Why do you need to choose an Edge Profile?
Aside from the visual aesthetics, edge profiles are vital to protect and prolong the life and performance of your Caesarstone quartz surface.
Professional stonemasons will generally finish 20mm bench top edges with a minimum 2mm profile. This profile will either be an Arised Edge or a Pencil Round Edge.
It’s important to take the following factors into consideration
- All exposed edges should be fabricated and finished to the same finish as the surface
- The top and bottom of edges must be rounded. Do not create square edges as the larger the surface area of the edge (ie. radius), the more resistant it is to chipping
- All edges should have a minimum radius on any edge profile of 3mm-4mm. For added durability, the best option is a 6mm radius
- Undermount sinks should have a minimum radius of 6mm on the upper edge of the Caesarstone
Caesarstone recommends a minimum range for edge profiles of 3 to 4 millimetres with a rounded edge to reduce the risk of chipping and increase the safety of the surface edges for your space.