Wondering how to hang a whiteboard? The best way is to mount it to a wall a securely as possible, so there is no chance the board will move when someone is drawing or writing on it.
The first thing you should know about hanging a whiteboard is the best height for its use. For offices and educational use in high schools and colleges, the bottom of the board should be 3 feet from the floor. See our Whiteboard Mounting Height recommendations for details.
Once you know the mounting height, with the use of a digital or manual level, draw a straight line to note the location of the bottom of the board. Do the same for the top of the board, which is either 4 feet or 5 feet above the bottom.
EVERWhite recommends the use of mounting clips to secure the board to the wall, rather than drilling through the frame. See our Whiteboard Installation Instructions for information on placement of the bottom and top clips. In general, the bottom clips should be tightened to the wall, providing a support base that will allow you to secure the top clips.
EVERWhite boards also have an adhesive pad on the back. That further secures the board to the wall so there is no chance of movement while it’s being used. The adhesive creates a very strong bond, so make sure you are mounting the board exactly where you want it in the room.
Some low-cost boards can be hung on a wall via the use of hooks. But as noted above, that method will allow movement of the board when it is being used, making presentations frustrating.
See more on board installation advice, and links to how-to videos on mounting boards on walls. Whiteboard Installation.
Dan Griffin is general manager of EVERWhite, a US manufacturer and seller of whiteboards and tack boards used for teaching, coaching, planning, collaboration and tracking. Along with his expertise in the use of whiteboards, Dan excels in leadership, product development, business operations, continuous improvement and product marketing. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a focus on Marketing, from Temple University.