Stratum is a Bamboo-Filled Surface Material

So, what do you get when you sandwich a plywood bamboo material called PlyBoo with two sheets of a paper-composite called RichliteStratum, a new countertop material made through a venture between Smith & Fong and Richlite Company.  The material was inspired by nature and the majestic basalt cliffs of Palouse Canyon in eastern Washington.

I first noticed the material when the Chad Ludeman mentioned that he was chomping at the bit to put Stratum in play as an upgrade for a new project called reNEWBOLD.

Stratum combines the green benefits of PlyBoo and Richlite so it’s FSC-certified and may contribute towards LEED points.  Richlite is made with FSC-certified fibers, while PlyBoo is made with rapidly renewable bamboo and soy adhesives.  Stratum contains no added urea-formaldehyde.

The material can be used as a countertop, does not off-gass, and is heat, scratch, and stain resistant, according to Richlite.  Stratum is available in a 1″ thickness and 48″ x 96″ sheet sizes with any of the ten available Richlite Northwest colors.

[+] Get more technical detail about Richlite Stratum.

Credits: Richlite.


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  • http://www.postgreenhomes.com Chad Ludeman

    Thanks for the credit Preston. This is almost certainly going to be the counter surface of our choice in the next home we build for ourselves. 

    • http://www.jetsongreen.com Preston

       Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

    • http://www.jetsongreen.com Preston

       Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

  • EnviroZone

    Is this available in Canada ?

  • http://profiles.google.com/bagelpower Hannah Whitehouse

    Fantastic product, would also like to see some more about the rainshadow product, looks interesting.

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