The process of installing a TV wall mount and then, mounting your flat-screen can take time and effort. Done incorrectly and you could wind up with a damaged wall or TV. Unfortunately, poor TV wall mount installations are common. Equipment not mounted to studs and/or not enough screws are two of the several mistakes one can make when trying to mount. Alternatively, here are a few ways to keep things simple, fast, and easy.
Knowing what devices you need to connect, the cables you’ll need, your speaker system, and any shelving units or cabinets required to house your devices, make a plan as to how you want to proceed. You may choose to use certain devices wireless while in other households, it may be better to go with a wired Ethernet connection. Light, wall support, and height all need to factor in, when deciding where to place your TV wall mount.
Buy the correct cables.
You don’t want to have everything in its right place only to find out you don’t have the right cables or enough of them. If you’re concerned about the number of cables you have, consider a surge protector to keep things safe and hazard-free. You will also want to buy some cable ties if you’re going to have more than two or three cables. These ties can help keep wire together and organized.
Every electronic device needs space to ventilate, as they all create heat which can damage them or shorten their lifespan. Therefore, ensure you’ve left a little space behind the TV set to ensure it does not overheat in any way. Any cabinetry you use for devices should also have ventilation holes to allow heat to escape. For device-heavy households, they may choose to install a cabinet cooling fan if everything’s locked in.
Use the studs.
The best advice we can give anyone when it comes time to affix your mount to the wall is to find the studs and use them. There is no point in mounting a flat-screen if there aren’t studs to attach the mount to. Be sure to use a stud finder and use those studs as a means of securing your wall mount. They will help in ensuring the weight of a flat-screen does not cause any damage to the wall.
Using these tips, we’re confident installing a TV wall mount will be simpler, faster, and easier all-around. Choose from Canada’s best TV wall mounts today at PrimeCables.