What are the most popular uses of Onyx

Onyx Uses | Turkish Marble Company

Onyx is one of the most luxurious and elite semi-precious stones formed by black and white parallel bands. It has been around since ancient times and is known to be used by the Greeks and the Romans as a matter of high social status.

Using Onyx Stone can change and levitate the overall look of your home! They make for excellent flooring, countertops and wall panel choices with their light-reflective nature, instantly adding a touch of elegance to your home.

Here are the most popular uses of Onyx

Onyx makes for great tabletops!

One of the most popular uses of Onyx which is most trending right now is the tabletops! You can choose from a variety of Onyx texture and design options that goes best with the overall interiors of your home. As a tabletop, it best justifies the luxurious vibes with its pitch-black outlay and the white bands creating a starry night effect.

Since these stones are not the high-maintenance types, you can create an elegant look for your dining room even you don’t have the time for high maintenance. You can also choose from the lighter shades of Onyx to match the theme of your home.

Beautiful and exotic wall panels

Who does not love a beautifully laid out wall panel in the living room or any other guest area? Onyx stones are rare to find and thus are super exclusive having the ability to pull off most elegant looks! They instantly add an element of luxury, richness, and uniqueness to your home. Depending on your preferred style from – contemporary, modern, minimalistic, rustic, traditional or palatial, choose from lighter to darker shades. Best color options would be those that sync up and compliment well with the paint and size of your room.

Flooring

Next most popular usage of onyx is for flooring. Laying out your flooring plan with onyx stone definitely helps you achieve a super luxurious look! Complement it with the right choice of seating furniture and novelties and voila – you can create the perfect luxurious look for your home. Onyx is definitely one of the top stone choices amongst people who want to achieve luxurious and elite outlooks for their homes. This also explains why some of the most expensive and luxurious hotels use Onyx for their flooring.

Fireplaces or small kitchen Islands

Onyx by nature is a tough stone that does not corrode and has high withstanding points to varying temperatures. This makes it a good choice for usage in the fireplaces. You can quite literally light up your space with Onyx Fireplaces. The beautiful reflective nature of this stone adds all the more life to your fireplace area coupled with the colorful bright charm natural fire brings in! They also make for great Kitchen Islands, elevating your kitchen to an elite palatial-looking one.

Want to explore the different varieties of Onyx? Check out the full collection here. 

Why should you choose Marble Tiles over Vitrified Tiles for your Living Room

Vitrified Tiles V/s Marble Tiles for Living room | Turkish Marble Company

It is easy to get torn in the process of making a choice between vitrified tiles and marble tiles for your living room – with both options having seemingly similar characteristics. The decision remains an important one and has to be a well-informed one because flooring forms the basis of your home’s overall interiors – both literally and from an aesthetical viewpoint. Interestingly enough, many homeowners and interior designers vouch by the marble tiles over vitrified ones. Here are some good reasons for the same.

The characteristics and versatility factor

Marble Tiles exhibit naturally beautiful characteristics that vitrified tiles can never equally compete with. Regardless of how creative or artsy we humans can get, it’s impossible to match the nature’s hues, textures, patterns, veins and colors that marble stones can flaunt. In other words, you can find more depth and character in the natural patterns marble tiles bring in which even best of the best vitrified tiles can’t match. The grandiose and elegance that these marble tiles bring to your living room is timeless. Create an effortless grandiose look for your living room with beige shades like the Sofia Beige Marble or the Golden Spider Gold Marble from the Turkish Marble Company.

The health perspective

What has tiles got to do with your health anyway? Well, a lot, suggests research. Vitrified tiles are cold and highly unyielding to an extent that doctors do not stand by them. It can cause unnecessary numbness, pain and stress in the knee joints. Marble tiles, being a natural choice does not have any adverse effects on your health. This needs to paid attention for especially if you’re a family with little children who are mostly crawling or playing on the floor.

 Durability

A well-maintained marble tile can last up to 20-25 years whereas vitrified tiles are known to last for 10-15 years. Besides, your replacement costs associated with vitrified tiles is always higher as these tiles are more prone to chipping, meaning – the first glossy layer of your vitrified tiles will chip away, stealing all the glossiness, shine, and charm of your living room tiles. Conversely, marble stones are dense and heavier, and thus does not chip off. Even in a case where they do erode slightly, it can easily be fixed without having to replace an entire tile ensemble. Check out our platinum grey marble collection or silver-gold mermer collection are timeless classics that our customers have found to be most durable!

The factor of uniqueness

Vitrified tiles are man-made, mass-produced tiles having identical textures and hues. Whereas no two marble tiles are identical and thus there’s always an added benefit of uniqueness in your living room. Besides, the natural random patterns and hues of marble stones can never be redone or replaced by the artificial vitrified tiles. We all love to be unique and so does our homes! And Marble Stones are clearly a winner in this regard. Check out the startling hues of pink Marble stones and green Marble Stones at Turkish Marble Stones.

Granite Trends for 2020: Home Renovation Project

Granite Trends 2020 | Turkish Marble Company

Granite is the best solution for homeowners who want to add an aesthetic touch to their kitchens and bathrooms.

The reason why granite is so popular?

They are super durable, easy to maintain and visually enchanting. Granite checks all three important boxes that make for a beautiful home. Granite countertops can almost instantly elevate the charm of a room. This is one of the reasons why many homeowners are choosing to renovate their dull kitchens or bathrooms with granite. Think of it as an instant touch of elegance in one step.

Here are top granite trends you should look for in 2020 if you’re considering a serious home renovation project.

#1 – Simple and straight edge profiles are The New Cool

With minimalism and contemporary interior décor styles taking over the entire interior designing space, simple and straight edge granite tops have become the most trending choice for kitchen countertops. They give your kitchen counter a sleek minimalistic look with simplistic designs and tone which ensure that your kitchen countertop will never go out of style! Check out our collection of black Giresun Vizon granite stone at Turkish Marble Company to create an amazing sleep straight edge profiled countertop.

#2 – Grey granite countertops to suit modern kitchens the best

If all things about your kitchen are modernistic – from the sink styles to space management to flooring – a grey granite countertop would be a perfect pick in 2020.  You’ll also find collections of pure grey granite stones that come as off-white extensions which can really add all the modern look that you want in your kitchen. Check out the Bergama Gri Granit collection, which is our most-loved grey granite stone choice that’s a perfect fit for modular kitchens flaunting sleek, contemporary styles.

#3 – Waterfall Islands

The next big trend to look out for in 2020 is the waterfall islands which we believe is not here to go out of trend anytime soon. If you have a larger open floor plan for your kitchen and can afford to closely work with a fabricator, you cannot have this wrong! It helps add a glimpse of elegance and instantly changes the outlook of your kitchen. It also aids in making the room look spacious. Our Crema Imperial collection in Beige shades goes best with the waterfall islands trend, helping you create an elegant and sophisticated countertop.

#4 – Double thick granite countertops with ornamental edges

Next up on the list is the most loved classic Double-Thick-Tops-With-Ornamental-Edges. You’ll need an experienced fabricator to carry this out by first laying out a double-thick granite stone and then working on intricate cuts to create ornamental edges. If you’re someone who appreciates precision, intricate detailing and more texture and character in your interior designs, you’ll probably fall in love with this. Our favorite picks of granite stones for this trend would be the Green Verde Kiwi stone or the Aksaray Yaylak Grey Granite Stone. Both these choices would justify the ornamental edges look just as beautiful.