Backlit Countertops: What You Should Know

So you’ve got your dream kitchen all planned out. You’ve finalized the layout, chosen your cabinet styles and ordered the appliances. Now comes the fun part, we hope.

Time to pick your countertops.

You’ve considered marble, inquired about quartzite and finally agreed on granite. And why not? Granite is the best way to give your home that mountain chic look that is wildly popular right now. Its affordability and the beautiful patterns that the Earth produces after thousands of years of work are just a couple of reasons that granite’s popularity is sure to persevere.

But you want something different. Your kitchen deserves it. You want it to transport you somewhere new and different, or somewhere old and familiar, but always somewhere to delight your family and friends.

And that’s when you hear about backlit countertops. Your friend tells you about onyx, or it catches your eye during a hotel stay.

onyx stone at a hotel

But wait just a moment.

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Backlit Onyx

While still in the quartz family, onyx is most often associated with gemstones. It is used in jewelry making because of its glossy and translucent qualities. These same qualities are a blessing and a curse when it is used for countertops. The disadvantages of using onyx for countertops are that it is:

  • Fragile
  • Soft
  • High Maintenance
  • Expensive
  • Rare

So although onyx is extremely beautiful, it is best suited for jewelry, high-end hotels and Cap Hill. The way it is cut from the mountain makes it difficult to remove it in thick slabs, therefore making it fragile, rare and expensive. If only there were an alternative…

Why You Should Buy Lumix Granite

Lumix granite is one of the newest granite styles on the market, and we are one of the first companies to import it to Colorado. It’s the perfect solution for homeowners looking for a gorgeous, backlit, translucent countertop. It has all of the positive qualities of exotic granite, ie one-of-a-kind pattern and durability, with the added exclusivity of onyx.



backlit countertops in the backthroom

Lumix granite is a great option for those looking to set their homes apart and be trendsetters in the booming  Colorado home decor scene.

Give us a call to find out more, or sign up to receive an email notification about the Lumix granite arrival in early July and be one of the first to see it for yourself!