What are the different types of worktop edges and their qualities?
When planning your new kitchen worktop there are many different materials, colours and styles available to you, with your choices influencing the overall look of your finished kitchen. One such decision is what type of worktop edge you prefer. The style of worktop edge you choose can impact significantly on the overall look of your kitchen, whether bringing a modern, contemporary, or traditional feel to your space. The edge of your worktop can also be used to create a focal point in the kitchen, such as by using a contrasting colour or material.
Worktop Edge Choices
At Royal Marble worktop specialists in Caerphilly our expert team can help you navigate the different worktop edge options available to you, helping you make the perfect choice for the look you want to achieve, how you will typically use your worktops, and within the budget you have available. We can also advise on the durability of different worktop edges as some edge styles are more prone to chipping or damage or can even date quicker than other styles.
Below we have listed some of the most popular worktop edge options available for you to choose from:-
- Square Edge: This is the most common type of edge and is the simplest to produce. It has a straight, clean line and is the most affordable option. A square edge worktop will give you a modern, minimalist look. It is a great choice for contemporary kitchens and can be paired with sleek, modern cabinets and appliances.
- Beveled Edge: This type of edge maintains the surface thickness of the worktop but has a slight angle to it, creating a more decorative look. It is typically more expensive than a square edge, but brings a very unique touch to your kitchen. A bevelled edge worktop can be either modern or traditional, depending on the design and materials used. It will also add a touch of sophistication to your kitchen. The bevelled edge will create a subtle shadow line that will draw the eye and add a touch of depth to the worktop.
- Bullnose Edge: This type of edge has a rounded shape, which can give your kitchen a softer, more elegant look. It is usually more expensive than a square edge, but it can add a unique touch to your kitchen. A bullnose edge worktop is often used in traditional kitchens and bathrooms, proving a great choice if you want a classic, timeless look that will never go out of style.
- Ogee Edge: This type of edge has a curved shape, which can give your kitchen a more luxurious look. It is more expensive than a square edge, but it can add a unique touch to your kitchen. The Ogee’s curved edge is both elegant and sophisticated, making it a great choice for any kitchen whether traditional or modern. However, with a diverse choice of colours and materials available it is frequently chosen to bring a more modern look for a kitchen aesthetic. A round worktop edge is also a good option if you want to create a softer look in your kitchen or if you have young children.
- Dupont Edge: This type of edge has a double-curved shape, which can give your kitchen a more sophisticated look. It is more expensive than a square edge, but it can add a unique touch to your kitchen. A Dupont edge worktop will give you a sleek, modern look. The edges are designed to be smooth and seamless, creating a contemporary aesthetic. The edges also provide a strong, durable finish that is easy to clean and maintain.
Visit our Caerphilly Worktop Showroom
Ultimately, your worktop edge choice comes down to your personal preference and you should consider the style you prefer, the material of the worktop, and the level of use your kitchen is likely to see. Book an appointment in our Caerphilly worktop showroom and our friendly team can talk you through the different worktop edge options and show you examples of each so we can help you make the right decisions for you and your home.