Whatever your home project may be, whether it’s replacing your kitchen countertop or building a brand new bathroom, the stone edge you choose is just as important as the stone itself. StoneMark helps make the process easier to understand and helps you pick the perfect edge for each project. Take a look at our Standard and Specialty edges, and give yourself the tools necessary to choose the right edge for your lifestyle. 

Standard Edge Profiles

The Standard Eased Edge

The standard eased edge, or square edge, is the most common edge profile. With its clean and simple lines, it is the simplest and most affordable of all countertop edges. The square profile can be used with any countertop surface, but it is especially popular in modern kitchens or with contemporary-style furniture and fixtures. This can be an excellent choice if you want a seamless look without the added cost of more intricate details.

1/4 ” Bevel Edge

A 1/4 ” Bevel (Standard) edge profile is a sloped edge with a 45 degree angle. The bevel is the most popular edge for granite, marble and other stone countertops. It has an elegant simplicity that never goes out of style and will complement any design aesthetic.

Top Round Edge

A Top Round edge profile is another standard edge option that is commonly sought after. It is most often chosen for of its sleek, simple and elegant look. Most design styles can accommodate this choice since it easily blends with other components in a kitchen or bathroom. The top round is also a good choice for young families and the elderly because it has rounded edges that are less likely to chip and are easy to clean.

Specialty Edge Profiles

Demi Bullnose

The Demi Bullnose edge is rounded and smooth. The edge is designed to meet the bottom of your countertop, creating a rounded surface that is free of points and sharp edges.

The Demi Bullnose edge provides a safe and comfortable surface for use in areas where children are present, such as an island in a kitchen where kids often gather for homework or to help with meal preparation.

Full Bullnose

The standard eased edge, or square edge, is the most common edge profile. With its clean and simple lines, it is the simplest and most affordable of all countertop edges. The square profile can be used with any countertop surface, but it is especially popular in modern kitchens or with contemporary-style furniture and fixtures. This can be an excellent choice if you want a seamless look without the added cost of more intricate details.

Ogee Edge

If you’re looking to make a statement with your countertop, the ogee edge may be the right choice for you. This decorative edge has a bold, scalloped design that’s perfect for large islands or any homeowner who wants to give their space an elegant look.

The ogee isn’t right for every kitchen, though. It’s best suited in open spaces where it can stand out as a focal point. And because of its commanding appearance, this profile is more commonly chosen in modern kitchens rather than traditional ones. If you’d like your counters to serve as a conversation starter but don’t have extra square footage in your kitchen, check out some of our other specialty edges. You’ll find plenty of options that will still express your personal style without overpowering a small space.

Mitre Edge

A mitred edge profile is made at a 45-degree angle across the end of a piece of material, so that two lengths can be joined together to form a corner. The miter cut is sometimes also called the “bevel” cut. While miter cuts used to be most commonly known in wood working, they have become an increasing trend in interior design and are often found in newer, modern-style homes. 

Double Radius

The Double Radius edge is a luxury edge that can be used in both contemporary and traditional designs. A Double Radius edge takes a lot of skill and know-how to execute well, which speaks to the product’s price point—but with proper care and maintenance, this product will last for years.

Depending on what you’re going for, there are plenty of different options here. What type of stone will be used in your kitchen? Do you already know the layout? Will it include an overhang or not? This is why you must make sure that the edge profile you choose goes well with the overall design and aesthetics of your home or kitchen. Stonemark design professionals are here to help you every step of the way during your design project. Contact us to learn more about edge profiles, the countertop installation process, or to visit one of our showroom to see more available countertops and find your perfect match!