A bookcase in Singapore is a must-have furniture piece in a study room. When choosing furniture, people have two options. Wall-mounted and floor-mounted.
Wall-mounted furniture pieces are fittings hanging on the wall using metal studs and rails, while floor-mounted fittings are the regular furniture that sits on the floor. But which of the two is better?
A floor-mounted bookshelf in Singapore consumes more horizontal or floor space. If you are looking for furniture that will save your floor space, floor-mounted fittings are not the best option.
A wall-mounted bookcase in Singapore consumes more vertical or wall space. They are space savers because they free up floor space. For example, you can place a study table with shelves in the empty floor space beneath the wall-mounted bookshelf. Or you can leave the spot empty to create a more open space.
Storage-wise, floor-mounted bookcase gets the upper hand. You can extend or stack the fittings and their content up to the ceiling. It is perfect for people who love to read and keep tons of books.
Since the wall-mounted bookshelf uses studs or railings to hang on the walls, it has a limited weight capacity. Exceeding this limit can cause the furniture to drop and rip the studs or rails off the walls creating more damage.
It is also dangerous, especially if there is someone below the wall-mounted furniture. Therefore, people must not over-store or keep too many books on their wall-mounted bookshelf in Singapore.
3. FLEXIBILITY AND MOBILITY
Floor-mounted furniture is more flexible and modular. You can relocate it anytime. You can place it against the wall or let it be floating furniture, meaning they are in the middle of the room.
Relocating a wall-mounted bookcase means removing the studs off the wall and then installing them on another. Additionally, not all walls are strong enough to hold the weight of the wall-mounted furniture.
Floor-mounted and wall-mounted fittings are even when it comes to durability and maintenance. But there are some risks with floor-mounted bookcases.
Since they directly sit on the floor, they are more in contact with ants and termites, which could affect their quality and durability.
You have nothing to worry about the durability and maintenance of a wall-mounted bookcase in Singapore unless it hangs directly under a leaky ceiling where the water trickles down on the wall where the fitting is attached.
It is not difficult to choose between floor-mounted and wall-mounted bookcases. As long as you consider some factors, such as cost, storage, space consumption, quality, and durability, you will find the bookshelf that best suits you.
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