Choosing Your Countertop Edge
Choosing you edge may seem like a personal preference, but choosing a countertop edge can have a big impact on cleaning, liquid spills, crumb pick up, and other little daily chores that you probably wouldn’t think of when making this type of decision. But, they are all factors. We will go through a quick overview of each kind of edge, so you can make a more educated decision on choosing a countertop edge — not based purely on looks.
The edges shown below do not represent every edge Evolution is capable of. During your visit to our showroom one of our granite specialists will help you finalize your edge style decision.
Any type of bullnose shape on a countertop edge will make wiping crumbs a bit more difficult. We’re sure you may have experienced this! A bullnose is a good shape for safety concerns, as it’s rounded edge makes bumping into it less dangerous, and less painful.
An eased countertop edge is easy to wipe crumbs from. Like the name implies, it is chiseled to create a softer edge than a completely square one, which prevents “ouchies” from accidentally running into it. Having a softened edge to a square countertop also greatly reduces chances of chipping or breaking, which is more common with square edges.
Beveled edge countertops are considered slightly outdated by most people; although it is everyones personal preference. A beveled edge is a fancy leveled square design. Beveled edges usually lack curvature in their designs.
Other countertops edges are basically your preference in design and look. If your family has children, or you are concerned with safety, a more rounded edge design like a bullnose or ogee may be more practical. In conclusion, the more intricate design there is, usually leads to more complicated cleaning with more nooks and crannies for bacteria to hide. Intricate designs in countertop edges also leads to higher fabrication costs.