You thought there were lots of decisions to make when choosing your stone countertop, but now you need to decide what kind of edge your countertop will have and you’re completely lost amongst all the options.

One of the most exciting aspects when finalizing your new stone countertop is selecting the edge.

You’ve got eased edges, waterfall, bevel, double bevel, bullnose, half bullnose, step half bullnose, bevel bullnose, and that’s not even the half of it! It may be confusing, but the countertop edge you choose could be the pièce de résistance for the entire room, so choose wisely.

Here are some things to consider when choosing an edge profile for your stone countertops.

Do you want the edge to stand out or blend in?

Simple edge profiles aren’t going to shout out at people as soon as they enter the room. Depending on your preference, this could be a good thing or a bad thing. You need to decide if you want your stone countertops to be the focal point of the room. If there are too many fancy details in a room, then it can feel like too much. So, if you already have an intricate design on another element of the room, then it may be best to keep things simple when it comes to edging.

More intricate edge profiles such as the Ogee Edge or Triple Waterfall Edge will draw more attention. Having these edges on countertops around your entire kitchen may be too much for your taste, but it can still be a nice touch to have these edges on a kitchen island while the wall countertops are edged with a simpler profile.

Modern or traditional?

Think about the style of the room – are you going for a modern look or something more traditional? Many of the simple edge profiles can suit either style, while some of the sleeker ones, such as the flat edge, give a more modern finish. The more intricate edges, such as the ogee or small bevel edges, give an elegant look to your countertops, ideal for more traditional kitchens or bathrooms.

These are just a few things to keep in mind when choosing an edge profile for your stone countertops. Make sure that the edge you choose is available for the material you have selected and the thickness of your countertop. Edge profiles that are perfect for granite countertops may not work as well for marble and quartz.

To help you pick the perfect profile, try out our countertop edge visualizer to see how it will look. Get in touch with us for any and all your residential or commercial countertop needs. We are always finding the best ways of “Creating Beauty That Lasts a Lifetime.”

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