Selecting the Countertop Edge that is Right for Your Kitchen

When you are choosing new countertops, there are quite a few things you will need to consider. Which natural stone do you want? What design is best for your style? Are you looking to make a statement or looking for something more subtle? Do you want a polished finish or not? And, finally, what style edge do you want to finish your kitchen countertops?

You might not think that countertop edging is a big decision to make, especially compared to the type of stone or color. However, the edges of your counter have an impact on the overall aesthetic of your kitchen. Will you go with something modern, more traditional, or something totally unique?

There are a lot of countertop edge options to choose from, and it can all seem a little overwhelming. We are going to give you the breakdown on countertop edges to help make your decision a little easier.

Straight Edge:

If you are looking for something clean and timeless, straight edges are the way to go. There is a reason this design is so popular! The corners of these countertops will be slightly rounded, protecting you from sharp corners and the stone from potential chipping.

Quarter Round Edge:

If you want something that is more elegant, but in an effortless way, then it may be worth considering a quarter round edge. Its rounded edge is enough to alter your kitchen’s overall aesthetic without completely overtaking it.

Waterfall Edge:

If you want your countertops to be the star of your kitchen, a waterfall edge is the perfect choice. This edge draws attention to your counters and the stone you have chosen. This curved design is stunning and will remind you of a waterfall.

Beveled Edge:

This popular countertop edge design is sleek, modern, and angled. It can give your kitchen a more modern feel while remaining constantly in-style throughout the years.

There are plenty more countertop edge styles to choose from, but how do you know which style is right for you? There are a few things you will need to consider when making your decision:

The style of your kitchen.

Countertop edges can alter the aesthetic of your kitchen, so it is important to be mindful of what else is happening in your space. Consider the hardware, cabinets, lighting fixtures, tiling, flooring, and other aspects of your kitchen. Is it sleek and modern? Is it classic and timeless? You will start to notice your style preference when you start taking it all in. One of the countertop edges may jump out to you as the perfect fit for your home.

What’s your lifestyle?

Some countertop edges are sharp and pointy, and the perfect level for children to hit their heads on. While beveled and cave countertop edges can look amazing, if there are children or grandchildren in the home, it may be worth considering a rounded edge – just to be on the safe side.

How much are you willing to spend?

The more complex the edge, the higher the price. Something simpler, like a flat edge, will be less expensive than something more intricate like a waterfall edge. If you are looking to make a statement with your countertop edges and you do not have a limited budget, then maybe the waterfall style is the way to go.

Let C&C Stoneworks help you with your kitchen and/or countertop transformation! With a variety of stone types, colors, and polishes to choose from, our team can help you transform your kitchen or bathroom with the highest quality natural stone countertops! Give us a call today at 252-902-5535 or visit our showroom at 6144 NC Hwy 43 S Greenville, NC.