4 Exceptional Features of Onyx Stone Tilesby Shailendra Verma Web Content Writer
Characteristically, onyx is stone that is translucent and calciferous. To some extent, the stone is quite very much like marble; however, it has many distinct features that make it one of the options for creating floor and wall surfaces. Countertops are also made from onyx stone these days.
Just like marble and other natural stones, onyx comes in a variety of colors and unique patterns - which by nature are - the impurities of the rock from which the stone (tile) has been processed. It is a very delicate stone, so its installation and maintenance require different approach from homeowners.
This article talks about some of the basic and most unique features that make onyx stone one of the best choices available for wall and floor surface creation -
As mentioned above, onyx is translucent. If you hold and see through a small piece of tile, you would see light passing through it. You would also see the shapes and patterns running through the stone piece. While for some, it may be a "wow" thing. It definitely is.
However, you will need to place white thin-set mortar, in order to maintain the shine of your onyx floor tile. Doing so will also help avoid the discoloration of the stone after installation.
Onyx comes next after marble when it comes to being delicate. It is soft yet strong enough to add substance to your floors and walls. A number of manufacturers add mesh and fiberglass on the back of the tile to enhance the strength of the tiles. However, this artificial backing makes cutting difficult at the time of installation.
The stone tile often breaks when you try to cut it. Therefore, you need to do the mathematics and get the right size of tiles for your project. Additionally, order ten percent extra than your actual requirement to avoid delays in your project.
Onyx tiles are not man-made product. Each tile or stone piece is different from other. So, it is a great choice if you are looking for a floor or wall pattern that no one can copy. That means, you should buy your requirements in one lot to avoid getting uncommon, unmatching tiles.
Natural stones have porous surface. They have countless tiny pores all over. Stone tiles require sealing and coating to prevent dust particles and dirty from homing into these pores. Due to the presence of dust and dirt in pores, onyx tiles will lose its shine and translucence and give an unsightly look.
When you are going to buy onyx floor tiles, check the credibility of the vendor before in order to avoid issues such as low-quality product supplies and project delay.
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