Onyx Tiles and Slabs
Onyx Stones are mostly limited to smaller mining sites that are quickly exhausted and are either in the area of hot springs or near underground watercourses in limestone mountains. There are numerous occurrences worldwide: Turkey, Africa, Algeria, Argentina, Chile, Greece (Crete), Honduras, India, Iran, Israel, Italy (Lombardia, Toscana), California, Mexico, Austria (Tyrol), Pakistan, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia.
The name Onyx is not correct since Onyx is actually a black calcedon, which is processed as a gem. Onyx in the technical sense is onyx marble. (This designation is also not exactly accurate since the stone was not transformed metamorphic like real marble.) In the petrological sense, it is a lime sinter that is made up of aragonite and/or calcite. Due to the incorporation of color pigments (especially in connection with aragonite crystals), the stone has a high color intensity. The color spectrum ranges from white to yellowish and greenish to reddish tints.
The colors show up in a banded layer sequence that is very changeable. For this reason, larger fluctuations in color compared to the sample can be expected for deliveries. The strong color deviations are natural and do not constitute a defect.
Customers should be advised that this is a very expressive stone that is dominant in any case. Color collages of adjacent materials should not be matched to individual color tones of the stone in accordance with the existing sample. If a specific play of colors is requested by the client, it is necessary to select the appropriate dimension tables in the delivery plant. However, it should be in mind that very few natural stone suppliers have onyx in stock.
These stones are very decorative because they have a distinctive band. Since you are moving to a high price level, the application is limited to the sophisticated interior design. In addition to being used as a wall covering, more rarely as flooring, Onyx is also used for a wide variety of decorative elements such as door and furniture handles or the handling of outlet fittings. Due to the translucency of the stone, design effects using indirect lighting are also possible.