What is slatwall?
Slatwall panel, also known as slat panel, is a retail fixture used by shopfitters and retailers. It’s made of MDF board, routed to fit aluminium extrusions. MDF board is used due to it’s sturdy nature, which allows heavy items to be displayed.
The panels are compatible with slatwall brackets and fittings to enhance your display, such as hooks, baskets and shelves.
Slatwall sheets are designed to be fixed to a wall. We supply full panels or half sheets, or it can be cut to your custom dimensions.
Available in portrait and landscape configurations, this system is primarily sold in black or white. If you need a different colour, no problem. Please enquire if you would like your corporate colours.
Our range extends to freestanding slatwall gondolas with drawers for extra storage, display racks, shop counters and counter stands.
Full retail displays often use a combination of slat panel and gondola shelving.
Versatile and easy to use, this set up is simple to remerchandise should your product needs change.
Where is slatwall used?
To see some of our recent slatwall jobs, take a look at the video below.
Fashion Shops: Because slatwall can be used to display everything from clothing through to fashion accessories, we see it used a lot in retail fashion. Our counters are extremely popular and can be used for add on sales to increase revenue in the final stages of the buying.
Bait & Tackle Stores: Used in conjunction with our heavy duty hooks, our slatwall displays work well in bait and tackle shops and stores. Freestanding gondolas are often used to make the most of floor space.
Pharmacies and Chemists: Due to its versatile nature, slat panel sheets are often used in pharmacies to display personal goods and gifts. Our accessories play a large role here, in particular the shelving and hooks we have available.
Garages and Workshops: Slatwall can be easily installed at home to create a space to store power tools and cords, brooms and cleaning products and gardening equipment.
Sporting Goods Shops: Because sporting shops often have mixture of small and large bulky items, the range of accessories that are available with slatwall displays mean its a favourite.
Slatwall Installation Tips
Depending on the surface you are working with, there are various options available.
If you are attaching to plaster, locating the timber stud is the best way to make the panel secure. Once located, simply attach it to the wall using a drill. Drilling through the aluminium insert is the most secure way to do this because the insert offers extra support.
If you are attaching to concrete or brick, use the appropriate masonry anchor, available at your local hardware store.
Installing your own slatwall can be challenging if you are doing it for the first time, so please contact a professional if you need to.
Fitting out a large shop? We can help with your design with a free measure and quote. Wee also offer delivery and installation.
When you buy from Shelves for Shops, you can be assured you are getting a high quality, affordable product that has been tried and tested. Speak to us about your slatwall requirements today.