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Kitchen Countertop Edge Profiles

By Brian McMonagle

June 22, 2018


Kitchen Countertop Edge Profiles available in 20mm and 30mm worktops.

Pencil Edge

Pencil Edge is your standard rounded edge. The Pencil edge has a slight angular edge that rounds into the vertical surface of the quartz/ granite. It is most common in Kitchens as it’s easy to maintain. 

Waterfall Edge

Waterfall edge is a way to show off the veining in a slab with the three drop down edging on the countertop. Waterfall edges are trendy as they add the sleek finish to any kitchen. They’re very easy to clean.

E.g. - An elegant Tobacco quartz waterfall counter creates a minimal look.

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Bull nose Edge

- This edge design brings out a glistening and contemporary look. Rounded, Smooth edging is provided for the Bull nose edge. The bull nose edge is a curved edge, not sharp


Bevel Edge

- A bevel edge has a 45- degree cut in the edge of the granite/ quartz. The deeper quartz and granite is cut the wider the face of the edge becomes. 



Box Edge

– The box edge creates a smooth yet subtle soft edge from under the counter all the way to the surface of the countertop. 



Sharksnose Edge

A sharksnose edge is a smooth edge. The edging looks very thin and is ideal for units that are “handless “. Sharksnose edge on a worktop can look wafer- thin and almost hovering above the unit. Sharksnose are the very popular with contemporary kitchens. 

Brian McMonagle

About the author

Brian took over McMonagle Marble & Granite from his father Cathal in 2009. A family run business McMonagles was originally a fireplace distributer. Brian’s innovative steps has now expanded the company to over 20 employees, International markets and into the leading marble and granite fabricator of the North West of Ireland.

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