Floor Socket Barrier (Stone)

Provides our most discreet protection for artworks, the stone Floor Socket Barrier is floor mounted and ideal for more permanent displays.

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from $124.95 (ex VAT)
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Product Description

The Absolute Floor Socket Barrier system is ideally suited to a more permanent display and has the added benefit of appearing more discreet than the Freestanding version whilst still indicating that visitors should not touch the exhibits. It is designed for use with stone, marble and concrete floors. The socket can also be used on timber flooring (please speak to one of our Team if you require this option). The neutral finish and simple clean lines sit comfortably within the museum, gallery and display environment, gently reminding the public of its presence without clashing with the display or decor.

The clever bit is a stretchy cord that fits nicely into the top of each post, drawing a neat line in the air, avoiding the distraction of that dreadful droopy rope. Also, because the Elasticated Cord makes a straight line, it blends with the architecture of the building, helping the barriers to become less obvious and ensuring the artwork is the object of attention.

The Floor Socket version of our barrier system has an upright that fits snugly into a small stainless steel floor socket and supports the Elasticated Cord which defines restricted access, but gives to the touch thus avoiding tripping or injury. The socket has a lip of just 2.5mm making this a very discrete installation. As with the Freestanding Barrier, this features our injection moulded top that helps prevent 'little fingers' from removing the cap. If required the uprights can be removed and the socket filled with a flush fitting plug that leaves a smooth, trip-free stainless circle of just 25mm.

Key Features of the Floor Socket Barrier:

  • Ultra discreet protection for artworks
  • Suitable for timber, stone, marble and concrete floors
  • Neutral, clean lines that blend with the environment
  • Elasticated cord that gently tugs without tripping
  • Modular components to accommodate informative signage and tie-back to wall
  • Suits more permanent displays but features easy removal and minimum impact


Product Specification

Diagram explaining the Floor Socket Barrier's dimensions, components, and installation point.

Type: Stanchion Barrier (Floor Socket)

Material & Finish:  Powder coated mild steel or brushed stainless steel

Dimensions:  385mm high x 20mm diameter upright + 66mm deep socket (25mm diameter)

UK Installation Instructions PDF:  Click here to download

USA Installation Instructions PDF:  Click here to download


Expert Advice


> Read our expert guide: Choosing Art Barriers for Traditional, Transitional and Contemporary Spaces - Click here to read


It is important to select a barrier finish that blends well with the environment and minimises visual impact and to assist this process, our standard cord colour is a neutral grey. However, in areas where it is important to draw attention to the line we can supply cord in a range of colours that will enhance the contrast. These are white, red, black or yellow.

Because these barriers have a rigid fixing the tension on the cord can be greater and it is possible to increase the distance between barriers up to a maximum of approximately 2.5 metres.

Whenever possible, barriers should be placed in a symmetrical fashion in front of an artwork as this maintains good overall visual harmony.

What's Included


  • 1 x Socket
  • 1 x Upright with Insert


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Museum Grade

Museum grade products, designed for all settings. We design and manufacture high quality products in the UK to display, protect and explain artworks as well as to guide and inform visitors. Absolute has built a reputation for innovative, high-specification solutions for museums and galleries around the world, which are available for use in all types of environments, from attractions and hospitality venues to airports, restaurants and everything in between. For more information about how our product solutions could support or enhance your space, please contact us.

Delivery Information

Every effort is made to despatch the same day for orders placed before 13:00, this is subject to warehouse capacity and stock availability. We use UPS courier service; all prices are calculated on weight at the checkout and are delivered by the courier between 8am – 6pm. Please contact us if your delivery country is unavailable for website ordering, this will be shown during checkout. Also note that international orders delivery time does not include customs clearance. Further information about delivery please contact us.

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