limestone with chiseled edge on quartz kitchen countertop
Photo: Wendell T. Webber
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The Finishing Touch

Just about any edge profile that you can get with stone can be replicated with quartz. The standard eased edge, slightly rounded over so that there aren't any sharp angles, and the more fanciful ogee, which resembles an S curve on its side, are two of the most popular treatments. Your fabricator will help you select an edge that suits your kitchen's style and the countertop's thickness—typically ½, ¾, or 1¼ inches—and will shape the profile using a template provided by the manufacturer. Fabricators can also do custom designs, such as a chiseled, raw edge (shown) or a gently cascading three-level waterfall-style profile. Keep in mind that the more complex the edge, the higher the cost.

Shown: Desert Limestone with chiseled edge, about $65-$85 per sq. ft.;
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