New Woodgrain Melamine Slatwall Offers an Inexpensive Alternative to Full Textured Panels!

Ash Barnwood Mel Slatwall

Ash Barnwood Melamine Slatwall

As solid color slatwall panels are becoming less popular, several new melamine woodgrain finishes have emerged that feature not only new color and a handsome grain pattern, but the appearance of age and elemental wear.  Ash Barnwood Melamine and Weathered Barnwood Melamine slatwall are great new options when a departure from standard solid colors is needed. Imagine that the sun, wind and rain creates a distressed wood pattern that looks like none of the others, but in a newer, more cost effective melamine finish.

When a darker color would be best for your retail environment, consider our new Walnut Melamine Slatwall. Fine furniture and cabinetry were the inspiration for this rich dark finish, taking you to your favorite Bed and Breakfast in the mountains.

Weathered Barnwood Mel Slatwall

Weathered Barnwood Melamine Slatwall

Walnut Mel Slatwall

Walnut Melamine Slatwall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knotty Pine Melamine slatwall is the last of the new additions to our woodgrain melamine category. The golden coarse grain offers customers a feeling of a pleasant country store filled with jams, honeys and crafts.

Make your store fixtures and displays look different than your competitors. Shape your customers experience by showing how much you care about your products and services. Need installation tips? Our installation page will answer all of your questions. Request delivered pricing today for all of these exciting new melamine finishes!

Knotty Pine Melamine Slatwall

Knotty Pine Melamine Slatwall

 

Watch Our YouTube Video Featuring the Latest Distressed Wood and Automotive 3D Textured Slatwall Finishes With Edge Trim!!

Our newest YouTube video shows how 3D Textured Slatwall and Textured Woodgrain Slatwall have become such an amazing new way to create a retail or display environment. The dramatic look and feel of real materials inspires your customers’ imagination while they make important buying decisions. Our latest additions are to the Distressed Wood, Textured Woodgrain, Automotive and Abstract textured slatwall categories. Matching aluminum edge trim is also making its debut as an important finishing piece for your slatwall installation.

Athletic running shoes displayed on our Sun Baked Finished Concrete Slatwall, fishing and outfitting supplies displayed on our Old Painted Wood Slatwall, and automotive wheels on our Tire Tread Slatwall are just a few of the countless ways you can distance your store’s look from the competition. Don’t forget that all of these finishes are available as decorative panels without the grooves, or as freestanding floor fixtures. Request a sample today and see for yourself!

 

Treehouse Gift & Home Updates The Look And Feel Of Their Store With Walnut Textured Wood Slatwall!

Treehouse Gift & HomeIn their slow sales season, many retailers decide to take the time to remodel and upgrade their retail displays and store environments. For some, the best time is the cold winter months, and for others it’s the warm summer months. For Treehouse Gift & Home in Onalaska Wisconsin, February was the ideal time to perform an overnight facelift of their store fixtures and displays.

Walnut Textured Woodgrain Slatwall

Walnut Textured Woodgrain Slatwall

Changing from a brighter space to a warmer and more charming darker space can be tricky but Brad and his team at Treehouse Gift & Home did a fantastic job! These Walnut Textured Woodgrain Slatwall panels compliment their floor fixtures and counter displays perfectly. Color matched aluminum inserts ensure that the flow of the color isn’t interrupted, giving them the flexibility to position shelves and waterfall clothing displays to any location. Matching edge trim installed over exposed edges caps off a neat and professional appearance. A Facebook user commented during installation on Treehouse Gift & Homes’ page, “Wow, can’t wait to see the finished product”. Their reply was, “The walnut color we chose was definitely the winner!” Don’t forget that these panels and finishes are also available in both freestanding floor fixtures, and grooveless panels that can be used in areas for decorative purposes only.

Slatwall Panel Installation

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We recommend the installation of slatwall panels by a licensed and insured contractor familiar with local building codes. But should you choose to do the job yourself, don’t forget the safety eye wear and gloves, and read our great tutorial for help.

To finish off your stunning new slatwall displays, our pipe faceouts, hangrails and shelves compliment any of our textured slatwall finishes and are available in Rust, Black, Sandblast and Bronze. For a limited time, they’re discounted 10% when purchased with panels.

The list of businesses making the switch from standard slatwall to textured slatwall keeps growing, because so many new and exciting ways to turn drab retail displays into exciting spaces are becoming available! Read our articles about planning your store fixture purchase and then request a free quote today.

Textured Woodgrain Slatwall Panels

 

The Ultimate Guide to Receiving Your Freight Shipment From AAADisplays.com!

Without a doubt, the most common questions we’re asked about orders are related to shipping and delivery. “How long will it take for my order to get here?”  “What will my shipment look like when it arrives? Is it large?” “Will they bring it inside?” “What do I do if my shipment is damaged?” “Can my shipment be guaranteed to deliver on a certain day?” “Can I change the address my shipment is delivered to after the processing of my order?” “Can I return my slatwall panels if I don’t like them?” Here are the short answers.

“How long will it take for my order to get to me?”

Most orders of slatwall panels will take approximately 15-18 business days to manufacture from the receipt and processing of your order approval. “Business Days” are considered Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). At that point, your order is packaged, crated and shipped. Transit time is typically 3-5 business days from the ship date (barring weather delays). Orders of in-stock items are normally shipped 1-2 business days from receipt and process of your order and take approx 3-5 business days from ship date. These time frames are estimates and unfortunately cannot be guaranteed.

“What will my shipment look like when it arrives? Is it large & heavy?”

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Melamine and HPL Slatwall Crating

Slatwall panels are shipped by common carrier freight because of their size and weight. They’re just too large & heavy for UPS and FedEx to transport. Your panels are crated and banded to a shipping pallet and are almost always much larger than most customers imagine. A commonly sized slatwall shipment is pictured below, however your shipment size may vary. A shipment of (25) – 4’h x 8’w standard slatwall panels will weigh nearly #2400 lbs.

 

“Will they bring my order inside?”

No. Freight shipments are quoted as a curbside delivery service and it is the responsibility of the receiver to unload, inspect, and sign for shipments. This is achieved by unloading each piece of your shipment one at a time out of the back of the delivery truck (pictured below). This will give the receiver an opportunity to inspect the shipment thoroughly for damage (taking photos and making note on the delivery receipt as necessary). Requests for lift gate services are always costly and rarely make your delivery any easier. Parcel deliveries from UPS and FedEx will be delivered in the manner that is typical for your area. Sometimes a delivery driver will accommodate a request but we cannot guarantee how this would occur.slatwall-panel-unload

 

“The trucking company called and said that I need a liftgate delivery truck. Do I need this?”

No. Think of it this way. Is it easier to lift 90 lbs off of the ground or if it’s already at chest height? The freight carriers charge additional fees to deliver shipments whenever they can. These additional services are encouraged by their sales management. So they call you first and encourage you to expect this service from the company that sold you the goods. Plus, it makes for a faster drop off, which makes it harder for you to inspect your shipment for any damage that they may have caused. This reduces their damage claims exposure also. Nice trick huh? You don’t need this service. As pictured above, unload each panel one at a time out of the back of the truck and save your back the stress of having to pick up each panel off of the ground.

“What do I do if my shipment is damaged?”

At the time of delivery, please thoroughly inspect your shipment for damage. In the highly unlikely event that you observe damage, take lots of photos, and please describe the nature of the damage on the delivery receipt in detail before signing and refuse the damaged portion. This will expedite the process to replace your damaged items. If the entire shipment is unusable due to extensive damage, refuse the entire shipment and do not issue your acceptance signature. In the event that you’re unable to thoroughly inspect your shipment, please note the delivery receipt with “Possible Hidden Damage”. If damage and refusal occurs, please visit the customer service page of our website and submit our damage notification form so that the replacement process can begin.

“Can my shipment be guaranteed to deliver on a certain day?”

No. Unfortunately for a host of reasons, freight shipments cannot be guaranteed to be delivered on a certain day. For more specific information about when a shipment would be delivered, please request that the tracking information for your order be provided in advance. This will allow you to contact the freight carrier using their website tracking portal, or to reach their phone support. They would issue as specific information as possible.

“Can I change the address my shipment is delivered to after the processing of my order?”

No. All orders are quoted in advance and are based upon the size, weight and destination of your order. Shipments cannot be consigned to a different address.

“Can I return my slatwall panels if I don’t like them?”

Slatwall panels are custom manufactured per your order and are not returnable. In order to avoid the chance of this happening, we urge you to request samples using our Slatwall Sample Request Form so that you can get a clear idea of what you’re ordering.

Knowing all of these details in advance of your delivery will ensure a smooth and hassle free experience. If you have any questions about these or any other of our policies, please visit the policies page of our website and don’t hesitate to ask the sales staff for clarification.

Exclusive New Slatwall Pipe-Line Display Accessories Will Take Your Textured 3D Slatwall To The Next Level!

Slatwall Pipe Line Shelf w/ Hangrail (Rust Finish)

Slatwall Pipe Line Shelf w/ Hangrail (Rust Finish)

You’ve made the decision to use textured slatwall rather than a standard melamine finish, so why would you use the same old standard slatwall accessories on these dramatic looking panels? Imagine accessories that actually matched the artistry of the panels themselves – they’re finally available!  Pipe Line Shelves, Hangrails and Faceouts, for displaying items and hanging your newest styles, are yet another piece to the puzzle that will transform your uninspired retail environment into something that will make your customers’ shopping experience something that they’ll always remember.

12" Slatwall Pipe Faceout (Sandblast Finish)

12″ Slatwall Pipe Faceout (Sandblast Finish)

These versatile yet sturdy accessories are available in Rust, Sandblast, Black and Bronze. Pair the Rust finish with the Textured Woodgrain Slatwall Finishes for a weathered or worn look. The Black finish compliments nearly all of the panel finishes. Sandblast offers the look and feel of an urban or industrial area, while the Bronze is more of a decorative finish. For a limited time, these and all of the other slatwall accessories are discounted 10% when purchased with slatwall panels. These handcrafted displays take this already superior display system to the next level. Request a free price quote today!

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Slatwall Pipe Hangrail (Rust Finish)

Slatwall Pipe Hangrail (Rust Finish)

 

 

Cherry Showcases and Store Fixtures Add Sophistication to Any Retail Store!

Full Vision Cherry Showcases available in 4', 5' and 6' sizes.

Full Vision Cherry Showcases available in 4′, 5′ and 6′ sizes.

As retail store owners transition from plain white & black store fixtures, slatwall and gridwall to much more exciting and dynamic displays, woodgrains continue to grow in popularity. Cherry showcases and store fixtures are the newest addition to our retail displays family and are proving to have been worth the wait.

Cherry Pentagon Corner / End Showcase

Cherry Pentagon Corner / End Showcase

Rich and deep wood tones convey to your customer that your store and shopping experience are inviting and elegant. Give your retail environment the charm that you want your customer to experience. A small dress boutique with the accessories and checkout area outfitted with White display showcases cannot be compared to the same boutique with handsome lighting and Cherry Showcases filled with all of your newest styles and designs.

In stock and shipped to you fast, these Cherry Showcases are the centerpiece to design any store layout around.

Cherry Tri-Corner Showcase

Cherry Tri-Corner Showcase

 

 

4 Pro Tips For Planning Your Store Fixtures Purchase: Part 1

subway-tile-fixturesMaking a store fixtures purchase can be trouble free or problematic. It’s the amount of planning that goes into your purchase that can make the difference between the two. Take these simple steps to ensure that you avoid many common problems.

1. Determine Your Budget

While the price ranges for many different types of products can vary greatly, the amount of money you have to invest in your business probably does not. Do some window shopping and begin to understand what to expect before you request pricing.

2. Research Your Display Options and Plan Your Installation

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Slatwall Installation Side

Take the time to research the different display systems and how each could work for you. How-to guides and reference articles can also offer tips. Once you’ve decided what type of display will work best, take specific measurements and consider overages for installation difficulties or last minute changes. Make a realistic plan that includes a specific time frame.

In the second part of this series we’ll discuss when to request pricing and how to prepare for your delivery. PART 2 HERE

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Slatwall Installation

 

 

 

4 Pro Tips For Planning Your Store Fixtures Purchase: Part 2

In the first part of our series on planning your store fixtures purchase we outlined the importance of determining your budget as well as researching your options. Below are the next showcasestwo steps in planning for a smooth store fixtures purchase.

3. Order Early and Avoid Last Minute Headaches

Compile a list of the items and part numbers needed including specifics like quantities and colors etc. Then request a price quote for your order and ask any additional questions. It’s always best to order early even if you can’t accept delivery. We can set a ship date for your order so that it would arrive as close to your target date as possible.

4. Plan Your Delivery

Most shipments will require that someone is available to inspect and receive the shipment. To reduce costs, a commercial address that is open between 9am-5pm is always recommended. Request tracking information so that you can know in advance of when your shipment may betruck-lg delivered. Most freight carriers will make only one attempt to deliver so use the tracking info to make sure you are there and have extra help to unload.

Follow these steps to make sure that your purchase, delivery and installation of your new store fixtures goes smoothly.

Gridwall Information and Installation

Slatwall Installation

Old Painted Wood 3D Textured Slatwall

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Old Paint Textured Slatwall

Old Painted Wood 3D textured slatwall panels have the look and feel of wood siding or fencing that was abandoned many years ago. Sun, Rain and years of elemental exposure took this once new finish and created a charming and unique textured slatwall style. Like all of the other textured slatwall panel finishes, Old Painted Wood is available in 2’h x 8’w panels with 6″ on center groove spacing. We also offer this finish without the grooves as a designer accent panel. Don’t forget the matching edge trim to complete the installation and conceal exposed edges.

Our assortment of textured slatwall and textured woodgrain slatwall finishes is the best in the world. Call us today at 866-421-0961 or request a sample so we can prove it!

Excel Sports uses Walnut Textured Woodgrain Slatwall to Add Warmth to their Colorado Retail Showroom.

Walnut Textured Woodgrain Slatwall Panels

Walnut Textured Woodgrain Slatwall Panels

Whether pulling the pace line or rotating to the back of your cycling group, you’ll need lots of brightly colored gear to ensure visibility to both drivers and other cyclists. Setting up a display of these types of products can present a challenge when so many colors are involved. Originally, Josh and Dylan from Excel Sports in Boulder Colorado decided that Red Cedar would look best for their new slatwall display, but that quickly changed. They settled on the darker, more uniform background of our Walnut finish. Tell them on Facebook how much you like what they’ve done!

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Rosewood Textured Woodgrain Slatwall Makes Its Debut

The Brazilian rainforest is home to the inspiration for our newest Textured Woodgrain Slatwall finish. Rosewood is the warmest of the woodgrains and will immediately add an exotic feel to your retail environment. It’s auburn and brown tones are most often found in fine furniture and musical instruments. The horizontal grooves disappear in the charming plank pattern leaving nothing to suggest that it’s a display panel. Request a sample today and see for yourself how beautiful this new Textured Woodgrain Slatwall finish really is.

Rosewood Textured Woodgrain Slatwall

Rosewood Textured Woodgrain Slatwall

 

4 Simple Freestanding Gridwall Displays That Work Well Anywhere!

Of course Gridwall is known for it’s versatility and ability to be configured in countless ways, but sometimes you need a way to display items quickly and simply with little effort. In a prior blog post we discussed some of the basics regarding gridwall panels and accessories. Now we’ll get specific about four types of freestanding floor displays that you can have up and working in a matter of days, all available in black, white or chrome.

Gridwall Gondola Display (Accessories Sold Separately)

Gridwall Gondola Display (Accessories Sold Separately)

The most common of these four types of freestanding gridwall panel displays is the Gondola merchandiser. It has four sides and measures 24″ deep and 48″ wide. The height of the display will depend on which height panel you choose to work with. Four gridwall panels 5′ high (#10-025BL) are bolted to one base (#12-002BL) and then joined together with nine universal joiner clips (#12-016BL). Most other gridwall accessories can be used on this display offering unlimited possibility. The black and white versions of this merchandiser can be purchased for around $95 + shipping. The accessories are sold separately and case pack requirements will offer additional panels for use elsewhere. The accessories pictured are the 48″ wide shelves (#D1348B) and 12″ shelf brackets (#13-029BL) and hangrail (#12-005BL). Continue reading