Storage Lockers

Storage lockers for classroom and school use are designed for individual student assigned locker usage, gym lockers, music room and instrument storage, and other storage needs. Lockers are available in open-front non-secure non-locking designs, as well as closed, locking styles with built-in individual locks and keys, and lockable styles with padlock hasp for optional padlock.

Styles

Box Style Lockers: Box-style lockers are similar to cubbyholes in their nearly square shape, but have a hinged door to enclose stored contents. The doors of box-style lockers almost always feature a padlock hasp for securing the lockers with individual keyed or combination padlocks to keep personal items stored safely.

Open Storage Locker: Open lockers do not contain doors, but rather present open-front shelves for storage and organizing. Many instrument locker models offer open-locker style options for band room, music room, or other musical instrument storage use. Open lockers cannot be secured with locks and serve best in secure classroom settings.

Steel Lockers: Steel lockers come in many sizes, with single-tier, two-tier, or up to six-tier configurations in single column or multiple column layouts for school and classroom or gym use. The steel lockers with solid doors have all-steel design, enclosing and concealing contents. Ventilated lockers feature steel construction with grate-style vents throughout the locker components or slot-style vents in the doors.

Components

Adjustable Levelers: Many lockers feature adjustable levelers on the base for adjusting to meet uneven floor surfaces to reduce wobbling and unwanted movement. When adjusted for sturdy positioning, the levelers enhance quick access and one-handed access to lockers, which can greatly improve their use in busy school settings.

Built-in Lock: Lockers with built-in locks feature key-style locks with keys included that are pre-installed in the locker doors for convenience and security. Built-in locks eliminate the need for padlocks or combination locks but require the keys for access.

Coat Rod: The coat rod is generally full-width in length and installed inside a wardrobe or similar storage unit. The coat rod is often positioned underneath a hat shelf and generally accepts standard coat hangers.

Double Hooks: Double hooks are found in many lockers and are often assembled to the interior side panels for maximizing locker storage space. The double hooks resemble a curvy T-shape, with the top portion of the T-shape curved toward the stem of the T-shape and usually pointing upward to form functional hooks for supporting at least two articles of clothing, lab coats, or jackets.

Door Hook: Door hooks are clothing hooks for jacket or other items that are found on the inside of the locker door.

Full-Width Shelf: A full-width shelf extends from the left to the right side panels, completely across the interior of the locker or storage unit. Full-width shelves may be adjustable or fixed, and most storage units have at least a fixed-position base shelf that extends the full width of the storage unit or locker.

Interior Hooks: Inside many traditional-style school lockers, coat hooks are welded or assembled for convenience. The interior hooks are often placed on the left and right interior panels to maximize space and provide the user with at least two hooks for items.

Name Plate: Select locker styles accept optional nameplate for numbering, labeling, or assigning lockers to organizing school, classroom, or other setting. The nameplate is usually on the front surface of the door and located near the handle, lock, or otherwise within plain sight.

Number Plate: Number plates are used for organizing or classify lockers in a structured arrangement, for assigning lockers to students or organizing storage. Number plates allow customized numbering to suit different location preferences and needs.

Recessed Handles: Recessed handles are handles that provide access to the locker but are set inside a recessed area to keep the front surface of the closed lockers flat and uniform. The handles are installed in a designated space with the handle area pushed into the door to prevent the handle from protruding beyond the door profile.

Two-Point Lock System: A two-point lock system features security rods that extend into the frame when the lock is engaged to prevent the door from being vulnerable at weak points.

Construction Materials

Commercial Grade Construction: Commercial grade construction ensures the production process focuses on detail to reduce faulty or defective components for greater consistency as the lockers are manufactured. The use of commercial grade materials in the production process also ensures greater durability for lasting support and performance, with furniture and storage units that stand up to years of frequent use.

Die-Cast Handles: Die-casting is a manufacturing process that utilizes molten metal, often zinc or aluminum, and forces the metal into a mould under strong pressure to ensure a detailed finished product. Many lockers feature die-cast handles, which are custom formed specifically for that locker design, ensuring a reliable product with consistent quality.

Eco-Friendly Powder-Coat Finish: Paint finish is often cured to yield a powder-coat finish for non-glossy, smooth and durable color that lasts. Many powder-coat finishes are made using environmentally friendly paints for "green" shopping and eco-friendly style.

European Style Hinges: European-style hinges are installed within the locker storage compartment, creating a concealed hinge configuration that prevents tampering and damage. The hinges are installed to the interior side of the locker compartment and to the backside of the door with the knuckle-portion of the hinge kept within the locker compartment.

TFL or Thermal Fused Laminate Finish: TFL finish indicates the use of heat and pressure with a specially designed laminate sheet containing a solid color or pattern for decorative finish. TFL finishing is durable and a common finish method for modern furniture and cabinetry. The laminate sheet is positioned over the core panels and bonds under heat and pressure as resin melts from the laminate sheet and forms a secure bond with the target surface.

Thermofused Melamine Finish: Melamine is adhered to panels of particleboard, fiberboard, plywood, or other core material, similar to laminate finish but utilizing fewer layers behind the durable surface finish. The melamine is applied under heat and pressure for a strong, lasting bond and the finish is scratch-resistant, stain-resistant, and often heat-resistant for consistent appearance.

Welded Construction: Welded construction refers to steel lockers or steel locker components that are assembled by the manufacturer with welded assembly for permanent attachments.

Double Tier Box Style Locker
Double Tier Locker

270-Degree Pivot Hinges: Locker doors with 270-degree pivot hinges allow the doors to swing open beyond 180-degrees for a 270-degree maximum open position enables complete access to the locker interior for easy storage, access, and use.

Features

Pad Lock Accommodation: Most lockers with doors have padlock hasps to accommodate padlock with key or combination lock in standard sizes.

Ventilation Doors: Ventilation doors on lockers feature slot-style vents or cutouts along the top or top and bottom of locker doors. The lockers are constructed from steel and finished with paint in a variety of colors, and the ventilated doors allow airflow for better quality locker performance.

Ventilation Louvers: Lockers with ventilation louvers feature slot-style cutouts on the locker doors allowing airflow for easier cleaning, upkeep, and maintenance of the quality storage units. The ventilation louvers may be straight or have a decorative layout, depending on locker design, with typical louvers appearing as if designed to resemble a semi-woven pattern with portions pressed inward and other sections of the louvers remaining flush with the locker door.

Uses

Double Tier Locker: A double-tier locker combines two individual lockers in a single column, with one locker at the bottom and one at the top. The lockers have individual doors for independent access.

Five Tier Box Style Locker
Five Tier Locker

Five Tier Locker: The five-tier locker units have five cubbyhole-style lockers with individual doors in a stacked, single-column layout. The doors each contain padlock hasps for use with padlock or combination lock, sold separately.

One-Wide and Three-Wide Lockers: Lockers listed as "one-wide" and "three-wide" are referring to the combined columns of individual lockers or locker tiers. A three-wide single-tier locker unit will combine three individual full-size lockers in a single group for a fixed-row layout.

Single Tier Locker: A single-tier locker is designed for one-person use, usually over 5-feet tall with a narrow width and choice of locker depth.

Six Tier Locker: The six-tier locker units are designed in cubbyhole sizes; with six individual doors allow independent access to each locker. The lockers are built into a single column with stacked configuration and each locker has a built-in padlock hasp on the door for use with optional padlock or combination lock.

Three-Wide Two-Tier Locker: Lockers listed as "three-wide two-tier" have three columns of lockers, with two tiers per column forming six individual lockers with doors. Each locker door has a padlock hasp for use with optional locks for securing contents.

Three-Wide Two-Tier Lockers
Three-Wide Two-Tier Lockers

Three-Wide Six-Tier Locker: A "three-wide six-tier locker" unit will have three fixed columns in a single unit, with six individual lockers per column for an 18-locker layout. The cubbyhole-sized lockers offer the option to add a padlock or combination lock to each individual locker for security.

Triple Tier Locker: A triple-tier locker combines three smaller individual lockers in a single column for stacked layout. Each locker has a door with option to lock using the padlock hasp and the individual doors allow independent access for up to three different individuals.