granite countertops come in so many colors and patterns that it can be difficult for a homeowner to find just the right one. After you make that decision, you will need to select the edge profile before finalizing your countertop order.
Eased edge – This is a straight edge with slightly rounded corners. It is the most common option consumers select.
Bevel edge – This profile offers a 45-degree bevel along the top with a slightly rounded corner on the bottom.
Roman round edge – Instead of being straight, this profile offers a subtle arch that is perfect for a contemporary kitchen.
Chiseled or rock edge – This edge is carefully chiseled out and has all projections smoothed for a finished appearance. This is great in outdoor spaces.
Half-round – The top of this profile is deeply rounded with a slightly eased bottom corner. It’s perfect for areas that get a lot of wear and tear.
Full bullnose – This profile is completely rounded from top to bottom. It works well in any space, but is popular for upper bars.
Ogee – This is the second most popular choice behind the eased edge. This profile offers a concave arch at the top that eases towards the bottom where it becomes a convex. It looks almost like the letter S at an angle.
Other ornate edges include the Elite and the Roman Elite, each with complex curving that offers a rich look to the countertop profile.
The granite fabricator can stack or laminate two pieces of granite together along the edge to give granite countertops a deeper, rich look. With this depth of edge, it is possible to do very ornate cuts that combine two or more profiles from above.