A cove edge on a countertop is a type of edge profile that is characterized by a rounded edge that slopes down to meet the top surface of the countertop. This edge profile is created by removing a small amount of material from the top edge of the countertop, creating a curved edge that slopes downward.
This edge profile can be created by using a specialized router bit or by hand-carving the edge. It's commonly used in natural stone countertops like granite or marble, but can also be used with other materials like engineered stone, quartz or solid surface.
A cove edge can give a countertop a more elegant and refined look, and also makes it less likely to chip or crack. Additionally, it can also be helpful to avoid injury of sharp edges. This profile is also a good option when counter top has to be joined seamlessly with other surfaces, like a cooktop or sink, it can help to create an even transition.
This edge profile is a subtle design touch that can add a refined look to the countertop and it's a great option for countertops in areas where a clean and modern look is desired, such as kitchen counters or islands, or for countertops that will be used in heavy-use areas.