Lockers these days have only one universal and common characteristic, keeping their contents secure under lock and key. In practically every other aspect, numerous different options are available. Size, colour, material, degree of security offered and other features can all differ from model to model.
In this article, we take a look at the variety of lockers on offer. We will look at steel lockers, wooden lockers, plastic lockers and special function lockers.
Steel is the main locker material, superior to traditional wood in that it does not get damaged so quickly from atmospheric effects and pests, and also in the better security it offers. . Steel lockers can be made extremely secure by using higher thickness steel and by adding reinforcements. These days, steel lockers come in all kinds of finishes and can add to the décor of the premises.
Wood adds a touch of luxury when the lockers are made with oak, mahogany and such high grade wood, and finished to provide a luxurious look. For décor, wood is still the preferred material, and is often used in golf clubs and lockers for senior executives. Woods such as cherry and maple are also used for locker construction.
Laminated lockers add a touch of modernity to wood and can provide a wider variety of textures and colours for wood lockers, particularly when less expensive varieties of wood are used.
Plastic lockers are ideal for locations where moisture, corrosion and rust are likely to occur because plastic resists these conditions better than wood and metal. While wood can provide a traditional luxury look, plastic can provide a touch of modernity. They are versatile in their shapes, textures and colours.
Plastic lockers are highly vandal resistant and will not rust, rot or corrode. As they are resistant to weather they can be stored outdoors saving valuable indoor space.