RainShadow... The Natural Rainscreen
Richlite is a high performance material that's been used for industrial purposes by the aerospace and marine industry for decades; as a sanitary food prep surface for commercial kitchens for 30 years and as a popular outdoor skate ramp surface for a decade.
Richlite RainShadow™ is available in 5/16” thickness and 4’x8’, 4'x10', 4'x12', 5'x10' and 5’x12’ sheet sizes.
The color of Richlite is the result of the combination of the paper color used and the color of the resin. No dyes are added in the manufacturing process, we simply stack the different colors of paper prior to pressing to create this unique layered product. As they age, Richlite colors darken, become richer, warmer and more dramatic. In general, color change is least noticeable in darker colors & more pronounced in lighter colors. The manufacturing process does not allow absolute control over the color of the final product. Slight variations between sheets will occur, but will lessen as they age.
Richlite has a "mottled" appearance, which patterns in a striated effect lengthwise. This is less apparent, but present on dark colors, including Black Diamond. This quality is due to the natural variation in the way fibers lay within the paper used to make the material.