ABOUT ONYX COUNTERTOPS DENVER
WHAT IS ONYX?
Onyx is a band of Quartz and Manganite. Onyx is a calcareous stone, formed by dissolving limestone and redepositing as a new kind of stone. In caves, drip water forms onyx as stalactites and stalagmites. It is a soft, brittle stone and should be carefully evaluated for its intended use.
WHERE SHOULD I INSTALL ONYX?
Onyx is typically used in bathrooms and other lightly used areas. Onyx does etch and stain easily so if it is installed in a kitchen, then proper precautions should be taken to ensure that food (wine, fruit juice, lemons and vinegar) do not react with the counter.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I SEAL ONYX?
Onyx should be sealed as often as a granite counter depending on how much use (1-3 years). Onyx reacts to acid and the sealer should be checked prior to purchasing. Not all sealers are safe to use on Onyx.
HOW TO CLEAN ONYX?
Do not use anything acidic. Most cleaning products (even ones specified for stone counters) are not safe on Onyx. Homemade cleaners can also damage Onyx. A cleaner with a neutral PH is the best. Also, Onyx will absorb liquid very quickly. When cleaning your counters put the cleaner on a cloth and not directly on the counters. If you have spills or drips, clean them promptly. Acid can damage an Onyx counter, even with prompt cleanups.