When choosing an edge style for your countertop, table or bar, deciding on the right design can be intimidating at first. There are endless edge options for all applications and materials, but a mitered edge has become very popular among designers and homeowners due to their sleek, modern look.
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What Is a Mitered Edge?
A mitered edge is created when the corners of two slabs are cut to a 45 degree angle to seamlessly join together. A mitered edge comes in handy when you would like the appearance of a thicker countertop, waterfall island, or custom trough sink.
When you see an extra thick countertop, it is probably not an 8cm or 3 inch thick slab. Rather, you are looking at a mitered edge that was flawlessly fabricated to look as if the veining “wraps” around the edges.
Using 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. This technique can also be used in reverse to create custom built in sinks, cabinets, or other features.