Let’s face it: Most people don’t really think about the lockers they use at their local health and wellness or fitness club. That is, unless they notice something negative, such as their appearance or overall condition. However, despite what many people may think, not all lockers consist solely of steel. Custom glass locker doors are becoming more and more popular as locker manufacturers notice an increase in demand for this particular design choice.
Here are a few reasons why:
They’re aesthetically pleasing.
Glass is much more attractive than steel, plastic, wood, or any other material that could be used for a locker door. It automatically updates the space, giving it an entirely different—and better—look. Just because the doors are made of glass doesn’t mean that gym-goers can see through them, either. Back-painting glass transforms this usually transparent material into any opaque color your client desires. This will catch people’s attentions for the right reasons.
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Custom glass locker doors don’t require a lot of maintenance once installed. This makes keeping them looking immaculate easy.
Plus, your clients will want the facility’s lockers to be made of a material that won’t be negatively affected by its surroundings. For example: Steel rusts after a while, and the amount of time it takes for this to happen is significantly affected by environmental factors. As a result, fitness centers, particularly those with pools, may notice their lockers rusting rather quickly due to the amount of moisture in the air.
Glass is non-porous surface, which means that it does not absorb particles or let them pass through. Therefore, the material does not collect germs. This makes glass a very sanitary option for locker rooms because locker manufacturers can achieve a clean, modern look that includes sensible features.
They’re stronger than other materials.
Most of the glass you see in commercial spaces—not just fitness clubs—is tempered. Tempering glass involves heating it in a tempering oven before quickly cooling it. Because the glass is cooled at such a rapid pace, its outer and inner layers do not respond the same way. The outer layer actually cools down faster, which creates tension that ultimately toughens the material, making it stronger than untreated glass and other materials.
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