Waterfall EdgesWaterfall edges take this pattern in another direction by creating a continuous flow from countertop
to floor, creating a softened waterfall effect that is alluring yet functional. The waterfall edge, as its name suggests, is an edge that flows down at a 90-degree angle from the countertop.
Instead of having a sudden finished edge, the countertop gradually transitions to the ground, sometimes merging with a seating area, kitchen island or cabinetry. There are even waterfall edges that extend all the way to the floor - creating one solid piece of stone.
Waterfall edges for countertops are not only visually appealing but also incredibly durable, making them a popular choice for many homeowners. Quartz is an ideal material for this type of edge because it is strong and resistant to cracking or fracturing.Mitered Edges
Mitered edges serve as a unique alternative for making time strips of varying angles meet at different points; perfect for edge detailing around windowsills, backsplashes, and other fixtures in an L-shape configuration.
A mitered edge is similar to a waterfall edge, except it does not reach the floor. Waterfall edges are simply mitered edges, but not all mitered edges are considered waterfall. To create a mitered edge, two pieces of quartz are cut at 45 degrees and joined together.
The angle of the cuts creates an optical illusion that makes the countertop appear thicker.Custom Edges
Custom edges create totally bespoke shapes tailored specifically to your taste. You can find a number of stone companies that do custom edging if you don't like the standard countertop edges. For example, some of these companies may do a chiseled or rock edge which makes the end of your countertop look like it came straight from the quarry or geode.Laminated Edges
Laminated edges serve up protection against water damage or temperature fluctuations along Straight Edge/Eased Edge counters designed with longevity in mind. Some countertop edges are called “laminated edges,” which means that two different types of edges have been combined to create a new look.
Laminated edges are a good choice for those who want thicker, more noticeable edges. For instance, the Mitered Edge is one type of laminated edge.
The Laminated Bullnose edge is a second Bullnose edge added beneath the end of the top Bullnose, forming a thick curve of quartz. Other combinations include Cove Dupont and Ogee, Ogee-Straight, and Laminated Ogee.
No matter what type you decide upon, all these options let you create the look of your choice and make sure it stands out among all else!