Paper is no longer just a disposable commodity. Graybeal uses Richlite's paper-based surfacing in architectural applications. Made from resin-treated paper that is pressed and baked into solid sheets, the material resists heat and stains, the company says. Although the product will scratch, it can be sanded, Graybeal says. “A protective coat is recommended.” Choose from seven colors. Richlite, 888.383.5533; www.richlite.com.
Doug Graybeal, AIA