How to Install a Slat Wall Panel

November 14, 2023

By: The Finished Space


Slat Wall

Enhance the look and feel of your space with slatwall acoustic wall panels. Made with high quality and reliable materials, these easy to install panels will add a modern and minimalist accent to your walls or ceilings, plus offer noise reduction through their acoustic design.

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Tools Required:

  • Black Screws (8pc per panel) approx. 35 mm.
  • Construction Adhesive
  • Circular saw
  • Jig saw
  • Utility Knife
  • Measuring Tape
  • Pencil
  • Power Drill or Screwdriver
  • Vacuum
  • Wipe Cloth
  • Sandpaper

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Step By Step Instructions

  1. Measure your wall height and cut each panel with the felt side up, using a Circular Saw.

  2. Lightly sand all cut edges with Sandpaper (240 recommended).

  3. Use a Vacuum and clean Cloth to remove any dust and debris. If required, re-fasten any loose slats to the felt with a small amount of Construction Adhesive.

  4. Start at one edge of your wall. Using a Drill, mount the first panel using 35mm Black Screws. We recommend a minimum of 8 screws per panel, evenly spaced across the width and length.

5. Mark and cut holes for outlets, light switches, etc. by pre-cutting the felt with a sharp Utility Knife, and finishing the cut using a Jig Saw.

SLAT WALL PANELS are designed to appear seamless when installed. Ensure that the exposed felt side from one panel is installed flush with the slat side of the next panel.

6. Repeat, following the correct orientation along the length of the wall. For the final piece of your project, measure the remaining width and cut the panel on the felt side using a utility knife.


Use Construction Adhesive to adhere the panels to the wall by applying roughly a 3/8” bead of Adhesive in a zig-zag pattern directly on the felt side of the panel.


Install 2” timber battens to the wall horizontally, and screw the panels directly into the battens through the felt. Install Mineral Wool behind the slat wall panels for additional dampening.