Most clients are engrossed from choosing the best material, design, color, and veining for their countertops. They tend to forget other important details to ensure the beauty of your countertop flows out naturally.
Consequently, choosing the right edging treatment is one of the most taken for granted factors for countertops. It strikes both the aesthetics and functionality of the countertop in your kitchen and bathroom renovations. Before you go into confusion, let us guide you through the various types of countertop edge to fit your home and offices.
For less headache, most clients go for this 90-degree style of edge. For safety purposes and reduced risk of chipping, the edges are not straight and sharp rather it is slightly rounded – or a “kerf” is made on the edges.
This edge style almost always fit for any type of countertop and is a good option for faucet and backsplash. Likewise, you get a contemporary sleek appearance with this style of edge.
This is a variation of the square edge, with the top edge’s surface rounded while preserving the square edge at the bottom part. With that, you can safely lean on your countertop without the fear of getting a scratch on your skin.
This style involves a cut on the top edge of about 45-degrees inclined downward. This makes your countertop attractive because the sloping downward top edge serves as a mirror and reflects light within the room. For this, you can have a single or double bevel with both top and bottom edge cut at 45-degrees.
The main purpose of this edge style is to make your countertop look thicker without adding too much weight and making it the center of attraction in your kitchen area. This is done by combining two parts. Your countertop is wrapped around the sides with a thicker frame to have the illusion that it is thicker.
This edge style is the most popular for granite countertops. For this style, we will remove all sharp edges and make all four edges smooth and round. This style is best for showing warmth and thickness of your countertops such as marble and granite.
When you have spills on top, the drip won’t fall directly off the edges, rather it follows the curve of the edges and drips down unto the cabinetry.
This is a hybrid between the square and bullnose edge styles. The bullnose top edge is preserved while the bottom section is angled and square. This variation came to life so that the drippings will not flow down the cabinetry rather fall smoothly to the floor.
This is one of the premier edge styles in countertops. The top edge features a straight sharp surface that suddenly drops down and follows the bullnose curve. Most clients find this more formal and appealing than an ogee.
This edge style is a more relaxed variation from Dupont. It is similar to Dupont edge with the bullnose bottom section cut and turned into a square edge shape. Formality and elegance are still exhibited from this edging treatment.
This style evokes the beauty and elegance of the classical period with its edge in “S-shaped” curve. From its straight top edge, instead of sharply dropping down it slides into a curve and then forms the bullnose round edge.
This is one of the most go-to edge styles for a contemporary look. Instead of having the countertop drop on the edge, the drop is vertically extended down to the floor. Consequently, it creates a unique and continuous streamline appearance from the countertop down to its cabinetry.
For a more natural and rough look, this is the right choice. It is also known as “broken edge or rock face” style. Instead of having those edges, smooth and polished, you give it a rough look like the piece was broken.
This is another modern design where the edge is L-shape and there is a cut directly on the edge. The outcome is an L-shape edge that looks like a one-step staircase. This style is perfect for quartz and other engineered stone countertops.
There you have the in-demand edge designs for stone countertops. Choosing which one is the best fit means considering factors such as material, purpose, kitchen size and design.
If you need more professional help on countertop edging, you can call us anytime. We provide cost-efficient methods of bringing out the elegance and compatibility with your countertop to your existing kitchen and bathroom designs.
We can even give you free quotes on our services so you can weigh things carefully. Call us today and find out how we can help your remodeling project turn to a masterpiece.