entertainment centers white – At first you may think choosing a TV stand is a simple thing to do, but it’s only once you start searching, which you realise how vast the choices are. Different colours, a few made from glass, some wood, a few metallic or a combination, corner racks, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list goes on.
So Where Do You Begin?
Size of the TV Stand
This is essential because the rack must be big enough, but not too big that it dwarfs your TV and looks too big. Stands are often quoted as being suitable for TVs up to a particular size. As a consequence, you shouldn’t put a TV on it that is bigger than that which is recommended, however you can get away with TVs which are marginally smaller.
Tip: Assess your TV measurements and compare this to the rack, particularly the width. It will seem strange if the TV overhangs the edge, and it may not be safe. If you think you may upgrade to a larger TV in the near future, you may wish to consider getting a stand that’s slightly larger than what you need. Not too big though, otherwise your existing TV will appear out of place on a stand that’s way too big for this. Plus a few racks with brackets will only be suitable for TVs in a specific size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Do You Want the Stand to Be?
These kinds of stands often come in a more traditional style box like shape. They usually have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on front. Most TV cabinets are also usually made from wood as the main material, and a few may have glass doors.
Tip: If you’re going to put your gear like SKY, DVD player etc inside the cabinet, you will need to be certain that the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or panel.
Cantilever TV Stands
With these racks that your TV is mounted on a bracket, which raises the TV above the stand. This is a good alternative if you’re searching for a modern appearance and is only feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As its name suggests, these racks are for when you put 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 it matches snuggly into a corner.
Tip: Corner racks are great if you are tight on space, because you are going to have the ability to push the rack farther in the corner and save a few much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are normally made with wooden veneers not good hardwood, helping to keep down the cost. You should ideally start looking for exactly the exact same type of wood as your existing furniture, so it matches up and doesn’t look out of place.
Depending on the make and model, TV stands can come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: Should you enjoy a specific style of rack but do not enjoy the type of wood, it’s worth asking if other kinds of wood are available (contact us here). If you want a better quality rack, start looking for models which are created with ‘actual’ wood veneers, as they are usually hard to tell from actual good wood.
Again as its name suggests these racks are mainly made from glass, usually comprising 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Tip: Many glass racks come with either clear or black glass shelves. So if you only find a black glass version but want clear glass, it’s always worth asking because both versions are often available.
Coloured TV Stands
While the most popular stand colour these days is black, you will also locate them in silver, white and even red. Some more modern designs will also be available in a high gloss finish. So keep an eye out for colours that’ll fit in and compliment your room layout.