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.
A floor globe is a great way to show off your world! Floor standing globes make a great addition to the home or office and are available in various styles and sizes to meet your decorative need. What sets most models apart is the stand. For the best viewing, choose a globe mounted with a Full Swing Meridian, which allows the globe to move in all directions.
What to Consider When Buying Floor Standing Globes
Globe Diameter: Globe sizes range from 12″ to 45″+. Choose the largest globe that fits your budget when space is not a consideration. As the globes size increases, the text size typically increases, making 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 accent piece for the home or office, our customers typically choose Antique ocean colors. Antique refers to the finish of the ocean color and not the age of the globe, as 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 or modern style.
Overall Height: Globes in the 32″ height range are considered excellent for 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 easily be viewed by standing next to them. If you have a large area that needs something to counterbalance the room’s space, you may want to consider a taller globe.