Onyx’s fascinating patterns and unique translucent qualities are one of the reasons people choose it. But these same qualities suggest that careful thought must be given to the location of onyx stone countertops and what their purpose is going to be.
Typically, onyx stone is well-suited for bathroom vanity tops, furniture pieces, and fireplace surrounds. Because onyx is translucent, backlighting can be used to draw more attention to the overall stone as well as its little intricacies.
This is one stone that you’ll find more often used in vertical applications than marble or granite—onyx fireplace surrounds are a timeless example of vertical use.