Is it Time to Repair or Replace Your Fume Hood Lab Furniture?

How to know when yesterday’s fume hood lab furniture isn’t meeting today’s requirements  

One of your goals is to ensure that your chemical laboratory operates efficiently. But in order to operate efficiently, equipment and design must meet modern standards. If your furniture is old, in disrepair, or no longer complements your laboratory design, it could be having a negative impact on its efficient operation.


  1. The fume hood lab furniture is damaged. Some laboratory furniture can be repaired with basic woodworking and refinishing. In other situations, laboratory furniture is beyond repair. If your laboratory furniture is in disrepair, make plans to fix or replace it. Laboratory furniture in poor condition makes for an inefficient laboratory.
  2. The laboratory furniture is uncomfortable.  If seats are too high, or furniture is so large that it minimizes space, it may be time to replace your fume hood lab furniture. Today’s ergonomic laboratory furniture makes for excellent learning environments.
  3. The furniture no longer meets the requirements of your processes. Chances are, your laboratory’s needs have changed over the years. If your laboratory is operating with furniture designed for different processes, it’s time to update it. Choose furniture that works with modern equipment and processes, and you’ll notice efficiency increase.
  4. The furniture is out of style. If the laboratory furniture is so outdated that it doesn’t comply with your more modern laboratory’s aesthetic, it’s time to replace it. Fortunately, today’s laboratory furniture manufacturers make lab furniture in a wide variety of styles and colors. Today, it’s easy to find fume hood lab furniture within your budget that suits your design needs.


Contact Labscape today to speak with our experts to assist you in all your laboratory needs.