In our Locker Buying Guide you will
learn which locker specifications are the most important determinants of what
type of lockers you need, and which accessory pieces go with them.
Choosing the Number of Tiers
There are generally six different tier choices (1 tier, 2 tier, 3 tier, 4 tier,
5 tier, 6 tier), each varying with the number of locker doors in a vertical
configuration. An important factor, locker space needed vs. the number of
individual storage spaces needed, should be determined in order to make your
What you will be storing in your lockers is also a determining factor in the
amount of tiers you choose. Single tier and double tier lockers are suitable
for almost any storage need. They have the capacity for hanging items such as
shirts and jackets. Lockers with three tiers or more are suited for securing
smaller items such as athletic gear, purses, lunches, books, etc. They also are
the most space saving units and because of their smaller size you have the
advantage of more storage units per locker.
Your next decision should be the number of lockers you need. The lockers come
in either one wide or three wide configurations. Keep in mind, as long as you
order matching lockers, they can be put next to each other to create a nice
line of lockers.
Lockers are sold according to tier and arrangement, which means buyers choose
how many lockers tall by how many lockers wide they need. Another locker option is called group configuration. This is a
unique style that could be the answer to a design dilemma you may have that
cannot be solved using the standard locker types. Also, another type of locker
is the 2-person lockers. These lockers can accommodate two people’s belongings
while still only taking up the space of a single tier locker.
Picking a Handle Type
Lockers are available with three different types of handles (lift, recessed or
door pulls w/ padlock hasps). All three types offer their own benefits, and we
allow you to choose the one that best fits your situation.
Door Pull & Padlock Hasp
Recessed Handles: These handles are tucked into the door of the locker. Certain lockers
with recessed handles can have a combination lock added as an option.
Recessed handles, like lift handles, can be padlocked.
Door Pulls w/ Padlock Hasps: Provides a friction
catch door pull handle, and the hasp provides a convenient way to attach a
padlock. Most box lockers will come standard with this type of handle.
Lift Handles: Provide the user with easy and
quick access to the locker’s contents as well as making it simple to apply a
padlock to secure the handle and prevent entry.
Selecting the Proper Locker Type
These lockers have an advanced powder coating technology that senses
moisture and releases ions that provide antimicrobial protection for up to 20
years. This substance is less toxic than table salt and does not irritate the
skin. Hundreds of tests prove that these lockers are safe for public places
where bacteria thrive such as hospitals and schools.
Clear Plexiglass Front Lockers:
Polycarbonate panels provide maximum viewing of locker contents. These clear
panels encourage neatness and make locker inspections a cinch. Lockers with
clear fronts work great in schools concerned with extra security or any place
that where locker contents need to be examined.
Open sports lockers provide quick access to equipment and uniforms and are
designed for athletic locker rooms. These lockers will provide maximum
ventilation to minimize odor from equipment. Children’s open front lockers are
great for students to store their lunch boxes and coats. The
open fronts will minimize the time it will take for students to get their
The number one reason for replacing lockers is rust and corrosion from
moisture. Since plastic lockers are impermeable to moisture, rust and corrosion
will no longer be a problem. Plastic lockers will never need painting and will
resist dents and scratches. These plastic lockers are ideal for locker rooms
The sound of lockers opening and closing can sometimes become very distracting.
Quiet lockers are made out of heavy duty steel and equipped with rubber door
bumpers, door stiffeners, and quiet latching locks that deaden sound and make
the clanking of lockers history. These lockers are great in schools and offices
where students or employees could be distracted by the noise of lockers.
If your lockers are going to be located in an area where corrosion will be a
problem, such as locker rooms, shower areas or outside, you will definitely
need rust-resistant lockers. Made from strong sheet steel these
lockers will resist all corrosion and rust.
Designed specifically for locker rooms and gyms, these lockers have a maximum
amount of ventilation to minimize odor. Sports/Stadium lockers have either a
totally open front or have extremely ventilated doors and sides. Open front
lockers are great for athletic locker rooms where quick access to equipment is
needed and ventilated lockers are better for locker rooms where gym equipment
will be stored for an amount of time.
Wall Mounted Lockers:
Wall mounted lockers are great for classrooms and locker rooms where space is
at a premium. Most wall mounted lockers come equipped with 4 private
compartments and a large coat rack under the lockers. These lockers can also be
place on a shelf or cabinet without a coat rack.
Once you have decided on the crucial specifications for your lockers, there are
several other choices you can add to the mix. Most accessories are not required
for completion of you locker, however they can add a finished more professional
look to the locker or create easier cleaning for janitorial staff. Some
accessories you may want to consider:
Sloped Top Kit
Converts the standard flat-top of a locker into a sloped top. Flat-top lockers
are much more likely to collect dust, and due to the height of lockers are
rather hard to clean well. Please be aware that certain slope tops do not
include the slope top end closures, and need to be purchased separately.
Closed Front Base
This option maintains the same height dimension as lockers with legs but gives
a room an overall neater appearance, as well as eliminating the task of
cleaning around the legs or under the lockers.
Closed Side Base
Following the same reasoning as the closed front base option, the closed side
base just finishes the clean look at the end of a series of closed front based
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