RSV Real Stone Veneer® vs Onyx
Onyx is a great material for sure. Its soothing warm glow emitted when backlit makes for a stimulating ambience in many applications.
RSV Real Stone Veneer® when backlit will create a similar appearance.
Both materials have their place in a number of higher end applications, neither of them will be a fit for every situation.
Here are some comparisons.
|Warm yellowish glow when backlit||Yes||Yes|
|Choice of colors (with backlighting)||Many||One|
|Weight (incl. Acrylic)||1 to 2 lbs/ SF||10 to 12 lbs/ SF|
|Substrate complexity||None to easy||Involved to very involved|
|Necessary additional support||None||Depending on slab size|
|2-D flexible (small or large radius)||Yes||No|
|3-D flexible (small or large spherical)||Yes||No|
|Reparability/ Maintenance||Easy||Hard to impossible|
|Tooling requirements||No machine tools||Machine tools|
|Create stone inlay||Yes||No|
|Visible corner joints||Minimal||Visible|
|Cold appearance (non-backlit)||Sandstone||Onyx|
|Price for Substructure||None||Considerable|
|Price (project cost)||around 30-40% of Onyx|