Given its elegance, durability and versatility, it’s hardly surprising that marble remains the natural choice across homes and commercial premises. What’s more, this stone is low-maintenance as well as long-lasting, and you’ll love its natural patterns and veining.
But you may not be aware of just how critical the edges are to the design of a marble countertop. And you may not quite realise the things you need to take into account before making your choice. Here, we aim to put that right.
Clearly, this will always be your most important priority. If you have children at home, or anyone who is sometimes clumsy or perhaps more vulnerable, go for a blunt rather than a straight-edge profile.
Of course, this is another crucial consideration. And in bathrooms and kitchens, you want spotless countertops. But ‘complex’ edging can make this harder, especially in a busy household. Some designs, such as bevelled, form crevices which can be hard to keep in tip-top condition. Straight-edge countertops will be the most straightforward to give a once-over. So bear this in mind if ease of cleaning is the most important factor for you.
Bevelled edges can lend a space an extra element of style or drama. Or there’s the ogee classic S-shaped design. Both can look strikingly sophisticated in bathrooms and kitchens. On the other hand, if you’re a minimalist at heart, the straight-edged worktop could prove to be the ideal choice.
This is yet another important factor to think about. Marble worktops are certainly not cheap. So if you’re thinking about going for a fancy edge for yours, just be certain that the design and fitting are in the very best hands you are able to afford. The last thing you want is to have to refit your countertop due to shoddy workmanship.
How we can help
At Royal Stone Care, we help businesses and private homes with all aspects of marble care, including marble restoration, cleaning and chip repair in London. Once your perfect natural stone countertop has been installed at your premises, get in touch. Let us help with regular deep-cleans to complement your own routine upkeep.