Are whiteboards magnetic?

The question of whether our whiteboards are magnetic is one we get asked quite frequently. For the quick answer, scroll to the bottom

What do we mean by magnetic?

When talking about magnetic whiteboards, what we really mean is magnetic receptive. This means that magnets will stick to the surface as there is a layer of metal somewhere in the board’s makeup. It doesn’t mean that the whiteboard itself acts as a magnet, so you couldn’t stick a steel can to it for example.

ThinkingWall whiteboards

We make whiteboards with different specifications that are suitable for use in various locations. Our original ThinkingWall range is a heavyweight, high quality, frameless board that incorporates a magnetic receptive layer. This means you can use it with shaped, printed or pin magnets; Magnotes; document holders; magnetic overlays and pen trays. ThinkingWall is available as a wall mounted solution or a choice of freestanding mobile units. All of them feature a glossy, dry wipe magnetic writing surface.

Magnetic printed whiteboards

We also make printed whiteboards using your own artwork or our design service. These dry wipe boards are lighter weight, and as well as standard wall mounted or hand held options we can cut them to shape. With any of these boards we can also incorporate a layer so that they are magnetic. They are also frameless, with no sharp edges, although we can apply an edge binding to smaller portable sizes to protect them in use. This means you can have a movable whiteboard in a bespoke shape with custom print, and still use it with any magnetic accessories you choose!

Magnetic leaderboards and maps

These lighter boards include the leaderboard style, great at events or for fundraising. We supply leaderboards with magnetic strips to record and re-order names and scores. One of our most popular products is a printed magnetic map for the office or classroom. These are ideal to use with magnetic shapes to mark out areas of the map, or with markers to track sales activity for example.

Steel and glass whiteboards

Other types of magnetic whiteboard are made from steel. You can buy this type of whiteboard off the shelf at office supply stores or online retailers. They work well with all kinds of magnetic accessories. However as they need a frame to cover the sharp edges they don’t offer the same sleek, contemporary look as our frameless range. The writing surface can also be variable in quality – a case of getting what you pay for!

Some glass dry erase boards are also available with a magnetic receptive specification. These are only suitable for use with stronger magnets such as pin magnets, as the glass layer reduces the magnetic pull. This means they don’t work so well with magnetic overlays or document holders, as the flexible magnetic material we use in these products isn’t strong enough to stick securely. They are also not so suitable for creating a large dry erase wall, as it’s not possible to mount panels tightly enough together to create the almost seamless finish we can achieve with our ThinkingWall solution.

We don’t supply glass or steel boards, but we’re always happy to offer advice about our range and talk through the benefits of different options.

So the short answer to are whiteboards magnetic is simple.

Yes they can be – if you like!

Logovisual have previously supplied whiteboard panels for our London office, so when we needed whiteboards for a room at our head office we got in touch. The end result looks good – many thanks.

ADRIAN SHAH-CUNDY, VOLKER WESSELLS

All looks fantastic thank you!!
The guys were a pleasure to meet and it was all so hassle free.

CHARLOTTE WALTERS, TUNGSTEN NETWORK

Commissioned Logovisual to design and install a folding wall in one of our technology rooms. Both our company and the NHS Trust were absolutely delighted with the installation a first for all.

PETER SALT, IMMERSIVE

Clear and prompt communication throughout and a very smooth installation process. Nothing was too hard. Highly recommended!

TRACEY COVE, STEVENS & COVE

Excellent, high quality product, purchased after wise advice and installed quickly by friendly installers. Perfect product for our meeting room needs.

MIA ELLIOTT, DIOCESE OF GUILDFORD

The board looks great! And I’d like to say your installers were absolutely fantastic, so friendly, organised and cleaned up.

JESS MARTIN, VAYNERMEDIA

Logovisual really understood our brief and made some great suggestions to make our designs come to life. They helped us bring a child’s game from a small tin to a life size piece of experiential, for us to take in to store at John Lewis. Everyone loved it. Thank you guys.

TAMARA SPURWAY, WILD & WOLF

As a product, they really provide a varied functionality to aid in our brainstorming and project works. These mobile whiteboards have really been an excellent investment and are immensely popular with our staff.

SEBASTIAN FRANCIS-JONES, C SPACE

The whole process from start to finish was excellent and the final product was second to none. Highly recommend Logovisual and the team and will be using them again very soon for the next project.

LYNNE BRODA, OXFORD CARTOGRAPHERS

The install was fab the guys were excellent and we all love the wall, so much in fact we are thinking of future projects including them. Once again can’t thank you enough for a great thorough service.

ZOE HARRIS, CBRE GLOBAL INVESTORS

Logovisual had as I believed to be the simplest and hassle free job on the project, install of white boards. They were in and out within 3 hours, a job well done!

THE PROJECT TEAM, OVERBURY PLC

The product itself is superbly built and easy to manoeuvre around with the attached wheels. From the office team’s communication before our event to the delivery team’s installation and pickup I found everyone to be really helpful and very professional going out of their way to meet our deadlines. I would certainly recommend logovisual.

SHAUN O’HARA, SAATCHI & SAATCHI WELLNESS

We were looking for a new “canvas” to share information and encourage joint thinking. The Thinking Wall turned out to be the perfect solution. There’s room to be expansive and for things to have real impact. The service we received right from our first enquiry, to installation (very fast, very painless) has been excellent.

STEPHEN CROWE, SCOTTISH FUNDING COUNCIL

We were pleased with the high level of customer service, our order was dealt with quickly and efficiently and we are thrilled with the finished product. The custom whiteboards that are exactly as we had envisaged them.

STEVE CROSTHWAITE, HOTSPUR PRIMARY SCHOOL

Just wanted to thank you again for your help, had a small amount of feedback from our client: Whiteboards are superb. Even better than expected!

LEE, IDEA UK DESIGN & MARKETING