tv stand 55 inch flat screen – At first you may think picking a TV stand is a simple thing to do, but it is only once you start searching, that you realise how enormous the options are. Different colours, a few made of glass, some wood, a few metal 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 since the rack has to be large enough, but not too large that it dwarfs your TV and looks too large. Stands are often quoted as being appropriate for TVs up to a particular size. As a consequence, that you shouldn’t put a TV on it that is larger than that which is recommended, but you can eliminate TVs that are marginally smaller.
Hint: Check your TV dimensions and compare that to the rack, in particular the width. It will look 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 wish to consider obtaining a stand that’s a bit bigger than what you want. Not too large though, otherwise your existing TV will appear strange on a stand that’s way too large for this. Plus a few racks with mounts will only be appropriate for TVs in a certain size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Do You Want the Stand?
These types of stands frequently arrive in a more conventional style box like shape. They usually have drawers, enclosed doors or shelves on front. Most TV cabinets are also usually made of wood as the main material, and a few may have glass doors.
Suggestion: If you’re going to put your gear like SKY, DVD player etc within the cupboard, you’ll want to make sure that the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
Cantilever TV Stands
With these racks your TV is mounted on a bracket, which increases the TV above the stand. This is a good option if you’re searching for a contemporary look and is only possible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As its name suggests, these racks are for when you put the TV in the corner of the room. The stand appears the same as a normal stand out of the front, but it narrows slightly towards the trunk, so it fits more snuggly into a corner.
Hint: Corner racks are great if you are tight on space, since you’ll be able 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 out of wooden veneers not solid wood, helping to keep down the cost. You should ideally look for the exact same type of wood as your existing furniture, so it matches up and doesn’t look strange.
Based on the model and make, TV stands can arrive in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: Should you like a specific type of rack but don’t like the kind of wood, it is worth asking whether other types of wood are available (contact us here). If you’d like a better quality rack, look for models that are created with ‘actual’ wood veneers, as they’re usually difficult to tell from actual solid wood.
Again as its name suggests these racks are mainly made of glass, usually comprising 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Hint: Lots of glass racks come with either black or clear glass shelves. Therefore, if you only see a black glass version but need clear glass, it is always worth asking since both versions are often available.
While the most popular stand colour these days is black, you’ll also locate them in silver, white and 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 design.