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Using onyx to jazz up your home

Posted on Tuesday, May 09, 2017, by Busenbark Flooring

 

Onyx is a variation of quartz. It is found in multiple colors like browns, white, red, beige, and green among many others. Depth of this stone is communicated by its translucency. Use of onyx makes any surface appear interesting. Onyx is widely used in homes and offices too. It can be dyed easily. It follows that care must be taken when purchasing tiles or slabs of unnatural colors. Using the onyx stone as 3mm to 5mm veneer makes it a beautiful natural surface. In short, the use of onyx beautifies the space where it is placed.

The onyx stone

Onyx stones can be utilized for sculptures, walls, water features, countertops, light fixtures and floors. It could be utilized in slabs, tiles and mosaics. The installation range varies from contemporary styling to orthodox designs. The stone can be non-lit or light can be shone from the back. Onyx works beautifully in headlining bar areas, lobbies and even bathrooms. It works wonders when used as desks and sinks.

If you want onyx to be used in a backlit application, you must ensure that you are fully conversant with the fasteners you use. Ensure that you look at the safety aspects. It is dependent on you whether you can make optimum use of this material.

Maintenance

Onyx needs regular maintenance. Non-maintenance will mar the stone's natural beauty. It is susceptible to acid etching due to it being of a calcareous nature. Acid is some form or the other is regularly used in modern life. If you do not have time for maintenance, then think twice before purchasing this kind of stone. If you do use it, do remember that the appearance you get is an excellent one. The material can transmit light. This means you can do a lot of things with it. Many onyx users go for a monochromatic scheme so that you can make best use of it. It is hard to do anything drastically wrong with this stone. Onyx is a kind of stone which is always in fashion. It has an evergreen quality which makes the stone a favorite of interior designers and architecture professionals. People in some world cultures believe that the stone collects positive energy. Onyx protects the home by banishing all kinds of negativity. The stones are unique and stylish too. It makes excellent sense to use onyx stone to beautify your home.

 

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