Are rounded or angular edges stronger

Worktop Edges: Popular Shapes and Designs

With many materials, such as natural stone, there is the problem that thicker worktops are difficult to achieve due to their heavy weight. In addition, the load-bearing capacity of the base units must be taken into account with such heavy panels. Nevertheless, you don't have to do without a thicker worktop.

Through the so-called Miter edge it is possible to give the work surface the desired wide look. With this type of edge, a piece of the same material several centimeters long is attached to the front edge. The kitchen worktop thus appears stronger from the front than it really is. With the help of this process, a panel thickness of eight centimeters and more can be achieved.

Another, rarely used, option to visually increase the thickness of the worktop is to double the underside of the worktop with another piece. For this, "a piece of worktop edge" is glued to the worktop from below using the same or a different material. This creates the impression that the worktop consists of two panels joined together. To add to the effect is one Doubling in another material - e.g. stainless steel, multiplex or another stone - possible. On the other hand, with the right finishing technique, one can of course also be filigree "one-centimeter look" implement. For this purpose, a thin natural stone or glass worktop, for example, is applied to a carrier material. The outer edge of the kitchen worktop then protrudes slightly so that the carrier plate optically fades into the background.