When the discussion turns to countertop options, what is usually discussed is the material used for the countertop, the color of the countertop, the height, and the shape of the countertop. A decision is made, if doing a remodel, whether the countertop will be updated or just replaced. The size of the space is taken into consideration, as well as if any structural changes are going to be made to the room. An element of the countertops that need to be taken into consideration, along with everything else, is the edging that the countertop will have. Here are some options for a countertop edge.
A bullnose edge can also be considered a rounded edge. Instead of one of the other choices here that is characterized by 90-degree angles, this one is smooth. This type of edge works with many different décor designs.
A beveled edge is close to a square edge with the addition of a cut at a 45-degree angle to slope downward of the top edge. This type of edge works well with a contemporary design. The 45-degree angle of the edge will catch the light in the room different from the top of the counter. This can create a frame-like appearance for your counter.
An ogee edge offers an S-shaped finish to the countertop. This can be seen more in natural stone countertops. The edging gives it an elegant finish and is best suited for a larger kitchen. If your countertop will be the focal point of the room, this is the finish to try.
An eased edge is sort of like the bullnose and square edge combined. The top of the edge is less rounded than the bullnose, but the bottom edge is at an angle like the square edge. This offers less discomfort if leaning against the counter.
The square edge consists of 90-degree angles on the top and bottom. Though they are 90 degrees, they are not harsh angles. Edge safety is a concern, so these are slightly rounded. It is a safety concern should someone bump their head on the counter. While it will still hurt, there is a less of a change for damage to the person or chipping of the counter edge.
There are many types of edges to consider for your countertop, here we have discussed a few. Some deciding factors include, how big your space is, the material that you will be using, and if your countertop will be a background item or a focal point.