If you are designing a retro kitchen, adding a metal edge to the counter top is a great way to add authentic vintage charm. Fortunately, metal counter top edging is no difficult to find — there are three places I know to go looking for metal edging — which you can get in either aluminum or stainless steel — ribbed or smooth — mill, satin or polished — screw-holes or no — and in a wide array of sizes.
- For aluminum counter top edging — Retro Trims: They are an advertiser on this site — and manufacture and carry a wide variety of aluminum countertop edging. Tell Thor that I sent you.
- For stainless steel counter top edging — New York Metal has a wide selection of stainless steel edging, and their website is easy to navigate. They are the only place I’ve found with the stainless steel snap-on edging. But, they also offer aluminum smooth- and ribbed edging. You can get cove molding in aluminum or steel, as well.
- Another possibility for aluminum counter top edging — Outwater Plastics — Aluminum in two styles and three finishes (mill-, satin-, or polished-). You have to plow through their 600-page “online catalog” to find these; I did the work for you below. NOTE: I have heard from some readers in the past that local stores may carry some of these products. If you can find stock locally — you will save a lot on shipping, as this stuff (all makers) ships in 12′ lengths — oversized and a costly shipping upcharge.
Links to these three manufacturers — and please keep reading for more tips:
- This easy-to-use page is the gateway to New York Metals’ metal edging
- Aluminum tee moldings from Outwater Plastics
- Aluminum overlap face nosings from Outwater Plastics
TIPS on other stories on my blog that can help in your quest —
- The pieces that I used for my kitchen countertops.
- Photos of my edging, with closeup details.
- My video all about my countertop, including the edging.
- Check out all my Countertop stories here.