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Countertop edges—can you honestly say that you’ve considered them through the process of your countertop remodel? If you’re not yet familiar with the world of countertops, you might be surprised at just how important countertop edge profiles are.


Consider This . . .

The countertop edge that you choose depends on a few factors, including the size of your kitchen and your preferred aesthetic. You should consider a few other things: what your countertop is made of, the design of your kitchen, and your budget.

Considering the material of your countertop is essential because certain countertop materials can’t accommodate some edge profiles. Take quartz countertops, for example. They can accommodate almost any edge profile because they’re a very flexible stone. But a quartz counter edge may not work as profile edges for granite—simply because granite is not as flexible.

At Wallstone Stone Countertops, we’re the experts on all things countertop-related, big and small. That means that we can help you find an edge profile that works for your kitchen and your lifestyle—one that you’ll enjoy looking at and that won’t get in the way of everyday life.

Of course, there are no set rules to what edges you have to choose, but you’ll notice that some work better than others in certain kitchens. For example, a mitered edge counter, also called a “waterfall countertop,” typically works in a larger kitchen. If your kitchen is small, you might find yourself bumping into the countertop all the time, and no one wants that.

A great time to talk about edge profiles is before we even get started on your project. Find out what can work best by chatting with us at Wallstone Stone Countertops.

Countertop Edge Profiles

Here are five of our most popular countertop edges and what you can expect from them:

  • Bullnose Edge

A bullnose edge has an even curve at the top and bottom, and it’s one of the softest profiles with eased edges. It looks good in almost any style of kitchen, and it’s great for households with children because it’s easy to clean and very unlikely to cause injury or harm when you bump into it.

  • Half-Bullnose Edge

The half-bullnose edge has a flat bottom and a soft slope along the top. Like bullnose, it can be counted on to look great in almost any style of kitchen, and it’s also easy to clean. People love it because it offers a convenient surface on which to prepare food. It’s low maintenance and easy on the eyes—a perfect combination.

  • Eased/Flat Polish Edge

Flat polish edges are almost entirely square but rounded to a very small degree. This profile is known for its straight-line look and gives off a modern, sleek feel that works well in contemporary kitchens with bold patterns. This is a great edge profile to use with granite because it makes the stone’s boldness pop.

  • Cove Edge

The cove edge has a round indent that creates a grooved effect. It’s a bit on the less formal side, but it involves a bit more maintenance than the prior edge profiles, since the grooves can be good hiding places for spills and crumbs. It is known for its glamor, though, so if your large kitchen could use a dose of that, the cove edge is the way to go.

  • Ogee Edge

Using two gentle curves, the ogee edge creates an S shape. It can also be hardened for a more dramatic look. Any version of this edge creates depth in your countertop and cabinetry, and it’s most often used with granite and quartz countertops thanks to their luxurious looks. It looks best in stones with subtle patterns, so the added depth doesn’t overwhelm the space.

Choosing Your Edge

We know that countertop edge profiles may not be an easy field to navigate, which is why we’re here to guide you toward your decision. To learn more about which edge profile works best for your kitchen, get in touch with Wallstone Stone Countertops today at (614) 348-6541.

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