There are a plethora of different materials, colors, and finishes for countertops, but you may be surprised to hear that there are equally as many options for edges. When assisting a client with a kitchen remodel, it’s best to know all the types of edging available so you can provide them with a variety of options and hopefully turn them into repeat customers because of the level of customization you’re able to offer. To help you out, we’ve created this countertop edging guide to give you the basics of each type of edge.
Our countertop edging guide starts with the standard edge that fits well in clean-lined kitchens and doesn’t take away attention from any eye-catching tile, detailed backsplash, or beautiful appliance a kitchen is built around. With a standard edge, you can also customize the amount of rounding so it fits in with crown molding or other kitchen design features.
The bevel edge features a small, typically 45-degree, an angular edge that pairs well with a contemporary kitchen design. While the angle is typically 45-degrees, Pebbles Stone Slabs can customize it to make it as subtle or drastic as you’d like. For an even more interesting look, you can add two beveled angles to the edge.
Bullnose – Half and Full
The half bullnose has a slight curve on the upper surface of the countertop but is completely straight on the underside/bottom. The full bullnose, as the name would suggest, features a completely rounded edge and is commonly seen in traditional design.
A quarter-round edge gives the top of the granite a very slight radius that’s about the diameter of a straw or pencil. It gives the counter a sleek look and pairs well alongside a traditional kitchen design. You can also give this rounded edge to the underside/bottom of the counter, making the edge a double quarter round, for a thinner edge in comparison to the quarter round.
Mitered Drop Apron
Assembled from two pieces cut at a 45-degree angle and joined together, the mitered drop apron drops the edge down at a straight, 90-degree angle. This edge helps achieve the appearance of a thicker countertop, trough, or sink.
The ogee edge is another that pairs well with a traditional kitchen and features a concave arch that flows into a convex arch. You’ve likely seen this kind of edge on various kinds of woodworking pieces and molding itself.
Essentially an inverted ogee edge, the dupont edge has a convex radius. A short 90-degree angle extends down and transforms into a rounded edge that will draw attention to the countertop.
Rock Face or Chiseled
As the name implies, this edge exposes the raw stone to give the countertop a more rustic and natural look. With this edge, the countertops will become the center point of the kitchen.
The experts at Pebbles Stone Slabs are well equipped with the experience to help you select the countertop edge that best fits the kitchen design your client wants. Contact us today to see what Colorado’s premier stone supplier can do for you!