Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 21
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bob Missing Parts, someone needs to do a little quality control!
Ordered this product on line and it was delivered to my local HD store. Picked it up, then got ready to start the project before discovered that the 88 special screws and bit needed to mount the panels were not put in the box by Proslat employees.
When I called Proslat and pressed one for Customer Service. I was transferred to an answering machine that said the mailbox was full, try back later (nice). Called back and pressed 3 for sales where I did get to talk to Steve who said he will send out the missing items once I send him a copy of the order and a photo of the end of the box so he can see who packed it. Once that's all done, I can wait to have the missing items arrive in San Diego from Columbus, OH.
February 4, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jo Bad Design
There are no pre-drilled holes. It was very difficult drilling thru the slats - especially when I had to drill thru two layers. The area where the screws were to be drilled (in the slat tracks) was very small. Plastic bent, broke and got distorted. Very disappointed in this product. The on-line video made it look easy. However the video NEVER showed the guy drilling the screws in. Not an easy job! Installation sucks.
March 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5.0 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 3.0 out of 5.0 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 I’ve also done my fair share of construction projects, so I’m 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 c’mon, that’s 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 that’s 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 “locked” 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 wasn’t “interlocking” 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: “Interlock 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 panel’s installation screws”.
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 you’ve inserted each side in to get them to click and “lock” together.
Also, the note about “properly interlocked panels will conceal previous panel’s installation screws” is misleading because each time I (incorrectly) installed the panels, the previous panel’s 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 5.0 out of 5.0 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. It’s 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 shouldn’t 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 it’s 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. It’s a great green product.
Go buy it, you will like it.
December 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EP proslat 32 sq. ft.
It was a easy to install. I would recommend this product to my family and friends.
September 1, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Slateman Light weight...easy to assemble, like vinyl siding.
Overall very happy..although manufacturer could wrap each piece in a protective sleeve of some type to protect in shipping some panels damaged. Received boxes at Home Depot online service..boxes were torn open in shipping and screws missing..Home Depot replaced same type of screws. Make sure you have enough j-channel and L-channel if you cut panels and use other pieces in another area. 1 Box only includes enough for one job.
July 13, 2015