In schools, colleges, gyms, and even offices, having a locker room is an absolute must. It goes without saying that lockers are one of the foremost aspects to consider for the interiors, and finding the right material for lockers is critical. Lockers are often used extensively, and the daily abuse is quite apparent. People open and use a locker many times in the day, so whatever you choose to spend has to be an investment for the long run. You can check online for Fibertech’s guide on lockers, and for your help, we are sharing a few things about the types of lockers that can be considered.
- Plastic lockers. It may seem on the surface that plastic lockers cost more initially, but in the long run, the costs are usually justified. Among the biggest advantages of plastic as a material is its resistance to rust and corrosion. Lockers made of plastic will look the same, even with years of use, and moisture and water cannot really damage the material. Most lockers made of plastic are created using the process of rotomolding, so the end products are extremely strong and durable.
- Metal lockers. Metal has always been the traditional choice for lockers. Back in high school, most of us had these metal lockers, which seemed to be durable for extensive use. The best part of these lockers is the price, which is considerably lower. However, metal is prone to corrosion, and the paint, no matter how good the quality, does tend to chip away. This simply means that you have to spend on metal locker painting time and again. These lockers can also require maintenance as dents are not uncommon.
- Wood lockers. If you are looking for an elegant and aesthetic choice in lockers, wood is certainly the most preferred choice. Wooden lockers are stunning and beautiful, but there is one major concern – water damage. Even light exposure to moisture or water can damage wooden lockers. Moisture also creates the problem of mold, odor and bacterial, so regular finishing and maintenance might be necessary.
If you had to compare all the three options, plastic lockers certainly make the most sense, even with the comparatively higher upfront costs. We strongly recommend that you check all the details before placing orders for plastic lockers and make sure that the products are made using rotomolding, so that durability and strength are not compromised.