Marble and Granite
carries quality slabs of natural stone that can be customized to meet your personal style and taste. The Marble Institute of America provides consumers with a few guidelines for customizing the edges of their natural stone products.Edge profiles
(or edge details) describe the decorative edges carved into natural stone. In addition to adding visual interest to the stone, edge profiles also create tactile differences that may effect the functionality of your space. Smoother edges are usually desired on countertops, especially near areas like the sink where someone washing dishes might rest his or her weight. In contrast, crisp edges are often more desirable for tiles.
For contemporary designs, consider more simplistic edge profiles for your countertops such as Pencil Round or Double Pencil Round, Radius or Double Radius. These edge types provide cleans lines with a bit more visual interest and comfort than Straight with Chamfer Eased edges, for example. For traditional designs, consider Ogee Roundover or Cove Dupont edged countertops. Such detailing complements the ornate accents of traditional and old world designs.
Source: Marble Institute of America
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