Pink Onyx Applications: from slab to Countertops & Walls
Is Pink Onyx Marble natural?
Yes, Pink onyx marble is a natural stone. There are various types of Onyx, including pink onyx, which is one type of calcite which has gone through natural geological processes. It’s a fusion of a variety of the mineral chalcedony, mixed with fine intergrowths of quartz and morganite which were created over thousands of years. These natural formations create the stunning patterns seen in onyx, including the pink colorations.
Pink onyx marble, like other types of onyx, is considered relatively rare compared to more commonly found types of marble or natural stones. Its rarity comes from several factors:
- Limited Deposits: Pink onyx marble is created in specific geological conditions, and areas with the right conditions for its formation are very focused on limited areas like Iran and afghanistan.
- Unique Appearance: The distinctive pink coloration and patterns within the stone contribute to its rarity. The specific combination of coloration and veining found in pink onyx marble is less common compared to other natural stones varieties.
- Market and Availability: Due to its unique and visually appealing appearance, coupled with its limited availability, pink onyx marble is in demand for interior design and luxury applications purposes. The limited availability and market high demand contributes to its rarity and, in turn, its higher cost.
All the above reasons explain why pink onyx marble is a rarer and more exclusive type of natural stone, making it unique for various high-end projects.
What can Pink Onyx Marble be used for?
Pink onyx marble, known for its beautiful and exclusive appearance, is often used for various interior or decor applications like:
- Interior design: Pink onyx marble is used in interior design to make any feature walls, or decorative elements stand out. It surely elevates the beauty of spaces in residential or commercial settings.
- Backlit Applications: Its translucent nature makes it ideal for backlit applications. When properly illuminated from the back, pink onyx marble creates a visually eye-catching effect.
- Countertops and Vanities: Pink onyx marble is also used for bathroom vanities or stunning kitchen countertops applications. Though these type of applications require ultra care due to the material being slightly softer than other stones.
- Decorative Items: Pink onyx marble can be used to create fireplace surrounds or stunning dining tables adding elegance and a touch of opulence to living spaces.
Pink onyx marble is less common for high-traffic areas. Careful consideration of its properties and proper maintenance are necessary to preserve its beauty in practical applications especially when used as kitchen countertops.
What is the cost of a Pink Onyx Marble slab?
The price of pink onyx marble slabs can change significantly based on various factors like:
- Availability: Pink onyx marble is rare compared to other stones. It’s sourced from just a few quarries which are difficult to reach and make its extraction particularly difficult, it is scarce in the market.
- Quality and Visual Appearance: Top quality Pink Onyx shows a vibrant Pink base color and nice veining. The more Beautiful the coloration and patterns, the higher the price due to its incredible unique color surface.
- Production difficulties: Mining, processing, and moving Pink onyx marble slabs & blocks require special tools and equipment, raising up the production costs. Cutting these marbles into thick slabs and polishing or honing their surfaces adds to the expense.
Pink onyx marble is generally raging between the high-end and luxury stones, commanding prices going from approximately $200 to $500 per square foot or more.
In terms of square meters, this can translate to roughly Euro 600 to Euro 1900 per square meter or higher, depending on factors such as those explained above.
If you are looking for a finished product price you should get in contact with your local fabricator providing them with details like sizes, eventual cutouts needed, linear meters of edge polishing etc