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Butcher Block

Countertops

Industrial-grade wood lab surfaces

Edge-grain maple butcher block installation

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 extreme 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.

Benefits of wood laboratory work surfaces

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's 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's 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.

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Countertop Resistance and Cost Ratings

  Epoxy Resin Phenolic Resin Stainless Steel
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Applications Varies Varies Selective
Material Overview Sleek black surface that is generally durable and resistant to most lab environments. Highly resistant, lightweight surface that is durable in most lab environments. Premium option for durability, damage resistance and functionality.
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  Butcher Block Laminate
Price Range $$ - $$$ $ - $$
Applications Selective Selective
Material Overview Aesthetically appealing surface that can burn & scratch easily, can be repaired. A cost-effective surface that can burn & scratch, but is mostly stain-resistant.
Easily cleaned & maintained? No No
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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

Design a custom lab with butcher block countertops installed by PSA Laboratory Furniture.

Butchers Block Lab Counter
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