Countertop Edge Profile Choices for Your Home

Choose Your Countertop Edge Profile

It’s the small details that truly make a space unique. Every small choice you make comes together to develop the finished product – your dream home. However, as anyone who has endured a home renovation knows, choosing the small details can be extremely challenging.

Selecting a countertop edge profile for your home remodel is one of these important choices. In this article, you’ll learn about the different types of edge profiles and what they’ll look like as a lesser part of the greater whole.

Countertop Edge Profile References

Before we get into the different types of countertop edge profiles, it’s best that you see what your choices are. Here we share an image to provide a full visual of the various types of edge profiles.

As you can see, there are numerous types of edge profiles to choose from, and each shape is ideal depending on the style you’re looking for and the functionality of the space the installation will take place.

Square and Standard Thickness

countertop edge profile

Often times, less is more. In a simple, clean-lined kitchen, a standard 3cm square edge profile is optimal. Every kitchen has its own unique highlight, whether it’s the tile, lighting, or countertop material.

It’s important to ensure that every aspect of your kitchen isn’t begging for attention to give your space some breathing room. Notice how the square edge profile in the image above is quiet while the tile takes center stage.

Common Uses: Kitchen

Square and Mitered

Normally, when you see an extra-thick countertop, it has a mitered edge. That means that the thickness of the countertop is between 2cm and 3cm with a mitered frame around the sides. This countertop edge profile makes the countertop appear thicker, and it’s a great way to make it the focal point of your space.

Although this edge profile is ideal for kitchens, it’s also great for bathrooms and minibars.

Common Uses: Kitchen, Bathroom, and MiniBars.


Bullnose countertops are a timeless classic for traditional kitchen designs. It’s primarily used to soften the look of your counters and improve the look and feel of your space. With a thin and dull edge, bullnose countertops are relatively safe for children and aren’t prone to chipping.

Common Uses: Kitchen, Bathroom

Flat Edge

With an angled and sleek design, flat edge countertops are commonly used in contemporary and elegant designs. One of the distinct qualities of this edge profile is its chipped corner that’s designed on a 45-degree angle.

In addition, flat edge countertops are thin and lightweight enough to be used in virtually any space. While the edges are flat, this edge profile presents a safety hazard for children and may break easily if damaged.

Common Uses: Contemporary and elegant designs

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