Granite comes in so many different colors and patterns that each countertop is unique. But this isn’t the only way to make your granite countertops stand out from the crowd. The edge you choose for your countertops also makes a big difference. If you’re confused about edges and how to choose the right one for your countertops, read on for more information.

How edges change the look of your granite countertops

The countertop edge profile you choose can really change the style of your countertops and the room they’re in. Are you after a simplistic or minimalistic design or something a little more detailed? Take a straight edge vs an ogee, for example. The more intricate ogee edge will draw more attention to your countertop edge and add a fancier detail to the design of the room, compared to the more simplistic straight edge.

Certain edges also suit modern vs traditional styles. While the basic square edge works well with both, it tends to be the simpler styles that bring a more modern look to a room, while the more detailed edges can bring a more traditional appeal. Waterfall edges are one great option for more modern kitchens.

As well as the look of your granite countertops, safety may also come into consideration when choosing an edge profile. Rounded edges are a little softer and less harsh, which can be important in households with young children who might bump their heads on countertop edges.

Popular granite edges to choose from

All of the different terminologies can get confusing when researching different edge styles for your granite countertops. Here’s a list of some of the more popular edge profiles for you to consider:

  • Square
  • Eased
  • Bullnose
  • Bevel
  • Waterfall
  • Ogee
  • Pencil
  • Radius

Within these categories, there may be additional styles. For example, a bullnose edge is fully rounded, but you can also have a half bullnose which is rounded at the top and straight at the bottom. You can also find combined edges, like the bevel bullnose and Dupont bullnose. Check out our countertop edge visualizer to see what some of these edges look like and get a better idea of how they might look in your home.

If you need more help choosing the right edge for your countertops, get in touch with Amanzi Granite for our help, or visit our showroom in Kernersville.