Float mounting is a beautiful way to show off the textured edges of old papers, to preserve the visibility of artist signatures when they are on or near the edge of your piece, or just to add a little drama to your framed art.
Instead of layering a mat board with an opening on top of your art, we will “float” your art 3/8” above a mat and leave an inch and a half of space between the edges of your piece and the frame. We’ll use spacers to separate the acrylic and frame from your art and the mat board, suspending your piece between the materials.
Float mounting is available with our Mandalay, Beaumont, Bolton, Irvine, Marin, Mercer, Providence, Monterey, Sonoma, Newport, Richmond, Tacoma, Carson, Olympia, Beverly, Rosemont, Monroe, Dorado, Ventura, Irvine Slim, Mercer Slim, Gresham, Ravenswood, Dover, Brighton, Avalon, Marquette, Ash Gallery, Cherry Gallery, and Walnut Gallery frames for an additional $25.
We can Float Mount more than one item in a frame for a slightly higher cost. For one Float Mounted item, the cost is $25. For two to five Float Mounted items in the same frame, the cost is $50, and for every piece past five, the cost is an additional $5 each.
To request this treatment for your piece, simply select "Float Mounting" as your mat style. If your frame style is not eligible for float mounting (any of the frames not listed here), the float mounting option will not be available for that frame in the drop down.