Being Edgy About Your Counters
Make sure you pick the right edging for your counters for looks and function!
Whether your new kitchen or bath includes a granite countertop, or one made of quartz or marble, the right edge style will make a world of difference to your whole kitchen. Choosing the right edge profile also impacts cleaning and safety.
Edges are listed in order of ascending cost.
You can examine samples of each these edges at the Stonecrafters Showroom!
An Eased Edge is the most traditional look for your granite, marble, or quartz countertop. It is slightly beveled at the top and is used in contemporary kitchen and bathroom designs. It is called “eased” because the corners are not a straight, sharp edge. It’s simple and easy to clean.
For a more modern appearance, choose a Beveled Edge. A bevel creates a shapely, modern look and can make the countertop appear thicker. Should you have a spill, the water will run off away from the cabinets, avoiding damage.
Bullnose Edges are among the most popular and perfect for a high traffic, family kitchen. The edges are rounded, so bumping into them at a high speed — think of a child running in to get a snack — is not as much of an issue as a straighter edge.
A Full Bullnose offers a contemporary feel. It is rounded at the top and the bottom and softens the feel of the kitchen area.
A Half Bullnose has a rounded top and a straight bottom edge, which can show off some of the details of the granite, marble or quartz you are using.
Both styles give the benefit of letting water run off and away from the cabinets.
Pencil Top Edges are softly rounded like a pencil at the top with a slight bevel at the bottom. It is a contemporary style, is also safe for high-traffic areas, and is easy to clean.
Ogee Edges, named after ogee arches in architecture, have multiple curves and make an elegant statement in your kitchen.
The regular Ogee has an s-like curve — concave, then convex.
A Fancy Ogee has two concave curves on top of a convex curve and is a real hallmark of a vintage, sophisticated kitchen or bathroom.
The Waterfall Edge is our most ornate with three convex, cascading curves. It has a smooth, flowing look and really shows off the details of the stone. This edge is perfect for any kitchen —traditional or contemporary — where you want to make a granite, quartz, or marble countertop the star attraction.
Whichever countertops you choose, whether for your full kitchen redo, kitchen island, or bathroom vanities, choose Stonecrafters, Inc. for ideas, materials, and consultation. Stonecrafters offers the finest, handcrafted stone and the undisputed reliability and service customers in northwest Chicagoland have come to expect.