Wood Modular Casework: For Durable, Flexible Laboratory Design
Wood modular casework is designed to look like fixed casework, but it can be easily and efficiently disassembled, moved, and reconfigured when necessary. It is an attractive option for those who desire quick flexibility in their laboratory spaces, as well as for those who want to reduce costs by avoiding demolition and large-scale construction every time their laboratory needs change.
Modular casework made out of wood is a popular choice for schools, medical and health laboratories, and research centers.
Wood modular casework has its advantages and its disadvantages. A qualified laboratory architect or designer can help you determine if wood modular casework complements the nature of your lab’s operations and the materials being used.
Advantages of Wood Modular Casework
Modular wood casework works well in many climates, including corrosive climates such as the marine climate. Wood casework is an ideal choice for any application that uses chemicals that corrode metals; it is also used in environments that are not conducive to metals.
For those concerned with aesthetics, wood brings a warm, comfortable feel to the room, and is significantly quieter than stainless steel modular casework. As long as it complements the application, it is also a cost-effective and durable option, as it is easier to repair than plastic laminate modular casework.
Disadvantages of Wood Modular Casework
When wood best suits the lab’s operations and materials being used, there are few disadvantages. Wood is easier to damage than some other types of modular casework, but it lasts for a long time with proper care and refinishing.