How to Keep Your Locker Room Looking New, Year after Year.
Did 2014 bring a new locker room to your facility? If so, your New Year’s resolution probably contains some sort of desire to keep your luxury locker room in tip-top shape! Fortunately, this is a goal that is easily accomplished. By following these easy tips, you can have a locker room that will look just as good in years to come as it did when you first opened the doors.
- Clean correctly. First and most importantly, you’ll want to make sure you’re using a cleaner that rids your locker room of bacteria, germs and viruses that can cause illness. Floors, counters, tile, bathrooms and benches should all be regularly disinfected to keep them free of dirt, germs, mold, mildew and odor. However, if you’ve installed high quality wooden lockers, you’ll want to clean the surfaces of those lockers with a cleaner that protects them and keeps them looking new. The best way to clean a wooden locker is with a soft cloth and a wood-cleaning product that contains no silicon-based ingredients, ammonia, wax or vinegar, which can mar or dull the wood or cause peeling or splitting. For a truly luxurious finish, polish your lockers using a polish that matches the finish of your wood and a clean, soft cloth.
- Take care of your gear. No matter how nice your locker room may be, it will start looking less than perfect if it’s full of run-down gear. For health and cleanliness, gear should be regularly sanitized. Beyond that, however, it should be properly cared for. Provide adequate storage space, tailored to the gear it’s meant to store, if possible. Educate yourself and your staff on the proper cleaning of your gear by reading the manufacturer’s instructions on keeping it in good condition.
- Hire the right people. No matter who you hire to keep your locker room sparkling, make sure your staff understands the importance of following the right cleaning procedures. You want a locker room that’s clean, but you also want it to stand the test of time, so make firm rules about which cleaners should be used, and how they should be applied. When everyone’s on the same page about the care of your facility, you’ll find that things run smoothly and fixtures look newer, longer.
Whether you’re looking for new wooden lockers or seeking ways to keep your locker room looking like new, Legacy Lockers can help. Connect with our online community and find the latest news, tips and info regarding luxury lockers and locker rooms by liking us on the Facebook, following us on Twitter or connecting on LinkedIn. For ordering or info regarding custom lockers, call 866-937-1088 or 214-466-1700 or visit our website.