Recently I was at a local recreation center and noticed that one of the card tables had its top replaced with a piece of laminate.
I spoke to the lady in charge and she said that the table top had been all ripped up and one of the volunteers took it home and cut a piece of laminate to fit. He then routed the edges and glued it down. The laminate made a perfect finish for the card table. The ladies could use it to cut material and not worry about damaging the finish and it also made a great finish to play cards on.