3 May 2024

What Are Your Worktop Edge Options?

It's easy to overlook the details sometimes, and your worktop edge profile might be one of this little things that gets missed. We're here to help you choose the right edge profile for your worktops in a flash.

Here’s a worktop question you might not have considered yet: what edge profile would you like? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one to miss this detail, we help customers make choices about little, but important, features and finishes like this all the time.

In this blog post, we’ll cover the different types of worktop edge finishes that we offer at Impala Stone and help you get a feel for which one might suit you and your design best. Keep reading to find out your perfect worktop finishes.

A guide to our worktop edge finishes

Just as there’s a medley of choices when it comes to materials, the world of worktop finishes is also a little crowded, but here are a few of the choices we offer here at Impala Stone with a little info to help you narrow down your choices. Don’t forget, if you’re ever struggling to know which option is best for you, you can always reach out to our friendly team, or even come down to our showroom and check out your options firsthand.

Chamfer – In order to remove the otherwise sharp, 90˚  edge of your worktop, adding a chamfer softens the angle and provides a tidier, more design-friendly appearance. Chamfering is a common technique that even features on the base of the Taj Mahal! All of our worktops are provided with a chamfered edge as standard, so if you’d prefer one of the below options instead, make sure to let us know.

Chamfer-Pencil-Round-edge

Chamfer-Pencil-Round-edge

Pencil round – When you look at a pencil from the side, it has a flat face with the top and bottom sloping away from view. Now imagine that but scaled up and replicated in stone. Worktops with pencil round edges have rounded or sloped top and bottom edges, giving a tidy, symmetrical finish.

Bullnose – A common feature of more traditionally-designed kitchens, a bullnose finish is a completely rounded edge, with the same profile all the way round.

Bullnose-edges

Bullnose-edges

Half bullnose – As the name suggests, the half bullnose finish is similar to the bullnose worktop finish, with the exception that it only features one rounded edge at the top and has a flat bottom.

Demi bullnose – The demi bullnose is an evolution of the half bullnose, and looks similar save for the fact that the curve on the top edge is blended further back into the counter surface to give a more seamless appearance.

Ogee – The ogee is the perfect choice for those looking for a classically elegant worktop edge finish. This two-part curve has flowing concave and convex sections that create an S-shaped profile.

Ogee

Shark’s nose – Despite an initially curious name, this worktop edge style gives a touch of more unusual design flair to your worktops. Worktops with a shark’s nose finish feature a protruding upper edge which slopes backward at the bottom to give an almost floating look to your countertops. Think of your classic shark’s face, with a pointed nose that slopes down toward their mouth.

Sharks-nose

Sharks-nose

Dupont – Similarly to an ogee edge, the Dupont finish is typically preferred for more classically-inspired kitchen designs. It features a 90˚  edge that gives way to a more gradual curve.

Cove-Dupont

Cove-Dupont

Mitred – This bold style involves creating an overlapping edge with your worktop material. The overhangs are joined seamlessly and provide the perfect visual segway for additional features such as upstands.

Mitred-edge-

Mitred-edge-

Waterfall – This bespoke option involves stacking edge profiles to create a unique, cascading effect. If you’d like to discuss this option, make sure to speak to a member of our friendly team.

Waterfall

Waterfall

 

What do you need to get a quote?

Getting a quote for your worktop finishes with Impala Stone is easy, but there’s some key information that’ll help you get the most accurate estimate possible.

  • Kitchen plans with dimensions – Let us know your overall kitchen plan and include as much information about dimensions as possible.
  • Sink choices – Your choice of sink size and type will influence the way we cut your worktop, so we need to know this as soon as possible.
  • Hob choices – Much like sink choices, hobs require the cutting of an aperture in your worktop material, so we need to know the style and size.
  • Material choice and thickness – It’s vital to let us know your ideal material and preferred thickness.
  • Location – This allows us to calculate delivery and complexity of installation.
  • Other cutouts – This includes space for additional details and utilities such as plug sockets.
  • Upstands – Whether you’d like to include upstands in your design.
  • Splashbacks – Let us know whether you’d like splashbacks, and if so, what size they need to be.
  • Window sills – We can provide apetures and materials for window sills, just let us know the measurements.
  • Accessories – To match your new worktops, we can also provide a range of accessories such as chopping boards and pantry toppers cut from the same material.
  • Edge profile – Finally, of course, let us know which of the edge profile options you’d prefer

Get a quote now!

At Impala Stone, we make getting an accurate quote easy. All you need to is fill out our quick online form or speak to one of our friendly team members on 01332 824 200. We can’t wait to hear from you!