Slatwall is an increasingly popular choice for both building contractors and home enthusiasts looking to add a beautiful finish to interior or exterior walls. Slatwall finishes are attractive and offer additional functionality, as we will explore here.
Our clients are increasingly discovering the benefits of slatwall panels. Those who’ve opted for this choice have discovered that slatwall panels offer an attractive finish while also allowing for a variety of storage and display attachments to be added.
What Is Slatwall?
Slatwall is a type of wall finish with slats. The panels are interlinked with one another to create a uniform finish on a wall or as a freestanding fixture.
They are linked to each other using a clip and groove system. The grooves that line the edge of each panel allow you to hang attachments from them, such as flower pots, display rails, or anything else that you might wish to store.
As a result, they are popular both in the commercial field and in homes and offices where storage might be lacking. Slatwall panels provide a quick and easy system for adding and removing items to your wall storage system. In addition, they are durable, versatile, and can be customized as you please.
If you are still unsure, 27EStore can walk you through how to install slatwall panels!
Is Slatwall Expensive?
The price of slatwall can vary depending on several factors such as size, material, style or finish, etc. The range of slatwall options on the market has increased in recent years to keep up with its increase in popularity.
The most common materials used for slatwall are PVC, plywood, or wood, with the latter being the most expensive owing to its elegant finish. Nevertheless, PVC or melamine can also be finished in a way that mimics the finish of wood.
Generally speaking, slatwall panels range from $6 per square foot for basic versions to $20 per square foot for more stylish ones with enhanced features such as textured surfaces or specialized edging treatments. An average four-by-eight-foot panel typically costs between $50 and $100 depending on its quality and the customization options requested. Of course, budget-friendly options exist, but these will likely be made with cheaper materials and their longevity and quality may be inferior.
Another factor to take into account when considering the price of slatwall is the fixtures and fittings that are needed to do an installation. They are relatively economical items, but you will need to ensure you have:
- tools to carefully fit your slatwall
- a large, clear space where you can cut slatwall panels
- a surface where you will be doing the installation that is durable and well prepared
Finally, consider what you will use your slatwall for. You will probably be hanging weightier attachments if your slatwall is going to be used in a commercial facility. In this case, it will pay to invest in quality materials for your slatwall. Also, you should ensure that the panels and their groove systems are high quality so as to avoid needing to repair your slatwall at any time.
Slatwalls are extremely versatile in that they can be used to organize rooms in an efficient, handy, and elegant way. Additionally, because they are lightweight yet strong enough to handle a considerable amount of weight, they are often a more popular option over traditional paneling solutions. If you buy the right slats for your needs in terms of aesthetics and function, slatwalls can be an excellent investment for your home or commercial space.