Onyx Stone
Stone Type

Onyx Service and Polishing

Onyx, a decorative natural stone, actually comes from deposits within limestone caves. Within the caves, when water drips down off of stalagmites and stalactites, it evaporates. When the evaporation takes place, calcium carbonate remains. This is what attributes to onyx’s pattern within the stone, the swirls, and the veins. Because of this process, onyx can sometimes have fossils and shells within it, making it a chemical sedimentary stone.

Sometimes translucent, each slab of onyx is unique in color. Over time, onyx actually recrystallizes and more light is able to pass through, making it more translucent. Typically, onyx is seen in shades of yellow due to iron deposits present within the natural stone. It also comes in brown, green, orange, white, gold, and pink.

Onyx is commonly used by both homeowners and designers for countertops, walls, decorative pieces, and more.

Polishing Onyx

When your countertop becomes dull, scratched, or worn, it’s frustrating. These imperfections catch your eye over and over, especially when you know where they are and your brain is trained to focus in on it. With care and polishing treatment, these types of things can be eliminated. Our polish will give any onyx a beautiful luster and shine. The polish also acts as a protectant as well.

Some business and homeowners decide to not polish their onyx after initial maintenance. Cleaning and refining your onyx without polishing it will provide a soft sheen without all of the lust, giving a much more natural vibe. It will have a matte look. With less shine, the onyx appears more authentic, allowing the natural beauty to take over. After all, with all of the light that shines through due to the translucent quality of onyx, for many, that is enough lust.

When you do polish your onyx, a vibrant and reflective shine takes over. After polishing, all of the veins and variations in color within the stone are much more apparent and visible, which is a look many prefer due to its elegance and flash. Polished onyx surfaces also tend to be much easier to take care of because the polish acts as a barrier, protecting the stone. Left unpolished, the onyx can be easily stained, chipped, scratched, or damaged. If you spill something on the surface, it is much more likely that the liquid will be absorbed into the stone, possibly permanently damaging it.

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