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Gridwall Floor and Wall Panels | Clothing Fixtures for Retail Stores


What are one of the most common types of store fixtures today? Gridwall floor and wall panels make up a large portion of retail store design. Every business needs an efficient method for merchandise display, and these hanging accessories fit the bill with their ease of use and compatibility. Gridwall floor and wall panels, also called grid displays, are simple affairs. Once the slatgrid component is either standing out on the floor or bolted to the wall, retailers then fill the area with all manner of hooks, hangers, and bins. These gridwall floor and wall panels are mostly used to display clothing, but literally anything that is sold can be presented to customers using these store fixtures. The abundance of hooks and other accessories give retailers the tools they need to tempt paying customers with their merchandise. These grid displays are similar to wood slatwall when it comes to application, but there are some different characteristics.

What's the difference between slatwall and slatgrid displays?
  • Gridwall floor and wall panels are made of thick steel wire in a criss-cross pattern. Slatwall is manufactured from MDF with routed-out horizontal grooves.
  • Weight can play a factor. Gridwall is much lighter than slatwall, and can save you big money especially when it comes to shipping.
  • These grid fixtures offer a more modern appearance, with slatwall usually coming in a number of faux wood finishes. If your place of business features a contemporary interior environment, we suggest using grid displays.

Let's take a closer look at the product line. There are two types of slatgrid displays offered here: floor and wall mount styles. When used as floor stands, the one thing in common is the base. It's what keeps the panels in place and supports them once they get loaded up with merchandise. You can choose bases with simple feet or casters if you plan on moving them around often. The biggest advantage of choosing floor models over wall mounts has to do with quantity. Floor stands can display twice the amount of merchandise because they are double-sided. The wall mounted models all come with the brackets necessary for installation. However, it is very important that these be installed professionally. Once the panels are fully outfitted, the weight can be considerable.

Where would these slatgrid displays be without accessories? These all feature the standard hooks needed to attach them to the grid. Faceouts are probably the most common type. These are steel rods that either project straight out or are angled downwards. The straight types are plain while the angled ones (called waterfalls) usually come with stops or balls welded to them. The stops are what prevent clothing with hangers from sliding off the bars. A "C" rail is a horizontal bar that travels the entire width of a grid panel. This provides more space to hang clothes on than a faceout can. Wire baskets are a third type of accessory very different from the hooks and hangers described above. When an item is too small to hang on hooks, just toss them into a bulk basket. Smalls such as these are just as important to the bottom line as larger-ticket items, as they are often purchased on impulse. More accessory styles include single garment hooks, hat racks, and ball hoops.

These black and white slatgrid displays are available in individual components or they can be purchased in pre-determined bundles. The ease at which one can customize their retail store's selling strategy is efficiently accomplished using these convenient store fixtures. The beauty of the grid is in its flexibility. Place a hook or basket any place you see fit. Look at these grid panels as the backbone of your store, without them your merchandise wouldn't be presented in the best possible light.