Onyx Countertop Slabs
Onyx countertop slabs are a good, although not as popular, alternative to the more common stone countertop materials like marble, granite, etc. The wavy lines and striations, along with vibrant color patterns, combine for a striking display that compliments any modern design. Because of its bizarre patterns, onyx countertop slabs are rarely used in horizontal orientations. The translucent quality of onyx lends itself well to back lit countertops and back splashes, which instantly adds dramatic flair to the home. However, onyx countertop slabs are not the toughest material and typically come with some form of fiberglass mesh backing to help support the stone.