Countertop Edge Profiles

Unveiling the Perfect Edge: Your Guide to Countertop Profiles

At Richstone Surfaces, we’re here to empower you with the knowledge you need to navigate every step, from selecting the ideal material to choosing the finishing touch – your countertop edge profile
Beyond aesthetics, edge profiles significantly impact the functionality and overall feel of your countertops. Richstone Surfaces offers a diverse selection of profiles, each with its own advantages. Let’s delve into the world of countertop edges and equip you to make an informed decision that complements your vision.

Popular Countertop Edge Profiles

Explore popular countertop edge profiles! Many of our customers find these options particularly appealing. Could one be perfect for your project?


The bullnose edge is for those who don’t love a sharp look and instead prefer something more subtle and rounded. Some prefer a full bullnose, while others lean toward the half bullnose, where the top curves down and the bottom flattens out. Either of these options work well in households with young kids. You don’t want little heads to get bumped on sharp countertop edges!


If you’ve got a traditional kitchen, an ogee edge will make it the best it can be. The top curve leads to a pedestal, and the bottom curve acts as the base. This is a popular quartz counter edge because it’s so classy.


A bevel edge is a square that’s cut at a forty-five-degree angle, almost like a slice has been taken out of the square edge. Like bullnose, this is a good way to make your edge a bit less sharp and pointy. This is one of our most popular choices, and one of the best profile edges for granite because of how sleek it is!


An eased edge is the happy medium between round and square edges, almost like a soft square. It’s nice to look at, and safe too. It won’t hurt when you bump into it.

Mitered Edge

Imagine your countertop material cascading gracefully down the sides and meeting the floor in a flawless transition. That's the magic of a mitered edge. Unlike a straight edge, which can leave a slight material buildup, a mitered edge creates a luxuriously seamless look by expertly joining two pieces of material at a 45-degree angle. This technique not only adds visual depth but also allows you to showcase the full thickness and beauty of your chosen stone. While slightly more intricate than a standard edge, a mitered edge elevates your countertop into a stunning focal point, adding a touch of timeless elegance to your space.


A waterfall countertop is when the countertop extends all the way down to the floor. If you love the material you’re working with, a waterfall countertop will show it off to the utmost degree. Of course, using this amount of material will cost more, but it’s worth it for the ultra-chic look. With a waterfall design, many people implement the mitered edge counter. It’s similar to the bevel edge, just less dramatic—it can join two pieces of stone in a seamless, flowing manner that’s really easy on the eyes.

Back polish

For those who appreciate a touch of subtle sophistication, a back polish edge offers the perfect finishing touch. Unlike a bullnose or bevel edge that softens the entire profile, a back polish focuses on the back of the countertop, leaving the top surface with a clean, squared-off look. This creates a visually clean line while adding a touch of depth and dimension. The polished treatment on the back creates a subtle yet refined detail, particularly noticeable when your countertop extends past cabinetry. This edge style complements a variety of design aesthetics, from modern minimalism to classic elegance, making it a versatile choice for any homeowner seeking a timeless and polished look.

How to Choose a Countertop Edge

The first thing to know about picking a countertop edge is that you should have your choice for countertop material nailed down—because the countertop material speaks to the countertop edge profiles you’ll be able to consider.

If you’ve chosen quartz, you’re in luck because quartz coincides with just about every type of countertop edge you’ll encounter. It has a sophisticated look, and our popular edge profiles are easy to carve into it.

When it comes to granite, you’ll find that the eased, bullnose, bevel, and ogee look the best.

The style of your kitchen makes a difference too. We find that ogee edges look especially great in traditional kitchens but can sometimes stick out like a sore thumb within a contemporary design. But if you’re leaning toward an eased edge, you’ll be glad to know it goes with pretty much everything.

What’s Your Edge?

All of the countertop edge profiles that we create at Richstone Surfaces are unique, and each one can benefit your countertop in a different way. Since all of our customers (and their kitchens) are different, we’re happy to help you figure out what unique countertop edge suits you best.

In the end, you’ll notice it’s the finer details that really matter. We want to help you make the right decision for the edges of your countertop. To get our input on our countertop edge profile, get in touch with Richstone Surfaces today.