The edge you choose for your custom countertop speaks volumes about your style. Whether you prefer a basic, curved or decorative countertop edge, we have several options to meet your needs.
Choose a Functional Countertop Edge
When choosing a wood countertop edge, keep the following considerations in mind:
You’ll spend a lot of time standing at your new countertop or island top. Most people find that they lean against the countertop. An eased edge creates a simple straight edge.
If you think you’ll find a straight countertop edge to be uncomfortable, you’ll probably like a 1/4” roundover. This eliminates the possibility of the top edge pressing into your abdomen.
Parents with young children often select our bullnose edge. If you’re a parent, you’ve probably experienced children running into a countertop or just bumping their head. A bullnose edge is completely rounded, which minimizes the impact. It’s also very comfortable to lean against and easy to clean.
Maple is a sturdy, pale wood that looks best with a simple eased, rounded or curved edge.
Choose a Decorative Countertop Edge
If you really want to add flair to your custom countertop, decorative edges make a bold statement. Our design team will help you select the perfect edge for your countertop’s wood species and style.
Walnut is a popular wood for kitchen surfaces. If you look at our Projects by Wood Species page, you can see an English Walnut Bookmatch Island with an ogee edge. The ogee edge adds a little elegance to an otherwise simple walnut kitchen island.
A chamfered edge works well on a thick island countertop. It makes a solid piece of wood more interesting. It’s also comfortable for your family and guests sitting at the island.
A beveled edge looks great on a round table. It adds just the right decorative touch to a small chestnut kitchen table.
A live edge slab has a natural edge. We haven’t altered it except to apply a finish. While we use them for frequently for countertops, we also use them for tabletops, mantels and bars. If you want maximum visual impact for your bar top, choose a live edge. Live edges tend to work very well with reclaimed wood.
These are only a few of the edges we can use to finish your countertop. To learn more about the best edge for your countertops, call Maryland Wood Countertops at 443-840-7373.