Recycled Paper Countertops

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Recycled Paper Countertops

$10.75

These 100% recycled paper countertops provide a contemporary aesthetic, while providing a heavy-duty surface and a clear conscious.  Its surface is non-porous, absorbs virtually no water, and provides a lifetime of stain resistance.  Choose from a palette of colors with a matte finish.  These countertops are the most environmentally friendly countertops available as they are made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper.  Pricing is per square foot.

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Pricing for this countertop material is per square foot.  These recycled paper countertops are warm to the touch, have a contemporary appearance, and are known for their environmental sustainability.  It is ideal for use in kitchens and bathrooms, food prep surfaces, tabletops, cutting boards, and other creative uses.  This is an attractive material with stone-like beauty, steel-like strength in span, and wood-like workability.  The material is easily worked with CNC-routers, and is more like working with wood than granite, quartz or other countertop materials.  These can be installed with common woodworking tools.  Recycled paper and resin weighs and costs less than full thickness countertops, but is as solid and durable.

 

 

Colors

Graphite, Slate, Sand, Charcoal

PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS
  • Long lasting and abrasion resistant
  • Absorbs virtually no water
  • High fire resistance (Class A fire rating)
  • Paper composites and resin have long been known to have superior tensile, compression, impact, and flexural strengths
  • Heat resistant up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Superior scratch, chip and dent resistance
environmental

Gast Home is committed to innovative green building materials and products that are smart and elegant, and these countertops are an ideal example.  When materials are made with sustainability in mind, it means we live in a healthier world.  These recycled paper countertops are made from FSC certified Recycled and FSC certified Mix post-consumer recycled paper, and a proprietary resin using the lowest impact raw materials possible.  They are certified to Forest Stewardship Council standards by the Rainforest Alliance and by NSF, the International Public Health and Safety Organization to make sure it is safe for all food contact.  It contains no formaldehyde and emits no VOCs.

LEED

The LEED Green Building Rating System, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy, is a voluntary standard for developing environmentally responsible, low emission, high-performance, sustainable buildings.  LEED certification is for the entire construction project.  Materials and products used in buildings are not individually certified.  Through a rigorous process of third-party verification by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) the project earns points towards achieving a particular level of certification (Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum).

Because these countertops use 100% recycled content, they may qualify for numerous LEED points in the selected categories of Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, and potentially Innovation in Design.

  • MR 4.1/4.2: Recycled Content (1-2 points)
  • MR 5.1/5.2: Regional Materials (2 points)
  • IEQ 4.4: Low-Emitting Materials – Composite Wood and Agrifiber (1 point)
  • ID Credit 1 PATH 2
Recycled Paper Certifications
physical SPECIFICATIONS

Standard thicknesses: 3/4″, 1″, 1-1/4″ for countertops

1/2″ for built-up edge installations

other thicknesses by special order

Weight: 1.81 lbs per sq. ft. per 1/4″ thickness

Water absorption (by weight):  0.82%

Compressive Breaking Strength:  >45,000 psi

Color Stability: Using pigments rather than dyes assures even color distribution throughout the entire panel, superior color stability, and UV resistance.

Finish Specifications: These countertops have a semi-glossy finish.

Commercial Pricing

If you are working on a commercial project, we offer pricing for larger projects.  Please contact us to discuss.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to some commonly asked questions

Our Recycled Paper Countertop material is ideal for countertops in any room, food prep surfaces, tabletops and other furniture, window sills, cabinets, indoor wall cladding, and many other uses.

Our recycled paper surfaces are dense, durable, and easy to care for.  An initial sealing finish is applied to new countertops to protect against spotting from oily foods left on the surface for prolonged periods of time.

Our recycled paper countertops are made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper and non-petroleum based phenolic resins.  It is a composite material where sheets of recycled paper are saturated with the resins and pigment, and then compressed under heat and pressure.  This produces a dense, homogeneous and essentially non-porous material that does not delaminate.  One fabricated, panels can be cut and routed with traditional high-quality carbide-tipped woodworking tools.  This product machines and finishes like extremely dense hardwood.

Lead times are project specific, and depend on the time of your order.  Please call us when ready to order, and we will let you know the current lead time.

Yes!   We can make custom colors for an extra charge.