About Floor Globes with 16″ to 18″ Diameters
Floor globes with 16″ to 18″ diameters are considered large floor globes. These globes are perfect for most homes, offices and school classrooms. Typically at this size you will find more named place locations and features, have a larger selection of floor stand options and the text size will be slightly larger making them easier to read then smaller versions.
Floor Globes - World Globe With Stand
What to Consider When Buying Floor Standing Globes
Globe Size: Available with sphere sizes that range from 12" to 45"+. When space is not a consideration, choose the largest globe that fits your budget. As the sphere size increases, the text size typically increases and makes it easier to read and identify points of interest.
Ocean Color: Globes are available in many colors, the most traditional colors are Blue and Antique (parchment color) oceans. When choosing an item as an accent piece for the home or office, our customers typically choose Antique ocean colors. Antique refers to the finish of the ocean color, unless choosing an "Old World Globe" all globes include updated named places and points of interest. Blue ocean globes are a good choice if you are looking for a more standard educational style.
Overall Height: Globes in the 32" height range is typically considered excellent chair side viewing, meaning you can sit in a chair next to the globe and easily reference its features. At 38" or higher, globes can better be referenced by standing next to them. Considering the overall height of the globe, you desire you should consider the space that you plan to put it in and what you'd like to achieve with the globe. Do you have a large space that needs something to counterbalance the room's space, you may want to consider a taller globe.