floating shelves tv – At first you may think choosing a TV stand is a easy matter to do, but it is only when you start looking, that you realise how enormous the options are. Various colours, a few made of glass, some wood, a few metal or a combination, corner stands, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, this list goes on.
So Where Do You Begin?
Size of this TV Stand
This is very important because the rack has to be large enough, but not too large that it dwarfs your TV and seems too large. Stands are often quoted as being suitable for TVs up to a certain size. This means you should not put a TV on it that is larger than what is recommended, however you can eliminate TVs that are slightly smaller.
Tip: Check your TV dimensions and compare that to the rack, particularly the width. It will seem odd if the TV overhangs the border, and it may not be safe. If you believe you may upgrade to a larger TV in the not too distant future, you may wish to think about getting a stand that is a bit larger than what you need. Not too large though, otherwise your existing TV will look out of place on a stand that is way too large for it. Plus a few stands with brackets will only be suitable for TVs within a specific size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand?
These types of stands frequently come in a more traditional style box like shape. They usually have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on the front. Many TV cabinets are also usually made of wood as the primary material, and a few may have glass doors.
Tip: If you are going to put your gear like SKY, DVD player etc within the cupboard, you’ll need to be certain that the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
With these stands that your TV is mounted on a bracket, which increases the TV above the stand. This is a good alternative if you’re looking for a contemporary look and is only possible for LCD and plasma TVs.
Corner TV Stands
As its name suggests, these stands are for if you put the TV in the corner of this room. The stand appears just like a normal stand from the front, but it narrows slightly towards the back, so it fits more snuggly into a corner.
Tip: Corner stands are great if you are tight on space, because you are going to have the ability to push the rack further in the corner and save a couple of much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are usually made with wooden veneers not good wood, helping to keep down the cost. You should ideally look for the same sort of wood as your existing furniture, so it matches up and doesn’t look out of place.
Depending on the model and make, TV stands can come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, walnut, walnut or walnut.
Tips: If you enjoy a particular type of rack but don’t enjoy the type of wood, it is worth asking whether other types of wood are available (contact us). If you’d like a better quality rack, look for models that are made with ‘real’ wood veneers, as they’re usually hard to tell from real good wood.
Glass TV Stands
Again as its name suggests these stands are mainly made of glass, usually comprising 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Tip: Lots of glass stands come with either black or clear glass shelves. So if you only see a black glass version but want clear glass, it is always worth asking because both versions are often available.
Coloured TV Stands
Even though the most popular stand colour nowadays is black, you’ll also find them in silver, white and red. Some more modern designs will also be available in a high gloss finish. So look out for colours that will fit in and enhance your room design.