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  • 10/16/2019 9:50 AM

Updated: Onyx

What is onyx? 


Typically used on home accents, jewelry and carvings, onyx is formed in many areas of the world. These stone trends have become a highly sought after material due to its one-of-a-kind color and pattern composition. Many home and business owners utilize onyx to add a unique and beautiful touch to their space. 


What are the advantages of using onyx? 


Onyx is not only beautiful and unique in composition, it has many benefits. From durability to aesthetics, users will enjoy this stone for years to come. 



Onyx isn’t the most durable stone available on the market. However, it can still be used as a  countertop or other home interior material. It is fragile and soft, meaning it will require extra care in transporting, but the experts at GMS Werks will have experience and will make sure your stone arrives and is installed with no issues. Because it is such a soft material, it can scratch easily which can be prevented by sealing its surface. 


Cost effective 

Although natural stones tend to be a little more expensive than man-made and synthetic materials, they are worth it in terms of longevity. Your stone can last for a lifetime if it is maintained properly, meaning you may never have to replace it. 


Easy to clean 

Having access to the right cleaning products and sealants can make a world of difference in the maintenance for this material. When sealed properly and cared for regularly, onyx is easy to care for. All it takes is a little effort and mindfulness and your stone will keep its flawless appearance over time.


If you have questions about how to properly clean your stone or would like access to the proper products tailored to onyx specifically, contact the experts at GMS Werks. We would love to provide you with advice and any products that you may need. 


Aesthetically pleasing

Onyx is among one of the unique stone trends in terms of appearance. This beautiful stone comes in a variety of colors and patterns. Home and business owners love this material because it sets their space apart from others. It is thinner and more translucent than other stones, onyx can be backlit, meaning light will transmit through it. 


Where is onyx best used? 


Onyx can be used in a number of places throughout your home or business. Most typically it is used for tabletops, fireplaces, accent pieces and countertops but can be used for a wide variety of things.Onyx would also make a great backsplash material in bars, event centers or basements. The options are limitless when you use natural stone trends, so your options are only limited to your creativity.


If you would like ideas, give GMS Werks a call. Our experts are experienced and would be happy to give you creative ideas and advice. 


GMS Werks is an experienced countertops omaha contractor that has been serving both residential and commercial customers in the Omaha community for more than a century. We offer more than 300 natural stone slabs and carry over 2,000 slabs, making us a leader in the natural stone industry. 


Our contractors are reliable and provide a variety of installation services for kitchens, bathrooms, walls, floors and much more. We have the experience and credentials to ensure you receive the best service possible. Give us a call or visit our showroom to discuss your next project.  

We have been meeting the needs of both residential and commercial customers for over 90 years.