30 inch tv stand – At first you may think choosing a TV stand is a simple thing to do, but it’s only once you begin searching, that you realise how vast the choices are. Various colors, some made from glass, some wood, some metal or a mix, corner racks, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list goes on.
So Where Do You Begin?
Size of the TV Stand
This is very important since the stand has to be large enough, but not so large that it dwarfs your TV and seems too large. Stands are usually quoted as being suitable for TVs up to a particular size. This means that you should not put a TV on it that is bigger than what is recommended, however you can eliminate TVs that are marginally smaller.
Hint: Check your TV measurements and compare this to the stand, in particular the width. It will seem strange if the TV overhangs the edge, and it may not be safe. If you believe you may upgrade to a bigger TV in the near future, you may want to consider getting a stand that is a bit bigger than what you want. Not too large though, otherwise your existing TV will appear out of place on a stand that is far too large for it. Plus some racks with brackets will only be suitable for TVs within a certain size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand?
These types of stands often arrive in a more conventional fashion box like shape. They generally have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on the front. Most TV cabinets are also generally made from wood as the primary material, and some may have glass doors.
Suggestion: If you are going to set your equipment like SKY, DVD player etc within the cabinet, you’ll want to make sure that the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
With these racks your TV is mounted on a bracket, which raises the TV over the stand. This is a good option if you’re searching for a modern appearance and is only possible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As the name suggests, these racks are for when you set the TV in the corner of the space. The stand looks the same as a normal stand out of the front, but it narrows slightly towards the back, so that it fits more snuggly into a corner.
Hint: Corner racks are great if you’re tight on space, since you are going to be able to push the stand further in the corner and save a couple of much needed centimetres.
Most wooden TV stands are usually made with wooden veneers not good hardwood, helping to keep the cost down. You should ideally look for the exact same type of wood as your existing furniture, so that it fits up and does not look out of place.
Based on the model and make, TV stands can arrive in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: If you like a specific style of stand but do not like the type of wood, it’s worth asking whether other types of wood are available (contact us). If you’d like a better quality stand, look for models that are created with ‘real’ wood veneers, since they are usually hard to tell from real good wood.
Glass TV Stands
Again as the name suggests these racks are mainly made from glass, usually consisting of 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Hint: Many glass racks come with either clear or black glass shelves. Therefore, if you only see a black glass version but want transparent glass, it’s always worth asking since both versions are often offered.
While the hottest stand colour these days is black, you’ll also find them in silver, white and even red. Some more modern designs are also offered in a high gloss finish. So look out for colors that will fit in and compliment your room design.