Everything to Know About Modular Laboratory Casework
Modular casework is laboratory furniture that is not stationary, or fixed, and can be moved and reconfigured as the laboratory needs change. When choosing casework for your science lab. you should consider five major benefits:
- Modular casework is flexible. In today’s modern laboratory, the needs can change rapidly. Since modular casework isn’t fixed, it can be relocated and reconfigured quickly and easily as the laboratory evolves. This reduces the cost associated with typical science lab renovations, since major construction is not needed.
- Modular casework is easy to install. Typical millwork requires on-site production. Modular casework, on the other hand, is typically produced in a factory, then shipped ready to install. When the casework arrives, anyone with basic construction skills can install them with your everyday tools in a short amount of time. With modular casework installation time can be cut in half.
- Modular casework looks custom designed. Since it’s factory produced, many people believe that this type of casework is “cookie cutter”. That is not the reality. Modular casework can be designed to meet your lab’s specific design needs, and can be customized according size, color, material, and style.
- Modular casework is easy to repair. Fixed casework usually requires on-site repairs that can be costly and time consuming. Since modular casework is designed to have features that can be disassembled, and then reattached, the repairs to hinges, doors, and drawers are quite simple.
- Modular casework has tax benefits. Traditional fixed casework is considered a permanent structure, and requires 39 years to depreciate. Modular casework is considered furniture, which instead depreciates over the course of only 7 years.
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