Current Obsessions: Fresh Waterfall Edges For Quartz Countertop Islands

October 24, 2017

The latest look in kitchen and bath design—the waterfall countertop edge—is literally overflowing with glamour!

Waterfall edges are the next big design statement, and for the maximum combination of style and substance, what better way to embrace this trend than with a quartz countertop?

A modern design detail like the waterfall edge deserves a modern material that not only looks beautiful, but can also stand up to the daily wear and tear of your busy life.

A waterfall edge is created when the countertop material is extended over the side of the cabinets, all the way down to the floor. This edge creates a bold look that showcases the beauty of a countertop slab and becomes a focal point in any space.

And choosing a quartz waterfall countertop gives the added benefit of strength and germ-resistance in areas that often need it the most, such as the kitchen or bath.

Even though a waterfall edge is a luxurious addition to your home, it's not just for looks. Unlike most countertop edges, a quartz waterfall edge is also a functional statement.

The durable, easy-to-clean quartz acts as a protective barrier from scratches, scuffs, and spills, as in this image of a Grey Lagoon Quartz countertop from MSI. 

Because natural stone slabs are unique, they can have a lot of unwanted variation. But with a man-made slab like this Calacatta Classique Quartz as your waterfall surface, you are guaranteed to get the movement and pattern that looks exactly like what you picked out in the showroom.

Plus, you get a countertop that looks just like natural Calacatta marble, but with perfectly consistent veining pattern and coloration throughout. 

Other homeowners prefer a more subtle look, but still want a design that is elegant and a bit unexpected. If you have chosen a more subdued countertop such as the solid mocha brown Lagos Azul Quartz, a waterfall edge can be an excellent way to add interest and take a modern countertop to the next level of contemporary chic. 

Solid, bright white Arctic White Quartz from MSI is another one-color quartz that looks stunning with a waterfall edge. This pure white slab is the perfect complement to both modern and traditional kitchen designs, and quartz’s ease of cleaning and care ensures that your Arctic White countertops will stay as fresh and clean as the day they were installed. 

There are many varieties of quartz that look just like marble, but few are as coveted as Carrara Marmi Quartz by MSI. Too good to be true? Not so!

This natural-looking slab flawlessly mimics the subtle, soft grey veining of the finest imported Carrara marble. What better way to showcase this gorgeous natural marble lookalike than with a rich waterfall edge?

To explore even more amazing waterfall edge designs check out the Kitchen Visualizer Tool from MSI, as well as this helpful waterfall countertop edge idea guide.

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