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Canvas Floater Frames

Our frame artists can create the perfect canvas floater frames for your wrapped canvases.

Are you looking for a unique way to display art on canvas? Canvas floater frames may be exactly what you need. This type of frame is ideal for adding more of a finished look to any kind of canvas print or original painting that is mounted on stretcher bars.

What Are Canvas Floater Frames?

Unlike a traditional fine art frame, canvas floater frames will not cover any of the face of the canvas. Instead, the canvas sits neatly on the back of the inside lip of the frame, with a slight gap between the outer lip of the frame and the edge of the canvas. This gap serves two functions. First of all, it separates the art from the frame to prevent damage from contact with any acids in the frame, much the way a mat does in a traditional picture frame. Secondly, it creates an eye-catching “floating” look.

Let Us Create the Perfect Canvas Floater Frame for Your Art

At Allan Jeffries Framing, we have one of the largest selections of frame mouldings and ready made frames in Southern California, including many options suitable for canvas floater frames accommodating canvases from ¾ to 1 ½ inches thick. Just tell us what material, color, and style you prefer, and we’ll help you find a frame moulding to match.

We can also show you the different types of canvas floater frames and help you select the best one for your specific framing project. Options include:

  • Stair Step: A stair step cut into the inner edge of the frame gives the canvas the appearance of floating, but in reality the canvas fits snugly into the bottom step.
  • Tapered: This type of frame has a tapered edge creating a gap at the front of the canvas and a snug fit at the back.
  • L Shape: For a true canvas floater frame, we recommend the L Shape. In this type of frame, the gap is consistent from the front to the back of the canvas. Mounting a canvas in this type of frame requires more skill, but our frame artists are more than equal to the challenge.

Why Choose Allan Jeffries Framing

At Allan Jeffries Framing, we are able to provide a complete range of custom framing services thanks to our staff of highly experienced and skilled frame artists. Many of our staff members have been with us for many years, and we look forward to building a lasting relationship with you. Bring us one framing project and we’re confident you’ll never want to go anywhere else for canvas floater frames or any other service. We guarantee the quality of our work 100 percent.

Come Visit Us

If you would like to see some examples of canvas floater frames in person before you commit to a framing project, please come visit one of our frame shops. Our frame artists will be happy to answer all your questions.

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