Introducing the Onyx Tile
So what is an onyx tile? Technically speaking, onyx is a naturally occurring stone — a variant of the quartz and morganite blend known as chalcedony. With its distinctive marbled appearance, it has an eye-catching quality and comes in multiple hues and shades. But although it’s beautiful, it’s not terribly practical for everyday use. Aside from being prohibitively expensive, it’s prone to cracking and shattering, and easily picks up scratches and stains.
So what do you do if you want the look of onyx but without the downsides? Enter the onyx porcelain tile. Made from durable, high-quality porcelain, these tiles perfectly recreate the luxurious appearance of real onyx, while remaining practical, affordable, and easy to install.
Unlike real onyx, onyx-effect porcelain tiles do not require any special treatments or sealants, and can be cut and fitted in the same way as regular porcelain tiles. So if you want your kitchen or bathroom to look like a million bucks — without spending it — these clever bits of decor are an excellent choice.