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How to Choose Laboratory Benches for Your School

School laboratory benches

When choosing the right science lab furniture for your school, one of the most crucial aspects is selecting the appropriate laboratory benches.

The best science lab desks are versatile, providing ample workbench space with easy access to main services such as water, gas, and electricity. This enables students to perform experiments and practical tasks safely and efficiently. Built-in storage options ensure a well-organized and secure environment.

With smart design, science laboratory benches are not limited to experimental work; they can also be used for conventional academic classroom theory lessons.

The lab benches you choose should not only provide functionality but also create a conducive learning environment for students. By carefully considering the following factors, you can make the best choices for your school’s science lab.

Consider the Purpose:

Before selecting laboratory benches, it is crucial to assess the specific needs of your school’s science curriculum. Determine the type of experiments and activities that will take place in the lab.

Will the benches be used for STEM, general science classes, or specialized subjects such as chemistry, physics, or biology?

Understanding the purpose will help you select the appropriate laboratory furniture that aligns with the educational requirements of your school.


Consider the School Laboratory Layout:

Take into account the lab layout, size, shape, window locations and access points when choosing school laboratory benches.

Fixed lab benches can be plumbed into services, with concealed and pop-up connect options that provide a distraction-free study environment. Moulded turrets offer a seamless way to conceal services while allowing easy access, enhancing the lab’s design.

Movable lab desks with centralized service points, such as Service Towers and table Systems, facilitate quick reconfiguration from traditional classroom layouts to collaborative lab spaces, engaging students and improving attention to achieve learning objectives.


Opting for Modular and Mobile Lab Benches:

Modular and mobile lab benches provide the desired flexibility and adaptability. They can be easily rearranged to accommodate different experiments or group activities.

Mobile benches equipped with wheels offer the advantage of easy reconfiguration, allowing you to create collaborative workspaces that serve different class sizes, different age groups, and different levels of learning ability.

This versatility enhances the functionality of your lab and promotes active student engagement, facilitating an interactive learning environment.

Prioritize Storage:

Laboratory storage is essential for keeping equipment, chemicals, and other supplies organized and easily accessible. Choose laboratory benches that offer storage options such as drawers, shelves, or Gratnell trays. This ensures a clutter-free and safe learning environment while ensuring that materials are readily available for experiments.

Additionally, selecting visually appealing cupboard doors and drawer fronts can contribute to the overall aesthetic of the laboratory while providing an opportunity for clever school branding.

Choose Quality Materials:

Investing in durable and high-quality materials for your lab benches is crucial for longevity and safety. High-performance materials such as Corian, Trespa, and Velstone are popular choices for worktops due to their resistance to chemicals, heat, and scratches. These materials are not only durable but also easy to clean, ensuring a hygienic and safe learning environment for students.

Find out More:

For information about our furniture for educational laboratories, you can download our brochures from the product pages on our website: https://www.splusb.co.uk/education/

Alternatively, please feel free to contact us with any inquiries regarding our school laboratory design services and bespoke manufactured lab furniture for educational environments.