Canvas Float Frames
Stretched canvas paintings are a simple and stylish way of displaying large (and small) artworks on your walls. Sometimes this simplicity can make them look a little bare, yet you may not want an overbearing frame or glass reflection to contend with. An elegant solution to this can be a “floating frame”
These frames appear slim when viewed from the front, but are deep enough to accommodate stretched canvases. Unlike traditional frames, floating frames don’t hold the artwork behind a rebate cut into the top of the moulding. Instead, once these frames are assembled to the required size, the already-stretched canvas is dropped in from the front and secured in place from the rear. Because of their simplicity, floating frames don’t vie for the attention of the artwork, and they fit in beautifully with most decors.
So why are they called floating frames? It is standard to include a small gap, usually just 5 to 10mm, between the edge of the canvas and the floating frame. This enables your stretched canvas to “float” in the middle of the frame. It accentuates the edges of the painting without losing any details behind a frame rebate.