Edge finishes are an important part of every worktop. Not every edge type goes well with every style and it is important to note that. Simple, straight edges are the characteristic of contemporary design, while more ornate edges are better for traditional style kitchens. No matter which style you prefer, edge finishes are also a great way to prevent injuries from happening. They can also add to the overall aesthetic quality of your kitchen. Continue reading and find about the most popular edge finishes for quartz worktops.
1. Boulder edge
Boulder or the Waterfall has one basin followed by two bulges. It is wider at the bottom and narrower at the top, so it reminds us of the Waterfall. All three cascades are rounded, so this style will be a good option for families with children. It is also a very ornate edge finish and perfect for shaker style kitchens.
2. Square edge
A basic edge finish like this one is perfect for minimalistic kitchens. This edge type is just slightly rounded at the bottom; it can still be a good option for families with children, but if you are worried, it is better to go with a more rounded edge. This edge is a good option if you want to highlight other parts of your kitchen, but not the worktops.
3. Quarter round
Another very basic edge finish, but a very practical one. Its name perfectly describes what it is- it is rounded at the top and bottom by the quarters of your worktops thickness. This one will be a better option for families with children than the previous one.
4. Full Bullnose
As the name suggests, this edge profile is rounded both at the bottom and the top. This oblique edge profile is still very simple and can be a good option for both traditional and modern type kitchens. It is one of the best when it comes to preventing cuts.
This is a more ornate edge with one-fifth of it being a straight edge, then it continues to a bullnose-like profile, but it finishes in a straight line. The bottom part is much wider than the top part, so you don’t have to worry about bumping into the straight edge.
Ogee edge has a concave arch that flows into a convex arch. This one is also often seen in traditional kitchen design. It is not as ornate as boulder edge, but still more complex than the bullnose. It is the perfect in-between of not being too simple, but not as complicated either.
Some of these finishes are more popular for traditional kitchen design, while others are more suitable for modern kitchens. We have covered both styles and it is just up to you to choose which one you like the best. Edge finishes are an important part of every quartz worktop and you shouldn’t neglect them.