Onyx

Have you ever wondered how to make your home look magical? Why is it that some homes appear more glamorous? Is it the cleanliness or the size? No, it the onyx countertops. Akin to marble, onyx is seen as more valuable. In fact, it was used in spiritual locales for its believed effects on evil and known for its stress relieving properties.

We keep several versions of Onyx countertops MD consisting of rich onyx in our storerooms. Since onyx is an older version of marble, it is just as rich and unique, but more expensive. The expense of onyx comes from how it is created. Typically found near limestone caves, onyx is created after water dissolves and then re-deposits portions of a limestone. These small portions of limestone become quartz crystals that fuse together into an almost translucent onyx stone. As you can see, onyx is a rich and precious stone meant to be treasured.

 


Fantasy Onyx
Fantasy Onyx

Green Onyx
Green Onyx

Honey Onyx
Honey Onyx

Rose Onyx
Rose Onyx

Tanzania Onyx
Tanzania Onyx

White Onyx
White Onyx
 

Onyx countertops should not be considered lightly. They will require a large amount of upkeep and are an even softer stone than limestone. Onyx should be used in very low volume areas, such as fireplace tiles or bathroom vanities. Others may also consider installing onyx countertops on walls or around sinks. Throughout history, onyx was consistently used for various novelty items for its believed magical properties.

Some of the best locations to install onyx countertops are in well-lit areas. This will draw on its translucent features and enhance its mystical majesty. Regardless of where you wish to install onyx countertops, you will be able to find the perfect color. Some onyx stones appear a deep red or green that seems to draw you in with contrasting color bands throughout. Many onyx stones consist of light forestry colors that often mix together to create a visual masterpiece.

Before you decide if onyx countertops are right for you, recall your daily lifestyle. Is your home well-lived in with constant visitors? Do you have the time to devote to a high maintenance stone such as onyx? The finishing chosen on onyx will only protect it to a certain extent. Our Onyx countertops MD showroom employees remind their customers that onyx stains and scratches easily. It can be well-cared for with the proper maintenance and finish.

Like other stones, our onyx countertops MD showrooms offer several different kinds of finishing for onyx. The type of finish will depend on the hardness of the onyx. Harder versions of onyx countertops can receive a glossy finish, while softer versions will need a matte finish. Both finishes will maintain the natural beauty of onyx.

Choosing a stone for any countertop or area in your home is definitely a difficult decision. Do you want a rich stone, or a durable one like granite? Can you keep up with a high maintenance stone such as onyx? If the answer to the latter question is yes, then onyx countertops are the perfect choice for you. Once installed, they radiate a luxurious glamor that seems to always be sparkling when touched by light. The perfect option for those with eclectic or exotic tastes, onyx countertops will not easily disappoint. United Granite carries actual onyx slabs in stock at the Elkridge Maryland, and Crofron Maryland locations.

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