Tips on How to Choose Display Shelving

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Choosing display shelving is not always as easy as it may seem. There are a number of factors to take into account to ensure you choose the correct size, shape and style to suite your unique requirements.

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Buying shelving for your home is also completely different to buying shelving for a business environment. Here are a couple of tips to help ensure you make the right choice:


If you are selling or storing fragile items you will need to ensure that your display shelving allows you to do so safely to avoid any potential damage. This means opting for sturdy shelving units that won’t wobble if slightly knocked or worse – fall over. If items are heavy your shelves will need to be able to withstand their weight and not give way.

If however the items on your shelves are generally small and light you won’t have to worry too much about these types of unforeseen accidents.


It goes without saying that large or large quantities of items will need larger shelving space.  The size of your display shelving units will also depend a lot on the amount of space you have available for them, so make sure you have the correct measurements before making any final decisions or purchasing anything.


If you’re going to be spending a substantial amount of money on your shelving you will want it to last you for a long time. If your shelving is wooden for example, you will need to make sure it is able to withstand elements such as moisture that it may come into contact with.


When choosing shelving for your business, whether it be retail shelving for a corner store or high end office, not only will you want it to be a practical solution but an attractive one too. If you’re starting from scratch or simply refurbishing the space you already have, you must ensure your shelving blends in with the other furniture or colour scheme you already have in place.

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If you regularly move offices or know that you are inclined to change your store layout around from time to time, you need to take that into consideration. The best approach to have is to think of your new shelving systems as a long term entity. Alternatively, by incorporating all the above points into your purchase, you shouldn’t need to move them around too often anyway.