What is a Bullnose Edge Countertop?

Bedrock Quartz offers customers the finest selection of quartz, granite, and marble countertops. We can install countertops with a variety of edge options as well. One of our most popular options is the bullnose edge. It is quite popular among Utah homeowners looking for something sleek, modern, and aesthetically pleasing.

In addition to the bullnose edge, customers can also choose a mitered, waterfall, crescent, demi, or flat edge. For this post, however, we will focus on six reasons to consider the bullnose edge. The bullnose edge is fully rounded but with a clear definition between the countertop’s flat surface and the beginning of the edge.

1. A Safer Edge

It is not uncommon for us to recommend the bullnose edge when safety is a primary concern. Families with small children are prime candidates, especially when the kitchen is a high traffic area. The bullnose edge eliminates sharp corners and edges that could cause injury in the event of accidental bumps or scrapes.

The bullnose edge is also a good choice for seniors. Not only for safety reasons, but also because bullnose edges are more amenable to cleaning – which leads us to the next point.

2. Easier to Clean

Some of the more intricate edge choices can be difficult to keep clean due to crevices and tight corners. Beveled edges immediately come to mind. The smoothness of the bullnose edge makes cleaning a snap. And when you are wiping crumbs off the counter, they are easier to wipe into a hand positioned just underneath the edge.

3. A More Comfortable Edge

If you tend to lean against the countertop when you’re working in the kitchen, raise your hand. You know that mitered and flat edges can be a bit uncomfortable here. Our customers find the bullnose edge a lot more friendly to leaning into their work. You can rest your hip or waist on a bullnose edge with less pressure and discomfort.

4. A More Durable Edge

The bullnose edge tends to be a more durable edge for a number of reasons. First, unlike a mitered edge, there is no seam with the bullnose edge. That means less risk of breakage should something make significant impact with the countertop.

Second, bullnose edges are more appropriate for thicker countertops. Thicker countertops tend to be more durable for obvious reasons. We find that quartz, granite, and marble countertops with bullnose edges are among the most durable.

5. A Versatile Edge

One of the things we love most about the bullnose edge is its versatility. We deal in quartz, marble, and granite countertops – all prime candidates for the bullnose edge. But the edge can also be applied to solid surface materials and laminates. The same is not true for all edge types. Certain edge types can only be used with certain materials.

6. A Modern Looking Edge

Finally, the bullnose edge is a modern looking edge. It offers a simple yet pleasing aesthetic that really makes a natural stone countertop stand out without being obtrusive. It fits in nicely with a variety of kitchen styles including modern farmhouse, cozy kitchen, Mediterranean, and old world. The bullnose edge works extremely well with coastal kitchen designs.

Utah homeowners look to Bedrock Quartz for custom-designed and professionally installed quartz, granite, and marble countertops. We offer a variety of materials and edges, including the bullnose edge. We invite you to stop by any of our Utah showrooms to see the bullnose edge in person. Knowledgeable team members will be on hand to answer your questions and help you pick out the perfect countertop for your kitchen or bath.