A demi-bully or half bullnose edge style of countertop is among the most common styles for overhangs for kitchens. It creates a more modern, softer look to the kitchen. The sharp curvature of the entire overhanging accents the natural lines and patterns through the surface and the subtle bending of the countertop helps soften the appearance of the countertop.
One can get custom fit overhangs in the form of partial overhangs and full overhangs. This is done by the installer by taking measurements of the wall surface and then drawing a map of that surface with a scale that matches the size of your countertop (or vice-versa). These maps are then transferred to the sheet metal through a laser transfer process, and a design is etched into the metal. This allows for the designer to specify exactly how much material from the countertop is visible. The high-end kitchens with materials such as marble and granite use this technique frequently.
Another option for countertop is a quartz or granite overlay over a granite or marble countertop. Because quartz and granite are extremely beautiful materials, they can add a lot of character to a kitchen island. When using granite or marble countertop, you have to make sure that the area around the countertop is at least as durable as the countertop itself. This means that you have to make sure the countertop is sealed properly so that it doesn’t damage the underlying countertop as it is installed.
Other countertop options include corn, stainless steel, and engineered stone. Most people choose granite because it is very easy to install. It is also resistant to scratching, heat, and stains. Corian and stainless steel countertops are more expensive than granite, but they also look much better in a kitchen. Engineered stones like quartz do not last as long as granite, but they can be designed into intricate patterns to blend into the overall decor of a kitchen.
A popular choice is to get a marble countertop sealed by a professional countertop installer. While marble is one of the strongest materials available, it must be sealed very carefully and periodically restored to its original luster. Because it can be very difficult to reseal marble, it is usually used as an accent in a more traditional setting. If you have decided on using granite, remember that you must make sure that it is sealed before installing it. If you have decided to use quartz or another natural stone like slate, then you will need to find a professionals such as MLL Custom to seal it for you.
If you have a countertop with an overhang on one or both sides, then this will cause the countertop to wear unevenly. Most countertop installers can remove the overhangs, although some will charge extra for this service. When removing the overhangs, make sure you do not crack the tiles or damage the countertop itself. Before installing the overhangs, make sure the edges are level or plumb. If you install without checking the height, you may have to sand down the countertop when it is finished and have the same problems when installing the new counters.