Made from PVC, Trusscore SlatWall is an on-the-wall organizer that’s easy to install, built to last, and seamlessly integrates with Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard. But how does it stack up against other organization and storage systems like medium-density fiberboard (MDF), other PVC-based slatwall products, and cabinetry? Let’s take a closer look.
Trusscore SlatWall vs MDF
MDF is made by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into fine particles, combining it with wax and a resin binder, and applying high temperature and pressure. MDF pegboard and MDF slatwall are popular in commercial settings but have several notable downsides compared to Trusscore SlatWall.
Trusscore SlatWall is scratch, dent, and damage resistant while MDF is easy to damage and any damage is permanent — since it's not made of solid wood, MDF can't be sanded to hide dents or scratches.
Trusscore SlatWall can easily be cleaned with soap and water and can handle chemical detergents. MDF can only be cleaned with dish soap, warm water, and a damp soft cloth and must be thoroughly dried to prevent damage.
Trusscore panels are 100% resistant to water and moisture, and they’ll never grow mold or mildew. While the exterior of MDF is water resistant, the interior wood fibers will swell and mold if exposed to moisture.
Ease of Install
Trusscore SlatWall is lightweight and easy to handle, with just one person needed for installation. MDF is heavy and weighs even more than solid wood, so it requires at least two people to install it to a wall.
Trusscore SlatWall vs Other PVC Slatwall Products
You may be thinking that all PVC slatwall products are created equal, but that’s not true. While many slatwall can hold the same amount of weight per square foot (typically 75 lbs) and install with ease, there are some key differences between Trusscore SlatWall and the other kitted offerings on the market.
Unlike expensive slatwall kits with limited storage capacity, Trusscore SlatWall allows you to turn as much — or as little — of your wall into storage space. The 8 foot long, interlocking panels can be installed as a track, section, half wall, or a full wall.
Wall Board Integration
Trusscore SlatWall integrates with Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard to create a seamless wall organization system. Other PVC slatwall doesn’t integrate with other wall boards, requiring more work to fully finish your space.
Other PVC slatwall is often only compatible with its manufacturer’s accessories, forcing you to pay extra for proprietary products. Trusscore SlatWall is compatible with any standard 3” slatwall accessory so you can organize your space your way.
Trusscore SlatWall panels have an interlocking tongue and groove system and pre-punched screw flange that hide fasteners and provide a seamless finish in your space. Other PVC slatwall products often have visible fasteners which create an unfinished look.
Trusscore SlatWall vs Cabinetry
Thinking about sticking with the traditional storage option of cabinets for your space? Here are three reasons why you should consider an on-the-wall organization system like Trusscore SlatWall instead:
Cabinets can cost hundreds — if not thousands — of dollars, and you’ll need to extra budget if you want custom. With Trusscore SlatWall, you can buy as much or as little product as you need. Trusscore SlatWall also seamlessly integrates with Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard for a full finish.
If you’ve ever searched through a junk drawer or waded through endless bins or baskets trying to find a single item, you know how frustrating storing things in cabinets can be. With Trusscore SlatWall, you can see everything you need at-a-glance and can grab it off the wall quickly.
Your organizational and storage needs will change over time, but once you’ve installed your cabinets, you’re virtually stuck with your original setup. Trusscore SlatWall hooks, baskets, and shelves snap into place and can moved around or replaced whenever you’d like.
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