where to buy a tv stand – Initially you may think choosing a TV stand is a easy matter to do, but it is only once you begin searching, which you realise how vast the choices are. Different colours, some made from glass, some wood, some metallic or a mix, corner stands, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list goes on.
So Where Do You Begin?
Size of the TV Stand
This is very important 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 suitable for TVs up to a particular size. As a consequence, you should not put a TV on it that is larger than that which is recommended, but you can eliminate TVs which are marginally smaller.
Hint: Assess your TV dimensions and compare that to the rack, particularly the width. It will seem strange if the TV overhangs the edge, and it might not be safe. If you believe you might upgrade to a larger TV in the not too distant future, you may want to consider getting a stand that is a bit larger than what you need. Not too large though, otherwise your current TV will look strange on a stand that is far too large for it. Plus some stands with mounts will only be suitable for TVs within a specific size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand to Be?
These types of stands frequently come in a more traditional fashion box like shape. They usually have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on the front. Most 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 inside the cabinet, 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 good alternative if you’re searching for a contemporary appearance and is only feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.
Corner TV Stands
As its name implies, these stands are for when you put the TV in the corner of the room. The stand looks the same as a normal stand out of the front, but it narrows slightly towards the trunk, so it matches snuggly into a corner.
Hint: Corner stands are great if you’re tight on space, since you’ll have the ability to push the rack farther in the corner and spare a few much needed centimetres.
Most wooden TV stands are usually made with wooden veneers not solid wood, helping to keep the cost down. You should ideally look for the same type of wood as your current furniture, so it fits up and does not look strange.
Based on the make and model, TV stands may come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: Should you like a specific style of rack but do not like the kind of wood, it is worth asking if other types of wood are available (contact us here). If you’d like a better quality rack, look for models which are made with ‘real’ wood veneers, as they are usually hard to tell from real solid wood.
Glass TV Stands
Again as its name implies these stands are primarily made from glass, usually consisting of 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Hint: Many glass stands come with either clear or black glass shelves. Therefore, if you only see a black glass variation but need transparent glass, it is always worth asking since both versions are often offered.
Even though the hottest stand colour nowadays 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 look out for colours that will fit in and compliment your room layout.