Manufactured from routered MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) Slatwall panels are easy to install, strong and extremely durable. They're available in a wide range of panel sizes and finishes, together with a choice of chromed metal and clear acrylic accessories from simple wire hooks to shoe shelves and golf club displays.
The system also comprises a wide choice of groove inserts and finishing trims, in PVC and aluminium.
Slatwall is a wood based product and is susceptible to expansion and contraction when exposed to different temperatures and moisture levels.
Panels should be stored flat, in dry conditions, at 20 °C, and should be allowed to 'condition' to the environment where they are to be installed for at least 48 hours prior to installation.
Slatwall can be fixed direct to solid internal walls which are true, but for best results should be fixed to 25mm x 50mm timber battens or a specialist battening system. Accurate fixing of grounds will ensure easy alignment of butting panels.
Fix vertical battens at a maximum of 600mm centres and level through. To display heavy items, extra battens may be required
Plan your layout before cutting any panels. When fixing panels, start from one corner and work progressively from one wall to the other. Slatwall panels are factory trimmed on the butting edges, so whenever possible try to put cut edges in a corner. Locate and cut apertures for electrical sockets before fixing the panel.
If you're cutting panels on site with a portable power or jigsaw, do all the marking and cutting from the back to avoid damaging the face of the panel. If you're using a table saw, cut panels face up.
Slatwall panels can be cut with standard wood-working tools. A TCT sawblade is recommended when cutting panels with aluminium inserts. A 'triple chip' tooth gives the best results for the combination of materials that may make up the panel.
When installing the panels one above the other, the bottom panel should be fixed in place first, making sure it is levelled correctly.
Panels should be fixed with screws at a maximum of 600mm centres both vertically and horizontally.
Alternative methods of mounting panels can be used such as timber split battens or Slatwall's own aluminium split batten if a secret fixing is required. Slot alignment between adjacent panels is more difficult to achieve by these methods, and great emphasis is required in accurate fixing of the split battens. We recommend that you use three sets of aluminium split battens for each 1200mm high panel.