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Choosing The Right Edge For The Countertop

Homeowners need to remember that all their marble and granite countertops do not need to have straight edges. With the recent advances in fabrication, several different edges are possible on marble and granite countertops.

The most basic edge that is used in pre fabricated granite countertops is the straight edge. This is the most basic edge and all fabricators start off with this edge. Some marble wholesalers provide small changes to the straight edge marble top by making a small round to the edge at the top and bottom of the countertop. Bull nose is another variation of a granite kitchen countertop edge. Here the rounded effect is a lot more pronounced.

Homeowners can also choose to have their own fancy edges on their custom granite countertops. One of the fancy edges that have become very popular off late in granite countertops is the ogee edge. This edge on granite kitchen countertops was inspired by medieval European architecture. It consists of two graceful, sweeping arches, one concave, and the other convex.

Another very popular edge for granite countertops is the DuPont edge. Granite fabricators create this edge by designing a straight edge that drops down to a curve. The cove is another popular granite counter edge. This design has a concave bevel on the top edge. Homeowners need to keep in mind that fancy edges cost more. They have to factor this is while ordering their granite or marble slabs.