My best friend and her husband did their kitchen countertop with flooring. I think they just stained and sealed it. Not 100% sure, though. If you have the DIY channel OnDemand, they are on the show Renovation Realities. The Ratliff house. It'll show what they did.
It's holding up well, so far...
"Make sure that the beer - four pints a week - goes to the troops under fire before any of the parties in the rear get a drop." -Winston Churchill to his Secretary of War, 1944