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Purchasing Guide: Lab Furniture

Furnishing your laboratory with the right countertops, cabinets, seating, and storage can help to improve productivity and efficiency

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Furnishing your laboratory with the right countertops, cabinets, seating, and storage can help to improve productivity and efficiency. There is also a growing selection of mobile casework that makes it possible to create a flexible space that supports different applications and collaborations. Be sure to keep materials in mind, as there are many to choose from and each is designed to withstand wear and tear, provide chemical resistance, and facilitate cleaning. For a list of laboratory lab furniture manufacturers, see our online directory: LabManager.com/labfurniture-manufacturers

8 Questions to Ask When Buying Lab Furnishings:

  1. Do you use corrosive chemicals and reagents in your lab?
  2. Is fixed or mobile casework better suited to your current and future needs?
  3. If opting for mobile casework, will electrical outlets, laboratory gas, and water be accessible?
  4. Are benches and chairs adjustable to ensure optimal ergonomics for individual personnel?
  5. Do the furnishings have to meet specific standards?
  6. How customizable are the furnishings?
  7. Will the furnishings accommodate all necessary electronics?
  8. Can everyone in the lab easily navigate, use, and reach what they need to?

The Benefits of Mobile Workspaces

Mobile lab furnishings not only make your lab more adaptable; they can also save installation costs, ease upgrades, and more. Learn more at LabManager.com/mobile-casework

Selecting the Right Casework Material

A lot of factors go into selecting lab casework. One major decision is the material the casework will be made from. Whether stainless steel or epoxy resin, every material has its own pros and cons. To find out more about choosing the right material for your lab, read more here: LabManager.com/casework-material