Got Kurvs? 5 Laminate Countertop Edges Contractors Should Consider

Laminate countertops are a sturdy, affordable alternative to pricey granite or concrete countertops, but they have rarely been seen as the stylish option – until today! The industry-leading Kurv edges for laminate countertops ups the game in terms of creating a unique look and feel for your kitchen or bath. Countertop beveled or curved edges provide a cost-effective way to expand the design features that are available.

Contractors who choose to offer this type of upgrade are able to charge slightly more due to the enhanced aesthetic that the beveled edges bring to the overall kitchen or bathroom design. See how these 5 key edge styles differ, and which may be right for your next project.

The Single Bevel

Countertop beveled edges

The seamless curve of the Single Bevel Kurv 1 creates the smooth look of luxury for your next countertop project. For this edge style, only the top of the laminated countertops is beveled, providing a stunning look at a reasonable price-point.

The Double Bevel

Ogee Countertop edges

With bevels at both the top and bottom, the Kurv 2 Double Bevel creates a sharper contrast between the smooth top of your laminate countertops and the edges. These decorative edge moldings can also be designed into your backsplash or baseboard molding to create a unique look for your home.

The Subtle Single Kurv

Ogee laminate Countertop edges

High-pressure laminates will last for many years, and the style of Kurv 3 with the single, sweeping radius is timeless and will protect your investment, too. These sculpted edges keep your laminate countertops from cracking or breaking while creating a look that exudes luxury and class.

The Subtle Double Kurv

Laminate countertop edges

The soft bullnose design of Kurv 4, with its sweeping radius edge for countertops, is ideal for homes with children where you want to protect from bumps and scrapes. Without a bullnose edge, laminate countertops could potentially get caught on clothing or be damaged — but the protective edging helps keep your countertops looking good for years to come.

Kurvelle

Beveled edges for laminate countertops

Kurvelle is the newest edge for countertops that is so extraordinarily innovative that there’s a design patent pending. This ogee style of edge creates the look of ultimate luxury for your next project, without the heavy overhead of granite, wood or other natural materials. The moisture-resistant MDF includes a 10-year limited warranty and easy installation. Select from a variety of edge color choices to coordinate the countertops with your project’s look and feel.

Takeaways:

  • Kurv Edges are available in four different styles, plus the revolutionary new Kurvelle — an ogee-style edge for laminate countertops
  • The team at SEK Enterprises will help match the ideal edge style to your Wilsonart, Formica, Pionite and Nevamar finishes and patterns
  • Stylized edges for your laminate countertops add value to any project — creating the look of high-end materials without the high installed price

SEK Enterprises offers design options in all of your favorite laminate styles, including Wilsonart and Formica — so you’re sure to find exactly the color and look that you need for your kitchen and bath countertops. From old-world luxury to modern sharp edges, Kuehn Bevel, Kurv Edges, and our brand new Kurvelle countertop design options are built to complement the look and feel of your projects.

Are you ready to elevate the aesthetics of your countertops? Contact the professionals at SEK Enterprises today at 800-TO-BEVEL to learn how you can offer bevels, kurvs, and ogee edges for laminate countertops for your customers. You can also reach us via email to info@kuehnbevel.com or fill out our quick online contact form.

SEK Enterprises Introduces New Ogee Edge – Kurvelle

A Revolutionary New Way to Bring Ogee Edges to Your Kitchen or Bath

SEK Enterprises is proud to introduce the latest option in their full line of countertop beveled edges: Kurvelle. This stunning new design creates desirable ogee edges for laminate countertops, allowing homeowners to add sophistication and style to their next project. With the introduction of Kurvelle in August 2018, SEK Enterprises rounds out their range of luxurious upgrades that mimic the look of much pricier materials.

Ogee countertop edge

What is an Ogee Style Edge?

An ogee edge is a design that is used in a highly diverse range of applications from architecture and marine design to clock design and plastic surgery. It is generally defined as vertical ends with a concave arc that flows directly into a convex arc. This mathematical term for the design is a sigmoid curve, but you may be most familiar with the design from seeing it in arched doorways throughout the Old World. You can see what an ogee edge for countertop applications looks like on this handy chart from HomeDepot.com. The design most closely approximates a fluid ‘S’ shape and may include additional ornate edges around the central shape.

History of Ogee Edges

Ogee edges originated as ogee arches, where these molding profiles were reminiscent of Gothic architecture from the 1300s. However, ogee arches truly came into their own in the 1400s as more elaborate designs and geometrical patterns became the height of architectural fashion. These S-shaped curves were used to form the appearance of daggers in the early years, morphing to flame-like forms found in the flamboyant designs of the late 1500s.

Ogee edge for countertop

How Ogee Edges Are Different

The fluid S-shape of ogee edges sets them apart from the more basic edge designs that include square, rounded and beveled due to the additional machining required to form the complex shapes. These custom edges are available in single and double ogee patterns, adding a layer of grace and intrigue to your next home improvement project.

What is Kurvelle?

Kurvelle is the innovative new ogee patent-pending countertop edge option that easily conforms to the standard thickness of countertops. Manufactured by SEK Enterprises, this ogee edge is made from moisture-resistant MDF and includes a 10-year limited warranty.

How Kurvelle Will Change Your Kitchen

Ogee edges for laminate countertops

Imagine being able to offer a high-end look for kitchens — that is still reasonably priced, allowing you to define an exceptional profit margin for your business. This ogee countertop edge creates a sense of elegance and refinement that was previously only available with expensive materials such as granite. The new laminate countertop edges are one of several offerings from SEK Enterprises which are ideal for a variety of applications within the home. Kurvelle laminate edges are available to match more than 1500 patterns and finishes from major manufacturers such as Formica, Wilsonart, Pionite and Nevamar.

Key Takeaways

  • Kurvelle ogee countertop edges are based on sound mathematical principles, based on Gothic architecture dating back to the 1300s.
  • The S-shaped design of Kurvelle edges adds style and elegance to any countertop surface.
  • Contractors and fabricators will appreciate the exceptional design options and value, as well as the relatively low price-point of Kurvelle that allows room for significant markup.
  • Ogee edges are one of the many options offered by SEK Enterprises to upgrade residential laminate countertops for a variety of styles including Formica, WIlsonart, Pionite and Nevamar.

Be one of the first professionals in your area to offer the outstanding range of countertop edges like Kuehn Bevel edges, Kurv Edges,  and their latest offering: Kurvelle edges. Our professionals are available to answer your questions. Join our growing network of craftsmen by calling 1-800-TO-BEVEL today.

SEK Enterprises Corp Attends 2018 International Woodworking Fair [Press Release]

The largest International Woodworking Fair in the United States is set to happen again this year on August 22nd to August 25th, SEK Enterprises Corp is proud to announce attendance at this year’s mega event.

The IWF show is a bi-annual event that will be happening for a 4th consecutive time and will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The IWF trade show is considered to be the best meeting place for companies and individuals in the material design and processing industry to discuss and showcase innovations as well as technological advancements in the sector.

IWF 2016 marked the 3rd consecutive and successful show that had massive growths in both the numbers of exhibits and attendees. In total, there were 27, 260 attendees with 1,079 of them being exhibitors. It housed 532,565 net square feet of exhibit space. This year, the numbers are projected to be even higher!

SEK Enterprises Corp produces high-quality decorative edge products in laminate, wood and solid surface with brands such as Kuehn Bevel and Kurv Edges.  These are widely recognized as America’s leading brands of decorative edge molding commonly used on laminate countertops. The company is committed to offering the most extensive variety of custom combinations, colors, and product styles that most discerning customers all over the globe prefer. They strive to achieve delivery of unsurpassed product quality and do so always on time.

As a family-owned and operated business, SEK Enterprises Corp maintains strong partnerships which have contributed massively to its growth. From their designers and distributors to homeowners, their drive is to offer the best products and unparalleled support to all customers.

At the IWF 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia, SEK Enterprises will be illustrating how its products like Kuehn Bevel and Kurv Edges can be applied to decorate and enhance the appeal of countertops, backsplashes, window sills, moldings, chair rails, and more. Their various products enable users to create a seamless, decorate edging that enhances the look of countertops, build unique and eye-catching backsplashes on countertops, and add decorative elements to window sills, moldings and more.

Woodworking Fair

SEK Enterprises offers innovative countertop edge designs for homes at affordable prices. With their mix and match capabilities, property owners can give a luxurious look to their homes without having to dig too deep into their pockets. Buyers can choose between:

  • Laminate edges – High-pressure laminate is still the leading material for countertop surfaces because it’s durable, practical, budget-friendly and with endless design possibilities.
  • Solid Surface Edges – They are rich in color and provide a smooth surface that repels dirt and water.
  • Wood Edges – Wood is perfect for creating a classic look, and all four profiles are made from hardwood such as Maple, Red Oak, and Cherry.

Why you should be part of the 2018 IWF Atlanta

IWF 2018 is the place to be if you want to network and build business connections with peers in your industry. IWF offers the largest showcasing of products and solutions that are wood-related in the whole Western Hemisphere. You will find what’s new and what’s the future of technology in your industry, discover thousands of new products showcased by the world’s top manufacturers, see live demonstrations of the products you are researching, learn from industry leaders, and forge new business connections to help you expand your operations.

Come, meet and forge new business relations with SEK Enterprises Corp. Rumor has it a brand new product will be announced which makes this a golden opportunity for you to view it first!

Key Takeaways:

  • The IWF trade show will happen on August 22nd -25th, 2018
  • The location will be at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia
  • SEK Enterprises Corporation will be attending the mega event
  • The International Woodworking Fair is the biggest in America and held once every 2 years
  • IWF 2016 attendance stood at 27, 260 with 532,565 net square feet of exhibit space
  • SEK Enterprises Corp. will be announcing a brand new product at the event in addition to promotions of Kuehn Bevel and Kurv Edges lines.

Make Sure your Kitchen Cabinets are Made to Last

Kitchen cabinets take up a large portion of your space, making their aesthetics as well as their practical features an important part of a kitchen remodel. Quality is key when selecting them, as poor-quality kitchen cabinets can quickly become a frustrating headache and waste of money. Here are some tips from the specialists in countertop edges.

Signs to Look for That Indicate Quality Kitchen Cabinets 

  • Exact, precise edges and detailing
  • Independent drawer fronts (double layer forming the front of the drawer)
  • Great finishes on the interior as well as exterior of the cabinets and drawers
  • Durable materials – hardwood, engineered wood, veneered plywood and medium-density fiberboard. Avoid thin particleboard. Drawers should always be 3/8 to ½ inch thick.
  • Good construction – Joints should be dovetail, tongue-and-groove, dowel, biscuit or dado. Avoid stapled construction.
  • Certified brands – They may cost more, but these brands have been heavily tested and subjected to the hard work your home’s kitchen will typically experience, and have come out with flying colors. These brands are also happy to provide warrantees to guarantee their quality, which is great for your peace of mind and incase anything goes wrong.
  • Variety – Kitchen cabinets should come in a wide range of options that you can choose from to suit your space – and not just in terms of style. From full-extension roll-out shelves and pot drawers to custom cabinetry, wine storage and more, your supplier should be able to offer you much more than just a standard cabinet.

Add Quality Finishing Touches with Kuehn Bevel Countertop Edges 

Kuehn Bevel is America’s leading producer of kitchen countertop edge options. With over 20 years of experience, we have the technology and expert skills to produce high-quality decorative countertop edging options in laminate, solid surface and wood. From Formica edges to backsplashes and wall trim, we do it all.

For more information about our laminate countertop edging options or to speak to the friendly sales staff at your local installers, please contact us or visit our website at http://www.kuehnbevel.com/

 

A Guide to Designing Your Home Bar

Homes are all about creating spaces filled with personality and character where we can relax, put our feet up and enjoy life with family and friends. A home bar is a great choice for homeowners who want to enhance this side of their lives and are becoming an increasingly trendy option in the world of interior design. Here is a quick guide with useful tips from our team of specialists in the design and manufacture of laminate countertop edges.

  • Function first, then location: The first planning step is to decide how you want to use your home bar and how it will fit into your current entertainment features. Do you want it to be part of your backyard entertainment out by the pool? Or would you like it to add on space to your kitchen? Another idea is to make it part of your games room or wine cellar. This will help you decide on where it should be located. Remember to consider plumbing requirements, power sources and traffic flow in your home to help make your bar fit in seamlessly and affordably.
  • Features and appliances: There are endless bar designs out there, but they all have a few features in common – countertops, seating, display areas, storage and appliances. Remember that you will need sufficient space for a drinks fridge, spirits, and glasses before you can add other features like keg equipment, icemaker, and sink for washing up.
  • Choose your design: Your bar should suit your home and your personality but it’s also important to choose materials that are hard-wearing and easy to clean, as your bar is going to see a lot of use. Think of it as similar to a kitchen – materials should be durable, hygienic and stain-resistant like ceramic tile, high-quality laminate and stone for countertops and kitchen cabinets for storage structures. If your bar is outdoors, it will have to be made of exceptionally hardwearing materials or easily protected from the elements.

Make Your Home Bar the Best with Our Laminate Countertop Edges 

At Kuehn Bevel, we use over 20 years of experience and the latest manufacturing technology to ensure that you get highly durable and stylish results at an affordable price. We also work with all the top laminate countertop brands, making us a leading provider of kitchen countertop edge profiles, laminate backsplashes and laminate backsplash edges, including Wilsonart and Formica.

For more information about our products or speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers, please contact us or visit our website at https://www.kuehnbevel.com/

How Kitchen Colors Can Affect your Mood and Appetite!

If Instagram has proven anything, it’s that eating is as much about visual appetite as anything else! In fact, even the colors you use in your kitchen can have an impact on your mood and appetite and can influence eating habits. Here are some insights from our team, the leaders in kitchen countertop edges.

  • Blue – an appetite suppressant: Whether it’s because of its naturally calming effect or the fact that there just aren’t that many blue foods in nature, this range of colors is noted for decreasing the appetite and helping people avoid mindless snacking.
  • Yellow and orange – the happy place: These colors have an interesting effect on the body, causing increases in serotonin (the feel-good hormone) in people exposed to it. Kitchens in these colors feel welcoming and energetic and tends to make people feel refreshed.
  • Green – nature, naturally: Green is associated with health, plant life and the outdoors, so it can be a great influence on people looking to improve their diets and lifestyle. This encouraging color can help people stay motivated to pick an apple over an apple pie!
  • Red – an appetite for passion: Red kitchens are very popular and it’s not difficult to see why. This is the color of love, passion, warmth and vitality, and it can encourage us to indulge ourselves by exploring our creativity in the kitchen… or the fridge itself.
  • Black and brown – tones to stay away from: Unless you’re using these colors as part of a neutral color palette, the general rule is to stay away from them. Wood or black countertops/cabinets look beautiful and stylish, but too much of these tones can dominate a kitchen and transform it into an unwelcoming and unappetizing space.

All the Kitchen Countertop Edge Options You Need at a Great Price! 

Kuehn Bevel is America’s leading producer of kitchen countertop edge options. With over 20 years of experience, we have the technology and expert skills to produce high-quality decorative countertop edging options in laminate, solid surface and wood. From Formica ideal edges to backsplashes and wall trim, we do it all.

For more information about our laminate countertop edging options or to speak to the friendly sales staff at your local installers, please contact us or visit our website at https://www.kuehnbevel.com/

 

Start Planning Your Outdoor Kitchen And Entertainment Area Today

Spring will soon be on its way and if an outdoor kitchen is your dream feature for your home this summer, you need to start planning today! Here are some tips on designing a great backyard kitchen and entertainment space:

  • Placement: Your outdoor kitchen is best placed close to your home and within close access to your home’s entertainment space to provide good flow and access. It’s also a good idea to keep it within sight of the pool (if you have one), as this makes it easy to keep an eye on kids and enjoy a swim. If possible, it should be sheltered from the wind (also so that smoke doesn’t blow into the house) and close to a water supply, if possible.
  • Use: Ask yourself how you want to use the space when it’s done. This will help you work out the size and placement of appliances, seating areas and so forth. It will also help focus on design features you definitely want to include, like a fire pit, garden features (like a pond), or a view you want to be able to admire.
  • Task areas: There are lots of different outdoor kitchen designs and deciding on your task areas will help you decide on what suits your space best. Think about food storage, preparation, cooking and plating, serving and cleaning up. Some people enjoy a split-level counter with bar seating, for example, so you can socialize while cooking, while others prefer a separate table.
  • Appliances: Outdoor kitchens can range from fairly simple kitchens to extravagant ones, but your design needs to take the appliances you choose into account. The essentials include countertops, sinks, waste bins and cabinetry to go along with your grill, but you can include multiple grills, pizza ovens, refrigeration, wine bars and more.
  • Lighting: Lighting is key in any kitchen, whether it is indoors or in your backyard. Insufficient lighting is going to make your outdoor kitchen frustrating to use, so don’t forget to include task lighting for cooking, ambient lighting for guests and general use, and even decorative lighting to add atmosphere.

Choose Quality – Speak To The Leaders In Laminate Countertop Edge Profiles 

Kuehn Bevel is a leader in the manufacture of decorative and protective laminate countertop edging products for Formica, laminate, solid surface and wood countertops. Our products include beveled edge laminate countertop trim, granite like laminate edges, solid surface edging and granite like laminate edges, amongst others. Our aim is to give our clients access to beautiful and stylish laminate countertop edge options that deliver the best in protective countertop edging and interior design but without the hefty price tag.

For more information about our products or to speak to the friendly sales staff at your local installers, please contact us or visit our website at https://www.kuehnbevel.com/

 

How to Create a His and Hers Bathroom that Works

His and hers bathrooms are a big home trend in 2018, and can be a wonderfully functional and attractive space if designed with care. Here are some insights from our team, the specialists in laminate countertop edging options.

Bathroom Vanities 

The vanity is one of the most important features of any bathroom, and a his and hers space needs the right vanity in order to make this space enjoyable to share and use. If you have the space, it’s best to either install a double vanity with separate basins, faucets and storage along a single wall, or install two separate single vanities opposite one another in the space. It’s also a good idea to double up on mirrors, toothbrush holders and other items of daily use. If you have the space and budget, a double shower is a wonderful feature to add as well!

Clear Space and Open Views 

Workable his and hers bathrooms require some doubling up on different items and features, which can make even a bigger bathroom space look crowded, so it’s important to add features that help keep the space open and uncluttered. Glass-enclosed showers with a curbless entry, windows and furnishings with uniform, simple lines help keep great flow in the bathroom.

Colors and Detail 

Again, because these bathrooms tend to have more features than regular bathrooms, it’s going to take smart design choices to keep it looking like a peaceful, relaxing and functional space. Light colors and white reflect light make a space feel larger, so think about light vanity countertops, wall paint and floor tiles.

Lighting 

If you are changing your regular bathroom to a his and hers bathroom, don’t forget to change your lighting system too. Each bathroom vanity station will need good lighting in order to be functional, and lighting can be positioned in such a way to help create good flow in the space and highlight the areas of dual-use. For example, vanity lighting for each side of the space help keeps your bathroom balanced and functional for both of you.

Bathroom and Kitchen Countertop Edges for Durable Style that Lasts! 

Kuehn Bevel is America’s leading producer of bathroom and kitchen countertop edge options. With over 20 years of experience, we have the technology and expert skills to produce high-quality decorative countertop edging options in laminate, solid surface and wood. From Formica edges to backsplashes and wall trim, we do it all.

For more information about our laminate countertop edging options or speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers, please contact us or visit our website at https://www.kuehnbevel.com/

New Year… New Bathroom Design Innovations

  • More enjoyable, more useful spaces: Bathrooms are no longer just a place to wash up and brush your teeth, they’re useful spaces that should be enjoyed! This means relocating the washer and dryer to another space, and expanding smaller bathrooms to get that roomy, luxurious feel.
  • Uncluttered spaces are welcoming spaces: Clever, practical storage is a big part of bathroom design. Storage units have to work with the space and maximize opportunities for shelving and cabinets while still giving you enough room to move around easily. This gives you the space to store all your toiletries, towels, grooming supplies and makeup out of the way, and still enjoy an uncluttered space.
  • Personality: While functionality is essential, there should always be room for your personality to come through in your bathroom. Whether it’s by installing a character-rich Victorian style bathtub, having luxurious high-quality countertops, or by using your favorite colors on the walls and tiles. Like any room in your home, your bathroom should make a statement!
  • Luxurious, high-tech showers: The tub has always been the focus of the bathroom, but the shower is getting its moment to shine too! Homeowners and designers are moving towards large, open showers that have much more to offer – integrated benches, lighting, steam systems, anti-fog mirrors and more take your shower from zero to hero.
  • Nature: From natural materials like stone and wood, to eco-friendly alternatives like high-quality laminate, nature is becoming a focal point of bathroom spaces. Plenty of trending colors for 2018 are sourced from nature too, from soft greys and warm browns to lush greens and sea blues. Designers are also emphasizing natural light in the bathroom, letting in the garden, sunshine and moonlight from picture windows.

Formica countertop edges custom-made to bring your bathroom design to life 

Your bathroom deserves to have the perfect finishing touches, whether they’re luxurious towels or custom countertop edge options. At Kuehn Bevel, we’ve got over 20 years of experience in the countertop edging industry and, with a huge range of options including laminate countertop edging, granite like laminate, solid surface, and wood, we can create the custom detail your bathroom remodel is looking for.

For more information about our products or to speak to the friendly sales staff at your local installers, please contact us or visit our website at https://www.kuehnbevel.com/

The Top Trends In Kitchen Design For 2018!

  • Commercial kitchen appliances: We all have an endless appetite for reality chef shows, from MasterChef to The Great British Bakeoff, and it’s inspired us to match the pros in our kitchens! Commercial kitchen appliances aren’t just high-performance, precision machines – they look great too.
  • Stainless steel: The perfect match for your commercial appliances is – you guessed it – stainless steel. Whether it’s cabinets, countertops or kitchen islands, stainless steel delivers industrial chic to your kitchen space.
  • Mixed materials: Designers and homeowners are increasingly moving away from using a single material for countertops and cabinets. One of the most effective ways to incorporate this is to have different upper cabinets to your base cabinets, or have a different countertop surface for your kitchen island.
  • Earth-friendly: There’s a strong trend towards greener, more eco-friendly materials for kitchens. This includes recycling old cabinets and countertop surfaces, as well as choosing low-impact wood or granite like laminate countertops over exotic woods and stone.
  • Outdoor kitchens: Homeowners are moving outdoors for their meals, with full-equipped backyard kitchens becoming the focal point of their entertainment space. Creating a beautiful kitchen to suit your state-of-the-art grill is a great way to enjoy the summer months!
  • Clear surfaces: clutter-free countertops are easier to work on, make small kitchens more user-friendly, and are easier to clean, so it’s no surprise that including appliance cupboards in your kitchen is a big design trend. These “appliance garages” keep smaller appliances plugged in, easy to use, but tucked away behind panels.
  • Deep drawers: Also known as pot drawers, these are a must-have item in your kitchen design. They allow you to store pots, pans, dishes and crockery with ease, and allow practical, easy access – no more crouching down to get that pasta pot at the back, or lifting that heavy roaster out from the top of a cupboard!

From granite like laminate to solid surface – We have the custom kitchen countertop edge options for you!

Kuehn Bevel is America’s leading producer of kitchen countertop edge options. With over 20 years of experience, we have the technology and expert skills to produce high-quality decorative countertop edging options in laminate, solid surface and wood. From Formica ideal edges to backsplashes and wall trim, we do it all.

For more information about our laminate countertop edge options or speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers, please contact us or visit our website at https://www.kuehnbevel.com/