Finding the perfect waterfall
to compliment your home or office decor shouldn't be
a challenge. Our design experts can help you choose
a water feature that is right for you.
There are many options available from Tropics North
Studios's varied product lines. Custom and built-to-order
options are also available. With many possible combinations
in size, colour, and style, finding the right waterfall
Tropics North Studios offers
indoor water features in wall-mounted and
floor models to suit your needs. Like works of art,
indoor water features need to be properly sized in
order to ensure the product you choose works well in
Size is one of the most important factors in deciding
which indoor water feature to purchase. Below are some
tips to help you choose the perfectly-sized feature
for your home or office.
Wall-mounted waterfalls may be hung vertical or horizontal
like a picture. Wall-mounted water features come
in various sizes to suit a variety of rooms.
To choose the proper size, you must measure the dimensions
of the wall before purchasing a wall-mounted waterfall.
Generally, rooms with high ceilings do best with a
vertical piece, whereas horizontal fountains work best
in rooms with average heights or longer walls. Placing
a vertical unit on long walls may leave a lot of bare
space on either side; placing a horizontal waterfall
on a higher wall may make the feature appear much smaller
than it is. Smaller fountains work best in areas where
space is limited, such as a foyer or other small hallway.
Depth is another key issue to factor in: most water
features have a depth of 5 - 6" and should not
be placed in narrow hallways, where people may have
difficulty manouevering around it.
There are several easy ways to measure your wall to
ensure a proper fit:
- Marking the Corners
This is an easy, non-invasive way to help you visualize
the space necessary for your desired water feature.
All you need is a measuring tape and four items
such as Post-it Notes or thumbtacks to mark you
place. Use the measuring tape to measure the dimensions
of your chosen piece, placing the markers at each
corner. This will give you a rough idea of the
space necessary to house your new water feature.
- Making an Outline
Similar to the previous approach, this method takes
the process one step further by connecting the
corner points to box-in the area that will be covered
by the water feature. Use the same steps described
above, using tape or string to connect the markers.
This will give you a better feel for the space
- Poster Board Cut-Out
This process is slightly more time-consuming than
the other two approaches, and works best for contractors
who need to envision the feature in a building
that is still under construction. It is useful
for situations where walls have not yet been erected,
as it will give a better visualization of the space
a wall-mounted water feature will need. To measure,
draw the dimensions of the fountain on a piece
of poster board or cardboard and cut out the design.
You may hang this piece on the wall with tape,
and write installation directions on it if necessary.
Outdoor waterfalls usually do not need to be measured,
as most easily fit into any landscape. If you wish
to place a waterfall in a smaller yard, it is best
to use a measuring tape and rope to mark off the
space needed. Most outdoor waterfalls are manufactured
to have a dramatic splashing effect, so they should
be kept away from walls and electrical features which
may be damaged.