How to choose a monitor floor stand

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How to choose a monitor floor stand

A monitor floor stand is floor standing hardware that supports a screen and they are used lots of locations such as shops, offices, showrooms, sports & leisure venues, community spaces etc.  Here are the factors you need to consider before buying a monitor floor stand


Make sure the monitor floor stand is suitable for the size of digital-screen to be mounted. This information is likely to be found in the product specification or on the product page if buying online.


Many stands will allow you to show screens horizontally (landscape) or vertically (portrait) but check this information out BEFORE you buy as a few products are designed to mount the screen in a specific orientation which cannot be changed.


Whilst this is likely to be covered by checking the size is suitable it might be worthwhile checking the maximum weight for the screen. Again, look in the product manual, specification or web page. Check if the stand has been load tested as this will be another indicator of the quality of the stands manufacture.

Hole pattern

The VESA pattern in the back of the monitor must match the VESA pattern on the monitor stand. If not, adapters may be available. You’ll find compatible and maximum VESA pattern info in the usual places.


Most stands enable back and forth tilting, left to right pan and landscape to portrait movement. Please make sure that the adjustability that you’re looking for is what the monitor stand offers.

More things to check before you buy a monitor floor stand

Build Quality

Digital screens are not cheap so you need to be 100% confident the stand can be trusted in terms of quality. Look out for any supporting info about build quality on the product spec or product page on a website. Look out for any verified customer reviews, and contact the supplier if in doubt – make sure they have a good track record and ask about their Returns Policy.


If you plan to use the stand outdoors make sure it is compatible.

Additional Costs

Check to see if there any additional costs – sales tax, delivery etc – that you need to include.

If in doubt ASK – sometimes talking to the supplier not only helps you choose the best possible product but can also increase your confidence in their knowledge.

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