BACKLIT ONYX KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS
Backlighting. This entire fireplace is lit from behind its onyx slab surround. When all the lights are off, this stone will illuminate the room with a soft and warm glow. Design tip: Check with your electrician to see what kind of lighting should be used to light up your slab, since there are several options..
While onyx is beautiful on its own, it is even more beautiful when the light hits it. Onyx is translucent and provides an effect that no other stone does. But there is a good way to go a step further – backlit onyx fireplaces.
Backlit onyx really glows and miraculously lights up a dim room. It’s simply stunning.
How does backlighting work?
Since onyx is translucent, it lets any light behind the stone pass through the stone. As the light reflects off the interior of the stone and its veining, the whole slab glows.
How do you set it up?
The onyx countertop is set on a frame with light fixtures or LED light strips installed inside. The exact lighting choice depends on the particular situation, but the goal is to light the onyx uniformly. You don’t want to see the individual lights. Sometimes this requires a diffuser such as paper or plexiglass between the lights and the onyx.
This is not a job for you to do yourself. Generally you need a custom frame for the onyx slab, and it’s not uncommon for contractors to ship your countertop to a custom lighting company who will build a custom light strip based upon the colors and patterns on your countertop.
Is it worth it?
It should come as no surprise that a backlit onyx setup is going to cost more than a plain onyx countertop. However, popular opinion is that if you’re going to spend the money on onyx, you should go “all in” and do the back lighting.
Backlit onyx different standard sizes as mentioned below: 1) 12 x 12 x 3/8 inches OR 30 x 30 x 1 cm
2) 12 x 24 x 3/8 inches OR 30 x 60 x 1 cm
3) 12 x 24 x 3/4 inches OR 30 x 60 x 2 cm
4) 24 x 24 x 3/4 inches OR 60 x 60 x 2 cm
5) 24 x 48 x 3/4 inches OR 60 x 120 x 2 cm
6) 24 x 72 x 3/4 inches OR 60 x 180 x 2 cm
Backlit Onyx Tiles Thickness: 1 cm, 1.2 cm, 1.5 cm, 1.8 cm , 2 cm OR 10 mm, 12 mm,15 mm, 18 mm, 20 mm
But also other measures are available upon request.
Recommended Applications backlit Onyx: interior and exterior wall cladding, light-transmitted countertops, lampposts, permeated floor posts, permeated bar tops, onyx table, desks onyx wall ,onyx ceilings and light-transmitted background wall and so on.
Finishes Offered: Calibrated, Polished, Honed, Tumbled , Sawn
Onyx Slabs Sizes: Lenght: 5 to 8 feet OR 60 to 96 inches OR 150 to 240 cm
Width: 4 to 6 feet OR 48 to 72 inches OR 120 to 180cm
Onyx Slabs Thickness: 2 and 3 cm OR 20 and 30 mm