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Edge Profiles for Stone Benchtops

Feb 16, 2023 | kitchen

When it comes to designing and quoting for stone benchtops, one of the most important elements that should be considered during the initial stages is the edge profile. The edge profile will make a big difference in terms of how your stone benchtop looks and functions.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss why you should take edge profiles into account when beginning the design and quoting process.

Aesthetics Of Edge Profiles

Edge profiles are the decorative edges that are applied to stone benchtops in order to give them a more finished or polished look. They can range from simple, straight edges to more elaborate designs such as bullnose or lambs tongue edges. Edge profiles can also play an important role in terms of functionality by providing a smoother surface for food preparation or easier cleaning.

Important Considerations

When deciding on an edge profile for your kitchen stone benchtop, there are several factors to consider. First, consider the overall design of your space and how it will complement other elements such as cabinets, backsplashes, lighting fixtures, etc. For example, if you have a modern kitchen with sleek lines and minimalistic features, then you might want to choose an edgier profile such as a square or bevelled edge.

On the other hand, if you have more traditional décor and furniture pieces in your space then choosing a softer profile like a bullnose which might be more appropriate.

Stone Benchtop Material

The material type of your stone benchtop is also important when considering edge profiles since some materials are better suited for certain types of edges than others. For instance, granite is best suited for straight edges while marble may require more rounded or intricate edges due to its softer nature.

You should also keep in mind that certain materials may require additional support at their edges due to their heavier weight so this should be taken into consideration when selecting an edge profile as well.

Edge Profile Sizes

20mm Edge Profiles

20mm edge profiles are very common in modern kitchens and come with a variety of options including Aris, Pencil Round, Full Bullnose, Half Bullnose, Lambs Tongue and Sharknose. Aris has a square front edge with bevelled edges on either side while Pencil Round has a rounder front edge with slightly more rounded sides. Both feature sharp corners that are easy to clean but may not be suitable if you have young children in the house as they can be dangerous when touched or grabbed.

A full Bullnose has a more rounded front edge with curved sides while a Half Bullnose has a half-rounded front edge with curved sides. Lambs Tongue is similar to Half Bullnose but features sharper edges while Sharknose has a more pronounced curve on the front edge with slightly rounded sides.

40mm Edge Profiles

If you want something sturdier than 20mm profiles, then 40mm profiles are the way to go. These include Mitred Apron Aris, Mitred Apron Pencil Round and Lambs Tongue in both Half and Full Bullnose. All of these profiles feature sharp corners but offer more support than 20mm profiles due to their thicker edges.

This makes them ideal for heavier items like pots and pans that may require additional support when placed on the benchtop surface. The only downside is that they can be more expensive than 20mm profiles due to their increased thickness.


With so many different options available when it comes to choosing an edge profile for your stone benchtop, it’s important to understand all of your options before making a final decision.

If you have any questions or need help deciding which option is best for your needs, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Stone Benchtops Direct who will be happy to assist you!