The most popular systems for garage walls are slat wall and pegboard systems. At first glance, you may think both are similar, and it doesn’t matter which one you pick. However, if you want lots of versatility, and care about aesthetics for any Orlando garage organization project, one choice clearly stands head and shoulders above the other.

Style Differences
The physical differences jump out immediately when visually comparing slat wall organizers against pegboards. Slat walls are constructed of durable materials into elongated horizontal strips that sit flush to the wall. Their visual effect resembles outdoor home siding. Pegboards, on the other hand, are made of individual panels with numerous holes. Both systems use hooks for hanging items. If you prefer an elegant look for your garage, slat wall systems have a sleek, modern look. Alternatively, the exposed remaining holes from pegboards are hard to ignore.

If you are going to put in the time to organize your garage with a wall system, aesthetics may be of importance. Especially if you intend to use your garage as an extra room for hobbies or entertainment. But, looks aren’t everything, right? So, let’s look at functionality.

Organizing with Holes vs. Slats
Pegboards have been around for a long time, and there’s no denying that they’re easy to use. Each board contains numerous holes, and you can decide where to insert the hooks to hang your items. Peg holes are typically spaced inches apart which limits ways you can personalize. The sheer number of holes can unintentionally lead to board clutter. Sure, everything fits, but it doesn’t necessarily look all that nice.

Slat wall systems, on the other hand, work in tandem with various sizes of hooks, bins, and baskets, giving you excellent versatility for neatly storing small to large items. Unsightly clutter is avoided because each item can hang directly on the wall, or be stored inside in a hanging container. Check out the neatness a Gladiator wall systems can offer.

Durability and Strength Matter
If you are still contemplating both systems, consider what you intend to store on the walls. Both systems can easily handle items such as fasteners, rakes, wrenches, and hobby supplies. What about big and heavy items such as bicycles, chainsaws, and golf clubs?

Pegboards may give way under the pressure of heavier items, ripping the hooks out of the holes. It’s no secret that slat wall organizers are strong enough to keep weighty items secured to the wall indefinitely.

Curious to Learn More About Wall Slat Systems?
Garage Design Works specializes in helping you plan the perfect Orlando garage organization system that works for your needs. We’ll answer all your questions about slat wall storage. Call us today at 407-447-8890 for a free consultation, or drop us a note online.