Half Round or “A” Profile Edge
This edge has a 15mm radius on the top and a slight eased edge on the bottom. This is popular because it can go with both contemporary and traditional style kitchens. It is a clean look that is easy to clean and highly resistant to impacts that may cause chipping.
A straight edge with a small 5mm radius on the top and slightly eased on the bottom. This is the most commonly used edge.
¼” or ½” Bevel Edge
Another popular contemporary edge. It has an angular slanting edge with a modern look.
This is the second most popular edge because of its beauty and elegance. It is a great way to enhance the beauty of your granite. Kitchen designers use an ogee edge on the kitchen island and a half round on the perimeter countertops to accent the island.
It is a 3 stepped edge and very beautiful to look at. It is usually used on islands or as a part of a laminated, or stacked, edge.
Regular Maintenance of your Granite Countertops
To preserve the beauty of your granite countertops, follow these simple steps:
You can clean your granite countertops with a mild hand soap and warm water.
Wipe off with a clean cloth.
We recommend that our customers use a natural countertop cleaning liquid called Revitalizermade by DuPont.
You can use this liquid on a regular basis, that is whenever you want to clean your countertops.
Revitalizer contains a small amount of stone sealer in it.
This not only brings out the original shine, but also protects the surface by replenishing the traces of sealant lost during the use of your countertops.
A gallon of Revitalizer costs about $39.00 and lasts 2 to 3 years depending on the size of the countertop.
We found that this great product costs much less than the inferior stone cleaning products sold in home improvement or grocery stores.
The good thing about the Revitalizer liquid is that most of the granite countertops need not be resealed, if you use this on a regular basis.
What should you not use on your granite countertops?
Do not use any liquids containing bleach or ammonia.
Do not use any liquids containing vinegar, lemon juice, or other acids.
It is a good idea not to use any other liquid besides mild soap, warm water, and Revitalizer to clean the countertops. Of course, Revitalizer offers extra protection for granite countertops as well.
Usage of coasters:
While granite countertops are naturally stain resistant, we recommend you use coasters under glasses. Especially those containing alcohol, wine, or citrus juices.