A flat-screen can be quite large. Even a modest 32” screen is still going to take up space on a table or stand of some kind.
Chances are, you’re here because you’re thinking about buying a TV wall mount. A mount reduces the space a flat-screen takes by lifting it and setting it against the wall like one would a painting.
Through a TV mount, you prevent a flat-screen from taking up floor space which would be otherwise wasted.
Here is how to mount your TV the right way. This is how to do it so that it looks modern and clean, and stays secure.
Step 1 – Buy the Right TV Wall Mount
Note your flat-screen’s weight and VESA specifications. These should match to the flat-screen mount you’re about to buy.
You also have different types of mounts, including fixed, tilt, and full-motion. This may take some research and time to decide what the best mount is for your home theater.
Step 2 – Decide Where You Want to Put Your Flat-Screen
So you have your TV and you have your TV wall mount. Now, where do you want to put it – consider all possibilities.
If your mount doesn’t have a tilt, installing it opposite a window will reflect glare. Although this may be unavoidable in some houses, it’s worth mentioning as it’s an issue every homeowner deals with regardless of whether the television is mounted or not.
Step 3 – Find the Studs and Attach the Mount to the Wall
Use a stud finder to locate studs in the wall. Studs are built to support the weight of a flat-screen. You can’t install a mount without them.
Once you have your studs located, start drilling. Use a drill bit that matches the size of the mount’s bolts. Follow the instructions to affix the first part of the mount to the wall. Ensure it is fully secure before moving onto the next step.
Step 4 – Affix Both Braces Securely and Attach the TV to the Mount
There’s a brace that will go on the wall and a brace that will go on the back of your TV. Ensure each brace is secure.
Then, mount your TV aligning the two halves of the bracket. Once completed, you can tighten the fastening screws and this will hold everything in place.
Step 5 – Fix Up Your Cables
You don’t want TV cables hanging down from your TV in a way where someone could accidentally hook them. Consider a cable trunk, cable ties, or a discreet way to at least tie the cables together to avoid a hazard.
As you can tell, how to wall mount a TV is a very simple process. Be sure to combine this guide with the instructions that have come with your mount. Buy a home theater TV wall mount today at PrimeCables.ca.