Onyx is a beautiful fine-grained stone with distinctive patterns and comes in various shades of yellow, brown, green, black, white, red and more. This stone is unique because of its rich layers and veining that have been naturally formed due to the growth and deposit of silica materials such as quartz and moganite over millennia.
If you are looking for a luxurious material that can give a high-end look to your home decor, here are reasons why you should choose onyx.
Onyx is a rare and exotic stone that is not available easily. This makes it expensive compared to other natural stones such as marble or granite. Being a natural material, every slab of onyx looks different and lends a unique character to the space.
Onyx stands out because it is a translucent stone that transmits light when lighted from behind. In this example, the treads of the steps are clad in backlit onyx. Note: Onyx can be can also be installed in a conventional way without backlighting.
Backlight installation: A light source in the form of LED strip lights is installed behind the stone to illuminate onyx. Backlighting not only beautifies the look of onyx with its natural veins but also illuminates the space with dim ambient lighting.
Onyx can be used in numerous ways on various vertical and horizontal surfaces in the form of countertops, floors, backsplashes. It can also be used to create sinks, lamps and sculptures. Onyx is available in the form of tiles, mosaics and slabs; there is such richness in this material that even the smallest item adds value to the space. Do note that onyx is not suitable for kitchen countertops because it is prone to staining by cooking ingredients such as lemon juice or vinegar. Also, since it is a soft stone, cutting and chopping on it can scratch the countertop.
Onyx works best when used as a highlighter or an eye-catching accent feature in areas such as entrance lobbies, living rooms, bathrooms and so on. Onyx elegantly combines with materials such as dark wood, steel and glass.
Onyx is available in various varieties of colours and patterns, such as onyx white, onyx alabastro, onyx paradiso, onyx kilimangiaro, onyx smoke and many more. Different varieties of onyx can impart different effects and looks.
Onyx is a soft and fragile material prone to cracking, so it should be used selectively and only in low-traffic areas or in spaces that are not subjected to rough use.The larger slabs of onyx are toughened with a mesh, resin or fibreglass backing, which gives them adequate strength.
Onyx requires a lot of care and maintenance to retain its natural beauty.
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30. 6. 2022
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16. 5. 2022
Are you dreaming of a new exclusive property near Prague, but at the same time close to nature? Now we have launched the sale of luxury houses in the second phase of the development project Březový háj, which is growing in the village of Předboj. It includes 4 original family villas of 6+kk and 7+kk with gardens, terraces and swimming pools - and their construction has already started! Despite the situation on the real estate market, where, among other things, prices are rising due to a shortage of building materials, interest in the project is huge. Of the sixteen houses in the first phase, only the last one is currently available for purchase. Their implementation will be completed at the turn of this spring and summer, and the entire project with the second phase should be completed in the summer of 2023.
9. 5. 2022
The steep rise in real estate prices, the rising cost of mortgages and the deterioration of their availability, inflation, the rise in prices of building materials and the shortage of building materials - this is the current situation on the real estate market. However, even this does not discourage those interested in luxury housing or a profitable investment. The demand for new flats, especially in Prague, still significantly exceeds the supply. The huge interest is also evidenced by the fact that in many development projects from our portfolio the last units remain to be purchased. In order to at least partially satisfy the "hunger" for luxury new buildings, work is in full swing. Let's take a closer look at the current developments!
15. 3. 2022
The interest in real estate, especially recreational ones, is still enormous. However, since the domestic supply is not able to cover it, Czechs are now turning their attention more and more abroad, for example to Slovakia. A development project called Marina Liptov, which comprises 33 modern apartments in layouts from 2+kk to 4+kk, is growing right next to the Slovak dam Liptovská Mara on the Váh River under the Tatra Mountains. They offer the possibility of active relaxation in their own facilities in a popular Slovak recreational location as well as the opportunity for a promising investment in an apartment. The project should be completed by the end of next year. Our Luxent - Exclusive Properties office has become the exclusive partner for their sale in the Czech Republic - let's take a closer look now!
19. 1. 2022
Winters are relatively mild in our area, but if you have a warm heart, you may miss the sunshine during the cold months. And if you experience these feelings every winter, you might want to consider investing in an apartment in a warm climate. Find out what's trending right now and which luxury properties abroad you can choose from in this article!
12. 1. 2022
Do you want to go skiing or cross-country skiing? Wondering where to spend your spring break with family or friends? Get yourself a holiday property in the mountains! You will see that you can choose from our range of exclusive properties in renowned domestic resorts in no time.
3. 1. 2022
It can already be said with certainty that 2021 will go down in mortgage history as a record year - whether in terms of the volume of mortgages arranged due to huge interest or above-standard interest rate increases. We will now take a closer look at the various factors that have shaped the mortgage market in recent months and will also be reflected in the period ahead.
28. 12. 2021
The luxury segment, comprising unusual properties in prestigious locations, forms a distinctive part of the residential market. And it has its own special requirements. Properties that are the focus of our real estate agency Luxent - Exclusive Properties require professional brokers with perfect knowledge of the specifics of this market. They will now take you on an excursion into the world of exclusive real estate with a few selected, untouched gems!
2. 12. 2021
The jewel of our real estate agency Luxent - Exclusive Properties' portfolio are two building plots with building permits for luxury house development projects - Nad Šáreckým údolím in Prague 6 and Zahrada snů in Prague 8. The common feature of the buildings is the emphasis on the highest quality materials and equipment, the pursuit of maximum energy efficiency and also a sensitive setting in the space that honours the genius loci. You can start building your home as soon as you purchase the land. You'll also appreciate the fact that both have now seen a significant price adjustment!
10. 11. 2021
In the popular Krkonoše resort of Harrachov, an intimate project Harrachov Peaks is growing, which includes 16 unique units, including three exclusive penthouse duplexes. Our real estate agency Luxent - Exclusive Properties has launched an exclusive sale of luxury apartments with layouts from 1+kk to 4+kk. But don't hesitate for long, the huge demand for holiday properties is definitely not going to subside! Mountain residential house offers the possibility of a second home in nature and at the same time an investment opportunity. The project is scheduled for completion in December next year, and you can look forward to the handover of the units in January 2023.