Locking options: various types of key locking or padlocking facility are available now. Key locking options include flush locks, cam locks, or locks incorporated into a rotating handle; padlocking facilities may be a simple hasp and staple, or else a padlocking hole may be included in a handle, often called a latchlock. More modern designs include keyless operation, either by coin deposit (which may or may not be returned when use of the locker terminates), or by using electronic keypads to enter passwords for later reopening the locker. Some older lockers used a drop-latch which was incorporated into the door handle, and slid up and down and could be padlocked at the bottom in the "down" position, but these are less used now. Three-point locking is not possible with this type of latch, because it needs to be operated by means of a latch that rotates rather than slides up and down; so this drop-latch is probably a less secure locking option, which may be why it is little used nowadays. Prefect Combination locks are very popular in school lockers used in the UK due to their ease of use and the time and cost saved in the removal of locker keys.
With the same standard features as the Traditional line, the Traditional Plus Collection is intended for more rugged applications and has matching finish on all sides and top for a finished look. Phenolic Lockers are the material of choice when a high degree of design flexibility is desired or where durability and strength are required. These lockers are fabricated to stand the test of time. The dense components, combined with stainless steel brackets and fasteners, stand up to the most extreme conditions of moisture and humidity. Phenolic is impact, water and corrosion resistant, and does not support bacteria.
Number of locking points: Locker doors may lock with either single- or three-point locking, but this is not normally chosen as a separate option, and the choice is usually dependent on the number of tiers in the lockers, or whether they are a high-security model, although some manufacturers do allow purchasers to specifically choose an option here that goes against their normal practice. Single-point locking locks the door at only the point where the latch engages with the door-frame, whereas three-point locking uses extensible steel rods to lock the top and bottom of the door as well.
Your industrial-style loft melds hardwood floors, exposed duct work, and stainless steel appliances beautifully, but the struggle is creating a cohesive design with your decor. Mix new and old, cold metal and warm woods to fit this style, and start with a signature piece, such as used school lockers. These lockers are industrial in nature, and whether the metal is flawlessly finished in a bright color or boasts naturally-occurring rust from years of neglect, they fit in with this design style. Used school lockers also offer a functional storage space in various sizes, with lockers as small as 12 inches by 12 inches, and as large as 30 inches by 66 inches. Once you decide on your lockers, keep your storage solution as functional as possible with a school locker organizer to make the most of the space with hanging shelves or small magnetic holders. School locker magnets can be that extra little space you need to hold pens, business cards, reminder lists, and other small items. Finding the right design pieces for your industrial-style loft can be somewhat difficult, but the sellers on eBay have you covered with a large selection of vintage items like school lockers.
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