Richlite: recycled paper

Uses: cabinet doors, decorative panels, drawer fronts, shelving, upstands, worktops

Richlite is a fabulous recycled paper solid surface. It is made by stacking resin-soaked sheets of recycled paper, which are then pressurised under heat, to create a solid material. Recycled paper can be worked like wood and crafted into a bespoke worktop, doors, decorative panels, or shelving. It can be used in a variety of settings, throughout your house. The material is hard-wearing and durable and develops a unique patina over time.

As a surface, Richlite is naturally anti-microbial and is heat resistant to 350°F (176°C). It is currently available in a number of earthy tones – its colour comes from a combination of the colour of the paper and the deep amber tone of the resin. No dyes are added to the material. All of the paper is either post-consumer waste recycled or sustainably harvested FSC-certified paper. Richlite has been awarded a number of certificates of sustainability and is a great eco-friendly option for a kitchen worktop or bathroom surface.

To see a few projects that incorporate a richlite worktop, see these kitchens in our gallery. 

If you’re looking for a sustainable material for your home, see the range we offer here.

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