There are two types of faux marble, one is a cast resin and marble dust product which is also too dense for backlighting. The other one is a painted variety executed by experienced artists copying the natural material.

The latter is our cup of tea as we are focusing mainly on backlit product, the lighter variety marble offer the best results. Some cladding projects will require non-backlit material which we can provide as well.

Our artists can simulate many different patterns and colors, so if you don’t find the color of your liking in our product categories, send us an image and we tell you whether or not we can replicate and accommodate your needs and how well backlighting will work.

 

 

Faux marble is a man-made material simulating a variety of natural marble which comes in colors from white to black.

There are two types of faux marble, one is a cast resin and marble dust product which is also too dense for backlighting. The other one is a painted variety executed by experienced artists copying the natural material.


  


 

Onyx - Laminate vs. Solid Slab

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Facts

Natural Onyx (Laminate)

Thin Onyx laminated to glass and other backing

Natural Onyx Slab

(we do not sell this type material)

 
   
Thickness:
1/4" to 1/2" 3/4" & up
 
   
Available sizes: 
Typically 4' x 8' Typically 5' x 10'
 
   
Custom sizes:
Yes No
 
   
Weight:

About 3 lb. per SF installed
(~90 lbs per 4 x 8' sheet)

About 10 to 15 lbs. per SF installed
(~300 - 400 lbs per 4 x 8' sheet) 
 
   
Handling

No heavy equipment

Heavy equipment
 
   
Backing (structural):
Not required (regular framing ok)  Required
 
   
Material:
Rigid Rigid
 
   
Environmental Impact
1/4 of Solid slab  
 
   
Maintenance (of Lighting)
easy in most cases >hard to impossible

 


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