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Plastic Lockers vs Metal Lockers – Which Are Best?

At some point, you have probably considered getting lockers for your warehouse or office and wondered whether plastic or metal would be best. While each comes with its own unique benefits, buying lockers Durban means you need to consider everything from your budget to the humidity in the air, in order to ensure that you make the right choice, and buy the product that will last for the long-term.

Plastic lockers are ideal for a climate such as Durban. They are also quite economical and when you don’t have much budget, they will give you more products for your money.

Plastic can be just as hardy as metal and for those who worry about the lockers being melted, broken into or destroyed, know that plastic these days is much more durable than it was a few decades back.

Plastic is also very easy to clean, and for those who worry about dust, debris, sand and who-knows-what-else marring the lockers, know that plastic can be wiped clean quickly and easily.

Plastic lockers Durban are also more lightweight than their metal counterparts, which means you won’t need to bring in a forklift just to move the lockers from one side of the room to the other. Whether buying new or used, you can get them in a number of heights and widths to suit your needs, and they won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

Many people prefer to buy metal lockers Durban. While this area is known for its humidity, metal lockers are usually made of stainless steel, which is not affected by the moisture in the air, or they are treated to ensure the moisture does not affect the metal.

Metal lockers are usually the choice of those looking for a sturdy and long-lasting solution and since they are available in a number of colours, sizes and widths, can usually be made to suit any need. Metal lockers can also be double stacked to save on space, without the top row’s weight affecting the bottom row. This makes them great space savers. Just like their plastic counterparts, they can also be made from materials that ensure they are lightweight, but in general provide a more secure solution.

So considering all of the benefits of both plastic and metal lockers Durban, which are the best to buy? It all depends on what you plan on storing and for how long.

Plastic lockers allow you a short-term, low cost solution that is relatively secure, while metal lockers give you a longer lasting solution with a higher initial cost, but a lower long-term cost. Why not speak to the experts at Krost Shelving about your needs and see how they can find a solution that works for your specific products, and your budget?