For that retro diner look, wrap the edge with a shiny band of stainless steel or aluminum. Clip-on, 1⅝
-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