The patented aluminium or PVC extrusions should be cut to size (if required) and slid into the grooves before the panels are installed. If any difficulty is experienced when sliding the extrusion into the groove, flex the panel to open the groove. When using the "L" profile extrusion, ensure that the extrusion faces the correct way up (as illustrated).
Slatwall can be easily fixed to existing walls in various ways depending on the wall itself. Fixing is generally to studs using 32mm wood or particle board screws. Battening out masonry walls with battens at 600mm centres is advisable.
Screws should be fixed through the extrusion in the groove and countersunk for a flush fit. Dome head screws can also be used without interfering with most Slatwall display accessories.
NOTE: The Slatwall panels must be screwed through the extrusion to maximise the load carrying capacity of the display.
Nine fasteners are usually adequate to secure each panel, three in each of the top, middle and bottom grooves. To ensure maximum strength and support for heavy applications (such as shelves and clothing arms), more fixing points should be used (12 to 15). Maximum weight carrying capacity is achieved when aluminium extrusions are used, in conjunction with maximum fixing points.