Today's laboratories are designed to provide scientists with a functional,
flexible, and safe space, and modern laboratory furniture reflects
that requirement. There is such a wide variety of laboratory furniture
available that contemporary labs can be easily customized to suit their
Laboratory furniture consists of casework, countertops, fume hoods, and
varied accessories such as lighting, storage shelves, and racks.
Ideally, lab furniture should be functional, comfortable, and
Casework is one of the
most important considerations to take into account when furnishing your
lab. What is casework? In a nutshell, casework refers to
built-in or modular cabinets, including base cabinets, wall cabinets,
and storage and supply cabinets. Depending upon the use of the lab,
casework can be made out of wood, metal, or laminate. Modular
casework has become very popular, as it allows the lab to be reconfigured
or redesigned if necessary.
Countertops are necessary as a work surface; they are available in
plastic laminate, stainless steel, and natural stone construction.
Heat and chemical resistant work surfaces are often made from epoxy or
phenolic resin materials.
are necessary for safety in labs that produce chemical vapors or noxious
fumes, and also can prevent injury in case of fire or explosion.
Modern fume hoods are usually equipped with a mechanism that tells the
scientist it is working correctly.
Sinks, faucets, and service fittings complete the outfitting of the
modern lab. Depending on the laboratory's intended usage,
accessories such as mobile carts and seating, safety and test equipment,
and various racks and storage units, may also be required.
Featured Laboratory Furniture Suppliers
- Hanson Lab
This California-based firm designs, builds, and installs custom labs throughout the Western USA.
- Longo Labs
This lab space design consultancy offers a broad selection
of lab furniture, including laboratory casework and countertops plus
chemical fume hoods and accessories.
- LOC Scientific
This Georgia-based firm offers laboratory design, installation, and maintenance services.
Lab Furniture Manufacturers
- AirClean Systems
This supplier of fume containment solutions specializes in application solutions for the laboratory environment.
- BioFit For Laboratory
This Ohio-based firm manufactures a wide range of laboratory chairs and laboratory stools.
- Genie Scientific
California-based manufacturer of laboratory fume hoods, casework and laminar flow hoods.
- Hawkins Scientific
California-based firm offers a custom approach to laboratory furniture and fume hood requirements.
Missouri-based manufacturer and distributor of laboratory hoods, furniture, and equipment.
- Lab Fabricators
Ohio-based designer and manufacturer of laboratory fume hoods, furniture and accessories.
New Jersey-based distributor of modular laboratory casework and a broad selection of chemical fume hood products.
Manufacturer of laboratory equipment and accessories;
features chemical fume hoods, biological safety cabinets, glassware washers, and freeze dry systems.
- Mott Manufacturing
Designs and manufactures the Sigma Systems™ line of quality steel laboratory furniture, including high performance fume hoods.
Manufacturer of Multi-Lab steel furniture, lab bench systems, lab fume hoods, and lab counter tops.
- Sheldon Labs
Manufacturer of laboratory furniture and equipment for the educational market.
Kalamazoo Technical Furniture offers a quality line of chemical laboratory casework.
- Terra Universal
Manufacturer of products for critical environment
applications; features extensive design and fabrication experience
in cleanroom-related industries.
- Thermo Scientific
This Texas-based lab furniture manufacturer offers laboratory solutions for education and research.
Related Laboratory Websites
- Laboratory Safety Institute
Science safety organization offers a variety of programs and services for educators and safety staff in industry and academia.
- SEFA Labs
The Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA)
was organized to meet the needs of designers, manufacturers and installers of scientific equipment and laboratory furniture.
- Laboratory Fume Hood Energy Calculator
From the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
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