Modern labs require flexibility and adaptability in their work environments. This is essential for several reasons. It helps labs adapt to changing research needs, facilitates upgrading equipment, encourages ergonomics and safety, and optimizes floor space utilization. It also fosters collaboration, and provides scalability for future growth and changes. Furniture pieces such as a mobile lab bench and mobile bench height lab chairs make adaptability and flexibility possible.

Practical Lab Design Considerations

From its 2019 level of US $1.5 billion, the laboratory furniture industry is set to top US $1.8 billion by 2026. That’s a modest compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.76%. Given that inflation is likely to remain elevated for most of that period, lab furniture is relatively well priced, and now might be a great time to furnish a new lab, or upgrade existing ones. However, when it comes to choosing furniture for your lab, your workspace layout must include flexibility and adaptability as a core principle.   

Whether it’s a bench height lab chair that you are looking for, or mobile lab benches and stools, layout planners must not ignore practical lab design considerations. And here are 3 benefits you can expect from prudent lab furniture planning: 

1) Flexibility & Adaptability: Mobile lab benches bring unrivaled flexibility and adaptability onto the lab floor. They enable researchers to optimize their workspace based on changing work needs. These benches typically support adjustable features for easy configuration and reconfiguration of the workstation layout. The mobile lab bench allows for easy repositioning, relocation, and reconfiguration of the lab floor, thereby facilitating efficient workflow management.

2) Enhanced Collaboration and Communication: Collaborative research is an essential aspect of lab environments. Mobile lab benches, chairs and stools foster collaboration by providing researchers with the ability to work side by side, share resources, and exchange ideas. For instance, a group of mobile chairs may be rearranged in clusters or moved closer together, creating collaborative workstations that encourage communication and teamwork. 

3) Enhanced Ergonomics: Laboratory work often involves extended periods of sitting and performing intricate tasks. Improper seating can result in discomfort, strain, and potential health issues. A bench height lab chair is designed with ergonomics in mind, offering features such as adjustable seat height, and rollers for repositioning of the chair. These options allow individuals to find the most suitable seating position, minimizing strain on the spine, muscles, and joints. By providing proper support and promoting a neutral posture, bench height lab chairs also help reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders and associated work-related injuries.

Furniture Quality Matters

A high-quality mobile lab bench, coupled with well-designed adjustable lab chairs, provides flexibility,  versatility, and adaptability to lab design. By breaking down physical barriers, mobile lab benches promote a culture of collaboration. And by personalizing height and location of lab chairs, lab staff with different physical characteristics and from different fields can easily come together to work on shared projects.

However, quality must always be at the heart of lab design decisions. At LEI Sales, each feature of our lab furniture spells quality. From high caliber rollers and casters, to durable tops, to comfortable padding and fabric – everything required for comfort and durability is central to what we offer our clients.