Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
63% of our products is a hydrate crystal--Al2O3+3H2O. Alumina is also the main ingredient in Corian and all "solid surface" products.The main ingredient in our product is (alumina trihydrate). Our other 37% is a special polyester resin we developed over the last 30 plus years.
Our resin does not contain any urea formaldehyde. READ MORE
All Onyx material can easily be cut notched or trimmed with standard woodworking tools, to achieve a custom fit. Woodcutting tools such as jigsaws and circular saws with a fine to medium tooth finish blade work best for cutting. A belt sander works great for minor modifications. Here is a link
to one of the owners using a skill saw and a belt sander to cut/trim a wall panel.
For regular cleaning, use a cloth or sponge with your favorite non-abrasive household cleaner. Most cleaners will work very well with your Onyx product. The two most important aspects of cleaning are the hardness of the water and the frequency of cleaning. We recommend applying a protective / polishing product like Gel-Gloss™
after each cleaning. These products will continually make cleaning the shower easier because of the protective polish they leave on the Onyx product. Once again, avoid using abrasive household cleaners - if a cleaning product feels "gritty," please do not use it. READ MORE
Aesthetics is the main reason for choosing between Matte and Gloss. It is the only reason for all practical purposes.
For many years "shiny" denoted cleanliness. Tubs and stools were shiny, bathrooms were small and
gloss finish was the proper surface for showers and lavatories when large bathrooms with floor tile became popular. Matte finish frequently looks better when using matte finish floor tile. READ MORE
We have many dealers in most areas of the United States. Some have displays and some do not. To get a quote, please contact an Onyx dealer. Here is a map of Onyx dealers
that will have a shower display setup at their location.
For a full list of Onyx dealers near you, please contact us or call us at 1-800-669-9867 for this information or any questions you may have. READ MORE
The best way to remove excessive silicone is friction. You could use your thumb, credit card, or even a flattened Popsicle stick. If you prefer, you can purchase a mini plastic scraper
, (available at hardware stores) There is also a product called Goo Gone
that will help remove the adhesives qualities of the silicone. You will need to apply it and then use your thumb, credit card, flattened Popsicle stick or mini scraper to work the edge to get underneath. For a more industrial strength product, you could try a product called DSR-5.