Granite Countertops—Spotlight On Chiseled Edge

While there are number of edges available for countertops, in this blog, I wanted to spotlight the chiseled edge. These days, there are a variety of standard edges available for countertops including a polished edge, bevel edge, half bullnose, full bullnose, small ogee, large ogee and the chiseled edge. While the eased edge is still the most popular edge, the chiseled edge has a distinct look and is often overlooked by consumers. It feels rough to the touch and has an irregular, coarse finish. It is often used by those consumers looking to achieve a rustic look, or to go with a more rustic decorating option.

Let’s take a look at a few chiseled edges…


Brown Antique Granite with chiseled edge

The chiseled edge on this fireplace hearth works nicely with the rustic stone fireplace.

Traditional Powder Room by Oklahoma City Interior Designers & Decorators Rhonda Kieson Designs
I haven’t seen the chiseled edge used too much in the bathroom, but it really looks nice in this one and pulls the look all together.
Traditional Kitchen by Pilot Point Tile, Stone & Countertops Empire Countertops, LLC
I really like the chiseled edge on this granite island. It goes really well with the stone around the stove and brings the rustic look together.
Rustic Kitchen by Scottsdale Interior Designers & Decorators CeTerra Accents & Interiors
Here’s another island that incorporate a chiseled edge. Again-it goes nicely with the design of the whole kitchen.
Traditional Patio by Alvin Tile, Stone & Countertops Mainland Stoneworks
This outdoor kitchen also incorporates a chiseled edge, which goes great with the stone and the great outdoors.
If you are interested in adding a chiseled edge to your counterops, make sure you visit our showroom. We would be happy to fabricate it for you and show you some examples.
Thanks for reading!

Posted in Edges, Granite on June 9th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments

Add An Interesting Aspect To Your Countertop Project With A Double Laminated Edge…

When it comes to countertops, customers have a lot of options for material and colors. When those options are nailed down, there more choices to be made in regards to edge styles, backsplash and other accessories, such as sinks and faucets. In this blog, I wanted to talk about edge styles, specifically a double-laminated edge. While most customers tend to choose from our standard edge options, which include our eased, bevel, half bullnose, full bullnose, and ogee styles, there are other customized edge options available, including a double-laminated edge style. The double-laminated edge is a fairly popular choice because it gives a thicker appearance, adds dimension, and gives an interesting aspect to the countertop.

Let’s take a look at a few pictures I recently snapped in our shop area…

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Bianco Canvas Hanstone

Notice the thicker edge on this piece. Granite, “quartz” and other natural stone slabs typically come in either 2 cm, or 3 cm thickness. To achieve a thicker look, we double laminate the edge, meaning we cut and polish extra material, to glue along the edges during the fabrication process.

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Bianco Canvas Hanstone

Notice the detail here. Our guys did an awesome job! There is hardly even a line to see.

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Bianco Canvas Hanstone

If you are interested in a double-laminated edge for you countetops, make sure stop by our showroom. We would be happy to work with you!

Thanks for reading!



Posted in Edges, In The Shop on March 13th, 2014 by Barb | | 0 Comments

Add A Granite Countertop To Your Spring Remodeling Project!

With spring just around the corner, (hopefully), it time to start thinking about doing some remodeling! Whether you have been dreaming about adding a new kitchen countertop,  bar top, vanity top, or fireplace surround to your home, we can help! Paramount Granite Company is a Minnesota granite fabricator and installer and has been providing countertops, since 1996, including natural stone and “quartz” surfaces.


Mombasa Granite

Our Customer Service team is ready to work with you and help you out every step of the way. Whether you need help selecting a material, or finding the perfect color, we will help you through the process. You can choose from our Group A, B, or C colors, or if you are looking for something unique, make sure you take a look at our Exclusive color selections, which are hand selected from our suppliers, or brought in by the container.

We can also help you with your edge selections and backsplash options, to help you create that perfect look. We have a variety of edges to choose from including our eased, bevel, half and full bullnose and ogee styles, if you are looking for something a little more decorative. Adding a backsplash to your kitchen, or bath can help complete the look and there are a variety of choices, including our standard 3-1/2” high backsplash, full height backsplash,  tile, or a combination option.

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Mombasa Granite

For your convenience, we also sell sinks and faucets to help you complete the look of your countertop project. Make sure you check out our Accessories page for more information on our Magnum sinks and Delta faucets and more.

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Mombasa Granite

Stop by our showroom  today!

Thanks for reading!



Posted in Edges, Faucets, Granite, Quartz, Sinks on March 4th, 2014 by Barb | | 0 Comments

Add A Decorative Edge To Compliment Your Granite Countertop…

While selecting a color for your granite countertop is important and can make a big impact on the overall look of a room, some consumers don’t always realize that choosing an edge detail can also affect the look you are trying to achieve. While a standard eased edge is a popular choice for home owners, adding a decorative edge will often compliment your stone and the room.

Let’s take a look a few ideas for decorative edge options…

Traditional Kitchen Countertops by Addison Kitchen & Bath Designers QUALITY GRANITE & MARBLE
Notice how this double laminated ogee and half bullnose edge adds to the look of this kitchen. It definitely gives it a more elegant look.
Kitchen Countertops by New York Tile, Stone & Countertops Independent Designer
I love the decorative ogee edge in this photo and the extra bump outs that follow the pillars in the cabinetry. Very nice!
Mediterranean Kitchen Countertops by Worcester Tile, Stone & Countertops LG DESIGN STONE
The ogee edge in this picture adds an element of elegance to this kitchen and countertop.
Traditional Kitchen Countertops by Madison Kitchen and Bath Fixtures Madison Block & Stone
While this granite creates a beautiful look in this home, the decorative ogee edge adds to the style and helps emphasize the beauty of the stone.
Traditional Kitchen Countertops by Chicago Tile, Stone & Countertops SP Group Inc,
The ogee edge in this kitchen compliments both the stone and the cabinetry. Very nice!
Thanks for reading!

Posted in Edges on October 2nd, 2013 by Barb | | 0 Comments

Add Dimension To Your Granite Countertop With Double Laminated Edge…

When it comes to countertops, customers have a variety of edge options to choose from such as an eased, bevel, half bullnose, full bullnose,  or an ogee edge. While most customers tend to choose from our standard edge options, there are other options available, as well. From time to time, we have customers that are interested in a more customized edge, including a double laminated edge option, which gives the countertop a thicker appearance and adds some dimension.  Granite and other natural stone slabs typically come in either 2 cm, or 3 cm thickness, so to achieve a thicker look, we would double laminate the edge. The process includes cutting and polishing extra material, which is then glued during the fabrication process to the perimeter edge of the top.

While a double laminated edge offers a nice look, a noticeable seam is often present, depending on the color of the material. It is also more expensive  than standard edge options because the process not only requires more material, but also requires more labor to produce.

Let’s take a look at  a job we recently fabricated in Golden Queen granite…


Golden Queen Granite


Golden Queen Granite

If you are interested in a double laminated edge for your countertops, please make sure to ask us about this option when you visit our showroom.

Thanks for reading!




Posted in Edges on April 8th, 2013 by Barb | | 2 Comments

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