example of laminate countertop with metal edging
Photo: Alec Hemer
« »

Edge Upgrades: Metal

For that retro diner look, wrap the edge with a shiny band of stainless steel or aluminum. Clip-on, 1-inch-wide stainless edging can be installed on straight runs by DIYers. Aluminum edges can be straight or curved but require cutting a slot in the edge of the counter.

Stainless clip-ons, about $4.75 per linear foot, and aluminum, starting at about $1.20 per linear foot; L. E. Smith Company
Ask TOH users about Kitchen Countertops

Contribute to This Story Below