Once you have chosen the perfect slab of granite for your countertops, you will have some decisions to make regarding the finishing work. Although it may seem a small detail, the profile on your new granite countertops helps dictate the overall look of your kitchen design. Since there are so many choices, we thought we would give you some tips on how to choose the best profile for your Ottawa home.
Consider how your Granite Countertops will be Used
Kitchens and baths are the most obvious places for granite countertops to be installed, but how these rooms are used can make a big difference in the type of profile you select. While the clean, simple lines of a square edge beautifully suit a contemporary decor, they can also be hazardous to young children whose heads are in line with them. Another consideration is if you are an avid chef, the edges are more susceptible to chipping and may be uncomfortable to lean against for any length of time. It may be a good idea to consider a pencil edge that has slightly rounded edges or a bullnose, depending on the look you want to achieve.
Make a Bold Statement by Adding a Skirt
When you want your new granite countertops to make a bold statement, you can opt for a skirt, which is actually a strip of granite that is cemented to your slab to give it a thicker, heavier appearance. In fact, your countertops will appear to be double their actual thickness with this clever profile. Sleek and modern looking, this finish makes your countertops the focal point of the room they are installed in.
If you are looking to recreate traditional styling of yesteryear or you want an elegant upgrade for your granite, Ogee and Waterfall profiles are excellent choices. Either of these profiles soften the look of granite and give it a more elegant aesthetic. You might also consider these profiles for an island to create a dramatic effect while keeping a square edge in the surrounding counters for a traditional kitchen.
Your master stonecutters of StoneSense in Ottawa offer eight different profiles to suit any taste and lifestyle. If you would like more help to determine the right profile for your granite countertops or you’d like to see how they look, stop by our showroom or contact us today.