Backlighting Natural Stone

Light is a crucial element in any room design. The right light can change the entire atmosphere of a space. Designers and architects are increasingly using light on stone to create unique looks. This trend is being fueled by new natural stone products and LED technology. For our enjoyment, these modifications opened up new possibilities, and the method we may now light up a stone goes well beyond simply putting a spotlight on it to highlight its beauty. Backlighting a stone is a popular technique, and we look forward to diving deeper into the subject.

Stone Translucency

Not all natural stones, however, can be backlit; only those that are deemed translucent can. Even though onyx is the most well-known translucent stone, other options such as marble, quartzite, and granite also have this characteristic. The translucence of a surface might range from the entire thing to just particular sections.

Backlit stones with translucent areas will also highlight the pieces of light. In addition, a backlight panel will shine through the stones’ transparent zones, giving it a brilliant and dramatic appearance. It is typically simple to add a backlight to your stone. If you want your illuminated surface to look sophisticated and uniform, hire a knowledgeable professional who uses the right panels.

Backlighting Projects

Here are a few ideas of how you can use luminous stones in your next project: consider using them as part of a bar top, built into a wall, or to disguise an unsightly column. The backlighting will add dimension and interest to any space.

It is certainly a plus if you can see the stone you are using in your project lit up prior to installation. Each stone is unique and the way it will show its translucence is also unique. That is why when you come to one of our showrooms we have an LED panel on-site to show you exactly how your selected, marble, quartzite, granite or onyx, will look after it is backlit.

If you want your interior design to be the best that it can be, then lighting is key. The right light setup can make a big difference in how your space looks. Choose the right stone and install LED panels correctly to get the perfect wow-factor for your project.

We’ve worked on a wide range of projects and know what materials work well and which ones are more difficult. Contact us today and we’ll answer any questions you have to get you started on your next backlight project.