Waterfall edges are becoming more popular and it is no wonder since they look beautiful and luxurious. If you are not sure of what a waterfall edge is, let us explain it to you. Waterfall edges are countertops that go over the sides all the way down to the floor. These edges can help hide appliance storage, hide electrical outlets, and create a transition between spaces. They are even perfect for hiding the stools that you sit on at your bar.
Materials for Waterfall Edged Countertops
Quartz and granite are the two materials that are used the most for countertops with waterfall edges, but Corian and marble can also be used. We normally recommend quartz, because it is strong and porous free, plus it doesn’t crack as easily as other materials. Marble would be the most expensive, but it will look gorgeous when it is completed.
Price Points for Waterfall Edges
Waterfall edges can be pricey, but you can reduce the cost by choosing a simple design that is easier to match between slabs. The result will be a seamless design that looks beautiful from every angle. Of course, you can still choose an intricate design, however, you will need to be prepared to either spend more for the waterfall edge or take the chance that the seams will not match perfectly.
Kitchen Countertop Installation
You may think that these waterfall edges are easy to install, but in truth, they are not. They need to be precisely cut so that the horizontal and vertical edges match properly. If you hire someone that doesn’t know what they are doing, you may end up with a slab that is not stable or a nightmare that looks like nothing that you wanted.
If you are going to spend the money on this type of product and look in your kitchen, then you will want to spend a little more to have it installed properly. The result will be a luxurious feature that will create conversation starters for years in the future. The investment will be worth every penny and you will be able to enjoy it every time you walk into your kitchen.