What’s the Best TV Wall Mount – Swivel, Full-Motion, or Fixed?

When fitting a TV wall mount to your home theater, you’ll be met with at least a few different options. From flat, fixed, and basic models to full-motion and swivel, brackets vary not only in function but also size and shape. If it isn’t obvious what the best TV wall mount for your entertainment needs is, here is a quick side-by-side comparison of how these three models work.

Fixed, Flat TV Wall Mount

A basic TV wall mount that’s flat and doesn’t have any more movement than a tilt is the most affordable option. They are the easiest to install and take up the least amount of space.

A flat mount is best for small condos or small home entertainment spaces. If you’re new to the world of TV wall mounts, you may not need much more than this. They’re ultra-thin and they’re built well.

You aren’t necessarily missing much choosing a fixed, flat TV wall mount over a full-motion bracket.

Swivel TV Wall Mounts

A swivel TV wall mount is one that allows for a little more movement. You can angle your flat-screen and swivel it back-and-forth left to right.

For large, wide rooms, this is where swivel mounts thrive. For open-concept spaces where you’d like to have a screen in multiple areas, a swivel solves the issue by allowing you to angle it according to where you are.

A swivel isn’t necessarily a need, however. Just ensure your wall mount has at least a slight tilt to it which can help combat glare from windows and such.

Full-Motion TV Wall Mounts

When you start looking at full-motion TV wall mounts, this is really where the premium high-tech mounts are.

A full-motion mount allows you to affix the flat-screen in a single location. It also provides you the ability to move it left-to-right, up-and-down, and in some cases even offer a mechanism to pull it downward, such as if it’s mounted high up.

With a full-motion TV mount, you get the most in flexibility however some models can be bulky. Particularly for smaller rooms, a full-motion mount can actually be a detriment. A more basic mount or a full-motion that doesn’t carry a lot of shape to it is a much better option.

The best TV wall mount depends on your preferences and the size of the room. Flat, swivel, and full-motion all have their place in the right home theater. Shop all three types of TV wall mounts in Canada at PrimeCables.ca today.

How to Mount A TV to The Wall In The Safest Way Possible

Learn how to mount a TV using a TV wall mount with this quick step-by-step guide. An affordable and impressive home theater upgrade, you will be pleasantly surprised at exactly how magnificent your home entertainment room looks when everything’s done.

Buy The Right Mount

There are lots of different kinds of TV wall mounts, from basic TV wall mounts to more advanced designs. You not only will want to know what design you prefer but ensure they match the measurements at the back of your flat-screen known as the VESA numbers.

Find The Location

The first step to mounting a flat-screen TV is to identify where you’d like to put it. You can, in large part, have your TV be anywhere so long as there’s space, glare from an opposing window isn’t trouble, and there are studs in the wall.

Find The Wall Studs

Find your wall studs. Please note drywall with no studs cannot support a TV wall mount. Use a stud finder to confirm where your studs are. You will want two studs – one for the left side of the TV bracket and one for the right.

Mark The Bracket Position

Take a pencil and mark pilot holes on the wall. You can use a level to make sure everything’s straight. Double-check this positioning by placing the TV wall mount bracket against the wall and lining up the screw locations before drilling.

Drill And Mount

Once your measurements are done, drill your pilot holes through the drywall and into the studs. Mount the bracket and secure it using the mounting screws. Double-check to ensure the bracket’s tight with no wiggling or rattling. Be sure not to over-tighten.

Attach The TV Mounting Plate

Next, go to your flat-screen TV. Attach the mounting plate. This is the second half of your mount. Line up the VESA holes and use a screwdriver to ensure everything fits firmly together without stripping the screw heads or over-tightening.

Attach The TV Plate To The Wall

Take your TV mounting plate and secure it to the TV wall mount bracket. To do this, you lower a screen into the bracket from a height slightly higher than your intended position. Follow the instructions to a tee with this and use hardware to attach everything together.

You can find a TV wall mount in Canada for under $100 no problem at PrimeCables.ca. They’re an excellent investment if you’re looking for cheap ways to upgrade your home theater. Installation, fortunately, is very easy and fast so long as you have the right tools and you double-check everything before moving onto the next step. Safety only takes a couple extra seconds.

How To Mount Your TV If You Don’t Want To Mount It To A Wall

You may not have a wall to mount your TV to. The studs might not be there. Maybe you don’t want to drill into your wall and cause damage.

There are a lot of reasons as to why you wouldn’t want to mount a TV to the wall.

If this is you, there are a few other options you can try. This guide is all about showing you alternative ways to mount your flat-screen that doesn’t rely exclusively on drilling permanent holes in your wall.

Heavy-Duty TV Ceiling Mount

A heavy-duty TV ceiling mount uses your ceiling instead of your wall. These are often used in fitness centers, medical facilities, and anywhere that cleanliness could be an issue. It elevates a flat-screen upward and into a mount secured in your ceiling.

If you aren’t comfortable with a ceiling TV mount, don’t worry! There are lots of other options to consider.

Universal Tabletop TV Mount

A universal tabletop stand or TV mount accommodates flat-screens between 32” and 55”. It is essentially a mount that sits on your tabletop and lifts your flat-screen up to the desired height, similar to how monitor mounts work.

Being a universal design, the tabletop stand is highly adjustable and can be used on any countertop, tabletop, or flat surface, lifting your flat-screen up and creating that same ‘mount’ look.

Slim TV Cart For LEDs Up To 80”

If you don’t like the idea of a tabletop mount, a slim TV cart is your next go-to. It is a heavy-duty pole that extends upwards and provides a place for a mounting bracket that would otherwise fasten into the studs in your wall.

A slim TV cart is a great solution if you want that TV wall mount look but don’t want to drill in. It stations back-to-front with the wall and also can act as a way to disguise HDMI cables and additional home theater wires you may be using.

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Other Options That Aren’t A TV Wall Mount

  • An easel TV mount or easel TV stand is a very unique way to present your flat-screen. A three-pronged mount, it is modern, thin, and very stylish, supporting screens up to 65” in size.
  • A universal mobile TV cart is another option. Though it’s used often for business presentations, a mobile TV cart is on wheels and is another way to mount your TV, pull it into view when you’re using it and get it out of the way when you’re not. For multi-purpose rooms, this may be just the mount you need.

As you can see, there are lots of ways to mount your TV without needing to drill into your wall. Browse and shop all these and more at PrimeCables.ca today.

What to Do If Your Wall Won’t Let You Mount Your Flat-Screen TV

To mount a TV, you need a wall with studs. If you don’t have the right kind of wall, don’t have available studs, or do not have permission to drill into the wall to mount a flat-screen TV, fortunately, this isn’t the end of the conversation around mounting a TV.

So you can’t use a TV wall mount on your wall. No big deal. Opt for a slim, heavy-duty TV cart instead.

What Is A TV Cart?

A TV cart, aka a TV stand, is a structure with a heavy base and a sturdy steel tower extending upward.

At the top of that tower, one can put a mount and mount their flat-screen. A TV cart is height-adjustable with shelves and the ability to provide a slight tilt – just like a TV wall mount – to counteract glare.

Some TV carts are a little bulky. Ideally, you want to find one that’s reasonably slim so that it’s taking up only minimal space.

Will A TV Cart Work to Mount My TV?

Yes, a TV cart will work to get your flat-screen up and mounted. A slim cart design can also be positioned flat against the wall which, when dressed up, will make your screen identical to one that’s been mounted.

You need the right kind of TV cart or TV stand though. It’s a free-standing structure and so you want it to be sturdy enough to hold your flat-screen without any issue. Heavy-duty casters are welcome.

Every TV cart has a limit on the size and weight it can carry. Be sure to confirm that this lines up with your screen.

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Do I Have to Be Worried About My TV Cart Falling Over?

Because your mount isn’t affixed to the wall, you may worry about your TV cart falling over from weight. If you’ve never used a TV cart before, this is an understandable concern. If it’s a high-quality design though, you have nothing to worry about.

For example, the PrimeCables.ca TV cart for LED screens is strength-tested three times over. Assuming you haven’t put too much weight on it, there’s no way it’s going to overturn.

Most TV stands like this are stronger than most can imagine and are a handy asset for any homeowner who doesn’t want to damage their wall. This gives anyone the chance to mount a flat-screen and to do so safely without any risk.

We are happy to be able to bring products like these to market, allowing home theater fans, homeowners, and gift-buyers the chance to have TV wall mounts, TV stands, and TV carts to customize the experience of watching stuff at home. Visit PrimeCables.ca today to see our growing inventory of home theater TV carts, stands, mounts, and more.