tv stand grey – At first you may think choosing a TV stand is a simple thing to do, but it is only when you begin looking, which you realise how enormous the options are. Various colours, some made from glass, some wood, some metal or a combination, corner racks, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list continues.
Size of the TV Stand
This is essential since the rack must be large enough, but not so large that it dwarfs your TV and looks too large. Stands are usually quoted as being appropriate for TVs up to a certain size. This means that you should not put a TV on it that’s larger than what is advocated, however you can eliminate TVs which are slightly smaller.
Hint: Check your TV measurements and compare that to the rack, in particular the width. It will seem odd if the TV overhangs the border, and it might not be safe. If you think you might upgrade to a larger TV in the not too distant future, you may want to think about getting a stand that is a bit larger than what you need. Not too large though, otherwise your existing TV will appear strange on a stand that is far too large for this. Plus some racks with brackets will only be appropriate for TVs within a specific size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Do You Want the Stand?
These kinds of stands often come in a more traditional fashion box like shape. They usually have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on the front. Many TV cabinets are also usually made from wood as the main material, and some might have glass doors.
Suggestion: If you are going to put your equipment like SKY, DVD player etc within 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 racks your TV is mounted on a mount, which increases the TV over the stand. This is a great option if you’re looking for a contemporary appearance and is only feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As the name suggests, these racks are for if you put the TV in the corner of the space. The stand appears just like a normal stand from the front, but it narrows slightly towards the back, so that it matches snuggly into a corner.
Hint: Corner racks are great if you’re tight on space, since you’ll have the ability to push the rack further in the corner and save a couple of much needed centimetres.
Most wooden TV stands are normally made with wooden veneers not good wood, helping to keep down the cost. You should ideally look for exactly the exact same sort of wood as your existing furniture, so that it matches up and doesn’t look strange.
Based upon the make and model, TV stands may come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, walnut, walnut or walnut.
Tips: If you enjoy a specific style of rack but do not enjoy the kind of wood, it is worth asking if other kinds of wood are available (contact us here). If you want a better quality rack, look for models which are created with ‘actual’ wood veneers, as they’re usually hard to tell from actual good wood.
Again as the name suggests these racks are mainly made from glass, usually comprising 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Hint: Many glass racks come with either black or clear glass shelves. So if you only find a black glass version but want transparent glass, it is always worth asking since both versions are often offered.
Coloured TV Stands
Even though the hottest stand color nowadays is black, you’ll also find them in silver, white and red. Some more contemporary designs are also offered in a high gloss finish. So keep an eye out for colours that will fit in and compliment your room design.