5 Most Popular Edge Profiles for Stone Countertops
While the edge profile of your stone countertop might seem like a small detail, it’s anything but inconsequential.
The edge you choose for your stone can change how it looks and alter your countertop’s presence in your kitchen. In this article, you’ll learn about the five most popular edge profile options and which ones best suit different stones.
When it comes to such a decision, we understand that deciding isn’t easy, which is why we’ll be there for you every step of the way.
Countertop edges can make or break the aesthetic of your remodeled room. At Bellezza Artisan Stone Surfaces, we give you the opportunity to choose your stone countertop edge profiles and customize your stone. It’s just one more detail that makes this surface completely yours!
Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Countertop Edge
The countertop edge you choose depends on a few factors, including your preferred aesthetic and the size of your kitchen. When you’re deciding on the best edge, consider the material of the countertop you’re using, your kitchen style, and your budget.
When it comes to certain edge profiles, some countertop materials may be better suited than others. For example, a quartz counter edge might not work for a stone like marble, because quartz is very durable and works for almost any type of edge—even those that are complex!
If your kitchen is large, you’ve got quite a few options. In fact, you might even consider a mitered edge counter (also called a waterfall countertop) because of its known elegance and sophistication. These types of countertops extend vertically all the way to the floor, and they command attention in a spacious kitchen.
If your kitchen is on the smaller side, you might consider something more subtle, like a bullnose edge. This type of edge is equally as beautiful, just better suited for a modest kitchen.
There are no set rules, though, when it comes to what countertop edge you’re allowed to pick for your kitchen. It all depends on what feels right to you.
Here are five of our most popular countertop edge profiles:
Eased/flat polish edge
Eased edges are almost completely square but rounded to a very small degree. Overall, though, if you’re looking for something with straight lines, this is the route to take. This edge provides a simple, modern, and classy look and works well on stones with bold patterns. This is one of our favorite profile edges for granite for that exact reason! It lets the stone take the spotlight because, while the edge isn’t necessarily boring, it doesn’t outshine the countertop design.
Bullnose edges are rounded and come with a curve along the top and the bottom, creating a soft, eased edge look that works well in almost any kitchen. The bullnose edge is easy to clean and a safe bet for households with young children because they offer softer, less dangerous edges. If you’re not a fan of crisp, harsh lines, the bullnose edge will serve you wonderfully.
The half bullnose, with its soft slope along the top and flat surface along the bottom, looks good in any kitchen. It’s super easy to clean, which makes it an optimal surface for cooking and preparing food. If you’re not looking to put much maintenance into your countertop edge or your countertop in general, the half-bullnose edge is perfect.
With two gentle curves, the ogee edge creates an S shape. If you’re into the dramatic look, the curves can be hardened, and this variation (along with a few others) adds depth to the countertop and the cabinetry alike. You can most often find the ogee edge used with granite and quartz countertops because they are known for their luxurious looks. This edge often works best in stones with subtle patterns because the added depth might be overwhelming otherwise.
If you’re looking for something a bit sharper than ogee, go for the cove edge. The rounded indent of the cove edge creates a grooved effect, and this edge is a bit less formal than ogee even though it takes up the same amount of space. Since the groove of a cove edge is liable to catch spills, it involves a bit more maintenance, but the look is worth it. The cove edge brings with it an air of glamor.
Your Edge Profile
To get advice on which countertop edge profile is right for you, get in touch with our experts at Bellezza Artisan Stone Surfaces today.
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