Skatelite products are made from a super-durable paper-composite material designed to withstand the daily punishment inflicted by skateboards, BMX, MTB bikes, and gnarly Sno Park riders. Since it’s made of paper, designs can be printed directly onto the Skatelite material before it goes through the manufacturing process, meaning that, unlike simple decals, your design or logos will never wear off.
Skatelite is an extremely durable material with both high-impact resistance and impressive deflective and flexural strength.
Made from 100% recycled products using WE Technology, an exclusive waste-to-energy process, Skatlelite is a truly sustainable choice.
Nearly indestructible construction delivers a balance of speed and grip not attainable with any other surface. Smooth, fast, durable and aesthetically pleasing.
Dense, consistent and without voids, Skatelite is the leading choice to protect your ramp from Mother Nature’s elements backed by a lifetime warranty.
Edward D. Rich files to patent the “process for imparting greaseproof characteristics to paper”
Began selling Richlite to multiple aerospace companies based in California
To avoid confusion with another company Tacoma Plywood Company changes name to Richlite
Began selling extensively internationally
FOUNDED IN 1943
AT RICHLITE, WE CELEBRATE THE TIME-HONORED TRADITION OF QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP. OUR HERITAGE BEGAN IN 1943, AND EVER SINCE, WE HAVE BEEN COMMITTED TO THE BELIEF THAT IF YOU ARE GOING TO DO SOMETHING, DO IT WELL.
FOUNDED IN 1943
Skatelite's parent company Richlite was founded in 1943 in the Pacific Northwest's aerospace industry. Later, the commercial food industry adopted the unique paper-composite material due to its antimicrobial, easy-to-clean, and heat-resistant qualities, and in the marine sector, where its water resistance was vital. In 1998, the action sports industry took notice of skatepark construction, and the sport-specific brand Skatelite was born.
Since our inception in 1995, Skatelite has been more than just a name. It's been a promise to athletes worldwide, a pillar of unparalleled craftsmanship in an era where the minutiae are often sidelined. Every surface we meticulously craft stands as a testament to a tradition deeply rooted in valuing quality over all else. In this rapidly evolving world, we pause, taking a moment to truly appreciate the intricate nuances that make our surfaces stand out. We don't just aim to meet standards; we set them.
Our ethos is simple and profound: Whenever a task is taken up, it deserves nothing less than one's heart and soul. For us, excellence is not merely a goalpost; it's the path we tread every day. Through the years and the miles, one mantra has echoed consistently: "Do it, and do it exceptionally." Choosing Skatelite is not just a decision; it's an embrace of a legacy sculpted over decades here in the USA. It signifies allegiance to a brand where the art of perfection, the fire of creation, and the thrill of unmatched quality converge.
Skatelite has been the gold standard for skate ramp surfaces for over three decades. Trusted by the pros, revered in elite action sports camps, and celebrated in prominent competitions like the X-Games, Street League, and Olympic training arenas. Legends of the past and those in the making recognize the unmatched weather resistance and the robust construction of Skatelite that delivers an unparalleled balance of speed and grip. Smooth, resilient, and striking, Skatelite reigns supreme, whether gracing indoor sanctuaries or basking outdoors.