When designing your new Albuquerque kitchen or bath, there’s more to countertop edge styles than you might suspect. For example, did you know the three styles that work best in small kitchens are the single bevel, bullnose, and eased edge? The experts at Rocky Mountain Stone can give you all the details you need to make your countertops bring a style all your own to your home.

Details, Details, Details

It’s often the smaller design elements that make your kitchen or bath unique, with all your choices coming together to create a beautiful, seamless appearance. From standard to specialty and custom, here’s a quick look at the most popular countertop edge styles available for your Albuquerque home.
  • Flat polish, a simple and classic edge profile, is most often seen in contemporary design.
  • A bevel finish features a subtle angle cut that is typically 45 degrees but can be customized to enhance the room’s design elements.
  • A full bullnose edge is a classic design with a rounded finish that gives a soft touch and makes the edge appear thinner, while a half bullnose finish gives a thicker appearance to the edge.
  • For sleeker looks in traditional kitchens, a quarter round edge’s top has a slight radius.

Edge Upgrades

Specialty countertop edges are ideal for homeowners who want to add that extra touch of high design and elegance to the room.

Double quarter rounds feature a “pencil round” edge on both the top and bottom of the countertop.

For a striking look, a double bevel can be customized with different size angles and widths.

Mitered drop apron edges are assembled from two pieces of material and are sometimes glued together (aka a double laminated edge).

The classic Ogee edge has a concave radius and looks great in traditional rooms. The double Ogee is a fancier cut featuring two concave radii, one more shallow than the other.

Dupont edges are convex and are often referred to as “inverted Ogee” edges.

For a rustic, natural look, a rock face or chiseled edge profile exposes the raw stone.

While you can usually get whatever edge you prefer, some materials are better suited to certain styles over others. Contact us today to learn more about which countertop edge styles are appropriate for your Albuquerque home.

Rocky Mountain Stone
Granite & Quartz Countertops in Albuquerque, NM

It’s the one thing that can make the difference between a design that works and one that does not is detail. In design, details are everything. In marble and granite, Rocky Mountain Stone gives you all the details to make your job extraordinary. From the color and finish of natural stone to the detail of edgework, your combination of choices is endless. Edge details can make a striking and lasting impression. They should be used to enhance the overall design of the space. For instance, if square, straight, clean lines are predominating in a space, then square, straight edges should be used on your stonework. The edges available for this clean look are 2-cm, 4-cm or 6-cm flat polish, 2-cm, 4-cm or 6-cm bevel, or any size of mitred apron. Square edges and corners can pose problems in a high traffic area and should be softened by slightly rounding the corners.

When you’re working with a space filled with curves and soft corners, it’s best to use rounded edges to tie things together – like demi bullnose, full bullnose or a radius edge. These edges can be applied on straight edges as well as curves. Rounded edges tend to soften the stone and make it more functional in high traffic areas, but will not detract from the design.

Specialty edges, such as Ogee, Roman and Rocked, can be used when another material shape within the area dictates it. Moldings or trim on cabinets, doors, balstrades, wood mantles or any other architectural detail might set the tone of your overall design. Hearths on a rough stone fireplace look best with rocked edges while an old Victorian washbasin call for an Ogee edge. Edge details can set your project apart, so be creative and know that whatever your choice, Rocky Mountain Stone can deliver it.