Richlite is made of layers of paper and phenolic resin. It is heated and compressed to become a solid slab material. Made by Rainier Plywood, a family owned company that has been making Richlite for over 30 years. Over time and with use Richlite will develop a seasoned appearance that is characteristic of the material. There will be more luster in areas of heavier use. Overall it will appear softer and deeper in tone.
Aging is a process that begins immediately and may take a number of years to complete. It is similar to the manner in which natural wood products deepen in tone over time. The color of Richlite is the result of the combination of the paper color used and the color of the resin. Therefore, the result of aging is that Richlite colors darken, and become more rich and warm-toned. Richlite is warmer to the touch than stone and has a softer apperance.
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