Fashion changes, new materials appear, design improves, but the old familiar metal wardrobe has practically not undergone changes, with the exception of small details, and still serves faithfully to people of all ages and professions.
Most often, metal lockers are placed in staff rooms. They can be found in a factory or factory locker room. They are lined up in regular rows in the changing rooms of swimming pools and sports clubs. They are performed in many educational institutions. Despite its austere design, the metal wardrobe has a full range of functions necessary for storing clothes.
According to the assembly method, the cabinet can be welded or collapsible.
After assembly, the welded cabinet can no longer be transformed and its design cannot be changed. For all its reliability, this design has its drawbacks: such a cabinet is inconvenient to load and transport - its weight is about 20 kg.
Therefore, for places where a large amount of furniture is needed, prefabricated cabinets are most often used. They are much more attractive from the point of view of logistics - disassembled they take up much less space and they can be transported in large quantities at one time.
Also, lockers for clothes can have several vertical sections: from one to five. When installing multi-section cabinets, the space for their installation is also significantly reduced. As a rule, such cabinets are placed in a row and the wall of one cabinet is also the wall of another.
2-section wardrobes are very popular. The two-section cabinet can be divided into sections vertically and horizontally. On construction sites and in industrial premises, models of wardrobes with vertical division into sections are very popular, in which compartments for clean and dirty clothes are provided.
In swimming pools, sports clubs and clubs, where a large amount of furniture for visitors needs to be placed in a small space, lockers with horizontal division into compartments are very often installed. Moreover, each of the compartments can be locked with a key and used as a separate element of the locker room.
The inner space of wardrobes is standard. If it is a long base cabinet, it has a shelf for hats, scarves and other accessories. In the middle compartment there is a hanger bar or clothes hooks. Also, the design of the cabinets provides for ventilation holes so that the air does not stagnate. Each wardrobe is locked with a padlock. Sometimes customers put additional locks in each section to increase the number of cabinets.
Types of locks
Metal locks, despite the simplicity of their design, are a hot commodity and have their advantages.
- they do not need power supplies to operate.
- reliable metal and anti-burglary fasteners.
- low price.
Electronic locks are powered. It is believed that this is a better way to protect the cabinet from unauthorized entry. Among their advantages are the following points:
- no key to lose. The organization that owns the locker gives the person a bracelet that has a key embedded in it. The bracelet is worn on the wrist, and the risk of losing it is minimal.
- reliability of the design. It is very difficult to pick up a master key for an electronic lock due to the complexity of the electronic mechanism.
- long service life.
- Fire resistance. Unlike wood and MDF cabinets, steel cabinets do not burn and in the event of a fire, the contents of the cabinet will not be damaged.
- Environmental friendliness. Steel is non-toxic, does not emit harmful odors and has no chemical impurities.
- Long service life. Metal is one of the most reliable materials and products made from it can serve for decades.
- Protection against unwanted intrusion.
In addition to public places, dressing rooms made of metal components are also installed in residential premises - in apartments and private houses. Much has already been said about the durability of the metal. Therefore, it is increasingly preferred to details from laminated chipboard. Metal wardrobes can be easily assembled by yourself, taking as an idea one of the samples displayed in a store or on the Internet and adjusting it to your size.
Such a structure can always be modified, re-equipped, rearranged and replaced if necessary. The option of a built-in dressing room is perfect for rented housing - it is easy to disassemble and take with you. A metal clothes storage system is indispensable in a room where there are no window and door openings. This is a great solution for rooms with a non-standard layout.