Aluma Elite vs. Steel Lockers: How do they compare?

Whether your team or organization is building a new facility or simply making some updates, planning can be an exciting and sometimes overwhelming process. What's the budget? How many lockers will you need? Where will they be located? How big do you need them? What other amenities do you need?
One of the most important decisions, however, may be the materials you choose for your lockers. In this blog, we compare the main differences between our steel and Aluma Elite aluminum lockers.

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Aluminum and steel lockers are both very durable materials that can withstand the wear and tear of everyday use. Steel is harder and more dense than aluminum and is therefore less susceptible to dents and dings. Our steel and aluminum lockers are both powder-coated (in many available colors) to provide a hard, protective finish that adds to the strength of each locker type. 

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As mentioned above, steel is more dense than aluminum which makes our aluminum lockers lighter than our steel lockers. Aluminum lockers are usually easier to install because of this and can come in handy if you need your lockers to be portable.

IMG_4878.jpgThe Atlanta Falcons NFL Team chose our Aluma Elite Aluminum lockers for training camp purposes so they can add or remove lockers as they are adding or cutting players to their rosters.

Aluminum is naturally corrosion resistant and won't rust, which makes it a great option for wet/pool areas. Our steel lockers do have protective coatings on them to prevent corrosion and rusting, so they are still a good option as well, but may require future maintenance and upkeep to keep them protected.

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Because of it's composition, characteristics and longevity, aluminum is more costly than steel. While both locker types have the option of many powder coat colors and custom branding, aluminum lockers also have the option of using more than one powder coat color on each locker. Aluma Elite lockers can also be matched to our Aluma Elite athletic training room products for a cohesive look.


All of these factors are important to consider before deciding which material is right for your lockers. Both steel and Aluma Elite lockers are both great choices that will provide your space with durability and unrivaled quality. 

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