What is a Liner?

With TV frames in some cases a fabric wrapped liner is required. This article will explain more on this topic.

This is perhaps the most common question we receive from our clients who are new to TV concealment. The liner is a fabric wrapped filler component that is added to the inner perimeter of frame mouldings in our Standard & Artisan collections as well as with all Motorized Artwork frames.


What purpose does it serve?

The liner is an essential component on mouldings that have a rabbet. The rabbet is a common element found in almost all frame mouldings. It's a notch found at the inner lip of the frame as shown here. Every liner is made to a customized height to fill the gap left by the rabbet so that the entire TV frame comes has a flat base across the back to meet the surface of the TV. Without the rabbet there would be an unsightly gap where the frame meets the TV's bezel.


What colors are available for the liner fabric?

The liner fabrics are available in a total of 12 colors. Black is the most common color plus this assortment of 12 total colors shown here.  When used with a frame from our Hardwood or Artisan collections, we can also make a custom solid wood liner that is made to match the finish of the frame. This option is not available with the standard mouldings collection due to their prefinished nature.



Liners for Artisan Collection


In addition to the above fabric colors, we also have special 22k Gold Hand Gilded liners available for our Artisan Collection of gold frames.

Here you can Learn More about these Special Liners.

What is the width of the liner?

Default width of our liners is 1.5" wide when viewed from the front. In some rare cases the liner can be made narrower if a wide frame moulding is being used or if there is no mirror or no motorized artwork component selected for screen concealment. 

The liner is essential on motorized artwork frames to give enough width to the frame to conceal the motorized artwork mechanism. 


Can the width of the liner be minimized? 

In some cases with select mouldings, the width of the liner can be minimized if the height of the rabbet at the inner edge of the moulding is under 3/4" tall. The image below shows you how to see which frame styles would be more conducive to a narrower liner. 

Liners CANNOT be minimized on TV Art Covers. 

When requesting a narrower liner width, this needs to be added to the special instructions area within the Quote Builder. 

When is a Liner Required?




What's the difference between a liner and an AccoustiMat? 

The most common time you would use both components is with our Motorized TV Art Covers.  

No, they are different components. The Liner is used to fill the rabbet around the inner edge of a standard frame moulding. When used In combination with a motorized artwork frame we add a fabric AcoustiMat behind the painting. This is only visible when the canvas painting is rolled up.Frame4

Artwork in Down Position


Artwork partially Rolled Up


Examples Images

Framed TV Mirrors from Gallery & Artisan Collections w/Liner

View more similar examples of in this Gallery of frames from the Gallery Collection and Artisan Collection

Entertainment TV Mirror



How does a liner differ with the Metro Collection?

Metro frames on a motorized artwork TV cover and on a TV Frame only will require a liner, while a metro frame with a TV mirror will not require a liner. With a TV Mirror we back paint the glass black to eliminate the need for a liner. Metro frames which require liners will have a wide flat liner necessary to conceal the mounting hardware for the frame and/or the motorized mechanism for the artwork as you can see in the examples below.

TV Mirrors with Metro Collection Frames

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Contemporary TV Mirror



Motorized Artwork with Metro Collection Frames

With a metro collection frame on a TV Art Cover, because the frame moulding in the metro collection are very narrow, we must add a wide flat liner to fully conceal the motorized mechanism that's behind the decorative frame as shown here.

View Gallery of Similar Examples of this combination from the Metro Collection.


Frame Only with Metro Frame

Here you can see an example of a wide liner with a metro for a Frame Only sort of application.



Examples When a Liner is NOT Required

Premium Hardwood Collection Frames

With frames from the Premium Hardwood collection the profiles of the frame are designed so that the inner edge of the frame comes all the way down to the surface of the TV Mirror so therefore a liner is not required (but can be optionally added if you would prefer)

View gallery of similar examples of a TV Mirror with a Hardwood Collection Frame

Entertainment TV Mirror - 220845-8_S



Metro Collection Frames

Through back painting a section of the TV mirror glass around the perimeter of the TV screen, we are able to avoid using a liner with TV mirrors when used with a metro collection frame.

View more similar examples in this gallery using Metro Collection Frames

Contemporary TV Mirror