floating shelves tv – At first you might think picking a TV stand is a simple matter to do, but it’s only once you start searching, that you realise how vast the options are. Different colours, a few made from glass, some wood, a few metallic or a combination, corner racks, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, this list continues.
Size of this TV Stand
This is very important because the rack has to be big enough, but not so big that it dwarfs your TV and looks too big. Stands are often quoted as being appropriate for TVs up to a certain size. This means you should not put a TV on it that is larger than what is advocated, but you can eliminate TVs that are slightly smaller.
Hint: Check your TV measurements and compare that to the rack, in particular the width. It will look strange if the TV overhangs the border, and it might not be safe. If you think you might upgrade to a larger TV in the near future, you might wish to consider getting a stand that’s a bit larger than what you need. Not too big though, otherwise your existing TV will appear out of place on a stand that’s far too big for this. Plus a few racks with brackets will only be appropriate for TVs within a certain size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand to Be?
These kinds of stands often arrive in a more conventional fashion box like shape. They generally have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on front. Many TV cabinets are also generally made from wood as the primary material, and a few might have glass doors.
Suggestion: If you’re going to set your equipment like SKY, DVD player etc inside the cupboard, you’ll need 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 alternative if you’re searching for a contemporary appearance and is only feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.
Corner TV Stands
As its name implies, these racks are for when you set the TV in the corner of this space. The stand appears 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 are tight on space, because you’ll have the ability to push the rack further into the corner and save a few much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are usually made out of wooden veneers not solid hardwood, helping to keep down the cost. You should ideally look for the same type of wood as your existing furniture, so that it fits up and does not look out of place.
Based upon the model and make, TV stands may arrive in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: Should you like a particular style of rack but don’t like the kind of wood, it’s worth asking if other kinds of wood are available (contact us here). If you’d like a better quality rack, look for models that are created with ‘real’ wood veneers, since they are usually hard to tell from real solid wood.
Glass TV Stands
Again as its name implies 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 find a black glass variation but want transparent glass, it’s always worth asking because both versions are often available.
Coloured TV Stands
Even though the most popular stand color these days is black, you’ll also find 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 will fit in and compliment your room layout.