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A Natural Beauty: Onyx

  • A Natural Beauty: Onyx

Onyx is a unique and marvelous stone that will turn your project into one of a kind. Onyx is a calcareous stone which is formed from dissolving limestone which is then deposited as a new kind of stone. In caves, drip water also forms onyx as stalactites and stalagmites. One rare and beautiful feature of onyx is that with the correct lighting onyx will take on its own glow. The opacity of different onyx materials allows for the surface to be lit from behind.

One downfall of onyx is that it is very soft. It does not hold up well with regular use. That means no moving pots and pans around because you will scratch the surface. You must be careful about acidic liquid and red wine because if you spill any of this it will etch and dull the surface. However, if you are going to be aware of this when choosing where to put this stone in your home then there is no denying the sheer beauty of onyx.

If you choose to use onyx for your next project then Nature of Marble in Delray Beach is the place for you! With many different options and a history of working with Onyx, you will be in the right hands.

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