Getting Edgy: A Guide to the Types of Quartz Countertop Edges

There’s a reason why CountryLiving named quartz countertops among their top kitchen design trends for 2021. Whether going for a natural or engineered  Caesarstone Edmonton quartz, this countertop material is less prone to stains, low-maintenance, and more affordable than marble.

Why wouldn’t you take the plunge and choose quartz for your kitchen? To be honest, there are so many great reasons to go with quartz countertops it’s a no-brainer.

Once you’ve settled on the type of quartz you want, it’s time to turn your attention to the finer details of your new countertop design. From whether to waterfall or not to quartz countertop edges.

Below, we provide a useful explainer on the different types of on-trend edge profiles for kitchen countertops.

Standard Edge and Round Edge Designs

Nothing complements a white quartz countertop in a modern kitchen than standard or round edge designs.

Straight edge is a simple and elegant choice for a contemporary kitchen. It is guaranteed to suit all cabinetry, sleek shaker to rustic.

If you want something with a little bit more pizazz, select a round or bullnose edge. Available in quarter, half, full or double, these edge profiles are clean and create a timeless look in your kitchen. The smooth edge is less susceptible to chipping and is safe for kids.

Beveled Countertop Edges

Beveled countertop edges are defined by having a profile that is less than 90 degrees. That is, the profile isn’t vertical.

No matter the angle, beveled designs are sleek and easy to clean. Because the edge points down toward the floor, messes and crumbs are easy to wipe off the cabinet with your hand, a cloth, or a brush and dustpan. Homeowners can choose from half, full, or double bevel edge profiles.

A mitered edge is the opposite of a beveled edge. The angle points upwards and creates a space between the cabinetry and the top corner of the countertop. This type of edge is assembled from two pieces, giving the countertop a thicker look without adding weight.

Premium and Custom Edges

Seeking to add a bit of extravagance to your kitchen? Channel your inner Louis XIV and go for a premium edge for your quartz countertop.

The ogee style edge is probably the most popular of the ornate options for homeowners. Its classic S-shaped curve is easy to clean while still adding a touch of class. If you’re looking for something slightly sharper, go for a Dupont edge.

The Cove Dupont edge takes these styles a bit further by combining the curve of the ogee with the angular modernism of the Dupont. This style fits in well with both contemporary and traditional kitchen designs.

Wanting to take advantage of the natural features of the stone? Choose from a selection of chiseled edge profiles. The roughness of the chisel effect is perfect for a kitchen decked out industrial.

Want to get even more daring? Mix these styles to create thicker, more durable laminated quartz countertop edges. With their chunkier profiles, laminated edges are best suited to those wanting to create a country feel in their kitchen.

Keeping Your Quartz Countertop Edges Pristine

Well cared for quartz countertop styles shouldn’t require resealing.

Rinse daily with hot water and a cloth–avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners. Clean stains with vinegar and water. Use a butter knife to gently scrape off stuck food.

Looking for a professional to outline your choices for quartz countertop edges and countertop installation in Edmonton? Contact K&J’s Custom Granite for a consultation today.

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