Choosing Your Countertop Edge
Choosing the right countertop for your new kitchen is important – it’ll have the biggest visual impact in the space and the installation process requires a lot of time and attention. There is a variety of different, materials, designs, and colors options to choose from but many pay little to no attention to the edges in their search for the perfect countertop. Some of this may be due to how time-consuming undergoing a remodel is, as homeowners may opt for a simple choice that can be installed quickly to not prolong their remodel – but we think the lack of information surrounding the different countertop edges is also to blame. To help you out, the experts at Green Acres Granite have put this geode together that’ll give you the basics on each type of edge, so you know which is right for you.
The square edge fits well in clean-lined kitchens because it doesn’t take away attention from any of the other design elements built around it like a detailed backsplash. It’s quite simple – just straight 90-degree angles all around.
The eased edge features a rounded top edge and a straight 90-degree angle on the bottom edge. It’s another good option for clean-lined kitchens, but it’ll fit nicely in practically any design aesthetic.
Features a small, typically 45-degree, angular edge, the bevel’s clean angles pairs well with more contemporary kitchen designs.
Bullnose – Half and Full
There are two types of bullnose edges: the demi bullnose and full bullnose. The demi bullnose features a slight curve on the top edge of the countertop but is completely straight on the underside. The full bullnose features this rounded edge on the top and bottom edge and is commonly seen in traditional design.
The mitered edge gives the illusion of a thick countertop while actually being quite slim. Because the edge drops down at a straight, 90-degree angle.
The ogee edge is another that works well in a traditional kitchen. It features a concave arch that flows into a convex arch, something you’ve probably seen on various kinds of woodworking pieces and molding itself.
The dupont edge is basically an inverted ogee edge, with a short 90-degree angle extending down before transforming into a rounded edge that draws attention to the countertop. Another great fit in traditional kitchens, or if you want your counters to really make a statement.
The French cove is essentially a dupont edge that juts straight out at a 90-degree angle at the bottom, creating a very tiny shelf. It’ll give your kitchen a sense of elegance and luxury.
Have any more questions on which countertop edge would work best in your space? Give the experts at Green Acres Granite a call, or stop by one of our two showrooms. Contact us today!