There is a lot of talk about tabletop fountains and fountains designed for hanging on the wall, but there are indoor fountains that can also stand independently on the floor too. These “floor” fountains come in an astonishing array of styles and designs and can be used as a sort of art form, or they can be used as a major focal point in a room or office.
The thing about the indoor fountains that sit on the floor is that they can usually appear in the same designs as all other types. For example, you can easily find floor fountains that look like outdoor fountains shaped like bowls, in the form of a waterfall, or even designed to function in place of standard wall art.
The indoor fountains can be made from stone or slate, glass or plastic, acrylic or resin, and a variety of different metals. They can be embossed, imprinted with a logo, or custom designed to almost any criteria imaginable.
The major differentiating factor about the floor model indoor fountains is the fact that they are literally a “plug and play” sort of item because they don’t require any sort of additional installation issues. While the wall mounted versions might require the owner to hire an electrician to install a dedicated outlet, the floor models allow for the absolute maximum of ease by allowing a cord to be run directly to the unit. There is also never a need for plumbing of any kind because the water is simply continually recycled through the unit as well.
Another benefit to many of the different floor units is the fact that they rely on remarkably lightweight materials too. This is to prevent them from damaging floors, and to make them remarkably easy to move and to relocate when desired.
When choosing one of the floor-based fountains, it is important to consider the available space. While the actual base of the fountain is going to be close to the wall, the fixture is going to demand more clearance than a wall mounted fountain or a piece of wall art, and this must be taken into serious consideration before selecting the most appropriate position.
Consider that some of the heavier designs utilize steel and stone, and these don’t really move that easily. If a fountain is positioned too far into a walkway it might be the frequent cause of injury or damage thanks to the immovable materials.