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Edge Profiles

Essential Design Element

The final touch for your stone is choosing an edge profile that is intentional and complements your style. This detail can be considered an essential design element that can make or break the overall look of your stone project. Specific edge profiles can give a traditional, contemporary, craftsman, or modern appearance. Our design consultants are excellent resources to help you decide on the edging profile that will best encapsulate your design style.

Granite and Marble Designs offers many types of edging profiles to choose from. Our experience and high-end machinery allow us to take our craftsmanship to the next level. Our StoneDoneRight™ Approach is fulfilled beginning to end, ensuring quality and satisfaction. The edge profile for your stone design is just another element we make sure is done right.

There are certain stones that do not take well to certain edge profiles. Some types of granite or marble, for example, may have edging limitations which should be considered during your design phase. In general, it is not recommended to do a chiseled edge or sharp defined edging on granite due to their mica content, which chips and flakes out easily. There are also really soft, sugary marbles that we do not recommend doing a mitered edge to because it could crumble at the fine point of the cut.


In general, softer stones or slabs may not be able to develop the edge profile you are looking for. However, Granite and Marble Designs consultants and fabricators will work with you to decide on an edge profile that complements your design style and performs to your expectations.

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There are so many stones out there that it is tough to know for sure all their limits, so we take it slab by slab. If we think the stone might be problematic, we will cut a sample piece and produce an edge profile on the sample to see how it fabricates and turns out.

Edge Profiles Options

We offer a wide range of edge profile options, including:

Free or Straight Edge: A straight edge is a flat and 90-degree angle. This is the most common edging that can be fabricated on all stones. It is a timeless edge and is perfect to achieve a clean and modern look. 

Eased Edge: An eased edge is the most standard edge option that has slightly softened or rounded corners. This is a popular edge that fits any design and is often seen in residential and commercial projects. Special applications and configurations such as built-in shelving or table tops are commonly fabricated with this edge profile. 

Beveled Edge: The beveled edge is a 45-degree slope that is cut along the top of the edge at a diagonal. It adds a decorative touch often seen in transitional and modern style spaces. 

Bullnose Edge: This is a smooth edge that is fully rounded on the top and the bottom. This makes it comfortable to lean against and touch without any straight or sharp corners. This edge profile is often used in bathrooms or as a trim. 

Half Bullnose Edge: Similar to a bullnose edge profile, this edge is only rounded from the top that blends into a straight edge underneath. This edge is functionally and aesthetically appealing used for any design style. 

Ogee edge: The ogee edge is created by making an intricate, S-shaped curve that concaves into a convex angle. This is often used in traditional style kitchen and home designs. 

Cove Edge: A cove edge is a crescent curve that concaves from the top of the stone’s edge. This puts a unique twist on your edge design and is perfect for a classical design. 

Dupont Edge: This edge profile has convex curves and resembles the look of an eased edge and a demi bullnose edge. It starts at a 90-degree angle that blends into a rounded edge. This gives an elegant appearance for a traditional and classic style look.

Chiseled Edge: This type of edge is rough and textured. It is perfect for a natural and rustic aesthetic that adds character to your design. It is perfect for outdoor applications because it will not have noticeable wear from weathering or exposure.

Waterfall Edge: A waterfall edge is achieved by creating a mitered edge for the illusion of one, continuous slab of stone that extends and wraps your countertop or island. This is becoming a popular design trend that is often used in contemporary designs.

Mitered edge: A mitered edge conjoins two pieces of stone at a 45-degree angle. This edge creates a thicker appearance for your countertop.


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Stone and Countertop Edge Profiles FAQs

What is the most popular edging for countertops?

The most popular edge option fabricated on stone countertops is the eased edge. It has softened corners compared to a straight edge for a more gentle appearance. Its design profile is suitable for various applications because of its clean and simple design. This edge option is also common because it is less prone to chips if struck with force or a hard object.

What are the different types of edges in stone?

There are various edge options for stone countertops and applications. Some of the most common edges include the eased edge, straight edge, bullnose edge, mitered edge, and waterfall edge.

What countertop edges are in style?

Certain edge profiles may go in and out of style depending on current design trends and personal preferences. We see the eased edge as the most popular edging profile because it is timeless and goes with any aesthetic. However, the mitered and waterfall edges are becoming more and more common to achieve a modern and sophisticated look.

What is the most timeless countertop edge?

The eased edge is the most timeless countertop followed by the bullnose edge. These edges go well with any aesthetic and will not go out of style as trends and fads come and go.

What is the most popular edge for granite countertops?

The most popular edge for granite countertops varies depending on design aesthetic and your expectations. However, the eased edge is commonly fabricated on granite countertops because it is clean and simple. Its dulled edges make it more durable and less susceptible to chips. This still gives a “square-like” appearance for a contemporary or minimalistic design.