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What to know before wall mounting a TV

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Wall mounting a TV can be a complex task particularly if the TV is large as it will be more difficult and heavier to carry. Quite often, homeowners would prefer to hire an experienced professional to carry out this service as it means that there is less chance of damage to the TV, the bracket, the wall, and even the surroundings, and the job is guaranteed to be completed to the best ability. For professional TV wall mounting services click here. However, if you are a DIY boss and believe that you are more than capable of this task, then there are a few things we would like to point out that you should be aware of before wall mounting your TV.

The type of wall

The type of wall a TV is placed on is a huge factor when deciding where to mount the TV. The walls within your home are either likely to be brick walls or stud walls, and this can be found out by knocking on the wall to see if it is hollow or not. If it is hollow, it is likely to be a stud wall and although a stud wall will most likely hold a TV, sometimes you may need to use special plasterboard fixings.

TV bracket

Not all TV brackets are the same, in fact, three different types of TV brackets can be used for certain angles and specifications. A fixed bracket is placed on the wall and as it states within the name, the TV is pretty much fixed to that one spot with no opportunity for adjustment or movement. This bracket type is perfect for a large living room where all seating areas can perfectly see the TV without the need for adjustment. A tilting bracket is another option that works well within a bedroom setting and can tilt up and down depending on what angle and position you are sitting in on your bed, reducing neck strain to the viewer. Finally, a full-motion bracket has the capability of moving up and down as well as side to side. This bracket is perfect for an integrated living room and kitchen layout, meaning that the TV can adjust to suit several locations throughout the room, so bare bracket types and preferences in mind before purchasing and wall mounting your TV. 

Equipment

Wall mounting a TV requires a fair amount of equipment, alongside your TV bracket and TV. Additionally, you will need a stud finder, a drill, screws, and a tape measure, and that’s us only naming a few! Sometimes opting for a professional service is much easier than acquiring all of these tools so bear this in mind before beginning the process.

Cord covers 

Once your TV is on the wall, you may find yourself thinking, now that the task is complete, what on earth do I do with these cables? This is why it is extremely important to consider this beforehand as excess cables are most commonly threaded behind the TV, and if your TV is already on the wall, this will require removal to adjust the cords behind. Other than this, cord covers are always an option. They allow the cords to run along the walls with a plastic cover over them however, in our opinion this looks a lot less neat than threading them behind the TV.

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