Back in the days I used to be a project manager, Corina was any where from around 20.00 per lineal foot for tops 24-26" deep with nothing special and that did not include the sub-strait which was usually 3/4" to 1 1/4" plywood BC and why they wanted BC and not CC is beyond me. I have seen it with fancy front edge and splash etc go for as much as 40.00 per lineal foot. It has been a number of years sense I did that work that it could be anywhere now.
I just got that same article and am intrigued with it because usually Corina and other solid surfaces as we called them come in 1/2" or even 1/4" thickness and just put it over your current top. If you need to have a miter slot or "T" channels just use the router and cut them in using the aluminum track that is available . Corina type products are fairly chemical resistant and can be easily re-polished to original look. Go with the solid colors that is the less expensive way and use 1/2" and you will never change it. As a matter of fact if you go the common colors and want to change your work surface you can easily repair, well maybe not "easily repair" but it can be repaired and start all over just like new.
The more I think about it the more certain I am that I will use it some day on my router table and if I can on some other parts of the shop
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