With TV Framing, a liner is required in many cases to give the added width needed for hiding a TV behind art or for making certain frame moulding compatible for TV Framing.
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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.
Frame from the Standard Collection with TV Mirror mounted on surface of the wall showcasing the M5113 frame style. Click Here to see more details on this frame.
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.
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.
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
How is a metro frame liner different?
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.
Framed TV Mirrors from Gallery & Artisan Collections w/Liner
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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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.
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)