Denver Natural Stone: Popular Countertop Edge Profiles

December 21, 2021

Countertops are a major surface area in both kitchens and bathrooms across the country. Even more than floors and wall colors, homeowners tend to focus on which countertop will look best in their space and for good reason. Not only do these surfaces receive plenty of use but they also often set the tone in each of these areas. As a large component within each room - countertops, their material, color, and one other key component, all combine to make the decision making anything but easy.

Whether you are renovating a space by adding countertops or installing within a new construction there is one minor detail that can actually have a major impact. Don’t get lost focusing on material and color because the edges also need attention. A wide variety of kitchen countertop options ensures that homeowners will be able to get precisely what they are looking for but shouldn’t forget about the importance of edge detail in the process.


Eased countertops are a quality choice for individuals who prefer a more modern style and clean cut lines. These edges are squared off at every angle all the way around an installation. One of the most common options, eased edges do create obvious sight lines but can also be dangerous depending on unique household situations. Such a design creates sharp corners and edges throughout the entire perimeter of a countertop.


Bullnose is a bit safer because those hardened corners become rounded at all exposed edges. This eliminates the sharp corners creating a smooth edge where installed. In addition, there are multiple variances of the bullnose option which can be combined to create a variety of different designs. These variations include components combining both the eased and bullnose options for a few more variations.


For a more elegant look, bevel options utilize a slope off the initial surface layer combined with an eased side. The 45-degree drop off and finalized line gives a sense of depth to the edges where installed.


Another edge style that has recently been gaining popularity in homes is the waterfall. These edges extend onto sides as the countertop surface extends down along either the cabinets, a pedestal, or simply to the ground. This can put a real focal point on your countertop surface and help to add even more material when selecting this option. 

If you are ready to upgrade existing bathroom or kitchen countertops while creating an entirely new look, we’re here and ready to help move your project forward. Our specially trained experts can assist in helping you select the best design and all appropriate materials. Natural Stone Sales has been serving the greater-Denver area for 15 years with a wide variety of differing available options for view in our showroom to help you get a better understanding of what any tile will look like by itself or in combination with your current bathroom or kitchen design.Come look and feel for yourself the wide variety of tile options available to choose from and determine with will fit exactly as desired. Our highly trained staff has been providing quality service and helping customers, completing installations, and even providing maintenance tips for many, many years. Contact us today at 303-777-7485 or visit the showroom and take a look for yourself.
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