The first candidate is the tape 3M sells for stair treads. The trouble is that it's abrasive and the work top is plastic laminate (will scratch up/look skanky quick).
So, what I'm looking for is a rubberized peel and stick tape or film. Think of the handles you find on some tools. It's rubbery and offers some *stickiness*. That's the stuff though the stickier the better. Size matters a wee bit but I could as easily use strips in lieu of full sheets. I would like it to be fairly thin (1/16" to 1/8") and not compress greatly under a load.
So, what are my options? Any chance of finding it locally (hardware store) or a place like McMaster-Carr? I would of course prefer local over ordering.
I know what I want, just don't know what it's called/what to ask for.
Thanking you in advance for your help but realizing this doesn't relieve me of a proper thanks at the end.