Waterfall countertops are designed to make a statement. The countertop edge overflows with style and glamour. The waterfall edge is a great choice for a modern kitchen that craves a stand out piece. These countertops look beautiful and are also strong enough to withstand daily wear and tear in the kitchen. If you’ve decided on a countertop and are looking at edges, consider choosing the luxurious waterfall edge for your kitchen remodel.
What Is a Waterfall Edge?
A waterfall edge is created from a 90 degree angle at the end of the countertop. Typically a countertop edge would stretch across the top of a surface creating a finished edge that is met by a wall. However, a waterfall edge allows the countertop to move down the island towards the floor. 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.
Quartz Strength & Durability
The Mohs scale ranks minerals by hardness to determine which minerals can scratch other minerals. Quartz scores a 7 on the Mohs scale, which indicates that quartz countertops are less likely to scratch, crack, chip or burn if they are cared for and well maintained. In addition to this, quartz countertops are more forgiving and resist staining better than concrete, granite and marble. When it comes to cleanliness you can feel at ease knowing that quartz tops have a non-porous surface that will not carry bacteria. In conclusion, the strength and durability of these stone tops is truly unmatched against its competitors.
Caring for Your Waterfall Countertops
A damp cloth or paper towel should be used for routine daily cleaning of dirt and residue. If necessary a non-bleach, non-abrasive cleaner can be used, such as a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water used for hard water and calcium build up, especially around faucets. In addition, make it a point to wipe up food and liquid spills as soon as possible. For stubborn or dried spills, use a non-abrasive cleaning pad such as a white 3M Scotch-Brite pad with Formula 409 Glass & Surface Cleaner or similar product. Avoid using cleaners that contain bleach. Soapy water is the best treatment for cleaning your countertop finish. These tips should help keep countertop cleanup to a minimum.
Shop Our Quartz Designs
Now that you know a little bit more about what waterfall countertops look like and how to care for them, it’s time to find a design! K&D Countertops sells over 150 quartz designs with finishes ranging from matte to glossy. There’s neutral tones, colors, veining and speckled finishes to choose from. A few of my personal favorites are Cambria Summerhill, Brittanicca, Queen Anne, Berwyn and Swanbridge. To explore all of our designs check out our designs page here on our website. We hope you “fall” in love with our waterfall countertops!