All of the Edges

The beauty of working with custom stone fabrication is that a customer can choose the fine points which make the remodeling unique to their kitchen or bath area. In some instances, it’s the smallest options in edging which create unique elements in a countertop or flooring design.

Today, we’re going to talk about some of those details and some options which can make your stone project look great.

Baseboard

Baseboard protects the bottom of the wall and seals the area between the floor and the wall. Stone baseboard can be a continuity of the tile or flooring. While baseboard acts as a boundary between the floor and the wall, it can either create a delineation or provide a seamless transition.

The backsplash

The backsplash is to the counter what the baseboard is to the flooring. It delineates the space between the wall and the countertop surface. Depending on the material used, it can create a bold statement or a quiet transition. If there is a distinction or design, it can create an eye-catching visual. Mosaic tiles, ceramic tiles, or stone pieces are just a few of the many options for a perfect backsplash.

 A modern flat edge with a contemporary faucet and mosaic backsplash.

A modern flat edge with a contemporary faucet and mosaic backsplash.

Countertop edges

Countertop edges make a huge statement, regardless of it’s in the kitchen, bath, or somewhere else. Flat, beveled, or double beveled edges provide a contemporary look, regardless of the stone type. Curves such as bullnose, half bullnose, quarter rounds or dupont are more traditional styles. Ogee, double ogee, and other fancy cuts are for more formal styles and settings. Generally speaking, the more elaborate the cut, the more expensive it’s going to be, but understand how essential the edge is to the look of the finished product means a homeowner should seriously consider getting the exact edge they want.

Between the slabs, counter spaces, and cuts

The space between countertop cuts is one place where less is more. You honestly do not want the eye to train on the spot where sections meet, which is where the expertise of the installer comes into play. Professional, expert installation is a critical component to us at JDM Countertops because cuts which are poorly fitted together will mar the look of an otherwise beautiful countertop.

So, if you’re considering a new countertop, some long and thoughtful consideration should be offered to the edges and what will look attractive and be compatible with your tastes, current cabinets and walls, and other elements.

If you have a home, business or rental property in the Metro Phoenix area and are considering upgrading with granite countertops or other stonework features, call us here at JDM Countertops at 602-461-7559.