The Benefits of Floating Shelves
Have you ever tried to install a set of shelves only to find that the brackets get in the way? No matter how you change it around, you just can’t seem to get it right. There is a type of shelving that can help you avoid this problem altogether, they are called floating shelves.
Floating shelves don’t have traditional brackets that can hinder your efforts to create beautiful wall designs. Instead, they have internal brackets that usually run the entire depth of the shelf. They are installed in such a way that you never see the bracket at all. This is done by sliding the shelving onto the brackets by way of an opening in the back of the shelf. This method creates a cleaner and much sleeker look to the shelves. By using this type of shelving, you have the ability to put your shelves anywhere. Even the smallest places will not look cluttered when you install floating shelves.
Floating shelves look fragile to the naked eye because of the way they sit on the wall. All the workings of the brackets are hidden so it seems as though they are floating there on the wall. In reality they are usually much stronger than other types of shelves which are supported with traditional brackets and screws.
When designing shelves of this nature, the manufacturers understand that these shelves are hanging with no external support. Therefore, they are specifically designed to be reinforced. This is done by adding attaching screws into the wall and the internal brackets are made from durable materials. They are also extended enough to give excellent support. With this type of design, you are able to put heavy items on these shelves without worry.
Not only are floating shelves functional, but they are also beautiful. You can find them in wood finishes of all colors for a traditional, rich look. If your home is more modern or art deco, there are some manufacturers who make floating shelves in a strong long lasting resin material. You can find these in all colors on the spectrum. This is a huge plus if you have a color theme in your room. There are many different designs for these shelves; there are thin sleek shelves as well as those with very intricate designs along the edges. No matter what your style, I’m sure you will find a set of floating shelves that fit into the decor of your home.