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.
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. Since butcher block is difficult to fully sanitize, it is not recommended for labs dealing with a lot of bacterial samples or moisture. 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 and 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
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.