The edge profile you choose for your granite countertop helps you add to the overall style you’re looking to achieve in your kitchen or bathroom. Of course, there are some practical elements to consider when looking at countertop edge profiles, as well. There are some countertop edges that are easier to clean, others that offer greater levels of safety and comfort and still others that are ideal for catching crumbs and debris.
With this in mind, here are some tips for choosing the right edge detail when performing granite countertop installation in Phoenix, AZ.
Consider how you use your countertops
There are some people who spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing food, more so than the average person. If cooking is a big hobby for you and you spend a lot of time doing food prep, it can help to have an edge profile that is more comfortable for you to lean against. Countertops that have sharper edge profiles are not as comfortable to lean against for long periods of time while preparing meals.
Consider the aesthetic you’re going for
You’ll find a near limitless number of edge profiles available, ranging from clean and modern to ornate and sophisticated. Before you choose your edge profile, consider the aesthetic style you’re looking to create in your kitchen. Do you have a modern kitchen? Perhaps a rustic or farmhouse kitchen, or one that’s a little more luxurious? If you do not match the edge profile to your kitchen style, it simply will not flow, and could end up being an eyesore. You should also keep your cabinets in mind, to attempt to make the designs flow as much as possible.
Make safety a priority
This is an especially important consideration to keep in mind if you have children. Kids love to run around and play, even in areas of the house where play probably isn’t a good idea. They’ll inevitably get distracted and bump into things. Sharper edges on your countertop might be a safety hazard for young children, which means you should opt for rounded or flat edge profiles if you have kids in your home.
Choose profiles that are easy to clean
One of the most attractive elements of granite countertops is that they are quite easy to maintain and keep clean, especially if the countertop doesn’t have any seams and if you’re using an under-mounted sink. However, if you add in some sophisticated, intricate edge profiles, they could quickly become dust traps and magnets for spills and grime, making the countertop edges much more difficult to clean. If you want to make it as easy as possible to keep your countertops clean, you might opt for a less intricate type of design.
These are just a few of the considerations you should keep in mind when selecting edge profiles for your countertops. To learn more about granite countertop installation in Phoenix, AZ, contact Z Granite Place today. We look forward to assisting in your countertop selection!
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