A Closer Look At Granite Countertop Edge Profiles

September 02, 2017


Pulling together a cohesive design is all about details, details, details! After all, it’s these small elements that give character to the room. 

That’s why every choice you make—even your countertop edge—adds to the finished look and helps bring your vision to life. The edge profile you choose for your granite countertops can alter the style and feel of your kitchen, making it an important decision.

And with so many different options to choose from, let us help you get started with a quick look at some of the most popular granite countertop edge styles you’ll come across. 

Offset Dupont

msi-azurite-granite-edge-profile-for-itchen-counter-minAzurite Granite

The offset DuPont edge adds a subtle twist to the traditional DuPont profile by incorporating a small offset or jog in the curve. This variation provides a unique and customized look to the granite countertop, adding a touch of sophistication and style.

With all of the edging layers, it will require more time to clean, but on the other hand, this edge should help to catch any spills before they drop to the floor. This edging gives a substantial look to this oversized island in Azurite Granite


msi-azul-platino-granite-bullnose-edge-minAzul Platino Granite

A bullnose edge is a common and classic edge profile characterized by a smoothly rounded, semi-circular edge. The profile is named "bullnose" because the curved shape resembles the nose of a bull.

If you have kids, you might want a rounded edge like this one simply because the softened corners are safer. Just remember that with any curved edge, spills will more easily trickle down onto the floor. 

This simple detail works well with the rest of the clean lines in this vintage-inspired kitchen. Plus, the soft gray background with warm taupe and pink flecks of Azul Platino Granite gives the cooking space an updated look. 


msi-white-paradise-granite-with-squared-edge-minWhite Paradise Granite

An eased edge has a 90-degree edge that is slightly rounded. It’s the most common type of edge you’ll find in kitchens and bathrooms because of its clean, simple profile. 

As seen with this smokey granite countertop, eased edges will also give your countertop the thickest look and a look that is extremely easy to clean.

The eased edge counter on this bold White Paradise Granite complements the rest of the kitchen’s sharp, rectangular edges, from the appliances to cabinets. 

Step Half-Bullnose

msi-caravelas-gold-granite-countertop-edge-minCaravelas Gold Granite

A step half-bullnose edge has a small, 90-degree step at the top of the granite and then continues with a slightly rounded edge, finishing with a flat bottom just like the half-bullnose. 

With a monochromatic kitchen like this one, you want to add texture and pattern to keep things interesting. The addition of this extra little step gives the swirled Caravelas Gold Granite just enough detail for a more sophisticated, custom look. The edge on these white granite countertops also flows well with the traditional cabinetry.  

Dupont Bullnose

msi-bianco-romano-granite-decorative-edge-minBianco Romano Granite

A dupont bullnose edge has a small, concave edge with a deeper, dramatic curve and a flat bottom. It’s one of the more intricate edges you can choose from. 

This traditional kitchen includes a number of detailed features, from the ornate hood range with corbels to the picture frame backsplash and wrought-iron pendants.

Just as the cabinets are finished with turned legs, the edging on the Bianco Romano Granite with its creamy white color and dark flecks is the finishing element this kitchen needs. 

It’s important to make the right countertop choice, but it’s just as important to select the perfect edge profile that works with your design aesthetic.

You can even try out different edge types on your favorite granite countertops with MSI’s Edge Visualizer Tool. Try it out, and you’ll be able to envision whether or not your dream kitchen countertop look calls for clean lines or intricate curves. To learn more about our granite countertop collection, chat with us online, contact a local authorized MSI retailer, or visit one of our many MSI showrooms nationwide.


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