Rated 4.6 out of 5Â by 14
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Faisal Clutter is an old story
This product has offered us incredible flexibility and ease of storage for our garage. It delivered us a smooth ride from clutter to spotless organization of various garage items. Itâs a well-thought designed product and absolutely customizable that gave us the categorical capability to arrange the hooks the way we think best for us.
Hooks kit for ProSlat panels contains a great variety to hang various household items.
To add or remove the hooks, the entire concept works like Plug & Play and then Slide & Set, with no tools required. When hanging a real heavy item (e.g. 50+ lbs.), hang the hook exactly where the stud is or else you will notice that wall panel starts to pull away a little bit from the dry wall.
Before you start the installation process, following would help;
1) Watch the ProSlat Installation Video (can be found on YouTube, just search for ProSlat)
2) Follow the exact instructions in the Video or the manual. Video is a better choice.
3) The drill batteries are fully charged, prefer to use drill with cord so no recharging comes into picture.
4) Have a friend or someone to help you during the installation (you will save bunch of time).
I installed it all by myself, took my time and consumed about 4 hours since I had to keep charging the drill batteries.
During installation of 5th panel, I realized that the 2nd panel from the bottom did not fit the way it should be (my mistake), so I un-screwed all the panels again which took like 5 minutes. So, if you want to take ProSlat off the wall after the complete installation, it shouldnât take more than 10 minutes.
View the pictures to see how it evolves from an empty wall to a customizable panel wall.
This product has made some good contribution in reducing our carbon foot print since itâs made out of 90% re-cycled material, simply makes us proud. Un-affected by mold and water is a guarantee for us that it will last for decades to come. We are very pleased with this product and plan to buy more sets for our remaining garage walls. Itâs a great green product.
Go buy it, you will like it.
December 3, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Steve Great Product; Unclear Instructions
I was actually in between 3 & 4 stars, but the fact I had to re-install the panels a 3RD time eventually was the decider.
So once I got it correctly put together, the product worked exactly how it was supposed to. Installation was another story ... :
First, the instructions do not tell you what orientation to affix the J-trim to the wall. Now I am not extremely mechanically inclined, but Iâve also done my fair share of construction projects, so Iâm not completely clueless. However I still put the trim on the wrong way the first time. I looked everywhere for an answer, but could not find any details or even pictures that were close up enough to see the position the trim was affixed.
Eventually I reasoned it out, but câmon, thatâs what instructions are supposed to be for. (By the way - the J-trim goes on with the longer side attached to the wall, bottom facing out, up, or down - depending on which trim piece it is - at least I hope it does because thatâs how I installed it). A very helpful thing would be to put marks on the the trim indicating both orientation and what side to screw into.
There are also no (at least not that I could see) pictures of the difference between an L and a J trim. I actually read the instructions as there being only J trim until I realized the trim had slightly different details to it. This should be made much more clear.
Then: adding in the panels to the frame. It took me 3 times of almost building a whole wall before I finally got the panels interlocked in the right way. The first time was probably my fault, as I âlockedâ the panels together too high up. I was about 3/4 done when I realized I had several more panels than would fit in the frame, and so stopped and re-watched the video and scrutinized the instructions, eventually realizing I wasnât âinterlockingâ the panels correctly.
I then built another 3/4 of the wall, only to realize that although I was interlocking the panels correctly, I was not clicking them down in place on each other so they were completely flush (I realized this when I gave a little push down on the 9th panel and it clicked and locked down in place). Again, this could be due to my inexperience with this type of work, but I had assumed there was just a little give between each panel.
Step 9 of the instructions state: âInterlock one end of your next panel with the previous one, insert into one of your vertical J trims, curve your panel and insert into the other side. ... Properly interlocked panels will conceal previous panelâs installation screwsâ.
This is not as simple as it sounds, at least for me (which may have been due to my wall being a little off true, but still), because you actually have to not only interlock the panels, but push down after youâve inserted each side in to get them to click and âlockâ together.
Also, the note about âproperly interlocked panels will conceal previous panelâs installation screwsâ is misleading because each time I (incorrectly) installed the panels, the previous panelâs screws were covered up.
So, although I take part of the blame, I also think there are other people out there who may also be new to this type of thing, and so the instructions should more explicit in explaining both orientation of materials and proper procedure for fitting panels together.
Once the product was installed correctly, everything looks good and functions well (so far).
(photos are of incorrectly partially installed panels - will try to post photos of completed wall too).
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by UbilditTexun Excellent Product
This is the best product I have ever put in my garage to hang virtually ANYTHING !!!!. I have had pegboards that look bad and only last a few months and of course they ALWAYS break when you try to hang something substantial on them. I have hung 2 wheel dollies, gas trimmers, and even an 18" chain saw from this and it never even sagged. Once you watch the video and put the screws in the studs this product not only looks good but holds more than you would expect. I have had several neighbors ask if this was professionally installed by the builder of my house but they were surprised when I told them they could do themselves. I was somewhat skeptical when I saw the price for the product and the hardware but it was worth every penny.
August 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by HDKevin Extremely versatile and fast installation
I have seen peg board for years but this is a great new system. This looks so much cleaner and the material will not rot or discolor in a damp environment. The slats come in 8 foot sections but my application called for 4 foot sections. The slats were easily cut with only a hack saw. My application was a cinderblock basement wall. I used 1.5" masonry screws with a pan head into predrilled holes on the wall and the slats every 16 inches as instructions specify. Installation took less than 15 minutes for my 4x4 section. I am very impressed with the variety of hangers available. The system feels very sturdy and did not show any stress from heavy items being hung. When first stocking or reorganizing the hangers slide effortlessly to an infinite number of positions. The J channel frames the edges very nicely.
December 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Doug Excellent!
Excellent product. Looks great once installed. My only complaint would be that it takes a long time to install.
July 8, 2014