tv stand 55 inch flat screen – Initially you might think picking a TV stand is a simple matter to do, but it is only when you start searching, which you realise how enormous the choices are. Different colors, some made of glass, some wood, some metal or a mix, corner stands, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, this list goes on.
Size of this TV Stand
This is essential because the rack must be large enough, but not too large that it dwarfs your TV and looks too large. Stands are usually quoted as being suitable for TVs up to a certain size. As a consequence, that 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: Check your TV dimensions and compare this to the rack, in particular the width. It will seem odd if the TV overhangs the edge, and it might not be safe. If you believe you might upgrade to a bigger TV in the near future, you might wish to think about obtaining a stand that is a bit bigger than what you need. Not too large though, otherwise your existing TV will look strange on a stand that is way too large for this. Plus some stands with brackets will only be suitable for TVs in a specific size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand to Be?
These kinds of stands often come in a more traditional fashion box like shape. They generally have drawers, enclosed doors or shelves on front. Many TV cabinets are also generally made of wood as the main material, and some might have glass doors.
Tip: If you are going to set your equipment like SKY, DVD player etc inside the cabinet, you’ll need to be certain that the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
Cantilever TV Stands
With these stands your TV is mounted on a bracket, which increases the TV above the stand. This is a great alternative if you’re searching for a contemporary look and is only possible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As the name suggests, these stands are for when you set the TV in the corner of this space. The stand looks just like a normal stand from the front, but it narrows slightly towards the trunk, so it matches snuggly into a corner.
Tip: Corner stands are great if you’re tight on space, because you’ll be able to push the rack further in the corner and spare a couple of much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are usually made out of wooden veneers not good wood, helping to keep down the cost. You should ideally look for exactly the exact same type of wood as your existing furniture, so it matches up and does not look strange.
Based on the model and make, TV stands can come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: Should you like a specific style of rack but don’t like the kind of wood, it is worth asking if other kinds of wood are available (contact us). If you want a better quality rack, look for models which are created with ‘actual’ wood veneers, since they are usually difficult to tell from actual good wood.
Glass TV Stands
Again as the name suggests these stands are mainly made of glass, usually consisting of 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Tip: Lots of glass stands come with either clear or black glass shelves. Therefore, if you only see a black glass variation but want transparent glass, it is always worth asking because both versions are often available.
Coloured TV Stands
While the most popular stand colour nowadays is black, you’ll also locate them in silver, white and red. Some more contemporary designs will also be available in a high gloss finish. So look out for colors that will fit in and enhance your room layout.