Onyx is quite similar in structure to marble. It is a calciferous, translucent stone that comes in a wide variety of colors. The color scheme varies from piece to piece as well as within a particular piece. It is a fragile natural stone and as such your installer must have previous experience in installing it. Due to its smooth, translucent appearance, onyx tiles are unlike any other material. They softer than either granite or quartzite flooring making it ideal for walls and other indoor uses or areas with light traffic. The different color scheme of onyx tiles is sure to stand out with distinction and elegance, turning any room into an instant showplace.