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Edge ProfilesPolished granite is one of the most durable construction materials on the planet. It’s also one of the most aesthetically appealing. Remaining cool to the touch, it is a favorite for pastry chefs as dough can easily be rolled and cut without sticking or scratching the surface. Hot pans can also be placed directly on granite without damage. Because it is porous, it requires special sealants about once a year.


Edge Profiles

  • 3/8” Roundover
  • Bull Nose
  • Bevel Edge
  • 1/8 Eased Edge
  • Ogee

There are numerous options with regard to counter top construction. Some are design amenities such as end splashes, aprons and radius corners. Others such as out of square miters and sink cut outs are integral to a specific installation. All add to the counter’s total cost. Here are explanations of some of the common amenity options for counter tops. Contact a J&W sales representative for additional information.

  • End splash: Creates a continuation of the backsplash on the wall-end of a counter.
  • Apron: A vertical section of counter that hangs below the front and/or side perimeter.
  • Diagonal Corner (w/shelf): L-shaped counters only. Creates a shelf across the back of the counter that connects the L.
  • Range Cut-out: Creates space in counter for installation of a cooktop/range
  • Self-rimming Sink Cut-out: Creates space in counter for installation of a self-rimming sink.
  • Under-mount Sink Cut-out: Creates space in counter for installation of under-mount sink–eliminates exposed rim of traditional self-rimming sink application.
  • Arc (2”, 3”, 4” or 6”): Available on island tops only. Arcs create a round (horizontal) contour to a counter’s finished end.
  • Full Radius: Similar to an arc, only the full radius creates and arc whose dimensions are relative to the counter’s width. Available on island tops only.
  • Radius Corners: Provide rounded (soft) corners to a counter’s finished end.

Granite counters can be constructed for virtually any cabinet dimensions.



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