tv stand 55 inch flat screen – At first you might think choosing a TV stand is a easy thing to do, but it is only when you begin searching, which you realise how vast the options are. Various colors, a few made of glass, some wood, a few metal or a mix, corner stands, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, this list continues.
So Where Do You Begin?
Size of this TV Stand
This is essential because the stand has to be large enough, but not too large that it dwarfs your TV and looks too large. Stands are often quoted as being suitable for TVs up to a particular size. This means that you should not put a TV on it that is larger than what is advocated, but you can get away with TVs which are marginally smaller.
Tip: Assess your TV dimensions and compare this to the stand, in particular the width. It will seem odd if the TV overhangs the edge, and it might not be safe. If you think you might upgrade to a bigger TV in the near future, you might wish to consider obtaining a stand that is slightly bigger than what you need. Not too large though, otherwise your current TV will look out of place on a stand that is way too large for it. Plus a few stands with mounts will only be suitable for TVs within a certain size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Do You Want the Stand?
These types of stands often come in a more traditional style box like shape. They usually have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on front. Many TV cabinets are also usually made of timber as the main 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 the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or panel.
Cantilever TV Stands
With these stands your TV is mounted on a mount, which raises the TV above the stand. This is a great alternative if you’re searching for a modern look and is only possible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As its name implies, these stands are for when you set the TV in the corner of this space. The stand appears the same as a normal stand from the front, but it narrows slightly towards the back, so it matches snuggly into a corner.
Tip: Corner stands are great if you’re tight on space, because you are going to have the ability to push the stand 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 solid wood, helping to keep down the cost. You should ideally start looking for the same sort of timber as your current furniture, so it fits up and doesn’t look out of place.
Based on the model and make, TV stands may come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, walnut, walnut or walnut.
Tips: If you like a specific type of stand but do not like the kind of wood, it is worth asking whether other types of timber are available (contact us). If you’d like a better quality stand, start looking for models which are made with ‘real’ wood veneers, since they are usually difficult to tell from real solid wood.
Again as its name implies these stands are mainly made of glass, usually consisting of 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Tip: Many glass stands come with either clear or black glass shelves. Therefore, if you only see a black glass version but need transparent glass, it is always worth asking because both versions are often available.
Coloured TV Stands
Even though the hottest stand color these days is black, you’ll also find them in silver, white and even red. Some more modern designs are also available in a high gloss finish. So look out for colors that’ll fit in and compliment your room layout.