Retaining the "new look"
HandiWALL® PVC slatwall is colored throughout, meaning it will not show scratches.
MDF slatwall, on the other hand, will always show the slightest imperfection as it only has a thin layer of coloring on the outside of the product.
In addition to not showing scratches, HandiWALL® can be cleaned and maintained simply by wiping down with a damp cloth.
Immune to water damage
It is well known that standard MDF slatwall cannot be used outside or in high humidity and must be kept dry at all times, otherwise the product will deteriorate and warp.
HandiWALL® is impervious to water damage and can be used for both interior and exterior installations.
HandiWALL® is 50% stronger than standard MDF slatwall which allows users to hang more weight from hooks and store heavier items on shelves.
When used with the HandiSOLUTIONS® accessories, HandiWALL® can hold up to 100 lbs. per square foot.
The freight costs for HandiWALL® PVC Slatwall are less than MDF slatwall because HandiWALL® is substantially lighter than MDF
A 4’ x 8’ panel of MDF slatwall weighs between 80 and 100 lbs. - the same area of HandiWALL® weighs about 40 lbs. and comes in a box of four panels measuring just 97” long by 13” wide and 3” high.
Thus the cost of shipping one panel or pallet of HandiWALL® is significantly less than the cost of standard MDF slatwall
Because HandiWALL® weighs less than standard MDF slatwall it is much easier and quicker to install. Generally speaking, installing standard MDF requires two people, whereas installing HandiWALL® only requires one person. This drastically reduces the amount of man-hours to complete an installation which in turn reduces the overall cost of a build-out or renovation.
Length of service life
HandiWALL® offers a much longer service life than standard MDF slatwall. Standard MDF slatwall is generally made of fiberboard, a material that is known to be unreliable over time.
HandiWALL® is made entirely out of cellular PVC which retains it’s structural form over time and will not chip or break like MDF is known to do. This creates savings in that HandiWALL® panels need to be replaced far less frequently, if ever, compared to MDF slatwall which notoriously chips,
scratches, warps, and disintegrates.
HandiWALL® is manufactured in the USA with a blended Cellular PVC material that has a flame retardant rating of 94 V-O
Fire testing by an independent lab (ASTM E84 Test) ranks Handiwall® in Grade A with an index of 15 for flame spread
For Comparison, MDF slatwall with HPL (High Pressure Laminate) ranks in Grade C with an index of 100 for flame spread.