Our Black Onyx surfaces are stunning pieces of stone, offering a deep, rich black colour with bands of white or other contrasting hues that run through it. The surface of the slab often has a glossy or polished finish, which enhances its elegant and luxurious appearance. Read More
Our natural Black Onyx surfaces are stunning pieces of stone, offering a deep, rich black colour with bands of white or other contrasting hues that run through it. The surface of the slab often has a glossy or polished finish, which enhances its elegant and luxurious appearance.
The texture of this dark-coloured onyx, also known as Nero Onyx, is typically smooth and fine-grained. When properly polished, it can achieve a high level of lustre, making it ideal for decorative and interior design purposes. The distinct bands or stripes trailing the stone add a unique and captivating element to its visual appeal.
Onyx is also known for its durability and strength, making it an excellent choice for backlit worktops, splashbacks, and walls in high-end projects. Its stain-resistant nature adds to its practicality in these settings. Furthermore, the stone’s striking aesthetics make it a popular option for statement pieces such as tabletops, mantelpieces or wall accents.
The robustness of black onyx doesn’t limit its versatility. It can be cut into various shapes and sizes without losing any of its striking effects.
Discover the Elegance of Black Onyx: Aesthetics
Dive into the mystical allure encapsulated by our top-of-the-range Black Onyx stone surfaces. Nero Onyx, in its stark black shade, embodies a mysterious depth and intensity unparalleled. This unique geological marvel is formed through bands of chalcedony in alternating colours, creating a wavy pattern that ultimately presents an intriguing aesthetic that is as luxurious as it is sophisticated.
The surface shows a captivating union of colour and texture, known for its smooth finish and mesmerising sheen. Its reflective qualities add a lustre that creates a dramatic yet elegant impact, especially with careful lighting strategies.
The beauty of Onyx, however, isn’t merely superficial; it also boasts an impressively long lifespan, demonstrating an inherent resilience and a capacity to withstand high-traffic environments without compromising its beauty. This, combined with its innate elegance, makes Black Onyx a highly desirable choice for residential and commercial spaces.
Black Onyx versus Black Marble: An Insightful Comparison
While Black Onyx and Black Marble may share a similar hue, their aesthetics are delightfully distinct, offering unique appeal and individual flourishes influenced by the intrinsic properties of the stones themselves.
Strength, Enigma, and Protection
Black Onyx, as an exquisite natural stone, radiates an aura of elegance and luxury, adding a dramatic touch to any space it adorns. Recognised for its glossy surface that gleams under light, it has quickly grown popular among designers and homeowners looking for a distinctive and luxurious aesthetic. Its profound black hue, often compared to the deep darkness of the night sky, is occasionally streaked with contrasting white or gold bands, adding allure to its striking appearance.
Onyx’s high density and hard-wearing nature contribute to its prestige, enhancing its appeal for uses spanning from statement bar countertop surfaces to lavish wall panels. Besides its aesthetically pleasing appearance, the dark onyx is famous for its rich symbolic value. Traditionally associated with protection and strength, it makes an intriguing choice that goes beyond the ordinary.
Black Onyx or Black Marble?
Comparing Black Onyx with Black Marble, key differences emerge that can significantly influence a buyer’s decision. At a glance, both share an obvious similarity – their intensely pigmented black colour. However, the superficial resemblance dissipates when examined in detail.
The captivating aesthetics of Onyx Black encapsulate a harmony of luxurious style and timeless grandeur. The swirling pattern of this natural stone is a mesmerising blend of consolidating crystals, including calcite, silica, and dolomite, that fuse to form its distinctive appearance.
The onyx stone is renowned for its deep, glossy black surface, tastefully adorned with lighter wisps and a beautiful touch of iridescent hues. It’s a uniquely bold and expressive opportunity for anyone seeking design versatility, as it adds a rich depth and character to any interior design embodied with a sense of elegance and drama.
A Different Type of Natural Black Stone
Onyx Black is markedly different from Black Marble, despite some confusing them due to the similarity in their dark tones. Each represents a unique geologic larva formed under various conditions and pressures.
In its purest form, Black Onyx is merely black, whereas Black Marble has a pronounced white veining running through it, a characteristic that makes it visually striking albeit less ‘pure’ in colour. By contrast, the streaks that run through Nero Onyx are subtler, tending towards grey shades against the dark backdrop, thereby maintaining a more consistent, homogenous appearance.
Let’s Get Technical
Black Onyx specifications
Colour tones: Jet Black, Grey, Smoke, Coal black, pal grey, ivory, amber, yellow
Finishes: Polished, honed
Thicknesses: 1.8 cm, 2 cm, 3 cm
Average slab size: 200 x 100 – 300 x 175 cm
Heat resistance: 350 °C
Hardness: 6.5 (out of 10 on Moh’s scale)
Applications: kitchen worktops, bathroom floors, fireplace, furniture, splashbacks, shelves and other uses.
Country: Turkey, Iran, Mexico
- Natural onyx is an exceptional choice for worktops, walls or floors in restaurants, hotels and homes. It has reigned as the backlighting natural stone champion for centuries, offering a blend of enduring beauty, top-notch performance, and performance effectiveness.
- Onyx is UV-suited, rendering it an ideal material for outdoor worktops. You can select from a variety of finishes, including Polished and Honed. Each onyx worktop slab is uniquely yours, as nature crafts no identical pieces.
- Natural Onyx excels in withstanding high heat (up to 250 degrees Celsius) and delivers exceptional impact resistance. When renovating your kitchen or bathroom, you're likely contemplating how the material enhances your home's aesthetics and functionality.
- With Onyx, you can also consider its potential to improve your property's value. Your home is a substantial investment, and adding onyx worktops can boost its future worth.
Black Onyx technical data:
- Density: 2460 kg/m³
- Frost Resistance: Not affected
- Flexural Strength: >37 MPa
- Water Absorption:≤0.1% by weight
- Abrasion Resistance: 26 mm
- Compressive Strength: Medium
- Chemical Resistance: Low
- MOH'S Scratch Resistance: 6.5
As a natural material, Onyx's warranty is from nature, with unique flaws and lines that make it special.
You can select from our Sensa, Naturamia, and Granith materials of branded natural stones if you prefer surfaces with a warranty.
Whilst Black Onyx isn't a cheap surface, it isn't among the most expensive stones. Black Onyx prices vary according to the quality and quarry, belonging to our Price Group 4, representing a medium to high cost.
You can use Black Onyx as worktops, cladding and flooring. Additionally, you can apply it to interior design elements such as reception entrances, bar countertops, hotels and staircases.
The translucency of black onyx varies from slab to slab. We recommend arranging a slab viewing appointment to check the transparency level of Black onyx slabs before using them in your interior design.
RETURNS AND SHIPPING POLICY RETURNS
Except for damaged surfaces, all sales are final. Please call 020 39760029 or email HELLO@WORKTOPLIBRARY.CO.UK for more information before mailing exchanges or purchasing return products installed in faulty or damaged condition.
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We process all orders within one business day. However, specific stones may have longer lead times due to high demand or special-order items from other countries.
DELIVERY & INSTALLATION COSTS
We compute delivery and installation costs at the time of purchase. Our team of professional stone fitters install all stone surfaces.
Installation and delivery charges vary depending on weight, site access, and delivery location from our workshop in West London, United Kingdom.
INSTALLATION & DELIVERY ADDRESSES
Stone worktop installation is available in London and up to 150 miles of surrounding areas. Don't hesitate to get in touch with our Worktop Library Service Team at (20) 39760029.