You may have seen Refit My Home talking about ‘edge profiles’, but you may be unfamiliar with the term, or the different edge profiles available. Here are some details on worktop edge profiles.
What is a worktop edge profile?
The worktop edge profile is simply the style of the worktop’s outer edge. Different edge profiles give your worktop a different look.
The current standard edge profile is the square-edged profile, which gives a chunky, functional look. Alternatively, you can opt for rounded edges to give your kitchen worktop a smoother, more natural look. Edges can be profiled to a range of different radiuses, with smaller profiles looking more square.
A true right angle square edge is not available for post-formed laminate worktops as the laminate needs to be folded during the manufacturing process and will split.
A true right angle square edge can however be manufactured by using a separate laminate strip on the front edge.
What types of edge profile do Refit My Home offer?
The Bushboard Omega range is available with 5mm-radius profiling (referred to by Bushboard as ‘Q5’) for most products. Some however are available in a 3mm profile. The Bushboard Prima range stocks exclusively 3mm-radius (Q3) profiles. This is currently more fashionable than the Q5 profile, as it offers the best of both worlds – the chunky aesthetic of a square edge with a more natural, less angular look.
The Axiom by Formica range is available with 3mm-radius ‘Axis’ profiling, as well as 6mm-radius ‘Linea’ profiling.
If your preferred worktop doesn’t come with the edge profile you’re looking for, Refit My Home can provide the profiling of your choice on post formed bespoke worktops.
For more information and help choosing your new kitchen worktop, please contact us.