Another design option to factor into the installation of a quartz countertop is an edge treatment. Edge treatments give the countertops some extra character and help create a cohesive design for the room. Basic edge treatments include these variations:
• Eased - An eased edge is standard and gives the edge a smooth finish. There is typically no extra cost involved in creating an eased edge.
• Bevel - A bevel edge includes a 45-degree cut against the edge. Homeowners can choose to deepen the cut in order to expose more of the eye-catching pattern of the stone.
• Double Bevel - The double-bevel treatment adds 45-degree cuts on the top and bottom of the edge to give it some extra character.
• Bullnose - A bullnose edge is a completely rounded and smooth edge. This treatment is typically a classic finish that looks great in kitchens and bathrooms alike.
• Half Bullnose - A half-bullnose treatment highlights a half-round edge that shows off more of the stone.
• Bevel Bullnose - A bevel-bullnose treatment mixes a smooth edge with a 45-degree cut for a slight slope that displays a cross section of the stone.
• Double Radius - Double-radius cuts are similar to eased cuts, though they feature a more pronounced curved profile on the edge.
• Ogee - An ogee edge includes a small 'S' shape cut into the front, followed by a straight and flat edge at the bottom.
• Double Ogee - The double-ogee treatment features a curved-bullnose edge as well as a decorative inward dip above the curve.
• Ogee Bullnose - The ogee-bullnose treatment includes a more pronounced 'S' shape, slightly elongated to expand upon the normal bullnose design.
• Stepped Half Bullnose - A stepped half-bullnose finish incorporates a slightly raised ledge above a partial bullnose cut to highlight some of the detailing in the stone.
• Triple Pencil - Triple-pencil treatments are more decorative, featuring three pencil-shaped edges that cascade down the front edge of the countertop.
Some manufacturers offer patterns that are more intricate with detailed designs based on their own treatment capabilities. Depending on the manufacturer, pricing for quartz edge treatments vary. The more intricate edge cuts can be more costly to homeowners, while the standard eased, bevel, and bullnose cuts may be included in the installation costs.