In any kind of purchase, quality is a vital factor that must not be taken for granted. Regardless whether the product is expensive or not, quality should still be present. In reality, budget is always an issue, but quality should remain a top priority especially that school lockers will be used for many years.
Remember, school lockers will have to face regular and heavy use. Can the lockers withstand the type of environment for a long time? What kind of material should the lockers is made of. Does your locker company have a good history of providing school lockers? Surely these questions are a bit worrisome but very essential in making the right purchase decision.
The type of locker must complement the environment where it will be installed. It is a complete failure if you will install metal lockers in high-moisture areas. This will only lead your lockers to corrode and cost you more for renovation or replacement.
Companies are persuasive and will try to impress you to take their products or give you some convincing discounts however it is more important to check the company’s track record and see how they performed in providing lockers in the past.
Another thing to be considered is how the lockers will be constructed. It is not advised to construct and weld the lockers permanently into place. It will only cause you additional expenses if you plan to renovate or move the lockers to another place in the future. Lockers in “knock-down” form can solve this issue. This type of lockers can be moved and materials are replaceable lowering your renovation cost.
Locker’s design can make your students spirit high. It gives them a sense of pride to see their lockers matched with the school’s official colour. Colours can also affect your students’ attitude just how the colour of a classroom could affect learning. We can also use colours to organize and segregate students by class levels or genders. Some companies are providing locker accessories like wallpapers, rugs and even chandeliers that enable the students to positively express their personality in educational environment. You may also prefer plastic lockers for your school. Plastic lockers are usually available in many colours. Since the materials are replaceable, you can easily change colors to match any interiors. Plastic lockers are also aesthetically pleasing and could give a happy tone in the student’s environment.
Choosing the right locker for your school is not just like buying ordinary school equipment. Your environment, quantity, storage space needed, quality, design, security and choosing the right locker company should be taken into consideration to find the best locker for your school.
Locker areas must be convenient for students to store their personal items. The place should be comfortable and should not create hassle for them. Lockers should not be installed in a single area to avoid bottleneck or traffic for students. Lockers must be installed in areas where it can be easily monitored to avoid the students in keeping illegal items and avoid attempts of vandalizing the lockers. School halls or corridors are the usual venue to install lockers.
Quantity and Storage Space Needed
How many students will use the lockers? Once you have determined the number of students then you will know how much lockers you need to purchase. However we cannot predict the number of student enrollees in a long term basis so it is best to plan a quantity that will be enough for many. Bulk purchase can also get you a discount and will save money for future inflation. Having extra lockers would also replace damaged lockers instantly.
As to how many lockers you need to purchase will also depend on the storage space needed. Primaries or first graders would not require a lot of space but as the grade level goes up the space requirement also tends to increase.
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Plastic lockers are fast becoming popular nowadays due to many feature and functionality advantages. Plastic lockers are also dubbed “the architects friend” because of its aesthetic appeal since it can match many interior schemes.
Plastic lockers can either be made from PVC or ABS material. ABS is derived from acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene materials under the group styrene plastic which is the most used plastic in the world. ABS plastics are known for its chemical resistance. It is also not affected by water, acids, basic and non-organic salts. PVC on the other hand is commonly known as “Vinyl” in some countries. It is derived from polyethylene and polypropylene. Compared to other plastic materials, PVC has self-extinguishing properties when set on fire.
Plastic lockers are used for wide variety of applications. Plastic lockers are extremely quiet and most recommended especially in areas with high moisture and humidity. These types of lockers are commonly seen in schools, commercial and industrial places, sports centres, saunas, water theme parks and swimming pools.
Our plastic lockers come in various colors and tiers. We also provide wide range of locking options to match your locker. To learn more about our plastic lockers click on the following: abs plastic locker | pvc plastic lockers
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