How to Install our Floating Shelves

How to Install our Floating Shelves

Watch Jordan, our workshop supervisor, show you how to install our floating shelves on a brick wall.

What Will I Need to Install Floating Shelves?

To install our floating shelves on a brick wall, you will need:

  • Drill
  • Spirit Level
  • Pencil
  • Tape Measure
  • Adjustable Spanner
  • Hammer

Our floating shelves come supplied with all fixings you need to install them on your wall at home.


Step-By-Step Guide: How to Install Our Floating Shelves

Measure and level to mark up the drill holes

Step 1.

First, decide where to position the shelf and use a tape measure and level to mark up the drill holes.


Drill a 10mm hole

Step 2.

Drill a 10mm diameter hole and put the wall plug in, hammering it flush with the wall.


Slip washer onto screw thread

Step 3.

Next, slip the washer onto the screw thread and screw the shelf's supporting pin into the wall plug.

At this step, the screw is not centred with the bracket as it allows you to adjust it.


Push shelf on as far as nerl section

Step 4. 

Push the shelf on, but only as far as the nerl section.


Use a spanner or adjustable wrench to level shelf

Step 5.

Now, use a spanner or an adjustable wrench to level the shelf. The steel brackets included with our floating shelves adjust when rotated.

Turning the screws tightens the fitting and adjusts the height.


Push shelf all the way to wall

Step 6.

Once you are completely happy with the height of the floating shelf, and it is level, push the shelf all the way to the wall.


Are Floating Shelves Hard to Install?

The method demonstrated by Jordan is a quick and simple way of mounting your new floating shelf to any solid wall. Sometimes, when installing a floating shelf onto a stud or plasterboard wall, it may not sit level due to the weaker wall to attach to.

If you are looking to install shelving suitable for a stud or plasterboard wall yourself, we recommend choosing from our selection of bracketed shelves. However, with the help of a professional joiner or skilled DIY enthusiast, our floating shelves can be fitted to your timber frame walls as well.

Please note, we are unable to guarantee the shelves if they are installed into alternative wall types or using alternative methods.

For more information about fitting your shelves, please refer to the instructions sent with your shelf or visit our website.

Find the best positioning for your floating shelves

Read more on the 5 best places at home to create more storage with your floating shelves. Don't forget to check our our expert tips on styling your new shelf.

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