man installing Floating Shelving

Why we recommend using threaded rods to install Floating Shelving

Floating shelves have become a staple in modern interior design, offering both functionality and aesthetics. When it comes to securely mounting these shelves, threaded rods emerge as a versatile and dependable option. In this blog, we'll delve into the numerous advantages of using threaded rods to install timber floating shelves into wall studs and why it's a popular choice for homeowners looking to enhance their living spaces.

Image: Traditional mounting bracket

Image: Threaded rod

1. Exceptional Strength and Stability

One of the foremost benefits of using threaded rods for your floating shelves is the remarkable strength and stability they provide. Unlike some other mounting methods, threaded rods distribute weight evenly along the length of the shelf and will hold up to 25kg per wall studs they are secured into (thats a minimum of 50kg per shelf). Most mounting brackets will only hold 10-15kg overall. This minimizes the risk of sagging or warping, ensuring your shelves remain sturdy and reliable over time, even when loaded with heavy items.

2. Customizable to Fit Your Space

We cut the threaded rods ain the correct length to match your shelf, making them highly adaptable to your specific needs. Whether you're installing shelves in a small nook or along an expansive wall, you can customize the length of the rods to perfectly match your space. This versatility ensures a seamless fit and allows for creative design choices. Mounting brackets only custom in standard size options.

3. Adjustable and Level Installation

Achieving a level installation can sometimes be challenging, especially in older homes with uneven walls, mounting brackets are not versatile. Threaded rods offer a solution by allowing you to make precise adjustments during installation. You can easily level your floating shelves by tightening or loosening the rods as needed, ensuring a perfectly horizontal display. 

4. Easy Installation Process

Installing floating shelves with threaded rods is a straightforward process that can be accomplished with common tools like a drill, level, and wrench. The simplicity of the installation means you can complete the project without the need for extensive DIY experience.

5. We can predrill 

To help with install at your end we can predrill holes into your shelf before sending out. This means that you or your tradesperson don't have the worry of trying to drill a straight hole into the shelf. We offer this free of charge. If you would like this service leave a note at checkout with the measurements of your studs, or if installing into brick we can drill them in proportion to the size of the shelf.

With all of this being said, how you install your shelving is entirely up to you or your tradie, we are just here to guide you.

When it comes to installing floating shelves securely and stylishly, threaded rods are a clear choice for homeowners and interior designers alike. Their exceptional strength, customisability, and ease of installation make them a dependable option for any space.

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