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Edges

Edge profiles table is divided into six sections by Edge Thicknesses. Choose any of the above links to view the edges vailable to you, keeping in mind that most of the profiles are "standard" details that are used repeatedly in countertop applications. They are intended as a quick reference, and not as a limit to the options available to you. If the profile you have in mind is more complex, or a variation of those listed herein, please feel free to Contact Us concerning different edge detail ideas or specs and we will be happy to assist in making them a reality.

Thickness of your countertop slab is also a consideration, so keep the following points in mind. A 3cm slab provides a substantial profile that looks good with a variety of edge styles and is the preferred size to use. A 2cm slab is sometimes used, but the countertop can look rather thin. Because of this it is common to laminate the edge of a 2cm slab. This additional strip glued underneath the edge makes the countertop look thicker.

However, it results in a seam that runs horizontally around the edge. In most cases this is not a problem and virtually unnoticeable, but the seam may be visible depending on the color and pattern of the granite, marble, travertine, limestone, etc. Darker countertop colors with more consistent patterns will "hide" a seam better than lighter countertops colors with lots of "movement" in their pattern. Unless your on a very tight budget, skip the 2cm and go with the 3cm slab. It's stronger and simply looks better.

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Straight edges or bevel edges will best complement an urban contemporary or traditional American kitchen design.

Rounded profiles in the bullnose styles can work with almost any design, although it is a more conservative style

Decorative edges like the Ogee, Dupont or French Cove look best with a French country or old-world motif. Also, the more decorative edges tend to be preferred for marble and granite vanity tops in the bathroom.

Below are typical edge profiles that are available through Atlantis stone Ltd. Please discuss edge profile options with your kitchen designer.

Naming convention is:

1.5 LE #

  • Front number means total thicknes -in this case 1.5 = 1 1/2" (2 X 3/4")
  • Second part (2 letters) is Lamination Type:
    • SE is Single edge
    • LE is Laminated Edge and
    • CE is Custom Edge
  • # on the end is Edge Profile Number.

Edge Thickness

SINGLE EDGES (3/4" OR 1 1/4" THICKNESS)...

Straight Edge

Straight Edge Radius could be different sizes:

1/16" OR 1/8".

 

Straight Chamfer Edges could be different sizes: 1/16", 1/8" OR 1/4".

(ON PICTURE IS SHOWN 1/8" CHAMFER).

We can have 1/4" Chamfer on both side, Top & Bottom.

"Bevel" is the angle or inclination of a line or surface that meets another at any angle but 90°. So we can create different bevels (Custon bevels) on different thicknesses off materials. Bevel is never 45°.

If surfaces meets at 45° iclination is called "Chamfer".

 

Laminated 3/4" with 3/4" Edges...

Naming convention is: 1.5"LE #

  • Front number means total thicknes -in this case 1.5" (4cm)
  • LE is Laminated Edge and
  • # on the end is Edge Profile Number.

LAMINATED STRAIGHT EDGE

Laminated straight edge Radius could be different sizes: 1/16" & 1/8".

This laminated straight edge has Top Radius bigger then bottom one. It could be different sizes: 1/4" (Shown), 3/8"or 1/2".

Top & Bottom Radius are the same size. It could be different sizes: 1/4" (As Shown), 3/8"or 1/2".

This laminated Round edge has the same radius on top edge as on the step.. It could be different radius sizes: 1/4", 3/8"or 1/2".

Radius on the step edge can be different radius sizes: 1/8", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2" or full half round (3/4").

Bottom Radius (shown 1/2" on picture) can be different size: 1/16", 1/8", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8" or full half round (3/4").

Bottom Radius (shown 3/8" on picture) can be different size: 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8" or full half round (3/4").

Size of the chamfer can be 1/16" (on the picture) or 1/8" x45°.

With Mitre Edge Naming connvention is little bit different. First number (H) on the front means actualy Front Height of the mitre edge. (see drawing).

Bottom Radius

Laminated 1 1/4" with 3/4" Edges...

Naming convention is: 2"LE #

  • Front number means total thicknes -in this case 2" (5cm)
  • LE is Laminated Edge and
  • # on the end is Edge Profile Number. (they are the same as 4cm profiles).

We will show here just a few samples to see difference in thickness.... Profiles are the same.

This laminated straight edge has Top Radius bigger then bottom one. It could be different sizes: 1/4", 3/8"or 1/2".

Top & Bottom Radius are the same size. It could be different sizes: 1/4", 3/8"or 1/2" (As Shown).

 

Triple Laminated 3/4" Edges...

Naming convention is: 2.25LE #

  • Front number means total thicknes -in this case 2 1/4" (5.7cm).
  • LE is Laminated Edge and
  • # on the end is Edge Profile Number.

We will show just a few most common samples here....

 

Double Laminated 1 1/4"...

Naming convention is: 2.5LE #

  • Front number means total thicknes -in this case 2 1/2" (6cm).
  • LE is Laminated Edge and
  • # on the end is Edge Profile Number. (they are same as 4cm profiles)

We will show just a few most common samples here....

 

Special & Custom Edges..

Naming convention is: HCE #

  • Front number means total thicknes -in this case H [inch]
  • CE is Custom Edge and
  • # on the end is Edge Profile Number.

We will show just a few most common samples here....

Chiseled edge can be done on single edge or Laminated edge. So "Height" can be 3/4", 1 1/4", 2",

2 1/4" & 2 1/2".

Middle 3/8" layer can be in different materials:

Bras (shown on picture), Nickel or Acrylic.

 


Different Types Of Countertop Edges

When choosing the style of countertop to add to their home, many homeowners do not pay attention to the style of the countertop edges.  In fact, many homeowners believe that the countertop edges only come in two different styles, square and rounded.  This could not be farther from the truth.  There are over a dozen different decorative styles that can be applied to the countertop edges and each is desirable in their own way.  There are also many different ways to enhance the countertop edges to make them more dramatic in appearance.  The styling of the countertop edges is dependent on the type of countertop it is being applied to and the wishes of the homeowner purchasing the countertop.

The most common types of countertop edges are the straight edges.  With the straight edge, the entire countertop is squared with everything meeting at right angles.  Many countertops purchased for do-it-yourself projects feature a straight edge because it is easier for beginners to work with.  Most of the basic, inexpensive countertops will also feature a straight edge to keep prices low and the countertop affordable.