I have a customer who wants a retro countertop in linoleum with the metal edging. What about availability and do I want a floor guy to install it? Also what about typical inch and a half buildup.Do I hang substrate out a little bit to accept metal band or just use one layer of base?
Man, if you can find the real stainless edging, please let me know.....I've been looking for it for years
And, BTW, I don't think the tops were ever linoleum....all the old stainless edged tops I have seen were HPL (highpressurelaminate..)
& what you mean retro, anyhoo.....shoot, I'm cooking on one now ;-)
try outwater plastics... last time i looked they have the beaded stainless edging... they sell alot to manufacturers and to the guys who make retail displays... lots of cool stuff in their book..... and yeah alot of old counter tops and kitchen tables were linoleum....
Checked them last time I was looking...
Don't want beaded...
Just want the plain, stainless edging-1 1/2 face, 3/4 for the backsplash, AND the chrome cove that joins the splash to the top
Cain't find it, dang it
all the old stainless edged tops I have seen were HPL (highpressurelaminate..)& what you mean retro,
The HPL was the white with glitter in it stuff, wasn't it?
There were actually linoleum counters too. I've seen maybe 2 of them and both matched the lino on the floor (must have been durable stuff to last all these decades).
"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree." -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The HPL was the white with glitter in it stuff, wasn't it?"HPL is just the generic name for Formica, Wilsonart, etc.But what you describe was a common pattern them.Actually there are a number of retro paterns avaialble. Here are two.http://www.formica.com/publish/site/na/us/en/index/applications/photography.photoresults.htmlHere is another source of edging.Aluminum Moldings (Eagle Mouldings)
Brand Name: Nostalgic 50's Collection
Color: Face Fluted Aluminum Tee
Size: 12' x 1-1/4"
Model #: A-349 BD, Chrome-like
Suggested Retail Price: $10.80 pc
Color: Inside Cove
Size: 12' x 13/16" tall x 5/8" wide
Model #: E-618 BD undrilled, Chrome-like
12' J cap for counter backsplash
Model #: E-451 POL, Chrome-like
Where Available: Eagle Mouldings (info, below)
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Tom, I did one last year with Marmoleum--it wasn't that bad. I made up a sub-top, cut the Marmoleum a little oversized, installed with the supplied adhesive, and trimmed the edges with a utility knife. I don't remember where the edging came from, but I think it was SS or maybe it was aluminum.
If you've ever done plastic laminate counters you can do these, just a bit of extra work.