When it comes to finding the right countertop, you have probably spent hours thinking about the type of stone you want, the color, and even the type of finish. There is another feature you will need to decide upon. When deciding upon your countertops, you will need to select the type of edge profile you want to go inside of your home.
Stone countertop edges can add a sense of luxury, elegance, or definitive lines for the eyes to follow. When deciding upon your stone countertop edge, pay close attention to the overall feel of your kitchen. Take note of any crown molding on your cabinets, your type of windowsills, and get a sense for what type of feel you want your kitchen or bathroom to have. This will help you when making a decision. At Arch City Granite, we provide a variety of different edging options so you can get the feel that you want to have inside of your home.
Different Stone Countertop Edges
- Chiseled or Rough Edge: Rough countertop edges have a chiseled look. The rock is chiseled down either flat or on a slant and then sealed. It is a good look for farm and contemporary homes.
- Eased: The eased edge is one of the most common. It is also referred to as a straight or flat edge. The surface is left squared, top corner is slightly eased (4 to 5 mm radius) and gives a nice linear profile. The squared look is great for modern homes.
- Pencil Edge: The immediate profile looks like an eased edge, except that there is a small curvature from top to bottom of the edge profile. This gives more definition to the stone, and an illusion of thicker stone. It goes well with both modern as well as classic décor. It is also known as Roman Round edge in granite showrooms of St. Louis, Missouri.
- Half Bullnose: With a bullnose profile, the upper edge of your granite is curved. The curved profile adds a sense of depth to your countertops. This style can be used in a variety of homes. If you have rounded floor molding, the bullnose profile will help tie everything together.
- Full Bullnose: Instead of one rounded edge, full bullnose is rounded on both top and bottom. This edge is preferred for upper bar counters.
- Bevel: A bevel cut can be done at different angles, but it is a slant edge. The sharper beveled edge will help show off the veins and coloring of granite, marble, or quartzite.
- Quarter Bevel: It has an angular slanting edge smaller than that of regular Bevel edge. It is a very subtle edge that goes well with contemporary kitchens.
- Ogee: This style has the look of rounded crown molding. The profile looks like a slanted “s” on its side. The depth of the cut can be altered, but ogee adds a look of elegance. If your kitchen has rounded crown molding, this style will help tie it together perfectly.
- Cove DuPont: This profile has a downward cut with three steps that ends with a soft outward curve. Much like ogee, the Cove DuPont style adds a sense of luxury and elegance to your kitchen. This edge detail is also known as Elite edge in St. Louis stone industry. It is combined with other edges to make double thick stacked edges.
- Laminated Granite Edges: Before you start thinking about laminate flooring, you need to know that the term laminate granite is a bit deceiving. There isn’t any laminate. A second piece of stone is glued to the bottom edge of your countertop. This makes your slab of granite appear to be very thick. This is very popular with granite countertop edge profiles especially for kitchen islands. You can use any of the above mentioned cuts, but they can be deeper and more intense. The extra room means you can even combine different profiles, such as an Ogee and Cove DuPont.
- Custom: If you have a specific idea in mind, you can always talk to our courteous technicians. Our aim is to provide you with the right countertop for your home. If you have a specific idea in mind, let us know.
Arch City Granite
For granite or stone countertop edge profiles, stop by our St. Louis location. You can watch our countertop fabrication process and look through some of the varieties of profiles that we are currently working with. Our customer service representatives can help answer your questions and show you popular and unique varieties. Our mission is to help add beauty and value to homes, one kitchen at a time.