The edge profile of a countertop seems like a small detail that is purely aesthetic, but it’s not. Its the surface you come in contact with the most so its shape definitely matters and makes it one of the most important decisions when it comes to selecting your countertop.
You can go with something sleek and modern like a straight polish which has 90° angles with a slight bevel so the edges aren’t sharp and so they don’t chip. Or would you rather go with something more decorative and fancy like the Roman Ogee? The choice for your countertop’s edge profile is up to you, we just help turn your design or concept into reality.
Whatever your choice is for your edge profile, we have several different choices to choose from here at In Home Stone. Please check out our helpful edge guides below for examples of how each profile looks on our countertops. If you are still having trouble feel free to contact us to discuss options.
Standard Straight Polish
Standard: 1/4” Radius
Standard: 1/2” Bull Nose
Upgrade: French Ogee
Premium: Roman Ogee
Premium: Triple Pencil
Benefits of Marble Countertops
Marble is a natural stone, meaning it's more resistant than many of the other available countertop materials to scratching, shattering, and splitting. In terms of its toughness, marble is smoother than granite, so appealing architectural features can be integrated.
Every piece is distinctive in appearance since marble was developed by a natural process. The region of origin and the relative combination of minerals in the original stone define the diverse variety of textures and colors used in marble.
Resistance to Heat
Marble countertops are also thermally resistant. Marble does not catch fire or flame, so by not putting a hot pan or pot on the surface without cover, it is prudent to maintain the polish.
For a very long period of time, marble has been used as a construction material, so its ability to stand harsh weather conditions is well known. You should continue to appreciate the elegance of marble for a lifetime as it is expertly built and well sealed and preserved.
Naturally, Marble remains cold
Making it the ideal surface for bakery products, since it usually stays below room temperature. This is why marble countertops are favored by bakers above many natural stones.
What distinguishes it from the other natural stones is the timeless, elegant look of marble countertops.