The trend of waterfall edge quartz countertops has been growing the last several years. As more homeowners discover the benefits of quartz, they’re also beginning to see the uses of this particular edge style.
Waterfall countertops are designed to make a statement with its style and glamour. It's a great choice for a modern kitchen craving a stand-out piece.
What Is a Waterfall Edge?
A waterfall edge is a design that makes a 90 degree angle at the end of the countertop. Rather than simply ending with a finished edge, the countertop turns toward the floor and continues down the side of the cabinet, island, or seating area.
The edge gets it name from the appearance of the countertop “pouring” off the edge like water over a cliff. Technically, any slab material can make a waterfall edge, but quartz is the most popular material for making this unique statement.
These sleek edges falling down the sides of the top keep appliances and bar stools out of sight. The cascading quartz edges are truly a spectacular sight to behold.
Caring for Your Waterfall Countertops
- allen + roth™ quartz surface countertops are easy to maintain. It is a non-porous material that is highly resistant to stain, scratches and heat. However, it is not stain, scratch, or heat proof. By following the recommended care and maintenance it will help ensure your quartz surface remains beautiful for many years.
- Simply clean with soap and water on a regular basis to keep the lustrous gloss and radiant sheen. Use warm water and a damp cloth with a small amount of non-abrasive cleaner that does not contain bleach.
- Although allen + roth™ quartz is resistant to stains, spills should be cleaned as soon as possible. Liquid spills and stains from fruits, vegetables, or other foods should be wiped up and cleaned with soap and water.In some cases, a waterfall edge can also help you create a kitchen island without the need for cabinetry. Many people believe that in order to have an island, you need additional cabinets. These cabinets are often different from the perimeter to help create dimension in the design.
Why Use a Waterfall Edge
Using cabinets may mean less room for seating, shelving, or other uses of this area. Utilizing a waterfall countertop instead can help you eliminate some or all of the cabinetry from this area. It’s possible to create a seating area with much more leg room, to integrate shelving, or to hide plumbing and electrical work. You can get the additional countertop space you need with more flexibility for the rest of the space.
Finally, waterfall edges are eye-catching. They have a clean, uniform appearance creating an optical illusion that the area is larger than it is. This is very attractive in minimalist design, contemporary spaces, or small kitchens where space matters.
Invest in a quartz countertop with waterfall edge today to get these benefits for your kitchen.