A CREATION OF BEAUTY AND PERMANENCE
Any type of bull nose shape on a counter top edge will make wiping crumbs a bit more difficult. We’re sure you may have experienced this! A bull nose is a good shape for safety concerns, as it’s rounded edge makes bumping into it less dangerous, and less painful.
An eased counter top edge is easy to wipe crumbs from. Like the name implies, it is chiseled to create a softer edge than a completely square one, which prevents “ouchies” from accidentally running into it. Having a softened edge to a square counter top also greatly reduces chances of chipping or breaking, which is more common with square edges.
Beveled edge counter tops are considered slightly outdated by most people; although it is everyone’s personal preference. A beveled edge is a fancy leveled square design. Beveled edges usually lack curvature in their designs.
Other counter tops edges are basically your preference in design and look. If your family has children, or you are concerned with safety, a more rounded edge design like a bullnose or ogee may be more practical. In conclusion, the more intricate design there is, usually leads to more complicated cleaning with more nooks and crannies for bacteria to hide. Intricate designs in counter top edges also leads to higher fabrication costs.