Leaving a Lasting Impression with Tufftec Lockers

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Tufftec Lockers creates tough, durable, aesthetically pleasing lockers and benches for your facility that will hold up against wear and tear, odors, and graffiti. The groundbreaking High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) material that these lockers are made of makes them resistant to even the harshest daily use. No matter what type of facility you’re running, you’ll benefit from all that Tufftec Lockers have to offer.

Find out more about why Tufftec Lockers are the most durable, cost-effective products in the industry.

Durability at Its Finest

Tufftec Lockers are engineered for strength and durability, with the HDPE plastic material holding up to daily use, while also remaining low maintenance. HDPE plastic material is resistant to bacteria, mold and mildew, which is crucial no matter what type of facility you’re running, but can make all the difference.

Maintenance for your Tufftec Lockers will be low, as HDPE plastic never needs painting, is scratch resistant, impermeable to moisture, graffiti resistant, power washable and steam cleanable. The years of everyday low maintenance will also save you a substantial amount. While metal lockers are the cheaper option initially, the cost of maintenance adds up overtime.

Customized for Your Facility

In addition to saving you money and looking beautiful in your facilities, there are also ways for you to customize your HDPE plastic lockers to make them your own. Tufftec Lockers provide you the ability to engrave your company or team logo.  The option to customize your Tufftec Lockers allows you to create an even greater aesthetic appeal rather than just having generic looking lockers.

Choose from Various Options

When it comes to durable, visually-appealing lockers, one size does not fit all facilities. That’s why Tufftec Lockers offers a variety of style options and accessories. These locker designs come in many different configurations so you can make the most of your space while also providing design options that are complementary to your architecture.

Choose from athletic lockers, emergency response lockers, industrial lockers, healthcare lockers, recreational lockers, cubbie lockers, education lockers and specialty lockers.

Style options include standard and Z-lockers, as well as open lockers without doors such as the athletic style, the utility style, and even cubbies.

The venting style is also important, as ventilation can serve a huge purpose depending on what type of facility you’re choosing for. Whether your facility calls for a small amount of ventilation, or a full lattice mesh side and top vent.

You can even choose what type of locker base, handle and fillers that you believe will work best for your facility. Also choose from various lock options, plastic benches, hooks and even ADA compliant conversion kits that are available with ADA plaques, adjustable shelves and clips.

Tufftec Lockers are “where solid plastic construction meets good looks.” Whatever you envision your facility to look like; you can achieve it with Tufftec Lockers.

To get a better understanding of HDPE lockers and all that they have to offer, click here to download our free eBook, The Ultimate Guide to HDPE Lockers. This guide will discuss the benefits of HDPE material and why these lockers are superior to other materials.

Locker Room Design Tips: How to Choose the Right Locker Material

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When you select new lockers for your school hallway or gym locker room, you need to choose the most durable and long-lasting materials that will withstand the daily wear and tear of a school environment. But with so many different options to choose from, how can you be sure that you’ll choose the right one for your school or facility?

To help you learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of the various locker material choices available to you, we’re here to give you some locker room design tips. Read on to learn how to choose the right locker material for your needs.

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Wood Lockers

Lockers made out of wood are used in a number of higher end settings. They share many of the same durability issues as painted metal but don’t perform as well since wood is typically more susceptible to damage from direct impacts than metal. If laminated plywood is used, that material may experience delamination if water or other liquids are able to seep between the layers.

The biggest issue with wood as a locker material is the fact that it is porous, meaning it will absorb odors as well. The odors can compound and create an unwelcome situation not only within a locker, but within a room or corridor where they are located. The porosity of the wood speaks of its organic nature and its ability to contribute as a food source for the growth of mold. Wood lockers will similarly require repainting or refinishing over time for a variety of reasons related to use, fading, and wear and tear.

Metal Lockers

Metal lockers are frequently found in school hallways and gym locker rooms because of their low cost and the view that they’re the standard product in the industry

Lockers made out of painted metal have been a common and long standing choice among many school districts and architects. They are typically viewed as a low cost option and a standardized product. However the cost benefit is limited to the initial purchase cost of the lockers only. Over time, they have been shown to require significant maintenance and attention which translates to more costs for several reasons.

While metal is seen to be fairly durable it certainly bends and is susceptible to dents and other damages. When the paint is compromised, then the metal is unprotected and that can lead to further damage such as corrosion or rust. This creates issues of both security and appearance if the damage occurs on the outside of the locker. It can also be a significant issue on the inside of the locker, particularly if wet items are placed on the bottom, scraping paint off and causing rust. That rust could eventually require the bottom or the whole locker unit to be replaced. In addition to the durability limitations of painted metal lockers, there are issues with keeping them clean and attractive. Painted metal has very low resistance to graffiti, scuffs and stains. Removal of any of these is typically not an easy task and may require the use of solvents that can damage the painted surfaces. In certain cases, removal may not be readily possible and the only option is to repaint.

Phenolic Lockers

Phenolic is a hard, dense material made by applying heat and pressure to layers of paper impregnated with synthetic resin.  Phenolic lockers are the most commonly thought of as durable lockers but are extremely heavy. Phenolic lockers are also not color throughout and most known for their black core exposed edges.

Phenolic material is not recyclable and not made in the US due to its harsh chemicals.

HDPE Plastic Lockers

HDPE plastic lockers are inherently moisture impermeable and non-porous, therefore lockers made of this material will never rust, corrode, or delaminate. For this reason, there aren’t any related maintenance issues or costs. From the standpoint of general durability, an impact test conducted following ASTM standards showed that HDPE plastic lockers had 59 times greater resistance to impacts when compared to metal lockers.

The nature of this material is to absorb and disperse any impact, meaning that dents are not likely and it is more resistant to abuse. Further, since the material is manufactured with solid coloring throughout, it makes scratches difficult to see, helping to retain its appearance under normal wear and tear conditions.

From a general maintenance standpoint, the qualities of HDPE that make it impermeable and nonporous mean that dirt, marker, paint and other items don’t stick to it. Worry-free maintenance is a real possibility when HDPE lockers are installed.

Even though there are many material options to choose from for lockers, it is important to understand the characteristics and what material will best fit your facility’s needs.

Scranton Products’ Duralife lockers are made with HDPE plastic material and have a wide range of design options. Learn where you can find HDPE plastic lockers near you.


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The Best Methods for Removing Graffiti from Lockers and Bathroom Walls

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In schools or public facilities, bathroom walls and locker rooms are at a high risk of graffiti. While it’s difficult to catch vandalism in the act, one of the best things that a facility manager can do is develop an effective plan for removing the graffiti as quickly as possible once it shows up. But what’s the best method for removing graffiti from lockers and bathroom walls?

Scranton Products is here to give you some quick and easy tips to return your facilities to their pristine state after vandalism. Read on to learn the best methods for removing graffiti from lockers and bathroom walls.

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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: What Happens When Your Locker Rooms & Bathrooms Can’t Stand the Test of Time?

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What’s the one thing that you don’t look forward to each year in terms of your bathrooms and locker rooms? Maintenance costs.

If you’re a facility manager, you never want to have to repeatedly dip into your budget for pesky repairs and tweaks that only end up reoccurring each year. If you’re noticing this issue, the problem stems from the inability of your bathroom and locker room materials to stand up to the test of time, and we know why.

Scranton Products is familiar with this trend and is dedicated to making sure that your bathroom or locker room is durable and long-lasting so you won’t have to worry about any extra maintenance costs. Continue reading to learn why your bathrooms and locker rooms aren’t standing the test of time, what happens when they can’t, and how you can prevent this problem. Read more

School & Locker Room Locker Warranties

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If you’re redesigning a locker room or school, you want to be sure that you’re getting top-level value lockers that are built to last and backed by a warranty that proves it. When you look at lockers from Scranton Products, you’ll see that we stand by our products and are confident that they’re built to last.

Scranton Products offers two types of lockers that are designed for a wide variety of uses. Whether for a gym, a school, or for your employees, you want to be sure that you’re making the best selection available.

One ways that you can see how Scranton Products’ lockers are your best option is by diving into the warranties that support them. Read on below to learn more. Read more

Can your Lockers be Durable and Still Look Good?

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When it comes to installing new lockers, you have many choices as far as available materials. While metal lockers are believed to durable and reliable, their design lacks visual appeal. And while plastic lockers have a new-age design, people have the misconception that they aren’t as strong as metal lockers. So can lockers be durable and still look good?

Contrary to popular belief, you can have durable and good-looking lockers for your facility by choosing HDPE plastic lockers, such as Scranton Products’ Duralife lockers. Continue reading so you can learn just how Duralife lockers are superior to metal lockers in both looks and durability. Read more

Why are my Lockers Growing Mold?

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It’s never a good feeling for facility managers when they notice the growth of mold on the inside or outside of their lockers. The result can require time-consuming steps to clean and  remove the mold as well as further inspection to find the root of the problem and  rid the lockers of any further mold.

If you’re a facility manager and you see this unwanted growth, you’re probably wondering to yourself, why are my lockers growing mold?

To help you understand the common problem of mold or mildew in your lockers, read on as Scranton Products dives into the cause of this common issue, its negative consequences, and an easy solution. Read more