Choosing the perfect edge profile for your granite countertops
You picked the colour and shape of your new granite countertops. Great!
You’re almost ready for your 1 day installation.
But there’s one more thing to think about. Your edge profile.
This is the look of the outward-facing edge of your countertops. You can get really fancy or stick to a more basic look, depending on the style in the rest of your kitchen.
Learn about the edge profiles today so you aren’t stuck on the spot making a big decision you haven’t had time to think about.
Simple vs. Intricate
A simple edge profile is good for kitchens and bathrooms under heavy use. It makes cleaning quicker and easier, and doesn’t overpower the look of anything else in the room.
You can tell just by looking whether an edge profile is understated or flashier.
Intricate designs are best in lower use kitchens and bathrooms (or where you’re willing to do a little more work cleaning because the look works with the rest of your space).
Custom edge profiles
The edge profiles above are the most common designs homebuyers choose, but they aren’t the only ones.
Because edge profiles are created by precision machinery, virtually anything is possible.
Of course, there’s a reason custom edge profiles are rare. Extremely intricate edge profiles have a way of taking away from the look of the granite itself.
If you find something online you think looks good, give us a call to talk about it or send a picture. We will always give you our honest thoughts – and the decision is yours to make.
Just remember, some countertop edge profiles require thicker granite or quartz. Some custom edges require 6cm or more for a complete look, which impacts the thickness of your entire granite slab. A small design element could cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars. We don’t discourage that, we just want to make sure you know what you’re dealing with.
Take a look at this simple graphic of some of the most common edge profiles and see if any are right for your space. Then come talk to us about the look you want and we’ll show you how to get it.
When you’re ready to choose your new granite countertop, get your first quote from us. Shopping around makes sense and we know the value you get with our team is better than anywhere else.
We’re ready when you are!