PaperStone® worktops are as hard as stone yet made from paper.

PaperStone® is a paper composite surface material made from recycled paper and a natural resin. Certified by the FSC® and Rainforest Alliance.

Inherently sustainable, surprisingly tough, beautifully unique and incredibly versatile, PaperStone® worktops provide a versatile and unique alternative to other surfaces. PaperStone® is as hard as stone yet made from paper. This makes it a versatile and environmentally sound alternative for use as worktops, wall cladding and much more.

Eleven rich, tactile colours across two ranges deliver non-porous, hygienic durability to provide a broad spectrum of surface design solutions.

Winner of many awards, it has certainly gained the attention of many leading architects and designers.

  • ‘Product Design: Surfaces and Finishes’, SBID International Design Awards 2022,
  • PaperStone® – Gold Winner ‘Innovation in Material Product Design‘, The Designer Awards 2022
  • PaperStone® – Winner ‘Product of the Year: Surfaces‘, Mixology North22

Counter Production and  PaperStone® Worktops – Manufacturing the future from sustainable materials.

Counter Production have manufactured and supplied of the UK leading designers and kitchen studios for over 35 years. Paperstone® represents a new material for use in worktops that is not only inline with customer demand, but fulfils that gap for pre-consumer recycled products.

Durable, water resistant and easy to work with, PaperStone’s range of colours have made it a favourite choice for homes, restaurants, laboratories, office buildings, universities and museums. Click HERE to see more information about the Paperstone® colours available.

Colour and texture

PaperStone® Worktop colours are warm, rich and natural hues and tones, often with a soft and subtly variegated finish. There are 11 colours across two ranges.

PaperStone® – The Solid Colour Series:

Five soft, deep, rich organic colours, reflecting nature are perfect for use in all PaperStone® Worktops. Some of these colours ‘evolve’ over time, mellowing and growing with their environment to become more intense and warmer. Each of these colours has a solid, homogeneous appearance through its entire thickness, with the colour running through the depth of the sheet.

PaperStone® – The Designer Series

Still reflecting nature but a little more geological than organic. These six colours are lighter than the Solid Colour Series, they have perfect homogeneity in the panel surface and all (except Charcoal and Honey) have ‘tone-on-tone’ striated edges, a unique and visually arresting feature that allows scope for, literally, leading-edge design detailing in PaperStone® Worktops.

PaperStone® worktops
PaperStone® worktops


PaperStone® is primarily made with FSC certified recycled paper cardboard combined with a patented phenolic resin, PetroFree®.

Paper and old cardboard boxes are recycled to obtain stacked layers of paper. The paper is saturated with a pigmented, petroleum-free, natural resin and pressed under heat and pressure into a solid sheet.

Not only are PaperStone® Worktops made from a recycling process, it is also recyclable at the end of its life cycle, by re-polishing and re-purposing the material for future projects.

PaperStone® Applications

PaperStone® is versatile and cost efficient. Its composition, although uniquely sustainable, delivers high performance across a range of applications. These include but are by no means limited to:

  • Bars and table tops
  • Reception desks
  • Kitchen worksurfaces and cabinet doors
  • Food preparation areas
  • Washrooms
  • Furniture
  • Space division and de-mountable partitions
  • Vertical decorative wall panelling
  • Interior signage
PaperStone® worktops


PaperStone® is certified FSC®: FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) is the mark of responsible forestry. It identifies products containing wood sourced at forests managed correctly and responsibly according to strict environmental, social and economic standards.

Rainforest Alliance Certified: The Rainforest Alliance certification seal means that the product (or a specified ingredient) was produced by farmers, foresters, and/or companies working together to create a world where people and nature thrive in harmony.

SmartWood: This is the oldest and most extensive certification program in the world. SmartWood is a program of the Rainforest Alliance, an international nonprofit environmental group.

PaperStone® is one of the few architectural surface materials certified by the SmartWood program of the Rainforest Alliance to FSC standards for using 100% post-consumer recycled paper.

PetroFree™: Phenolic resin derived from plant-based and industrial by-product sources, eliminating the need for synthetic, petroleum-derived resins. Non-toxic and doesn’t emit any VOC.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design): The US Green Building Council was set up to promote the construction of new buildings with low environmental impact. LEED is a standard voluntary system to certify high performance of buildings, from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED certifies buildings using a rating system for contribution to sustainable design. PaperStone® contributes to LEED credits.

Proven Quality

PaperStone® is a beautiful and heavy-duty composite surface known for its performance, its warm touch, its contemporary appearance, and its environmental sustainability. It has steel-like strength in span and stone-like durability but it can be worked like dense hardwoods.


FSC-certified recycled paper and cardboard, natural petroleum free phenolic resin and natural pigments. It does not emit VOC.


Impact resistant and impervious to delamination. Heat resistant up to 180°, UV resistant and non-porous.


Warm to the touch with a subtle variegated texture in rich and natural colours.


Suitable for a range of interior applications and cost-efficient solution. Easy to work with, it can be treated like timber.


NSF certified for contact with food.