How to prepare for a floating shelving installation

Although we will always insist that our floating shelves are one of the most effortless ways to provide your home with a stylish, innovative and space-saving storage solution, you do still sadly have to put a small amount of effort into their installation and maintenance.

It may be a small amount of effort, but it’s something that even the least dedicated of DIY enthusiasts could manage! To further assist you with the installation aftercare of your product, we’ve detailed some of the key things that you should know before beginning the installation of your floating shelves.

Before you even purchase one of our products, you should establish the type of wall to which you would like to attach your shelf. Different walls – such as plasterboard or masonry – call for different fixings, but we can advise you on the right choice for your own wall.

A trip to the DIY store is due…

As with any DIY project, it’s always a wise idea to obtain all of the necessary equipment you need before you begin the project, so as not to hinder your completion of it. Round up everything that you need in good time, and you’ll save a fair amount of time and money compared to the panicked dash around the shops that you could otherwise find yourself on.

Before the installation of any of our floating shelves, we would advise you to acquire a pencil to draw the line indicating where you’ll place your shelf and to mark where you’ll place the fixings, as well as a masonry drill with which to drill the holes needed for the shelf’s fixings.

Keeping up the good appearance of your shelf

Once you’ve completed the installation of your shelf or shelves, it’s vital for you to undertake a regular aftercare routine to maintain their appearance. Before we ship our shelves to you, we coat them in a layer of a substance called Danish oil; a blend of oils specially made to treat wood. We apply a final coat of wax to finish, which leaves the shelves looking exquisite.

We recommend that you purchase some Danish oil yourself to uphold your shelving’s appearance – you’ll most likely find it in your local DIY store. This willkeep your robust wood veneer in prime condition and ensure that you have a stunning storage solution for years to come.

Don’t be afraid to contact our friendly and knowledgeable team about any of your questions relating to floating shelves before you make a purchase – they’re there to help, after all.