What Are the Different Types of Countertop Edges?

Your kitchen countertop is one of the heavily used items in the kitchen.  Relative to all other decisions that you make during home remodeling, selecting your countertop edge might not be included on the list of functionally vital items, but it must be.  Aside from the countertop material, the edge also plays a significant role in daily functionality of the countertops.  There are many countertop edges; we’ve shared some of the most common types to help you recognize their importance for your kitchen countertops durability and functionality.

Countertop Edges

Standard Edges

The most common type of countertop edges are standard edges with a lot of choices under this category. The standard edges are either straight or curved and have the tendency to complement all kitchen styles and designs.

In a kitchen having clean-lined design, a straight edge usually fits the kitchen best. If you wish to highlight another material in the kitchen, like a beautiful appliance or an eye-catching tile or, the straight edge countertops will blend better by instantly attracting attention. Despite their name, the straight edges are not sharp; only the corners are somewhat rounded to shield the stone from exposure to hard blows and damage. The roundness can be customized as per the kitchen style.

Under standard edges category, following are some of the options available.

  • Basic Eased

This edge type is square in shape with a little eased top edge. The edge gives surface considerable thickness.

  • Straight Beveled

Quite like basic ease, this edge also makes the surface look thick and is square in shape with a slanted top edge.

  • Bullnose

There are two kinds of bullnose edges, the full and half. The bullnose is a rounded edge offering a soft touch to any kitchen design. It is a timeless classic and usually seen in a more traditional design. The half Bullnose also has a rounded edge, going good with a traditional design. The half bullnose makes the edge look thicker.

  • Ogee

This style edge is more traditionally; an artistically developed concave arch ending up into a convex arch.

  • Mitred

Fusing two angled pieces, the mitred countertop edge boosts the visual effect of the counter, featuring a thicker surface.

What is your choice for your kitchen countertop edges? Share your experience with us.