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Athletic Lockers. Our Plastic Lockers are Perfect for Athletic Lockers, Spa Lockers, Gym Lockers, Pool Lockers, Tropical Climate Areas, and more!  They last 10 times longer than wood lockers, metal lockers, or plastic laminate lockers, in humid areas!

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Here are a few tips to follow when requesting a locker quote:

It is important to make sure that you and your sales representative are speaking along the same terms.  If you are not sure about a term being used, ... ask for it to be clarified.  Sales reps deal with a variety of customers: Architects, Contractors, Equipment Dealers, Facility Owners, etc., as well as customers new to the dealings of facility planning.  We are here to help you, so feel free to ask questions.

lockers Locker Configurations:

Our polypropylene plastic lockers are available in 4wide (shown at right), 3wide and 2wide configurations.  3 and 2 wides are used as "filler units" depending on the dimensions of your locker room.  4-wides are the most economical, since common sides are used in the construction with the least amount of waste of material.

For example:
If you have a row of 10' of locker space, we would supply you with 2 (4wide units) and 1 (2wide unit).  Each 4 wide unit is 4' in width (each frame is 1' wide).

 

lockers Locker Frames Vs Openings?

Most of the professionals in the locker industry will speak in terms of frames and openings It will save you a lot of confusion if you know what each refers to.

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"Frames" refers to the number of vertical rows of lockers ... not the number of doors.  In the examples at the right, each of the styles contains 4 frames, but the amount of openings differs.   Style #1111 contains 4 openings.

"Openings" refers to the number of individual doors.   Style #2222 contains 4 frames, but has 8 openings.  And so forth ... .

 

lockers Hasp?

A hasp is the type of locking mechanism which allows your facility's clients to put their own padlocks on their locker.  Our hasps are made from heavy duty, rust-proof stainless steel.  It is our most popular lock type.  The hasp is attached on the inside of the locker frame, and protrudes through our heavy gauge, 1/2 solid polypropylene locker door --- offering you a high level of security.  You will never have to worry about rust or corrosion with our hasp.

 

lockers Corners?

Depending on the configuration of your locker room, you may have a need for corner fillers. 
A corner is where two perpendicular rows meet. 

If you are placing lockers from corner to corner because of restricted amounts of space, you may want a corner filler.   A filler serves to close off the small, open area between the two perpendicular rows.  This prevents debris from falling into the open area, and gives the rows a look of continuity.  Because our lockers are 18" deep, you will lose 18" from each corner. For example if you have a 10' wall with one corner filler, your actual locker space would be 8' and 1/2" ft.   Instead of being able to fit 10 frames on the 10' wall, you will now only be able to fit 8 frames in that space, and will still have 6" left over.  Our corner fillers adjust to fill the left over 6". 

If you are not placing lockers from corner to corner, you may consider centering your lockers on the walls and placing a large decorative plant in the corner or a smaller one on a plant stand.  This will enhance the décor of your locker room, while simultaneously acting as a filler. Plus, you will save in the cost of purchasing a filler. If you are unfamiliar with performing facility maintenance, yet are planning to install the lockers yourself, our recommendation would be to work around the corner fillers, and opt for a different method as suggested above.  Note, you will need to drill into the filler and adjust on the premises, as you would with any locker filler (metal or wood lockers).

 

lockers There are other ways to get around the use of corner fillers.  If you your facility is short on wall space, you may want to consider bringing some of your lockers out onto the floor.   This can be done in several ways.  The two most popular are:

  • Back to Back:   Here you would have a free standing island of lockers on your locker room floor, that are attached back to back. 
  • "E" formation: Here you would have rows of lockers surrounding your walls, as well as rows extending out from the walls. Again, the free standing lockers would be attached back to back. 
Design Team:  Our Design Team is always ready to assist you.  If you have any questions, always feel free to ask!

 

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