As with any project or undertaking in your home, there are many decisions and choices to be made. Yes, it can be time consuming and frustrating to have to have to make a decision on every aspect of the design, but as we all know, it is those small details that can really give a project that “wow” factor. One of those many decisions will be selecting the edging detail for your countertop.When making that decision, there are some things to consider like design style, function, and safety. There are so many edge options to choose from, but below are some of the most common we come across while remodeling kitchens in Wilmington, NC.
The beveled edge has a sleek, angled look and is a popular edge in contemporary designs. It has an easy-to-clean, flat design with a clipped flat corner on a 45-degree angle. While crisp and sleek, any spillage tends to drip onto the floor and tends to have fairly sharp edges.
One of the most popular edges, this design typically looks great on any type of stone. It is rounded from to bottom, giving the counter a very soft appearance. With no extra detail or groove, the bullnose edge is extremely easy to clean and spillage won’t easily spill onto the floor. This edge is timeless and ideal if there are kids in the home.
Similar to the bullnose edge detail, the demi-bullnose is rounded on the top with a sharp edge towards the bottom. With a wider angle of roundness, this edge option works well with most design styles and works with almost any stone. The demi-bullnose edge is easy to clean, however, the pointed bottom does allow spillage onto the floor. This is a classic option for any kitchen countertop.
The most simple of edge options, the eased edge is mostly used in more contemporary designs due to its simple flatness. It is a simple squared edge with a bit of “easing” at the corners so it is slightly less harsh than a straight edge. The eased edge is the easiest, however, there will be spillage onto the floor. This edge is clean and simple, and gives the countertop the thickest appearance.
Ogee Edge/Cove Ogee Edge
With more intricate detailing, the ogee edge is mostly used in more traditional designs. It usually has two curve, but can vary somewhat based on the manufacturer. Due to the additional grooves and curvetures, it is more difficult to clean, but spillage often won’t drip onto the floor. The ogee edge is traditional and elegant, and gives the countertop the thickest appearance.
It is important to not that there are many other edges to choose from, and the names and exact detailing may vary. Be sure to take your time and think through your decision because the countertop edge you do choose will stay with you and your kitchen for years to come! If you have any questions about the different edge options or are interested in scheduling a free estimate, contact us here at The Kitchen Man!