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From what I can tell, the term “floor stand” in relation to TV’s seems to refer to long pedestal type stands rather than stands with shelves, cabinets or drawers. Some floor stands are meant to be decorative, while others focus more on functionality, featuring wheels for easy movement. If you’re looking for the ideal solution for small spaces or professional applications, then go with floor TV stands.
Floor TV stands:
Floor TV stands example. Pictured: Glass TV Stand with Shelf for a 17 to 32 Inch Plasma Television – Green-Tinted by Displays2go
Of course this type of small-footprint, narrow stand was simply not practical when we were dealing with CTR sets. Those TV’s were big, deep, and heavy, and thus required much bigger and sturdy stands. Thankfully, flat screens are much lighter and thinner, opening up a lot of possibilities when it comes to placement and stands. There are two basic types of floor stands to choose from: the type on which you mount your TV, and the type on which you simply rest the set. The mounting option results in a stand that is often very sleek and minimalist looking. It provides a look somewhat similar to wall-mounting, but without the extra complications involved. You don’t have to worry about making holes in your wall, for one thing.