When buying a locker, most people put the quality and durability in priority. Traditional lockers made of steel, MDF(medium density ), wooden now are less and less widely used for lockers. Compact laminate board and plywood are two types of common available alternatives to a locker. But when people intend to customize a locker, they don’t clearly know about the difference between compact laminate locker and plywood locker. To help you learn more about details of that, we are here to give you comparison of these two different lockers. Read on to learn how to choose the right locker material for your needs.
Compact laminate lockers are made by HPL compact laminate boards which are composed of melamine impregnated decorative surface papers superimposed over a varying number of Kraft phenolic core sheets to achieve a desired thickness, forming a one piece panel which will not delaminate. It can make sure of the safety and stress bearing of the locker also can stop the water from permeation, fire from burn and bacteria from affection.
Compared with other traditional lockers like steel lockers, MDF(medium density fiberboard) lockers and wooden lockers, Jialifu compact laminate lockers overcome the shortage of them. HPL lockers have many remarkable characteristics with original structure and elegant appearance. Therefore, Jialifu Z locker is waterproof, rustproof, fireproof, impact resistant, easy-maintain and durable for about 15-20 years. It is the superior locker which can meet all your needs.
Plywood lockers is made from sheets of wood called veneer, whereas laminates can be manufactured from high-density fiber, melamine resin or wood particles. When it comes to locker materials today, wood doesn’t rank high on the list of quality. People may thought there will be many shortages for lockers. 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.
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. In case of laminated wood, the wood veneers are pasted parallel to each other, as opposed to the right angles in plywood. Jialifu plywood lockers which are a kind of material produced from thin layer or “plies” of wood splint to suppress together can reduce the tendency of each panel to split when nailing at the edges; The locker also won’t get expanded or shrunk and it makes the strength of the panel consistent across all direction. The thickness panel of the plywood locker can be 18mm-25mm with a strong function of moisture proof relating to a smooth and well-touch surface.
HPL lockers and plywood lockers overcome the shortage of traditional lockers, they have many remarkable characteristics. Here is the compare between them.However, HPL lockers are the most commonly thought of as durable lockers but are extremely heavy. This lockers are also not color throughout and most known for their black core exposed edges. And it is little more expensive than other kinds of lockers.
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 implies that its ability to contribute as a food source for the growth of mold.
HPL lockers can be chose in a series of colors, like the solid color, wood color, metallic color and etc. Which color you choose represents which lockers style you want to have. The solid color means simple and neat. The wood color means exquisite and elegant. But there is less color to choose for Plywood lockers. In addition, the locker door options in Jialifu can be divided into the single tier lockers, double tier lockers, three tier lockers, four tier lockers, five tier lockers and z shape lockers. But because of the composition, the plywood locker is not easy to made as the special shape locker like “Z”. We have a wide range color of compact laminate toilet partitions for choice, including solid color, wood grain and metal or other special patterns. It is covering the style of concise, stylish, exquisite and elegant. We could provide digital print and engraving pattern customization as need, making the locker looks like an artwork.
At Jialifu we have been designing commercial lockers for over 17 years. Stylish, flexible and hard-working, these tried and tested products fit effortlessly into any environment, whether it is a leisure centre or a school. We can also supply bench seating and cubicles to complete your changing room design.
Jialifu, a commercial locker manufacturer, concentrated on compact laminate lockers since 2001, offering free room design, free 3D pictures and installation support of the lockers. The locker material--HPL panel makes sure of the safety and stress bearing of the locker, which is water & fire & impact resistant, passing Intertek, ISO 9001 & ISO 14001, SGS, CE. Besides, the locker inside is equipped with the clothes rail for hanging the clothes. In addition, layered structure is designed for setting the shoes. We can offer the customized sports lockers.