When it comes to designing your science lab and choosing your laboratory furniture, don’t forget to give careful consideration to your laboratory worktops. Worktops and countertops get some of the most use out of any piece of laboratory furniture, and are subject to damage if exposed to non-complimentary applications.
When choosing a laboratory worktop, consider the type of work being done within the science lab, and more specifically, the type of work being done on your worktops. Some worktops are not only unable to withstand certain chemicals, but they can also have an adverse affect on them. Be sure to talk to your laboratory furniture representative about how you plan to use your worktops, and what surfaces will best support that use.
You should also think about how frequently you’ll be using the laboratory worktops in your science lab. If you have a large classroom and will be using your worktops at a high frequency, then the type of laboratory worktop you choose will become critical. Laboratory worktops can be expensive, so you want to get as many years out of them as possible. Choosing a worktop that can stand up to heavy use - one that is strong and resistant to wear and tear - is necessary.
You’ll also want to consider whether or not hygiene will be important in your science lab. If it is important, then be sure to tell your laboratory representative. Some laboratory worktop materials are more porous than others. If cleanliness and hygiene is important, then you’ll want to choose a material that is less porous and easier to clean.
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