Backlighting Translucent Stone Countertops the Simple Way

TRANSLUCENT STONE?

Horizontal view of onyx with and without backlighting for stone countertops

If someone didn’t tell you, or you didn’t see a picture, you might not know that stone, (stone that you use for countertops) can be translucent. Many stone countertops have translucent qualities and can be illuminated by placing lights behind them. With the illumination, the stone countertop turns from beautiful to an absolute masterpiece! Seriously, it is truly beautiful!

WHICH STONES ARE TRANSLUCENT AND ABLE TO BE ILLUMINATED?

Actually, many of the stones that you might consider choosing for your kitchen or bar countertops may be have translucent qualities. Examples of stones that allow light to pass through are: onyx, agate and quartzite to name a few. Similarly, there are man-made materials that can be used for countertops or decorative accents and can you can also backlight these.

HOW DO YOU BACKLIGHT STONE COUNTERTOPS?

12” by 12” by 3/8” plastic SLABlite panel for countertop backlight installation
SLABlite panel

First, the patented 12 x 12 LED panel is cut on site to accommodate any size or shape, making the installation of the lighting source simple. Second, the panels are adhered to a plywood substrate which has been routed to accommodate the wiring. Finally, the stone is laid on top of the panels and… VOILA, you have a an amazing design element in your home or office. The panels run on a 12-volt system and only require 2 watts of power per square foot!

HAVE MANY PEOPLE HAD SUCCESS BACKLIGHTING STONE COUNTERTOPS WITH THESE PANELS?

YES! Professionals and DIY’ers have had great success using the patented panels and their imaginations to create beautiful kitchens, bars, bathrooms, accent walls, fireplaces, spas and anything else they can think of. To sum this up, take a look at some ideas, then give us a call at: 949-723-2906. Let us answer your questions and help you make your idea come to life.

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