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Tougher Than Drywall

Here at Copper Island Fine Homes, we build a lot of shops and garages. To date, we’ve typically drywalled these types of projects — after all, finished drywall gives a clean, polished look. But in work-use buildings, drywall has big disadvantage, in that it’s easily scuffed or damaged.

That was top of mind for one of our current workshop clients, who wanted something as attractive as drywall, but had the ability to withstand the bangs and bruises that come from daily use. So we sourced an alternative that’s been developed by Trusscore, an Ontario-based company. Trusscore’s flagship product is a system of interlocking PVC panels that can be installed on interior walls and ceilings in garages, workshops, storage units, barns and more.

The panels, which replace drywall and fiber-reinforced products, are much easier to install and have a crisp, clean finished appearance. Just as important, they are incredibly strong and durable, thanks to nanotechnology. We were pleasantly surprised to find out that we could source the product locally from Salmon Arm Home Building Centre. Below are some photos of how the product looks in our project. Note the Trusscore SlatWall panels, where are an on-the-wall organization system that’s easy to install, built to last, and seamlessly integrates with Trusscore Wall & Ceiling Board.

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