Choosing the Right Material for Your Lab Workstation
September 3, 2020 | Lab Workstation

Choosing the Right Material for Your Lab Workstation

If you work in a lab, you know how vital it is to have the right equipment. After all, how can you finish anything on time if you don’t have the proper materials? One of the most important things you need to have in your laboratory is one or more laboratory workstations. What can you possibly do without somewhere to place your equipment? Here at Catalina Laboratory Products, we specialize in high quality and affordable lab furniture like workstations. We believe that quality products shouldn’t be reserved for the most well funded labs, so our catalog is full of premium furniture at an affordable price. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re choosing your lab workstation.

What Material Should I Choose?

The kind of workstation you decide on will obviously be based on the kind of lab that you’re running. A chemical lab, for example, will require something with a solid surface that can hold up to spillage from your experiments. Something like a stainless steel lab workbench would do the trick, or something with a phenolic resin surface. It’s important that your work surface be able to survive contact with your work, after all. At CatLabPro, we have any material surface that you might need, and at a price anyone can afford.

What About Storage?

Storage is also an important aspect of a workstation that must be considered. That includes both cabinets and storage space as well as the actual size of the counter. We usually recommend a counter size of three to four feet to make sure you have enough room to work without crowding the rest of the lab. When it comes to storing materials and equipment, our workstations come with cabinets and drawers. How much storage space you need will depend on the kind of equipment that you’re using for your particular lab. We can work with you to figure out just how much space you’ll need.


Now that you’ve figured out the basics, mobility is another thing to think about. Mobile workstations have a table top and storage area connected in one piece, so you can wheel your station around the lab as needed. This can save a ton of time and space, as you’re moving your projects to fume hoods or testing areas whenever you want. With a mobile workstation, your work goes wherever you do – the perfect solution for today’s busy scientist.