With so many choices of edge styles, the decision can be intimidating. However, even with the endless possibilities for all applications and materials, we are here to help you narrow down the choices. The popular mitered edge that many designers and homeowners prefer due to their sleek and seamless modern look.
Images are courtesy of Aria Stone Gallery. Natural stone pictured is Aria Stone Gallery’s Arabescato Gris Marble.
What Is a Mitered Edge?
Firstly, a mitered edge is created when the corners of two slabs are cut to a 45-degree angle to seamlessly join together. Thus, creating the look from the Arabescato counter shown above. This type of edge comes in handy when you would like the appearance of a thicker countertop, waterfall island, or custom trough sink.
Therefore, when you see an extra-thick countertop, it is probably not an 8cm or 3-inch thick slab. What you are seeing is most likely a mitered edge that was flawlessly fabricated to look as if the veining “wraps” around the edges for a seamless look.
Additionally, a mitered edge is a great way to make your countertops the focal point of the space as it will instantly create a luxurious and expensive feel. Notably, this technique can also be used in reverse to create custom built-in sinks, cabinets, or other features. All things considered, choosing an edge style comes down to your personal taste. For this reason, if you prefer the styles we have mention, then a mitered edge just might be right for you.