Floater Frames Afford Structural Support while Maintaining a Contemporary, Simple Frame Design

Floater Frames Afford Structural Support while Maintaining a Contemporary, Simple Frame Design

27th Oct 2015

What is a floater frame?

A floater frame is a picture frame with an inside ledge designed to securely hold a beveled or non-beveled mirror (may also hold artwork). Floater framers are generally larger in size than our normal picture frames. While being larger in actually physical size, the inside ledge of the picture frame is generally covered by a mirror, thus allowing for the frame to maintain the same simple size in appearance. 

he part that shows once a mirror is placed on the ledge is called the reveal. Sizes of reveals vary from 1/2" to 6". The reveal can be customized to size, color, profile, and style options of your choice.

Benefits of a floater frame:

  • Allows for larger-than-normal sizes of oval frames while maintaining a thin molding
  • Structural strength to hang securely and still have the contemporary feel o fa thin, simple frame design
  • Perfect for mirrors.
  • Frames may have a larger depth, thus allowing the mirrors to sit deeper within the frame

Multiple Depths:

Our Series #798 is a floater frame with a 6" reveal and is among our most popular products.

#798 Oval - Black Walnut

Framed example of our floater frames in a high-end hotel: