In order to make sure that your remodel turns out exactly the way you pictured it, you have to take every little detail into account. When you’re remodeling your kitchen or bathroom, you get to choose the material of your countertop, the pattern of the stone, the color, and the finish. A detail that many of our customers tend to overlook is that of choosing which type of edge they want for their countertop.
Our team at Lopsang knows that countertop edges probably aren’t the first thing you think of when considering your new remodel—there are a lot of bigger details to take into account. That doesn’t mean edges aren’t important, though. They can help set the vibe for the room, but a lot of our customers don’t know much about all the different types of countertop edges that are available.
That’s why we’re here. We know all there is to know about the wide array of countertop edges, whether you’re working on your kitchen or your bathroom. Since these two rooms are the two most frequented in your home, you have to make sure that everything is done perfectly during the remodel—even the smallest, most subtle aspects.
You want your home to look nice, and we want that for you too. That’s why we’ve put together this simple guide that outlines the different types of countertop edges and what you can expect from each variant.
Continue reading to learn more about our most popular styles of countertop edges.
The beveled edge is great for a countertop in a room that receives plenty of natural light because the beveled edge reflects that light to create a sunny, pleasant atmosphere. This edge has a cut 45 degrees down for the single bevel, and a double bevel has a cut both the top and bottom edge of the countertop.
Although the square edge is dramatic, it’s not dangerous or sharp—the 90-degree edge is rounded by a “kerf” and is great for kitchens that are more on the modern and contemporary side.
The top of the eased edge is rounded and the bottom is square—it’s in the same family as the square edge, but not identical. Because it’s a bit more rounded in shape, it doesn’t leave indents on your skin should you lean forward onto it.
The bullnose edge pairs well with granite countertops and is known for its soft corners that make your countertop look even thicker than it actually is. When it comes to spillage on a bullnose-edge countertop, the liquid will drip down the cabinetry instead of straight to the floor because of the rounded manner of the edge.
The half-bullnose edge is the middle ground between the square and the bullnose—the top of it is bullnose and the bottom is square, and instead of having spills drip onto the cabinetry, they’ll fall straight to the floor with this type of edge.
The Dupont edge also utilizes the bullnose style, with a straight surface that drops into a curve. It’s one of the most popular styles of countertop edges and looks wonderful with any type of countertop material.
The miter edge is another type of edge that makes your countertop appear thicker than it is—without tacking on any additional weight. It achieves this look by wrapping the countertop around the sides with a thick frame.
This edge is much like the Dupont, except more relaxed. On the bottom, it has a bullnose cut that transforms into a square shape. Since this edge is known for its elegance, it pairs well with the luxury of marble countertops.
Instead of a sudden drop to a bullnose curve, ogee edges employ an S curve with a straight top edge that curves downward.
If you’re looking for something streamlined and seamless for your remodel, then you should consider the waterfall edge. The countertop doesn’t have a drop, but instead extends all the way to the floor.
The chiseled edge is for people who like a rough and natural look. Also called “broken edge” or “rock face,” the chiseled edge is far from being smooth or polished.
A quirk edge looks like a staircase with one step because of the L cut on its edge. Because this edge is known for its sleekness, it pairs well with quartz countertops.
No two customers have the same taste when it comes to countertop edges, and our team at Lopsang Construction Services wants to help you find the choice that’s right for your home’s remodel.