Remodeling a kitchen can be daunting, especially since every minor detail counts. Not only do you have to choose a color and vein pattern you want, you must also select an edge profile that goes with the room. To make this process easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of the best edges for quartz countertops. We’ll walk you through each one to help you pick out the best edge you want for you quartz countertop.
Knowing Your Options
Not all countertop edges are made the same. Some are simpler with only minor details while others are more “flamboyant” and have levels of detail. We categorize these as standard/traditional edges and premium edges. Look through the list below of the best edges for quartz countertops to find out what your options are for your next remodeling project.
As mentioned above, there are two groups based on level of detail. Standard edges fall under the simpler category and are typically the most common edges you can find on countertops everywhere.
Straight Edge. The straight edge name is a misnomer. Straight-edged countertops don’t have straight edges. Instead, they are slightly rounded to reduce the risk of damage to the surface as well as prevent injuries. It is a great option for a simple, low-key design that goes well with any décor.
Half Bevel. To add a little pizzazz to your countertop without adding too much, a bevel edge is a perfect option. The half bevel features an angular edge on the top corner of the countertop. It adds a subtle design that looks stylish and elegant while still not being too distracting. It also adds a slight functionality to your quartz surface since it allows liquids to run through the edges with minimal damage dealt to the cabinets below. Now that’s form and function.
Half Bullnose. The half bullnose features a rounded right corner connected to a straight bottom corner. This smooth transition from a rounded edge to a straight edge leading down to the lower portion makes the edge appear thicker. Similar to the half bevel edge, it also allows water to run off the edge without any damage to the cabinets below.
Full Bullnose. The full bullnose is perhaps one of the most common edges for your quartz countertop and is certainly a popular selection for homeowners. It features a full curve on both corners, giving a smooth corner all around. This timeless classic is certainly a perfect choice for your kitchen or bathroom countertop. Quarter Round. The quarter round edge also features a rounded corner on the top portion of the edge. But unlike the half bullnose, this roundedness is smaller, similar to that of a pencil. This gives the countertop edge a sleek look with a more traditional feel.
Premium edges feature more elaborate, sophisticated designs that can surely help your new countertop command the attention of anyone in the room. Look through the selections below to see which one you like best.
Double Quarter Round. A double quarter round edge features pencil round edges on both corners of your countertop, which gives the surface a thinner look. If you don’t like the full curviness of the full bullnose, the double quarter round might be a perfect choice for you.
Double Bevel. The double bevel features angled edges on both the top and lower edges of your quartz countertop. This creates a reflective surface that can catch light, which creates a bigger impact for your countertop.
Ogee/Cove Dupont. The ogee edge is one of the most popular choices for premium edges. Countertops with ogee edges have an S-shaped curve on the edge that looks masterfully elegant that goes well with traditional kitchen designs.
Double Ogee. The double ogee, as you might have guessed, features two S-shaped curves in succession on the countertop edge. Its curves are shallower than the ogee, giving your countertop a more luxurious feel.
Dupont. The Dupont features a straight top corner with a quarter circle on the bottom corner. Imagine a half bullnose with a straight edge on the top corner. It provides a nice, edgier alternative to ogee edges.
Double Bullnose. The double bullnose features two bullnose edges in succession. Unlike the full bullnose, which features a semicircular edge, the double bullnose combines two quarter circles added on top of each other, creating a gorgeous countertop edge that can surely go well with any kitchen design.
Chiseled. Chiseled edges create a more rustic appeal to your kitchen as it features exposed raw stone for a more natural appearance. Its jagged edges look wild, making it appear a little “rough around the edges”.
Triple Pencil. The triple pencil, as the name implies, features three pencil edges layered on each other.
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We can offer many edge variants for your quartz countertop project.
Without a doubt, your choice for the best edge for your quartz countertop is certainly not an easy one with so many options available. Although it all boils down to personal choice, there are also some things that you can consider to make your choice a bit easier.
First, consider the amount of space you have in the room. Smaller spaces call for subtler edges to avoid pulling attention away from your décor. Elaborate edges are perfect for larger spaces to tie everything together.
You also have to consider your cabinets as well as the overall aesthetics of the room. Your edge profile of choice should go well with your décor. It should not compete with the look you are going for. Instead, it should add to its appeal.
Custom Countertop Edges with Granite Selection
The best way to choose the perfect countertop edge for your quartz countertop is to make sure you work with professionals that can help you visualize the process much better. Granite Selection is a manufacturer and installer of quartz, granite, and other stone countertops for kitchens and bathrooms in the Chicagoland area. Choosing edges for your quartz countertop is much easier with Granite Selection as your partner.
We are located in Elk Grove Village, IL. We serve anyone within a 70-mile radius. Give us a call at (888) 906 3317 and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Paul Batashev is the owner and CEO of Granite Selection. The company began in 2011 Pay Less for Granite and has been transforming homes since 2011 with its expertise as a kitchen countertop company and manufacturer of fine custom granite countertops.