Laboratory Countertops and Bench Tops
Today’s laboratory needs must meet the highest international standards and comply with rigorous codes. Therefore, selecting the right laboratory countertop material is of crucial importance in an environment where tests and experiments must not be contaminated. Factors for choosing a laboratory worktop include hygiene, cleanliness, chemical and stain resistance and are essential to the longevity of the work surface.
Lab Furniture and Fume Hoods Inc. can help you successfully choose from a wide variety of laboratory countertop and bench top materials for a solution that meets your needs for durability and budget. We can combine different materials to successfully create bench tops and countertops to meet specific applications and specifications. We also offer a variety of lab accessories to pair with your countertop including lab sinks, faucets and fixtures.
Laboratory Countertop Materials
- Phenolic Resin
- Epoxy Resin
- Stainless Steel
- Edge Grain Maple
- High Pressure Plastic Laminate
For help choosing the right countertops and designing your laboratory, contact LFFH Inc. or call us at (262) 204-7600. We offer free, no obligation laboratory design services.
PHENOLIC RESIN LABORATORY COUNTERTOPS
Phenolic resin laboratory countertops are similar to epoxy resin countertops. Layers of craft paper impregnated with resin are combined to form a solid material designed for long term performance in the laboratory. One-inch thick, black material is the most popular; however, different thicknesses and colors are available.
LABORATORY EPOXY RESIN COUNTERTOPS
Epoxy resin is an oven-cured mixture of epoxy resin, silica, a hardener and filler materials. This solid laboratory countertop material has been a popular choice in laboratories for decades. This popularity is no surprise. Epoxy resin countertops are attractive, durable and reasonably priced.
LABORATORY STAINLESS STEEL LABORATORY COUNTERTOPS
Stainless steel laboratory bench tops are remarkably versatile with many applications in the lab. Stainless steel provides excellent chemical and heat resistance and is the preferred material for sterile environments. The key to stainless steel laboratory bench tops and countertops is careful measurement and planning, as this material is not easily modified on-site. PSA’s project managers will be responsible to ensure your new tops fit correctly and provide a long service life.
EDGE GRAIN MAPLE LABORATORY COUNTERTOPS
Edge grain maple bench tops, also known as butcher block, are robust and forgiving in physically demanding environments. The finish, DURAKRYL 102, is a tough, acrylic coating that repels alcohol, bleach and most household solvents. This is one of the few materials that can take hard wear and tear, be resurfaced or repaired without any special tools or particular skill, and end up looking as great as ever. Keep in mind that this material is ideal for physical testing environments. It is suitable for use in biological areas, but has poor chemical resistance properties.
HIGH PRESSURE PLASTIC LAMINATE COUNTERTOPS
High pressure plastic laminate laboratory countertops are budget-friendly and work well in many areas. Laminate laboratory countertops are simply a “face” layer of plastic secured to a core under elevated temperature and pressure. The properties of the “face” layer can vary and different “grades” of laminate tops are available.