeling
+ and Much more

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Hot Springs, AR 71901
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Onyx

Onyx is a semiprecious translucent natural stone.  Because some Onyx stones are translucent, a common practice for enhancing the beauty of the Onyx stone is by bathing it with light or back lights. For example, the lights are set underneath the countertop and shine upwards and through the stone. This gives the countertop a special glow. By adding these lights, the Onyx countertop will have an even greater appeal. Many people choose to put in these extra lights to give the countertop an added element of beauty. Onyx colors can range from white to a deep green.

Onyx is a calcareous stone formed by dissolving limestone and redeposited as a new kind of stone.   It is a soft and brittle stone that should be carefully evaluated for its intended use.  Like granite and marble, you should seal onyx. However, the stains that you might see are actually acid etch stains, and a sealer cannot protect against this.

Onyx is widely used in kitchen backsplashes, countertops, tiles, fire place surrounds, as well as in free standing forms such as sinks and wash basins. As a softer stone, Onyx is considered to be a royal stone that has a very luxurious feel to it, which is why it is such a desired stone for countertops. There are many creative applications used in bathrooms and wine cellar tops, but kitchens are seldom practical. Let a Stone World Designs consultant guide you through your decision making process!

Give us a call at (501) 762-0254 or fill out the contact form on our contact us page to learn more about Oynx stones and how they will fit into your design project. Check out some some of the Onyx stones available through Stone World Designs.

 

Onyx

 Outrageous Onyx

brought to you by the craftsman of

Stone World Designs

Hot Springs/Central Arkansas

 

Photos by Justin Bunkley and Stone World Designs