When it comes to installing custom closets, many people compare wall mounted vs floor mounted closets. The major difference between the two is how they are installed:
- Wall mounted closets float above the ground and are attached with a steel rail to the wall studs
- Floor mounted closets sit on the floor and are attached to the wall using brackets
A wall mounted closet attaches to the wall using a steel rail that is secured at the studs. These systems do not extend to the floor. Since they ‘float’ above the floor, cleaning or changing out flooring is much easier with this type of closet.
A floor mounted closet sits on the floor and is attached to the wall with brackets to assure that the unit can’t be pulled forward. Since these systems go all the way to the floor, installation may require the removal of base trim in certain spots, or in some cases, entirely. There are structural advantages of this type of system because of the extra support of the floor. A few of these include:
- The option for deeper shelving
- The ability to hold more weight