How To Float Mount

What is Float Mounting?

Float mounting is a technique used to raise your art slightly above the mat, to make it appear like it’s floating. It looks very cool.

How to Float Mount?

We mount your art directly to foam board, before attaching that foam board to the mat. Then, we use spacers inside the frame, ensuring that the acrylic is not directly touching your art.

Why Float Mounting?

Float mounting adds a little drama to any piece of art, textile, or object. It’s perfect for showing off unique edges — the tattered corners of an old postcard, the creases in a matchbox from the restaurant where you got engaged — and it is the best way to showcase 3-D objects. Designers love it because it highlights depth and makes the object stand out. It's an elegant, timeless style and the easiest way to make your art look truly custom framed. 

 Just some—not even close to all—the things we've float mounted.

Postcards, scarves, passports, ticket stubs, boarding passes, ribbons, menus, textiles, rugs, money clips, currency, golf tees, small flags, pennants, matchboxes, keys, bandanas, guitar picks, playing cards, tassels, buttons and badges, coasters, koozies, medals, needlepoint, needles, puzzles, cork boards, photo strips, polaroids, varsity letters, love notes, breakup notes (though we hope you don’t have any), license plates, dinner plates, paint brushes, pencil, pens, crayons, magazines, book covers, album covers, CDs, DVDs, cassette tapes (remember those?) and even Blockbuster cards (if you still have one).

Ticket float mounted in golf frame next to blockbuster card float mounted in black frame

Our Favorite Float Mount Frames

Float mounting is available in many of our frames, in a variety of styles, ranging from from black to white, natural wood to metallic frames.

See below for a matchbox float-mounted in our black and gold frame, Providence. Green matchbook float mounted in black and gold frame

One Last Thing

Check this out:

gay pride pins float mounted in silver frame

Oh yeah, we forgot to mention, you can add more than one object float mounted in one frame (our silver Ventura frame). You can actually add as many as you want (the standard $25 charge includes up to five float mounted items, an additional $5 for any thereafter).

Pretty cool, right? 


Framebridge: custom framing to flaunt your float