Floating frames work well for artwork such as stretched canvas that require no protective glazing. To put it simply, the artwork inserts from the face on a floating frame and from the back on a conventional frame. A floating frame does not clip (cover) the art around the edges and a traditional or conventional frame will.
There is always a reveal (gap or dead space) between the artwork and frame on a floating frame design. Typically the requested reveal is 1/4″ inch.
A picture says a thousand words so please reference the images below:
Both options are available in painted MDF (shown above) or hardwood. More examples to come soon.