How to Choose Countertop Edges for Your Kitchen

 How to choose countertop edges for your kitchen 

Choosing the countertop material is a pretty tough decision to make because it’s going to be a style that sticks with the home for decades.

 

When you find your stone at River’s Edge Countertops, it’s likely one of a kind, but you also have other customization options available too.

 

(For more customization ideas download our free guide on how to create a focal point with your stone)

 

Choosing a unique edge profile for your countertop can set the tone for your home. Here’s a list of all the edge options and their pros and cons.

 

1. Eased

The squared edge provides a clean line and appearance that is unintrusive.With a polished finish, it will draw your eye around the countertop.  The primary downside is the sharp edge can be chipped easily, so care will need to be taken around it.

 

 

2. Pencil Round

This edge is a very contemporary edge with a radius on the top and bottom of the profile.  Its smooth finish will be less likely to chip, and it will feel good to anyone who runs their hands down the polished edge.  Not a fully rounded edge, the pencil rounded finish leaves a smaller flat surface.

 

 

3. Beveled

With its sleek and angled look, the beveled edge is a popular edge detail in more contemporary designs. It has a flat corner on an angle. This edge is easy to clean with its flat design.  It is less likely to chip and still retains that modern look of the erased edge with the contemporary feel of the pencil rounded edge.

 

 

4. Full Bullnose

One of the most popular edge details, as it complements any design style and looks great on any stone. It has a rounded edge from top to bottom and gives a very soft look.  The only flat sides of the countertop are the top that you can see, and the underside around the edges.  This edge gives the countertop a well-rounded look.

 

 

5. Mitered

A mitered edge is a joint made by beveling each of two parts on the stone to be joined, at a 45° angle, to form a corner. This gives the appearance that the stone is much thicker than it is.  It gives the appearance of the erased edge.  Thanks to modern tooling and processes, this edge can make the seam that is created almost completely disappear.

 

 

6. Ogee

The ogee edge adds an elegant touch to a more decorative design project. The ogee edge has more intricate detail making it most commonly used in traditional designs.  It incorporates so many different angles and edge profiles that bring out the complexity of the stone.  Every layer of your countertop will be in full focus with this edge.

 

 

7. Hollywood Bevel

A Hollywood bevel has a very dramatic edge. Used in contemporary settings, this edge gives great depth to your stone and reflection. A truly stunning edge detail and completely unlike you or any of your guest have probably seen.  The downside is the thin edge can be a little fragile, so be careful or support the countertop all the way to the edge.

 

 

8. Chiseled

A chiseled edge or raw edge is created by chipping away at the edge and then a coating is applied to seal and soften the edge.  This is as close to cutting the stone off the mountain and putting it in your home as you can go.  The stark differences that come with the chiseled edge against the polished surface is making it a new favorite for many.

 

Are you dreaming about your next renovation? Download our free inspiration guide on how you can leverage your natural stone to create a stunning focal point in your home.

 

Visit our showroom at 3066 Highway 62 Service Rd in Newcastle to view the hundreds of stones we have in stock. If you have any questions about countertop edges or stone, call us at 405-387-2930.

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