Thanks again for your answer!
The "apron" I am referring to is that thin (er) piece of the contertop that goes around the perimeter of it or just the face of it, depending if it's on the regular cabinet or the island type of a cabinet. Basically the thin piece of a trim covering the countertop substrate. I am sure there are other names for it, I just heard that one used.
As far as Schluter, the cheapest $46 for a 8' piece of stainless, of what I think need -
I was thinking of using 2.25" width to cover my plywood and the cement board on top of it.
To do a perimeter of my island I'll need to spend at least $350 and that will not include the corner pieces, that I most likely end up needing because the straight piece will never bend the "right" way.
I am willing to spend it, but it will not give me that "tied in" look that I am looking for, as the pieces of the Quartzite will - I think.
And I just realized - :bangin:how stupid I am. I can not exted the cement board past the front of my 2x4 like I was planing here "cement board pieces on the faceside and the bottomside of it. If I extend the bottomside piece of the cement board past the front of the 2x4 enough to accommodate for the thickness of the quartzite."
Otherwise I will have the same issue of covering the cement board piece with another trim.