What is Onyx?
Onyx marble stone is actually neither marble nor onyx – rather, it’s a material made of calcite or aragonite deposits from caves or springs. Onyx marble was known as “alabaster” to the ancients, which shows just how long this material has been used and appreciated. Onyx marble stone is usually a brown or yellow in colour, but you can also find:
- White onyx stone
- Honey onyx stone
- Blue onyx stone
Blue onyx stone is actually a dyed onyx, but it takes on the blue pigment beautifully to show elegant clouds of a stunning blue hue throughout the stone.
Where Can I Use Onyx Stone?
Onyx marble is versatile and can be used in a range of situations in commercial areas such as offices, schools, hotels, weekend homes, staircases and skating on sidewalls. When it comes to your home, you can adopt onyx for flooring, countertops and sink bases to add beauty and distinction to a room.
Did You Know?
Onyx is semi-translucent, and has the ability to radiate light, so if you can take advantage of this quality in your use of onyx, you can get a stunning effect.
The Benefits of Onyx
There are many benefits of onyx marble stone, some of which include:
Onyx comes in a wide range of colours, not just warm yellow-browns, but also pinks, whites and blues, among others.
Onyx is smooth and non-porous, which means it doesn’t soak up spills and stains, making onyx surfaces easy to clean.
Onyx is hard and durable, making it suitable for flooring and benchtop areas that get a lot of use. You can rely on onyx to last for decades.
With its slightly translucent quality, there’s no denying the true beauty of onyx. Add instant sophistication to your home with accents of onyx.
Looking for Onyx Marble Stone?
Onyx isn’t your typical stone, which makes it all the more beautiful. If you’re thinking of adding some onyx to your home, Pietra Gallery can guide you through the process of selecting the right onyx marble stone. Whether you’re after a honey onyx or a blue onyx, we can help you find the perfect piece of onyx to add class and luxury to your residence. Call us now on (03) 9706 8653 to organise a time to visit our exclusive showroom.