Thanks - I contacted racedeck and they are certainly helpful. For the quitre simple black and white checker I was considering they are asking 2.49 (or was it 2.69? - forget now - that ballpark anyway) a square foot plus shipping.
Still trying to decide what to do - might just go the epoxy paint route and save some $$s - it will kind of depend how enthusiastic I get when I see the shop all sanded and painted and looking sweet.
You are on a beach. The sand ripples between your knees. A man tries to sell you a watch; you ignore him. Another man tries to sell you an unpleasant carving.
You call the police.
All is well.