Trusscore Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Find answers to the most common questions we’re asked about Trusscore below.
Trusscore products are made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which is a thermoplastic synthetic polymer.
Trusscore products are available in white and gray. We also offer a variety of trims to finish your project and meet all your project needs. For more information about the types of trims we offer, visit our Trims page.
Trusscore products are designed to outlive buildings they're installed in, so there's no worry about having to replace them over time.
Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard averages $3.50 USD or $3.75 CAD per square foot while the average cost of Trusscore SlatWall is $6.00 USD or $6.25 CAD per square foot. If you're looking to buy a combination of these products, pricing averages $4.10 USD or $4.35 CAD per square foot.
Trusscore products are proudly manufactured North America. Our manufacturing facilities are in Palmerston, Ontario, Calgary, Alberta, and Dayton, Ohio.
Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard is available in 8', 10', 12', 14', 16', and 20' panels. Trusscore SlatWall is available in 8' panels.
Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard is compliant with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). We also meet Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) requirements.
Trusscore SlatWall holds up to 75 pounds per square foot, meaning you can safely hang bikes, plants, gardening tools, power tools, and much more on it.
Trusscore offers six different accessory options including baskets, shelves, and hooks, but any standard 3" slatwall accessory is compatible with Trusscore SlatWall.
Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard has a "Class A" fire rating with a flame spread index of 10 and smoke developed index of 380. Our panels must be installed over a fire-rated wall or ceiling assembly if it's been specified by the building's code. For more information about Trusscore's fire performance, visit our Fire Performance and Safety page.
Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard, RibCore, and NorLock have been tested and are all low VOC compliant, which means they're safe to use in indoor spaces.
Our products aren't intended to contribute to the R value of an assembly and, as a result, shouldn't be used in R value calculations.
No, you can't purchase Trusscore from our office, Experience Showroom, or manufacturing locations. Visit our Where to Buy page and tell us about your project so we can connect you with a dealer near you.
Once you've taken measurements of your space, you can plug them in our Material Estimator Tool to get a rough idea of how much product you'll need to build or renovate the space.
With Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard and Trusscore SlatWall available in white and gray, the design possibilities are endless when you pair the two products together. If you need help planning your project, get inspired by downloading our helpful budgeting guide that highlights some of the most common Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard and Trusscore SlatWall pairings.
No, building code requires a thermal barrier surround plastic foam insulation. Ensure a suitable barrier is in place before applying Wall&CeilingBoard or SlatWall.
Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard installs four times faster than drywall. While drywall may take days, Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard may only take a few hours to install depending on the size of the room.
To install most Trusscore products, you'll need a power saw, drill, tape measure, tin snips, putty knife, and silicone sealant (in wet environments only). However, some products will require a few additional or different tools. To see a full list of required tools for a specific product, download the product's installation guide on our 'Installation Help' page.
Yes, Trusscore products can be installed and used in cold temperatures and weather. Whenever installing our products, it’s important to acclimatize the product for at least 24 hours. If installing in cold temperature, review and follow our Cold Temperature Installation Guidelines for best results. While we advise a maximum operating temperature of 50°C or 122°F, we don't have a minimum temperature recommendation.
If you're using Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard in a high-moisture environment, we recommend installing the panels vertically. In these environments, we also recommend applying a bead of silicone inside the grooved end of the panel and inside the entire length of each trim piece.
If you're looking to organize your space, we recommend using Trusscore SlatWall which integrates seamlessly with our Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard panels. We offer a wide range of SlatWall accessories including hooks, baskets, and shelves that snap into place with ease.
If Trusscore SlatWall doesn’t meet your needs or you’ve already installed Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard and have to mount or fasten items to the product, keep this advice in mind:
- When hanging an item directly on a Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard panel, items should never be directly fastened without back-support.
- When hanging items lightweight items (i.e., less than 30 pounds) directly from Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard, we recommend using adhesive hooks such as Command™ Hooks or using spring toggle bolt kits.
- Moderate weight items should be fastened directly to the supporting structure of the wall or ceiling through Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard. Mounting holes should be slightly oversized to accommodate expansion and contraction of the product.
- Heavyweight items should be mounted directly to the supporting structure to avoid crushing your Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard panels. We recommend cutting out Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard from the mounting area.
Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard can be installed with any readily available wood (corrosion-resistant) screws with a minimum head diameter of 3/8”, but we recommend different types of screws for different wall assemblies:
|Wall Assembly||Screw Recommendation|
|Wood||#10 X 1-1/4” Truss or Pancake Head|
|Concrete||3/16” x 1-1/4” Flathead screws|
|Metal Studs||Self-tapping #10 X 1-1/4” Truss or Pancake Head|
Stainless steel screws are only required for highly corrosive or moist environments.
We recommend using one fastener or screw per two square feet of space when installing Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard.
Our Trusted Installer Program makes it easy to find a local professional to install Trusscore for you. Visit our 'Installers' page to connect with an installer in your area.
Yes! Trusscore high strength PVC products are very durable in almost any condition and can be pressure washed.
Trusscore products have a smooth and non-porous surface which makes it resistant to chemicals. You can wipe down Trusscore products with normal household cleaning products and keep them looking as good as the day they were installed.
Yes! Trusscore products are 100% recyclable. While some municipalities don't collect PVC-based products, we encourage you to return large quantities of Trusscore to one of our facilities to be recycled.
Trusscore products are long-lasting, reusable, and recyclable which allows us to make the most of our products and minimize environmental impacts. For full details on how we're reducing our carbon footprint throughout our products' lifecycles, visit our Sustainability page.