There are a few engineered stone countertop design options that you can consider if you want to further enhance the look of your kitchen. These options include edge details, inserts, and backsplashes. These additional features can give your engineered stone countertop a unique and creative touch that can complement and improve the overall look of your kitchen.|
Engineered stone countertop edge details
The edge details refer to the style and design of your countertop edge. There are many available edge details that you can use for your engineered stone countertop like the square, bull-nose (full, half, and semi), bevel, waterfall or radius, wood trim, and ogee. As a general rule, identify the thickness of your countertop first before getting an edge detail for your engineered stone countertop.
Engineered stone countertop decorative inserts
Countertop inserts are the natural stone aggregates that are inlaid on standard bagged engineered stone. To reveal the inserts, you can grind the surface of your engineered stone countertop and take off the cream layer. Countertop inserts can be natural stone aggregates inlaid on the countertop. They can also be decorative or artificial and supplementary stone aggregates that are used to add aesthetic value and color to the engineered stone countertop. Engineered stone countertop decorative inserts do not affect the durability and structural integrity of your countertop in any way.
There are no rules to follow when choosing decorative insert for your engineered stone countertop. This additional enhancement is optional and depends on your preferences and needs. If you want to use decorative inserts for your countertop, choose one or a combination of inserts to fully enhance your engineered stone countertop. You can get decorative inserts with a subtle monochromatic look or a standout terrazzo-like finish. By adding decorative inserts to your countertop, you can complement the natural aggregate of your engineered stone countertop give your kitchen a creative and customized look.
Engineered stone countertop backsplashes
The backsplash is the wall area between the upper cupboards and the countertop. Backsplashes also refer to the countertop accessory that is placed or attached to that wall to enhance the look of your countertop. Contractors use tin snips to trim the panels and fit them exactly to the area between the countertop and cupboards. Most engineered stone countertop backsplashes are available in steel finish, pre-painted white, brass plated, copper plated, and chrome.
Backsplashes are used to prevent water and other fluids from splashing on and staining the wall. Make sure that the backsplashes you buy feature a waterproof seal at the top part of the backsplash and at the point where it meets the countertop. Make sure that a silicone seal is used on them. Backsplashes come in a varying thickness and height depending on your preference and specifications.