5 different types of worktop edging

Choosing the right worktop edge profile might seem like an insignificant decision in your kitchen or bathroom renovation, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Your worktop edging is the final touch that will complete the look of your space. 

The edging you choose will depend on the worktop material you’ve selected, your choice of cabinetry, and the size and layout of the room. Smaller spaces might benefit from rounded edging, such as a double pencil. This means you can safely move around without worrying about bumping into sharp corners. 

If you’re lucky enough to have a larger space, you’re less restricted in what edging option you can choose, and you might opt for a more elaborate option that creates more of a feature. 

Here at Mo’s StoneX, we offer a range of edging options to help you create the perfect look for your kitchen or bathroom renovation. Here’s a breakdown of the 5 most common bathroom and kitchen worktop edging options. 

1. Double pencil 

What is a pencil edge?

This edge type features slightly rounded edges, which creates a soft and muted look. Pencil edges are a great choice if you have young children and are concerned about them accidentally injuring themselves on sharp edges. 

A single pencil edge involves just one rounded corner, but a double pencil edge is the more popular option. A double pencil edge has fully rounded corners, creating a simple and subtle look in any modern kitchen or bathroom.

2. Double bevel 

What is a bevelled edge?

A bevel edge features a slanted top edge and is the simplest (and least expensive) edge profile. The bevelled shape reduces the severity of the corner. Adding a bevel creates a sleek work surface and is particularly popular in contemporary, handleless kitchens. 

Double bevel edges are more common than single bevel edges because they create a balanced and symmetric countertop edge.

3. Square 

A square edge is typically only used for sections of a worktop that won’t be seen, for example, where the worktop meets the wall or a tall kitchen unit. However, some people opt for a square edge worktop profile as they like the simplicity of it. We don’t generally recommend this as it leaves your worktop vulnerable to chipping and damage.

4. Sharks nose

This is one of the more expensive edge profiles. A sharks nose edge profile features a smooth, rounded edge that extends from the main worktop. This gives the illusion the surface is thinner than it actually is, making it a popular choice for high-end, contemporary kitchens. It’s also a practical choice if you have handleless cabinet doors, as it makes them easier to open. 

5. Bullnose

A full bullnose edge is rounded into a half circle, creating a traditional look in your kitchen or bathroom. This edging option also reduces the likelihood of your worktop chipping. 

A half bullnose features the curve of a full bullnose edge combined with a flat, unrounded bottom. This helps to highlight the thickness of your chosen worktop material and turn it into more of a feature. 

How Mo’s StoneX can help

Mo’s StoneX has over a decade of experience supplying and installing high-quality granite, quartz and Dekton worktops. We offer a range of edging options so you can fully customise your work surface, whatever material you choose. 

Our bespoke worktop service ensures you get the exact look you want for your bathroom or kitchen renovation. From traditional bullnose edging to minimalist double bevelling, we can work with you to create the perfect space that matches your home’s aesthetic.

Our professional and friendly team handles everything from the initial quote to the installation, so you can rely on us to transform your kitchen or bathroom!

Fill out our online enquiry form for a free quote. Or contact our team if you need more information about our different edging options and what can be achieved with the different worktop materials. We’ll be more than happy to help!