Onyx is ideal for the modern or contemporary kitchen countertop. Onyx, just like granite, marble, or quartz is a natural stone. It is luxurious and exotic looking. If you add this material to your kitchen countertop, there is no doubt that people will ask you questions about it. While onyx may be on the expensive side, it’s worth it. Keep reading to discover the top three reasons why you should invest in an onyx countertop.
Onyx, like other stones, lasts a long time if you take care of it. Without adequately maintaining it, you won’t see its real value. Every countertop requires attention. If investing in a high-quality stone is within your budget; onyx may be the choice for you.
Onyx is A Very Rare Stone
Onyx is unique. You can try to find a stone that replicates its aesthetic appeal, but this is quite challenging! Its rare graining makes it hard for manufacturers to create a laminate that resembles onyx. It’s a very soft, translucent material. Quality is a significant reason behind choosing onyx to decorate your kitchen counter. However, bragging rights is another reason because this material stands out.
Amazing Color Choices
Natural stone usually comes in earth-toned colors or greens and blues which is ideal for a traditional or classic kitchen. However, if you’re thinking of a daring way to enhance your home improvement, onyx is the way to go. Onyx comes in shades and hues of yellow, pink, blue, green, and even red! If you want a more neutral look, onyx comes in black as well. Since onyx is translucent or see-through, it looks fantastic with a backsplash for your countertop. Underlighting works exceptionally well for an island.
While beautiful, onyx is unfortunately fragile. If you choose this stone for your countertop, make sure that you consistently clean the onyx. Seal the countertop and beware of anything acidic such as chemicals found in cleaners and wine spilling on your countertop. If you feel as if maintaining this rare stone is too taxing, maybe use onyx as a backsplash only or in low-traffic areas.
Kitchen Countertop Questions?
If you still have more questions regarding kitchen countertop trends for 2019, Rock Tops Fabrication is here to answer them. Our trained professionals are here to make sure that your new kitchen is designed and finished in exactly the way you want it. We service Maryland, DC, and Virginia. Feel free to give us a call at 410-363-4257. For more information, tips and tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, and Houzz.