Here are a few tips to follow when requesting a locker
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.
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.
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).
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.
|"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 ... .
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.
Depending on the
configuration of your locker room, you may have a need for corner
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).
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.
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.