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Trespa® Top Lab Base (TLB) Formerly Athlon

Trespa Top Lab Base (TLB) formerly branded as Athlon has been engineered for quality and abrasion resistance. Trespa TLB offers an outstanding interior application in educational, pharma laboratory, and institutional school applications (grade school, middle school and high school applications) where chemical resistance is not critical i.e. Physics labs, Biology Labs , Flex Labs, etc.

TLB melamine surface delivers excellent scratch & abrasion resistance and overall durability, retaining its appearance for an extended period of time. Trespa Top Lab Base (TLB) is highly resistant to wear, making it ideal for worktops surfaces and cabinetry facia applications where severe use and frequent cleaning are expected. Its surface is not adversely affected by moisture and the panel remains impervious to mold, rot or bacteria growth. Food safe and easy to clean are its main attributes.

Sheet Sizing & Thickness:

  • Thickness: 3/4", 1" in Stock; 1/2" & 5/8" Limited stock.
  • 60" x 120" or 73" x 96" Nominal sizing
  • Double-sided standard panels available upon request
  • Surface Finish: matte texture with a slight sheen / Crystal smooth


Top Lab Base (TLB) is produced for the following applications

  • Shelving
  • Light or heavy duty lab work surfaces
  • Healthcare including hospitals, dental or doctor's offices
  • Production tables
  • Technical assembly stations
  • Mobile cart counters
  • Casework cabinet drawers / doors and structural components
  • Cubby storage spaces
  • Toilet Partitions
  • Wall cladding & wainscoting
  • Laboratory and hospital furnitures
  • Doors and lockers

Our fabrication facility will cut to size and polish exposed edges of all slab materials to your specific field measured drawings, utilizing automated CNC equipment and state-of- the-art machinery to ensure accuracy as well as meet strict Quality Control requirements.


The following list of colors are offered for wide diverse applications. Not all colors are stocked in the USA warehouse. Check availability prior to ordering. Non- Stocked Colors may have extended production and delivery lead times.

TLB, 3/4", and 1" are usually stock items. Black Craquele, and Sand are factory orders along with all other thicknesses.

  • Color: Black E 0-09 - Stocked 1/4", 5/16", 3/4" and 1" Thick - 3/4" and 1" are usually in stock. Other is Factory
  • Color: Craquele Black C 0-09 - Stocked 1/2" and 3/4" Thick - Factory
  • Color: Sand E 3-01 - Stocked 3/4" Thick - Factory
  • Color: Silver Grey E 0-02 - Stocked 1/4", 5/16" and 3/4" Thick - 3/4" is stock. Other thickness is Factory.
  • Color: White E 0-00 - Stocked 1/4"; 3/8"; 3/4" Thick - 3/4" is stock, all other factory

TO VIEW COLORS, CLICK THE LINK to view the color chart on Trespa Top Lab Base


  • Impact resistance
  • Excellent machinability
  • Scratch resistant
  • Wear resistant
  • Moisture resistant
  • Graffiti resistant
  • Food Safe
  • Easy to clean
  • Bacteria resistant
  • Quick Install
  • Greenguard and FSC certified
  • 10 year product guarantee

Impact Resistance

TLB (Base) offers the combination of a solid, homogenous phenolic black core with a hardened work surface based on melamine resins formed under high heat and pressure to form composite compact panels (SPC) to provide exceptional impact resistance and other attributes. Typical applications are wall cladding, toilet partitions, cubicles, work tops, shelving units, etc.

Abrasion and Wear Resistance

TLBase is produced with a surface structure that is required by industry to provide excellent abrasion resistance. The panel is highly resistant to wear, making it ideal for installation in heavy use traffic areas and when frequent cleanings are expected. Care and maintenance are required for all solid phenolic panels.

Moisture Resistant Phenolic

Phenolic Resin countertops and tops are not adversely affected by moisture and are not susceptible to discoloration, mold or rot. Both the work surface and the core are manufactured using specific, thermosetting resins, which make them impervious to moisture. The dimensional stability and workability of phenolic resin are comparable to those of hardwood.

Less Expensive & 10-year product guarantee

Trespa Top Lab Base is less expensive than its chemical resistant counterpart - Top Lab Plus - while still offering reasonable chemical resistance, abrasion and moisture resistance. All with a 10-year guarantee.

Using Renewable Resources

Trespa ® TopLab Base products are available with the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification TM (PEFC TM ) or Forestry Stewardship Council TM (FSC TM ) certification upon request for restricted quantities and jurisdictions. The use of FSC TM and PEFC TM certified Trespa ® panels may also contribute to points associated with green building certification systems like LEED, BREEAM and DGNB. These certifications are one of the initiatives resulting from Trespa's Sustainability Policy, by which Trespa shows its commitment to the use of raw materials from sustainable origin and to forest preservation.