Reimagined materials designed to inspire:
Surfaces are important focal points in your home. Therefore you want to make sure you find a material that inspires. Gast Home transforms waste materials into unique decorative surfaces, and these recycled plastic panels offer a striking product that helps the planet by reducing the plastic waste we put into our oceans and landfills.
Gast Home is committed to innovative green building materials, and this recycled plastic product is a great environmentally friendly solution. When materials are made with sustainability in mind, it means we live in a healthier world. These recycled plastic slabs contain no formaldehyde and emits no VOCs.
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 panels use 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)
- MR 4.0
Slab Thicknesses: 3/4″ and 1-1/4″
other thicknesses by special order
Material: 100% recycled plastic
Water absorption: None
Compressive Breaking Strength: psi
GH PLASTIC vs. other Countertop Materials
|Strength and Durability||higher (MOHS 7)||higher (MOHS 7)||low||higher (MOHS 5-6)|
|Heat and Scorch Resistant||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Non-absorbent and Non-porous||Yes||Yes|
|Resistant to Bacteria, Mold & Mildew||Yes|
|Resistant to Household Chemicals||Yes||Yes|
|Color Consistency and Uniformity||Yes|
|Maintenance Free (polished surface)||Yes|
- Long lasting and abrasion resistant
- Absorbs virtually no water
- High fire resistance
- Flash Point:
- Superior chip and dent resistance
|APPARENT DENSITY||EN14617-1-2005||2320 kg/m³|
|WATER ABSORPTION||EN14617-1-2005||0.04% Classification: W4|
|FLEXURAL STRENGTH||EN14617-2-2008||622MPa Classification: F4|
|SLIP RESISTANCE||EN14231:2003||SRV “dry” :540. SRV “wet”:5|
|ABRASION RESISTANCE||EN14617-4-2005||17.4 mm Classification:A4|
|CHEMICAL RESISTANCE||EN14617-10-2005||Classification: C4|
|LINEAL THERMAL EXPANSION COEFFICIENT||EN14617-11-2005||23.8 x 10-6/℃|
|DIMENSIONAL STABILITY||EN14617-12-2005||Classification: A|
|DIMENSIONS, GEOMETRY CHARACTERISTICS & SURFACE QUALITY||EN14617-16-2005||Dimensions tolerance: Pass
Surface Quality: No defect
BULK Commercial Pricing
If you are working on a large project and in need of a large number of slabs, we do offer slightly better pricing for bulk orders. Our pricing is already “contractor” pricing, so we do not offer better pricing to contractors. However we do offer a discount for large order, and shipping costs will also be reduced. Please contact us to discuss specific pricing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our Plastic panels are ideal for Countertops in any room, food prep surfaces, backsplashes, shower walls, tub surrounds, window sills, indoor wall cladding, tabletops and other furniture, and many other uses.
This surface is dense, durable, and easy to care for.
Our recycled plastic panels are made from 100% recycled plastic waste. The plastic containers are ground into pellets, then melted, and compressed under heat and pressure. This produces a dense, homogeneous and essentially non-porous material. The slabs can then be machined and finished like other surface materials.
We make these panels on demand within 1-2 weeks. If you have any questions, please call us when ready to order and we will let you know the lead time including shipping.
Yes, we manufacture recycled plastic panels with custom colors. The few colors shown here are only our most popular colors, but if there is a color or pattern that you do not see on our website, give us a call and we can most likely create it.
Although these panels are scratch resistant, it is recommended to use a cutting board when cutting.