Whether floor standing, counter top or wall mounted, make sure your products, trophies, memorabilia and other valuable items are stored and displayed safely. Glass cabinets or acrylic cases give full visibility to items on display at all times, while locking options give you piece of mind.
There are a number of things to consider when purchasing your display cabinet.
Firstly where will you be placing the display case? Ensure you have enough space by measuring the area in width and depth; if space is limited, consider buying a wall mounted cabinet or corner cabinet. We also recommend your display furniture is placed away from direct sunlight or radiators as excess heat can warp materials. You will also need to consider whether you have the means to assemble the cabinet or if you’d prefer the unit to arrive fully assembled. Some cabinets are delivered on a pallet to the curb side, so you will need to ensure you have enough space outside your delivery address.
Secondly, what do you intend to display? If precious or valuable items are going to be placed inside the cabinet, think about lockable doors to keep items secure. Locking doors are also ideal for retail display cases so that products, such as jewellery, can be displayed without the worry of tampering or theft. Adjustable shelves are ideal for ever changing displays, meaning you can move the height of the shelf to accommodate the products on show. Counters are multi functional and can be used as a till point.
You might also want to consider lighting to brighten your display. Lighting is ideal for accentuating the contents on display to really catch the eye; choose from halogen bulbs or LED lighting. Whilst Halogen lights are a more affordable option that glow brighter, they become very hot if left on for too long which can lead to damage of the items. LED lighting is an energy efficient lighting option that emit next to no heat, meaning they can be left on for long periods. This makes them ideal for use in shops, museums, exhibition and more.
Lastly, the finish of the cabinet is important if being placed with existing furniture. Glass cabinets offer a seamless display that can blend in with any environment for all round viewing with the protection from dust, dirt and curious fingers. Tempered safety glass often comes as a standard feature for commercial display cabinets; not only is the toughened glass a strong and durable option, it breaks into small granular chunks instead of jagged shards when broken, reducing the risk of injury.
If you are looking for a display case that can withstand the hustle and bustle of a busy retail environment. choose a wood or aluminium cabinet; both offering a strong and durable frame, aluminium is easier to clean and maintain offering a modern look. You may also want to consider a display cabinet that has been fire rated and tested to adhere to specific clauses, for example BS 5852:2006, Section 12, Ignition Sources 0, 1 & 5.