Slatwall Information Guide
What is Slatwall?
Slatwall goes by many names such as Slat Wall, Slat Board, Slatboard, Slot Board Groove Wall Board or Slatted Wooden Panels. It is the most popular way of displaying products in the UK. Available in either 8' x 4' or 4' x 4' sheet sizes, it has horizontal grooves across it allowing slatwall fittings to be placed. These grooves can be filled with coloured slatwall inserts, to strengthen the board and add to its appealing characteristics. The slatwall board is screwed to the wall creating a wonderful display for all your products.
What is Slatwall made of?
Our classic classic slatwall panels and deluxe slatwall panels are made from medium density fibreboard (MDF). Slatwall panels are then coated with a melamine finish in an array of colours or wood effects.
How much weight can Slatwall hold?
This is a difficult question to answer as there are many factors to consider. One thing for sure is that if you use PVC slatwall inserts it will hold more. For maximum weight bearing use our aluminium slatwall inserts. As a rough guide our metal slatwall fittings can hold approximately 15kg if mounted using aluminium slatwall inserts. Please contact us for more detailed information.
How do you cut Slatwall?
Slatwall is very easy to trim and the best way to cut straight lines is using a table saw or circular saw. Remember that if you use a table saw, lay the slatwall face down and for circular saws lay it face up. This ensure you do not chip the panel when cutting. Smaller cuts can be done with a sharp toothed blade.
How much does Slatwall cost?
Slatwall displays are often the cheapest way to furnish a shop or display area. Uni-Shop are the cheapest in the UK for slatwall with inserts and slatwall with hooks, also known as slatwall starter packs. We offer 30 slatwall board finishes and prices start at £12.50 for a raw board. Slatwall with insert deals start from £17.50.
Which is the best Slatwall?
Uni-shop only use quality British manufactured slatwall panels. In our 35 years of experience as shopfitters, we have found it to be the best.
Our range of slatwall will really enhance your merchandising area. We have the best slatwall panels in the UK, with stunning finishes in wood effect, concrete effect, mirror or coloured board options. This makes it easy to blend your new slatwall showcase into your existing decor.
Slatwall displays are extremely versatile and probably the most common of all retail display systems. Together with our huge assortment of slatwall accessories, we have all the slatwall fittings needed to display any type of product.
As any retailer will tell you, presentation is everything. You only have a few seconds to make an impression on a new customer. So having a smart, clean merchandising area that showcases your products to their full potential is paramount. Slatwall panels allow you to display your goods at eye level, making it easy for your customers to engage with your products.
Uni-Shop stock over 30 finishes of slatwall and more are being added all the time. We can even manufacture bespoke slatwall colours & finishes, if you want something unique. We also have a large collection of slatwall inserts, slatwall trims and slatwall joining sections. Allowing you to present your merchandise professionally.
We also have a huge variety of metal slatwall fittings, such as slatwall euro hooks, slatwall shelves, slatwall baskets and slatwall garment rails, that are perfect for showing a mixed product display. Together with our slatwall acrylic shelves and stand alone slatwall gondola displays, we are sure you will not find a better range.
Slatwall is used by thousands of retailers and a host of other businesses to display any product imaginable. It's very adaptable and easy to fit and by purchasing smaller boards, they are easier to work with and weigh much less.
Our quality slatwall panels are manufactured in the UK, using 18mm thick MDF. This material has shown to be very strong and durable. They are covered with a melamine finish, giving you a coloured or wood effect that retains its smart appearance. Slatwall panels can easily be wiped clean and will stay looking great. Together with our Slatwall inserts that strengthen the slatwall boards, your new slatwall sales area will last for years to come.
We stock slatwall panels in two different sizes of 2.4m x 1.2m portrait style or 1.2m x 1.2m square. Slatwall grooves are at a 100mm pitch. We are also able to produce a 2.4m x 1.2m landscape format and can supply slatwall panels slotted on 50mm, 75mm or a 200mm pitch.
Our 1.2m square slatwall boards have 12 slots, so you would need one pack of our slatwall inserts per panel. 2.4m x 1.2m slatwall panels are the standard size and have 23 slots, so you will need two packs of inserts.
Our 1.2m x 1.2m slatwall boards have a half slot start which means that when one board is mounted on top of another, the butt joint is in the groove of the board and so cannot be seen. This option is normally more economical to deliver than our 2.4m x 1.2m boards. They are also simpler to collect and is easier to handle.
If you have perfectly dry flat solid walls, you can fix your slatwall panels directly to them. By drilling through the slots of the slatwall panel using long screws and raw plugs, you can hide the fixings with our slatwall inserts.
You can also fix your slatwall panels to a wall using wooden battens. This is often easier and helps you to maintain a fixed height of the boards and aids simple fixing of slatwall joining strips. Battens should be fixed to your wall at 600mm spaces, this allows each slatwall panel to be supported by three battens.
For slatwall panels holding a lot of weight we suggest using our aluminium inserts and fixing battens at 300mm spaces. This would mean each slatwall panel is supported by four battens. Simply fix the slatwall panels to them using the same method as mentioned above.
You can cut slatwall panels to size using a saw, but we recommend that you only trim the last panel in a run. By using our slatwall edging trims, it will give you a professional finish.
Trade Tip: How to hide the shadow line of the vertical butt joint
- Cut the first set of slatwall inserts in half making 2 x 600mm lengths.
- Install the half length of slatwall insert to the first 1200mm wide slatwall panel, so that it only covers half of the length of the groove.
- Next install a full length slatwall insert alongside the half length, so that it bridges across the butt joint.
- Download our slatwall guide.
Here you can browse our Slatwall videos and get some inspiration for your store.
- View our Classic Slatwall videos
- View our Deluxe Slatwall videos
- For more information please contact us today!