Laboratory Tops Laboratory tops, countertops and work surfaces are the most abused area of the laboratory. Lab technicians rely on a work surface that resists chemicals, heat, water, microbes and movement. Lab tops are commonly made from chemical and heat resistant materials like epoxy resin and phenolic resin (Trespa). They are available in many colors and edge treatments to compliment the lab.
Most labs should not use inferior counter top materials like plastic laminate, chemical resistant laminate, solid surface or other stone products because they do not provide adequate resistance to heat and chemicals.
Laboratory countertops are available from a number of leading vendors.