My husband hunted down the only place left — in Astoria, Queens — that still made the exact stainless steel edging on 50s and 60s countertops. Our countertop installers installed this very easily and successfully on our new laminate countertops.
Go to newyorkmetal.com to order this. Here are the exact pieces that you need:
1. Stainless steel “snap-on” edging – 1-5/8″:
2. For the top of the backsplash #SS801A in 1″ profile:
Same PROFILE as the countertop edge, but in 1″.
3. There are several products to help you do the little piece that goes in between these two where they meet at 90-degree angles:
Re the cove: This is the one I used, but there are other designs that also look like they would do the trick just fine.
4. Note, my experience was that there was a gulp! core shipping charge – because the edging comes in 12′ strips, it must go freight. Well worth it, in the long run (no pun intended)!
Here are close ups of how this stuff comes together.
Again, where to get stainless steel kitchen countertop edging, like I used in my kitchen: