Float frames, also known as floating frames or floater frames, are rapidly gaining popularity and are sometimes referred to by those names. They are a lovely method to improve your photo or artwork without taking center stage; they complement the shot you’re exhibiting rather than competing with it for attention
What Is Meant By The Term “Floating Frame”?
A picture can be displayed in a floating frame resembling a box frame. Because there is a narrow space between the print and the frame, the viewer is given the impression that the photograph is floating within the frame. The fact that the photograph is not obscured in any way is among the most significant benefits of this form of frame. When using traditional picture frames, it is possible for the frame or the matting to obscure the margins of a photograph.
You may exhibit various picture art items in a floating frame, ranging from traditional canvas to contemporary acrylic. Because of this, it is an excellent choice for displaying photo art regardless of the design style of your interior.
The artwork is placed on the wall using the traditional method, which involves inserting the artwork into the frame’s rear. Traditional picture frames contain a lip, more formally known as a rabbet. Floater frames, on the other hand, are distinct in that they do not have this lip, and instead of mounting the artwork from the rear, floater frames allow the canvas to be placed through the front of the frame.
Because the lip of a standard picture frame does not cover all of the artwork, floater frames are the perfect choice for framing gallery-wrapped canvas artwork that is very thick. When it is hung on the wall, the Canvas Art has a one-of-a-kind appearance since it gives the impression that it is floating inside the frame, which is another advantage.
Floating Canvas Frames
The floater frames on offer for Canvas Prints have a depth of 2 inches, are constructed from solid hardwood, and are offered in your choice of one of three painted finish color options: black, white, or espresso, perfect for floating canvas frames wall art.
Floating Acrylic Picture Frames
An Acrylic Print with a modern float frame is the way to go if you want to exhibit your photo in an extremely colorful and contemporary style. Your photo is printed on the reverse side of the acrylic, so when you look at it, you are gazing through 1/4 inch of 99.9% optically pure acrylic. This gives your image a sense of depth that can only be completely understood when it is viewed in person. It is as though your image is being viewed at a higher magnification and a higher resolution than usual. When a floating frame is added to a print, its amount of depth and dimension is incredible. The front edge of the solid wood float frame will be fitted flush with your acrylic print once it has been mounted. The distance that separates the poster and the frame is roughly 1/8 of an inch. The depth of the frame is 1.75 inches, and it may be purchased in any of these four colors: black, white, espresso, or silver.
In addition to the floating frames that we offer for acrylic and canvas, service providers also offer this form of frame for four of our other goods, which are as follows:
- Prints in a Matte White Metal Finish
- Prints Made of Brushed Silver Metal
- Photo boards
- Display Cases and Gallery Boxes
Options for the Size of a Floating Frame
Poplar wood is used to construct all of our floater frames; this holds regardless of which photo art piece you choose to have framed. The unprocessed timber comes from Canada, and the molding and painting are done right in this province of Ontario.
The sizes available for floating frames made of metal, photo boards, gallery boxes, and acrylic are not the same as those available for our floating frames made of canvas prints. All of the products listed above, except for canvas prints, can add an additional component, such as a floating frame measuring 10 inches by 10 inches. In light of those above, there are more than thirty distinct sizes of canvas prints to which a floater frame can be added. Some of the most common dimensions are 8 inches by 12 inches, 16 inches by 24 inches, 24 inches by 36 inches, and 30 inches by 40 inches.
To Frame or Not to Frame
No question, floating frames give any room in the house an air of refined elegance. But how can you decide whether a frame will improve the appearance of your wall art or canvas prints from images, and which will look better without one?
Canvas prints, whether framed or frameless, may look wonderful in any setting; the option you choose to go with will mainly depend on personal style. However, there are various reasons why you might want to use a floating frame instead of a traditional one. Take, for example:
The frame your photo is in does not go with the rest of the decor. It may be a different design or shade. Picking a picture frame with style harmonious with the rest of your interior design will help bring your home’s many decoration elements together, giving the impression that they are more coordinated.
The colors of the wall’s background are reflected in the background of your canvas. Instead of “popping” and drawing attention to itself, your lovely canvas print will blend in with the wall around it, defeating the purpose of displaying it. Create a striking contrast with the walls around you by hanging canvas prints in a floating frame. This is a terrific approach to get around the limitation described above.
In the same space, most of the artwork already has a frame around it. Although your picture frames don’t have to be an exact match for one another, if you want your new print to be displayed among five other framed images, you might find it more aesthetically pleasing to have it framed as well. This will prevent it from being out of place.
Floating frames are wonderful options for people who enjoy the feel of canvas but want their artwork to have a more polished appearance or who don’t care for the frameless aspect. Floating frames are the best choice to make in this particular situation.
If you do not want the edges of your canvas to be damaged or bumped in any way, a floating frame is the best option for you to go with. It may be in a high-traffic area of your home, like the living room or the bedroom of one of your children, where there’s a chance it could get damaged. In these situations, purchasing a canvas print with a floating frame instead of a frameless canvas print may offer your priceless artwork increased protection.
Do you require a frame for several different images or artworks that you have? Possibly you have some images in your studio just waiting to be framed, or perhaps you have some gallery wraps printed but unclear how to frame them. We believe that float frames could be the best option for you if you plan to produce a new series of works for a gallery.
We trust that this article will prove informative. Until next time, happy decorating!