Wall-mounted ironing boards are a great alternative to traditional boards with legs, especially when you have limited space or a dedicated laundry area that you want to keep neat. The convenience of simply unfolding or lifting a mounted unit makes bulk ironing and even quick touchups less of a hassle.
If you want to make the most of smaller spaces in an apartment, wardrobe, kitchen, utility room or laundry room, a wall-mounted board is ultra-practical and pretty darn cool. We’ve selected the top-performing wall hanging ironing boards available on Amazon.
If you’re looking for something other a wall-mounted unit, see our full review of assorted ironing boards.
1. Best Wall Mounted Ironing Board by Superior Essentials
The Superior Essentials wall mounted ironing board is our absolute favorite because of it’s stability, price and swivel action.
You can lock it into the various available angles and it comes with a wooden backing plate for secure wall mounting. Opening and closing the board is smooth and the mechanics feel solid while the overall quality of the cover is also very good for the price.
For general home use, this is absolutely the best choice.
- Ironing board surface dimensions: 37 x 13 inches | 94 x 33 cm
- Item weight: 22.5 ounces | 10 kg
- Folds and swivels
- Pricier than non-swivel boards
2. Xabitat Vertical Wall Hanging Ironing Board (Cheaper Budget Option)
The Xabitat wall hanging ironing board is the cheapest and lightest of the lot and is perfect for small ironing needs and for those working within a limited budget. It’s also the widest of all the board options listed here and is the flattest (0.8 inches) when stowed away.
Unfortunately, due the the lower price, the board doesn’t have a swivel feature.
It’s not designed for heavy use. Weekly ironing for couples would be perfect. It’s also a good option for elderly people who don’t want to grapple with a heavy board. Despite its more delicate frame, the manufacturer approves a load capacity of up to 25 pounds which is more than adequate for ironing and folding.
The board frame is made of a metal mesh which makes it ideal for steam ironing. The padding is a little thin so you may want to consider a replacement to avoid the mesh grid design from imprinting on garments when you iron.
- Widest board size: 37 x 15 inches (94 x 38 cm)
- Weight: 8.5 pounds
- Folded distance from wall: 0.8 inches
- 25 pound load capacity
- Powder-coated to prevent rust
- Locks securely into place
- Lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects
- Doesn’t swivel
1. Hafele America Folding Wall Mount Ironing Board
The Hafele America wall mounted board is a firm favorite on Amazon. It’s the most versatile of all the boards in this review because not only does it fold, but it swivels 90 degrees, both left and right. Additionally, it locks into position wherever you want it so it won’t shift or slide while in use.
Like all the wall hanging boards, it’s a genius little space saver, and because of its folding capabilities, you get a longer ironing board ideally suited for trouser pants and larger clothing items. Simply fold-down when ironing and fold-up when you’re done.
The board has a perforated metal base structure that allows steam to pass through. This allows excess moisture to dissipate. For this reason, coated metal boards will outlast wooden alternatives.
It is made with high-quality steel and powder coated to avoid rust so it should outlast the competitors. It also a product warranty for 3 years. It is super neat and practical, but if we had one minor criticism, it would be that the board is not the best looking of the wall-mounted options.
The board is simple to mount and should ideally have a backing board for extra stability. When folded and stored against the wall, it protrudes about 5 inches so it is not suited for mounting behind a door if there is not adequate clearance.
- Ironing board surface dimensions: 37 x 12 inches | 94 x 30 cm
- Item weight: 24.8 ounces | 11 kg
- Folded distance from wall: 5 inches
- Folds and swivels
- 3 year warranty
- Not the best-looking, wall-mounted option
Wall-mounted ironing board units are space-friendly products that cut out the hassle of heavy boards and folding legs.
They are best suited for smaller ironing needs. With excessive use, they tend to wear faster than ironing boards with legs.
Elderly people benefit greatly from the light and easy setup process. The added advantage is that with no leg support, it allows for leg-room below the board, so you can even sit while ironing. It’s also a fantastic time saver for anyone who occasionally needs to touch up a shirt or blouse, simply fold down the board to iron, and pop it up when you’re done.
Mounted ironing boards are generally smaller considering they need to pack away inconspicuously. However, the space from the Xabitat, 37 x 15 inches (94 x 38 cm) or even the narrower Hafele, 37 x 12 inches (94 x 30 cm) is all you need for basic cloth ironing and folding.
The Hafele America is our more pricey board and the Xabitat is the most affordable, but when it comes to quality, you pretty much get what you pay for.
Installation of the above products is all pretty standard if you have the basic tools. The hardware that comes with the Xabitat could probably do with an upgrade. Even though it’s the lightest of all the boards, you don’t want it pulling out the wall if not securely fastened.
The board should be attached to the wall at about belly button level to ensure you don’t need to bend your back and strain when ironing.
Safety & Product Warranty
All the boards have safety latches to secure the board in position. When it comes to safety, ensure the unit is securely mounted to avoid any injuries. Heavy-duty ironing equipment should not be placed on a wall hanging board.
Wear and tear are not covered by the manufacturer warranties, but should something break due to a fault on their part, you should be able to get a replacement. Replacement ironing board covers are mostly available from the manufacturer and in some cases, on Amazon.
We voted the Hafele America as our winner for its superior quality as well as its overwhelming popularity online. Ultimately, the product you order should suit your personal preference. And while you’re taking advantage of your available wall space, a wall-mounted steam iron caddy could also come in handy.
To sum it up, pick the product that suits your space, ironing needs and budget. There are cheaper boards available with legs, but the convenience of having a fold-out board at hand (without the setup) means you can get your ironing done faster and with less fuss… and that always the ultimate goal.