Lab Space Checklist

When a business is looking for a new location, there are certain features that make a site more attractive. For labs, it’s even more particular. Things like lighting, walls, flooring, and internal space inform whether or not a space is well suited for a lab. For that reason, it’s important to keep a checklist of all the things a lab needs before you start searching for a spot. Here are some things to keep in mind before moving forward with a lab space. 

Lab Space Must-haves for a Location

Walls and Tile

Tile is essential to a lab. Carpet or hardwood floors just will not do. Tile can be installed in a space if the location otherwise fits your needs, but you can save time by looking for places with tile from the start. White walls are also well suited for a lab setting, as they reflect light and promote visibility. There are a number of things to look for in a lab, but the walls and flooring will provide a good indication as to whether you’ve found a space that might work. 


Adequate lighting will allow for proper lab work. You’ll need a lot of lights to ensure that every project and study you work on is going to be adequately done. There are a lot of great locations out there, but not all offer the lighting needed for a lab. It’s almost as important as the walls and tile.

Room for Lab Setup

There are a lot of things to consider when building a lab, and one of them is the room you’ll need to work efficiently in a lab setting. First of all, you’ll need surfaces on which to work, which are usually big and hollow for storage. You’ll also need room for shelves for equipment and other similar storage items. Overall, you’ll also need room for people to move freely. A lab cannot run without adequate space. 

Labs require specific things that make their locations suitable. Cummings can help you find a space to work and make it easy to get your lab up and running as soon as possible.