Re:Cheap countertop material?
In either Home Depot or Lowes, in the section where the 4x8 sheets of paneling, tile board & FRP is kept, you should be able to find a very flexible vinyl that is about the thickness of horizontal laminate. It was about $20 last time we looked at it. Also, you can get FRP in a smooth finish ( often special order). I don't know the product name but I think it was Lowes who had it.