Granite Edge Profiles For Your Custom Counters
When you’re trying to pick your granite edge profile, you can browse our photo galleries of granite edges, or search for the name of the edge profile in the page search box to pull up some photos of counters with each edge style. Make sure to scroll all the way down so you don’t miss anything! If you don’t see what you want, we may just be calling it by another name. Give us a call or drop us an email and we can work it out – we can cut almost any granite edge profile you’ve seen elsewhere, including the double-thickness (laminated) granite edges in the most expensive homes.
We offer Flat Polish as the standard edge included in the price of your countertops. Other edge profiles may have an additional charge, depending on the style and complexity.
Flat Polish is a simple, elegant and classic edge profile for granite or marble. This style is equally at home on modern counters or in a vintage kitchen that needs new life. We also see the Flat Polish granite edge on counters for homes that lean towards transitional style and design. It is almost always the edge selected for counters made from engineered quartz. This is a standard granite edge profile.(This is the edge we have in our own homes!)
Pencil Round is another very current, and very popular granite edge that works in almost any setting. When you have a gorgeous granite in a designer kitchen, or a subtle granite in a calming space, Pencil Round just works. This is a standard granite edge profile.
Double Pencil Edge
The Double Pencil edge has slightly more rounded edges than Flat Polish, yet retains the sleek and current feel. Clients often choose this when they expect to spend a lot of time leaning against the front edges of the counter, or a lot of time sitting up at a high bar. This is a standard granite edge profile.
Full Bullnose shows up everywhere – in residential and commercial settings. This soft edge style lets other design elements in the space take center stage. This edge is most popular in traditional settings. This edge is also frequently found on pre-fab counters used by production builders, so it carries less of an “upgraded” designation than it used to (although we hear that the big box stores still charge a lot extra to put this edge on counters).
Half Bullnose is another client favorite for when you want a little curve, but not the full traditional look of the full bullnose edge. We also refer to this granite edge as a waterfall edge. It is actually not as rounded on the top as the drawing shows. This edge style seems to help keep water from rolling as quickly around the front edge of the counter and on to the face of the cabinets below.
Ogee is an elegant and curvy edge we are often requested to cut for granite counter tops in more traditional homes. The Ogee edge is frequently used as part of the profile for a built-up (laminated) edge for fancier kitchens, particularly kitchen islands. This is an upgraded granite edge profile.
Quarter Inch Bevel
The Quarter Inch Bevel (1/4 inch bevel) is a good choice when you don’t want a rounded edge on your granite but still want some shape.
Half Inch Bevel
The Half Inch Bevel (1/2 inch bevel) edge gives shape, yet still softens the look of the edge of a granite counter without going towards the rounded profiles.
Photos of Granite Edge Styles