Kitchen Design / October 25, 2018 / Milena Montanez.
Keeping in mind maintenance, durability, and the ‘easy-to-clean’ criteria, every kitchen countertop material you choose will have its pros and cons. So depending on your space and budget, you can find the design that is most convenient. How much your budget is will also vary according to where you live because prices differ from place to place.
The best ones overall are rounded edges, bull nosed and waterfall design, as they are safer than sharp squared off edges.
With laminate, you get the ‘no-drip’ waterfall edge where the countertop’s surface is slightly raised before the edge so that if you spill something, it won't run out onto the floor.
It is easy to design solid surface kitchen countertops as they are flexible and you can make the edge in whichever style you want, no matter how complicated, just like stone or engineered stone.
Metal kitchen countertops come with a variety of edges and are designed to contain spills. Wood is of course, natural to mill into any shape you want. The more intricate your design, though, the harder it becomes to clean so make sure you think about that too. There are individual edge tiles that eliminate the sharp corners and available from many manufacturers.