Choose the right lab work surface to complete your project

We offer many work surfaces options, from INSTOCK® products to custom fabricated work surfaces. Our INSTOCK® work surfaces include epoxy resin and phenolic resin tops. These materials can also be special ordered to meet specific size and space requirements. Other materials are available for custom fabrication, including chemically resistant plastic laminate, hardwood, and stainless steel.

Work surfaces can be ordered in different depths, with special edge details, with extra high backsplashes, or a variety of cutouts. One of our Furniture Specialists are on hand to assist you in selecting the correct work surface material and style to meet your particular needs.

Most black epoxy and phenolic tops can be fabricated within 6 days after receipt of approved drawings. Complete specifications and samples of work surface materials are available from your Furniture Specialist. Delivery of stainless steel, laminate or hardwood tops is 7-8 weeks, after receipt of approved drawings.

Laboratory Work Surfaces
Material Appearance and Color Composition Chemical Resistance Applications
Phenolic Resin
Black or Grey, hard, smooth non-glare surface
1" thick cellulose fiber reinforced phenolic resin core with a polyurethane copolymer surface.
Good chemical resistance to wide range of acids, alkalis and solvents
Use wherever a high degree of chemical resistance is required.
Epoxy Resin
Black, smooth non-porous surface
1" thick molded epoxy resin
Good resistance to practically all acids, alkalis and solvents. Highly resistant to heat and normal physical abuse.
Use wherever a high degree of chemical resistance is required
Stainless Steel
Silver No. 4 finish
1 1/2" thick Type 304 furnished as standard, but other types are available when specified.
Good chemical resistance to a wide range of reagents
Recommended for sterile and radiological laboratories
Hardwood, Oak or Maple
Natural varnish, or penetrating oil finish
2 1/4" thick solid edge grain Maple or Oak strips, glued together electronically, and finished with baked on clear synthetic varnish or penetrating oil.
Fair chemical resistance, but not recommended for use in chemical laboratories
Excellent top material for Physics tables, Electronic benches, and other areas where mechanical or physical work levels are prevalent
High-Pressure Laminates
Hard, smooth surface available in many colors
1 1/2" plastic laminated surface attached with water resistant adhesive to solid particle board. Available in choice of colors and patterns
Fair chemical resistance to wide range of acids, alkalis and solvents
Recommended for light duty purposes

Custom Manufactured Work Surfaces

Please note that we offer custom laboratory work surfaces in both 1” (2.5 cm) thick black epoxy resin and phenolic resin. These custom work surfaces are available for shipment within 6 business days of approved drawings. They are designed and engineered to suit your needs.

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