As you shop for different framing solutions, you may come across a floating frame. While these products are relatively new, they are a popular framing option due to their ability to create a sleek, contemporary look that mimics gallery artwork. At Tribeca Printworks, we offer the opportunity to frame your art or other prints with a floating frame to help unify an existing theme and give any space a touch of elegance.
What Is a Floating Frame?
As the name suggests, floating frames give the appearance that a picture or canvas is floating within a frame. This appearance is partly due to positioning the picture edge away from the border instead of having it disappear behind the frame. Many floating frames for canvases feature a wooden frame on the outside and space between the frame and the canvas picture edge.
If you are looking for a gallery-style framing option, you can’t go wrong with a floating frame. This frame helps to provide further definition, and the gap between the artwork and the frame edge adds visual space to attract the eye. Also, most floating frames don’t place the canvas behind glass, allowing for greater texture.