PSA Laboratory Furniture supplies labs with custom cut butcher block counters made from edge grain maple. Butcher block as a countertop material is durable enough to withstand extremely physical or rough experiments. The main benefit of this particular laboratory countertop is its ability to undergo a lot of wear and tear while remaining cost effective.
There are two types of butcher block: end grain and edge grain. The difference is in the final appearance of the block. At PSA, we use edge grain maple wood coated in Durakryl 102®. This chemical is resistant to bleach, alcohol, and many other caustic substances. While incredibly sturdy, it should be noted this material displays poor chemical, heat, and moisture resistance. This should be taken into consideration for more delicate experiments that may be better off with stainless steel, or the multi-purpose epoxy resin countertops.
Butcher block is heavy, readily available, and incredibly simple to repair. This makes it a favorite medium for physical experiments where a great deal of cutting, smashing, or force may take place. Edge grain maple makes for one of the sturdiest counter materials available for laboratory work.
Countertop Resistance and Cost Ratings
Since butcher block is difficult to fully sanitize, it is not recommended for labs dealing with a lot of bacterial samples or moisture.
PSA Laboratory will strive to supply you with the best quality, American-made laboratory materials for whatever your needs may be. Because of their simplistic repair, availability of materials, and general ease of use butcher block countertops are extremely cost effective for labs.
When you work with PSA Laboratory Furniture, our team will assist you from the initial design phase all the way to furniture and countertop installation. Contact us today for more information on expanding your lab with new countertops and equipment.