With entertainment TV mirrors the sides vary with different frame collections. This overview article explored the different side view TV concealment methods.
TV's on the Surface of the wall (non-recessed)
The example shown above is how a typical framed TV mirror on the surface of the wall would look with any frame from our Standard Frames Collection with the 1.5" universal black painted sides to cover the side view of the TV, much like a shoebox lid going over a shoebox.
The largest indicator of how close everything will be to the wall is determined by the thickness of your TV plus the thickness of your wall mount. For TV's mounted on the surface of the wall we advise looking for the thinnest possible TV and wall mount you can find. The most typical TV + Wall mount depths we see are around 2-3" in depth.
We offer different types of side depths for different frame types. The following is a summary of the side options available based on each of our frame collections.
Available in a standard 1.5" or 3" universal black painted side.
"But I want my frame to cover all the way to the wall !!!"
This is a very common request which makes sense on the surface, but based on the thousands of clients we have worked with over the last decade, we can assure you this is not always the ideal solution for the following reasons:
As a manufacturer we do not recommend having the frame extend all the way to the wall, because this can restrict the necessary airflow and ventilation for the TV to prevent overheating. We recommend leaving at least 0.5" - 1" space between the back of the frame and the wall for proper air flow.
When the sides of the frame fully extend to the wall, the result can look like a large box stuck on the wall. Having a little space between the back of the frame and the wall is esthetically more pleasing and natural much like a large painting hanging on a wire and slightly canted away from the wall.
This question is most commonly asked when our clients have an extreme side view from entering the room and currently they can see the wall mount and cables behind the TV. Our frame will cover the majority of this area and the remaining fraction of an inch will be hidden by the shadow cast from the sides of the frame.
Above image is based on a distance of 2.5" from the front of the TV back to the wall when used with a 1.5" side depth on the frame.