2. EDGES

We have several different edge profiles to choose from so you find exactly the one that best fits your needs, budget, and aesthetic. We have divided the edges into Free and Upgraded edges. 
 

FREE EDGES

 

EASED is very popular as it does not conflict with other design elements in the room. The eased edge is a square 90-degree edge that is slightly rounded to protect the stone from damage and prevent injuries. This profile gives countertops the thickest look possible. It is very practical as the edges are very easy to clean and don’t hold spillages like other more intricate edges do.

 

1/4 ROUND edge is another very current, and very popular profile that works in almost any setting. It features a slight curve on the upper side of the countertop which make your counter more comfortable to lean or bump against.  Also, it makes it easy to clean water or debris from your counter without inviting water to follow a path underneath your counter and cause potential moisture build up. Rounded edges have a softer look and add a more open and airy feel to a small space. What’s more, an accidental contact with the edge will not result in an injury and the rounded corners will allow people to slide through a narrow space more easily.

 

1/4 BEVEL is a good choice  for those looking to add shape to their countertop but do not want a rounded edge. 1/4 bevel edges highlight the thickness and add a new dimension to your countertop that catches the light and shadow and outlines the surface.  With a clipped flat corner, this edge is easy to clean. Spillage will trickle down onto the floor, as the bottom edge comes to a point.

 

UPGRADED EDGES

 

BULLNOSE edge is another popular edge profile that complements all design styles and looks great in any room. It has a rounded edge from top to bottom, giving the countertop a very soft and sophisticated look. The full bullnose edge makes the countertop appear thinner and more elegant. It is considered a timeless classic and is commonly seen in traditional kitchens and bathrooms. It is easy to clean and keep in pristine condition, spillage will not trickle down onto the floor, as it will follow the roundness underneath. Because there are no sharp corners or blunt edges, you are much less like likely to damage your countertops by chipping or scratching their edges. 

 

DOUBLE BEVEL edge is your perfect choice if you are looking for greater impact and extra dimension in your countertop edge profile. It is an edge with two 45-degree angles, one on top and one on the bottom. The angles are usually squared down, reflecting more light (the double bevel catches light on both sides of the bevel) and making the room appear brighter and more luxurious.
 

WATERFALL edge is one of the most dramatic edge profiles. Waterfall edges are a beautiful way to showcase the movement and veining of your slab, while making a bold contemporary statement with your countertop design. Waterfall edge creates a sleek, clean look which is perfect for a modern style kitchen. The edge is half round on the top and gives the appearance of no edge at all – the stone seems to just flow over the counter top and run down all the way to the floor. There’s no actual starting or stopping point. In addition to its incredible aesthetic impact, the waterfall countertop edge is safer than most other granite edge types as there are no sharp corners that may cause an injury.

 
OGEE edge has more intricate detail making it most commonly used in traditional designs. This profile is defined by a dropped groove that becomes a downward curve in the opposite direction. This edge can make a kitchen feel more formal, austere, or impressive, which can be exactly what many homeowners have in mind. It is comfortable on the elbows when leaning on the countertop with its roundness. Spillage will trickle down onto the floor, as the bottom edge comes to a point. The ogee edge gives the thinnest appearance. Ogee profiles, depending on the angle of where the drop meets the curve, can be slightly harder to clean because you need to first wipe off the surface, and then along the edge parallel to the counter to catch anything that rests on the curve.


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