Chalkboards

Styles

Black and Green Chalkboards: Chalkboards are available in black and green styles, with silicon carbide or carborundum slate surface, porcelain surface over steel, or other chalkboard design. Many styles offer a choice of black or green writing surface to suit different preferences.

Combination Boards: Combination boards contain a mixture of tackable boards, usually with vinyl surface, and writing boards. The writing board may be a chalkboard or dry erase board, depending on the design. The combination board will have at least two components offering different support in a single wallboard, such as a chalkboard comprising the lower two-thirds of the board and a tackable bulletin board with vinyl in your choice of colors at the top. These boards are available in a variety of combinations to suit different needs.

Combination Board
Combination Boards

Conversion Boards: Conversion boards assemble to preexisting wallboards for quick, hassle-free installation over an existing chalkboard or dry erase board in a classroom, lab, office, or other location. These boards are custom designed to fit the existing wall-mounted boards for simplified setup and use.

Chalkboard: Chalkboards are traditionally designed with sheets of slate stone in dark black and gray colors. Many of our chalkboards come in black or green, with porcelain-over-steel magnetic board design or silicon carbide (carborundum) slate design for durable chalkboard surface. These boards function with standard white, yellow, or colored chalk and traditional chalkboard erasers. The boards are usually framed with wood or aluminum, and feature a full-length ledge along the bottom of the frame for storing chalk and accessories within easy reach.

Mobile Combination Board: Mobile combination boards have multiple productivity components such as dry erase markerboard, bulletin board with tackable surface, or both. These boards are assembled with mobile frames that provide access to both sides of the two-sided board. The board may rotate on pivot-style hinges within the frame and lock in place for safe writing and use, or the board may be fixed in place within the frame and the base is turned completely around for access to the other side.

Conversion Board
Conversion Boards

Reversible Board: Reversible boards generally contain two-sided mobile boards with matching dry erase markerboards on both sides or a combination style with one dry erase markerboard on one side and a tackable board on the other side. The frame may rotate within the mobile stand and lock in place for safe use, or the frame may be fixed within the stand and the entire stand is turned around for access to the opposite side.

Components

Board Cleaner: Board cleaner comes in single-bottle and 12-bottle quantities to suit different location needs. Each bottle has a spray nozzle and cap and the cleaner protects the writing surfaces of markerboards or dry erase boards from marker stains, ghosting, and damage.

Casters: Casters provide mobility with four wheel-style casters supporting the base of many easels, mobile markerboards, partitions, and other elements. Most designs contain two locking casters to secure the mobile element in place for safe use and storage.

Chalk Tray: A chalk tray typically runs along the full length of the bottom of a chalkboard frame, offering a ledge-style tray for storing boxes or individual sticks of chalk as well as erasers and other accessories.

Board with Chalk Tray
Chalk Tray

Concealed Hangers: Concealed hangers are hidden within or behind the frames of wallboards, chalkboards, markerboards, or display cases for a professional quality display on walls in office, school, classroom, or library.

Display Rails: Display rails are designed to enhance chalkboards, markerboards, and other classroom or lab wall boards, with a simple design that attaches to the wall above the boards or independently. The rails may be used separately or lined up end to end for longer support and each rail has a clip-like design for securing papers, posters, presentation elements, newspapers, and more.

Flip-Chart Hooks: Easels often contain two flip-chart hooks on one or both sides of the easel frame. The hooks are custom-placed to support flip charts or large sketchpads for classroom, art room, music, conference, and other uses. These hooks are unobtrusive to the design and functionality of the easel, in general.

Flush-Mount Locks: Flush-mount locks are installed within the frame of doors to reduce the appearance of a protruding lock. The flush-mount design is meant to rest flush with the front surface of the door panels for a neat appearance and secure enclosure.

Hinged Door: Hinged doors are attached to display cases by full-length piano hinges in many styles. Pin-style hinges are also used in select display board models, featuring a pin-like extension at the top and bottom of the door that fit into connectors along one side of the case to secure the door to the frame.

Map Rail: Along the top of select chalkboards and markerboards is a tackable map rail, designed in classic bulletin board style with natural cork surface for use with tacks, pushpins, and staples. The map rail is generally very narrow and can be used to display posters, maps, projects, and other items in classroom, lab, library, or office.

Safety Corners: Safety corners are rounded to remove points, angles, and potentially sharp edges or corners for safer use in busy classrooms, labs, office buildings, and other locations. The rounded corners reduce risk of scratches, bumps, and injury while creating a softer appearance for high-quality contemporary style.

Board with Safety Corners
Safety Corners

Sliding Doors: Sliding doors are generally fitted in a two-door overlapped frame assembly with each door in separate tracks for sliding access to one side or the other. The doors overlap as they are slid open and they lock in place for security. The doors are generally made of tempered safety glass or acrylic, depending on the style, and the sliding design provides space-saving access without the need for added room to accommodate hinged doors.

Construction Materials

Aluminum Frame: Aluminum frames for display boards, display cases, bulletin boards, chalkboards, and markerboards are generally made with anodized aluminum, treated to reinforce strength and provide thickness. The aluminum treatment also resists damage from exposure to the elements and corrosion. Some aluminum frames are painted or finished for stylish effect.

Aluminum Trim: Display boards and cases with aluminum trim feature frames and case designs made from anodized aluminum. The aluminum frame enhances shape and durability and supports extended use. Many aluminum frames include a full-length marker tray or storage tray along the bottom for pushpins, markers, erasers, chalk, or other accessories.

Anodized Aluminum: Anodized aluminum is aluminum metal that has been treated with an electrolytic process that thickens the metal and protects from exposure and corrosion.

Concealed Mounting Hardware: Mounting hardware that is concealed offers an attractive hardware-free mounted display of locking or open bulletin boards. The concealed mounting hardware is usually kept hidden by the board itself, similar to the concealed hanging elements on picture frames, framed artwork, and other wall hanging elements.

Environmentally Friendly Powder-Coat: Many metal cases, frames, and stands are finished with environmentally friendly paint that is finished or cured for a powder-coat surface. The color is non-glossy; contrasting with the baked-on enamel paint finishes, and creates an attractive, smooth style that lasts.

Full-Length Hinges: Full-length hinges extend from the top to the bottom of each hinged door in our hinged-door display cases. The hinge supports the doors completely to prevent damage from access or from the weight of the door when opened.

Left or Right Hinge Assembly: Display cases that offer left-hinge or right-hinge assembly are reversible to accommodate different locations, needs, preferences, or display arrangements. In this style, the door may be assembled to the left or the right side of the case, as desired. If the case is offered with left-hinge or with right-hinge, the cases must be ordered for the desired hinge assembly, indicating the door hinge is not reversible.

Mylar Vapor Barrier: A Mylar vapor barrier reduces risk of damage from moisture and humidity by protecting the backside of the wallboard from moisture, humidity, and inclement weather conditions in a variety of environments.

Radius Corners: Radius corners are rounded for a smooth, softer look and safer design. The rounded corners reduce scratches, injury, bumps, and bruises in busy settings and the non-angled corners reduce tendency to snag clothing or other classroom and office elements.

Rigid Backing: Wallboards with open-style framed designs generally have rigid backing to retain flat surface and shape. The rigid backing protects from warping and damage from exposure to use and the elements.

Solid Oak Frame: Wallboards with solid oak frame have real hardwood frame designs finished in attractive wood stains for lasting color and classic appeal. In contrast to the solid oak frames, wood-look frames are generally not solid wood but create the appearance of a wood frame.

Tambour Doors: Tambour doors are similar to retracting garage doors. The doors have a somewhat flexible design the opens into or behind the cabinet frame for out-of-the-way access. The design may include a single door that opens upward or two doors, as in several conference cabinet designs, that open in the center and both doors slide around the sides for access to the interior of the cabinet.

Enclosed Board with Tambour Doors
Tambour Doors

Weather-Resistant Backer Sheet: Backer sheets seal many display boards and cases to prevent damage from exposure to the elements. The backer sheet reduces risk of moisture build-up from humidity and inclement weather conditions, and helps retain the shape of the board reducing warping and other damage from heat and humidity.

Wood-Look Frame: The wood-look frame provides the appearance of high-quality wood frame construction at an economical price.

Features

Chemical-Resistant: Many wallboards specify chemical-resistance, indicating the boards are cleanable with standard cleaners without risk of damage, fading, or staining. Board-specific cleaners are available for markerboards to prevent ghosting and staining from frequent use.

Green Features: "Green Features" describe environmentally friendly manufacturing process such as the use of recycled components, eco-friendly paints, and "green" environmentally friendly production processes.

Moisture-Resistant: Wallboards of nearly all styles specify moisture-resistance, with backer sheets to seal the backsides of boards to prevent moisture buildup. Moisture-resistance should not be confused with waterproof cases as most display cases are moisture-resistant but not waterproof.

Mounting Hardware Included: Almost all dry-erase markerboards, chalkboards, displays cases, and letterboards include mounting hardware. The included mounting hardware makes it easy to setup and begin using the board right out of the box.

Stain-Resistant: Stain-resistant wallboards resist damage from exposure to elements, cleaning supplies, and use. The markerboards and chalkboards wipe clean with erasers and can be thoroughly cleaned with cleansing spray and cloth to prevent staining and ghosting.

Unframed Sides: Select display boards have unframed sides allowing side-by-side mounting for larger displays. The top and bottom of each display board in this style features a partial frame to help secure the doors when locked.