tv stand grey – At first 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 vast the choices are. Different colours, some made from glass, some wood, some metal or a combination, corner stands, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list goes on.
Size of the TV Stand
This is essential since the rack has to be big enough, but not so big that it dwarfs your TV and seems too big. Stands are often quoted as being suitable for TVs up to a certain size. As a consequence, that you shouldn’t put a TV on it that’s bigger than what is recommended, however you can eliminate TVs which are slightly smaller.
Tip: Check your TV dimensions and compare that to the rack, particularly the width. It will seem strange if the TV overhangs the border, and it may not be safe. If you think you may upgrade to a larger TV in the near future, you might wish to think about obtaining a stand that’s a bit larger than what you want. Not too big though, otherwise your existing TV will look out of place on a stand that’s way too big for this. Plus some stands with brackets will only be suitable for TVs within a specific size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Do You Want the Stand?
These types of stands frequently 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 from timber as the primary material, and some may have glass doors.
Suggestion: If you’re going to set your equipment like SKY, DVD player etc inside the cupboard, you’ll want to be certain that the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
With these stands your TV is mounted on a mount, which increases the TV above the stand. This is a great option if you’re searching for a contemporary look and is only possible for LCD and plasma TVs.
Corner TV Stands
As the name suggests, these stands are for when you set the TV in the corner of the room. The stand looks the same as a normal stand from the front, but it narrows slightly towards the trunk, so it fits more snuggly into a corner.
Tip: Corner stands are great if you are tight on space, since you’ll have the ability to push the rack farther in the corner and spare a few much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are normally made out of wooden veneers not solid hardwood, helping to keep the cost down. You should ideally start looking for the same type of timber as your existing furniture, so it matches up and doesn’t look out of place.
Depending on the model and make, 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 types of timber are available (contact us). If you want a better quality rack, start looking for models which are made with ‘actual’ wood veneers, since they are usually difficult to tell from actual solid wood.
Glass TV Stands
Again as the name suggests these stands are primarily made from glass, usually consisting of 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Tip: Many glass stands come with either black or clear glass shelves. So if you only see a black glass version but want transparent glass, it is always worth asking since both versions are often offered.
Even though the hottest stand color these days is black, you’ll also find them in silver, white and red. Some more contemporary designs will also be offered in a high gloss finish. So keep an eye out for colours that will fit in and enhance your room design.