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Countertop EDGE GUIDE
In any kitchen design it is often the details that set it apart, and choosing your countertop edge is not a detail you want to overlook. The edge can complete the style of your dream kitchen. Let’s look at the various options and understand how to complement the style of your kitchen, as well as your budget.
You thought the hard work was over when you selected the countertop material, color and pattern that you wanted for your kitchen. Then you are asked “what edge would you like to go with your countertop?” You soon learn the choices there are plentiful as well, who knew there were over a dozen countertop edges to choose from? In any kitchen design it is often the details that set it apart, and choosing your countertop edge is not a detail you want to overlook. The edge can complete the style of your dream kitchen. Let’s look at the various options and understand how to complement the style of your kitchen, as well as your budget.
Perhaps the first logical step is to choose between a streamlined, clean look or a more rounded, decorative look.
NORTH COAST COUNTERTOPS EDGE CHOICES
EDGE PROFILE EASED
Eased is a great style for any kitchen or bathroom. It is especially appropriate for a modern, clean look. It is a great complimentary edge to counterpoint a premium edge.
EDGE PROFILE QUARTER ROUND
The Quarter Round edge is a simple profile that is a good fit for kitchens and bathrooms. Its slight curve maximizes the visual thickness of the countertop. This edge works well with traditional and modern designs.
EDGE PROFILE ROUND TOP & BOTTOM
ROUND TOP & BOTTOM
The Double Quarter Round edge features a slight curve on both the upper and lower sides of the countertop. It provides a shapelier, yet still subtle look that works well in traditional designs.
EDGE PROFILE HALF BULLNOSE
The Half Bullnose edge features a slight curve on the upper surface of the countertop, with a straight bottom portion. A Half Bullnose profile will allow water to smoothly run off of the countertop without damaging the supporting cabinets.
EDGE PROFILE DEMI BULLNOSE
The Demi Bullnose edge features a curve extends further back on the countertop than other rounded edges and it flat on the bottom. The smooth shape direct any spills away from cabinets.
EDGE PROFILE FULL BULLNOSE
The Full Bullnose edge is a rounded edge that’s perfect for traditional kitchens or bathrooms. This edge is a timeless classic that gives a very fluid look to your countertops by making them appear to be thinner.
EDGE PROFILE QUARTER BEVEL
The Quarter Bevel edge highlights the thickness of a kitchen or bathroom countertop. This edge is a good option for those looking to add shape to their countertop but do not want a rounded edge.
EDGE PROFILE BEVEL TOP & BOTTOM
BEVEL TOP & BOTTOM
The Bevel Top & Bottom edge is a beautiful, crisp, and has strong angles. It provides a solid look and feel for any countertop and is especially ideal for the kitchen. The bottom of the Bevel Top & Bottom features the same 45 degrees angle as the top.
EDGE PROFILE HALF BEVEL
The Half Bevel edge is a great way to add a touch of design to a countertop while maintaining straight lines and a subtle overall look. The Half Bevel is ideal for allowing water to run off the countertop without damaging the cabinets below.
EDGE PROFILE OGEE
The Ogee edge is the most popular edge profile for natural stone countertops. The Ogee edge features a sophisticated S-shaped curve that provides a classic look perfect for traditional kitchens.