anyone know a source for that bright (stainless?) trim that was used
around the edges of Formica countertops back in the day? Am thinking of
brightening up my kitchen and that would be just the ticket I think.
Would look "about right" in the house if I painted all the (ugly)
cabinets white as a freshen-up until I can actually remodel.
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
The stuff we had was aluminum, but you probably can find eeither one. I
did a google search on "kitchen countertop edging aluminum retro" and
got lots of hits, including this:
Yes, it was polished aluminum not stainless steel. Some were held with
chrome plated screws others were hammered into a saw slit cut along the
My father-in-laws cottage was lined with Formica using the aluminum
retaining strips throughout the building. This was all done in the 50s and
is still there in most rooms. It is the only place I have seen that you
could clean the walls and ceiling with a sponge mop.
Oh pshaw, on Sun 09 Dec 2007 09:48:14a, EXT meant to say...
Similarly, my parents fist home, buit in the 1920s, had a kitchen and 2
baths where every service...floor, walls, and countertops, were covered in
battleship linoleum. Every surface could be easily washed down. Once a
year or so, my mom applied a coating of paste wax and buffed it. The
countertop edge was either polished aluminum or stainless steel. It was
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