Mounting a TV on the wall is the best way to save space and often provides the room with a better view. While the benefits of mounting a TV are immense, it can be a confusing process. This is a job that requires precise planning and measurements in order to avoid costly mistakes. For that reason, it is necessary to fully understand the work and process that goes into mounting a TV, so that if it may be too much for an individual, they can bring in a professional to ensure the job is done properly.
1. Choose a TV Mount
Before mounting a TV it is crucial to understand the differences between types of mounts and choose the option that best fits your needs. Not only do mounts come in different sizes, but they also come in styles that can directly affect the viewing experience. Options include:
2. Decide on a Location
Picking a location is vital to ensuring the best possible viewing experience for the area. The height and wall location are directly related to where the primary viewing position is, whether it be a couch, chairs, or bar. Once you are sure where most people will be viewing the TV from, begin measuring the distance and height to make sure that everyone in the area will have a decent view of the TV.
3. Locate the Studs
Modern TVs may be lightweight compared to the older models of the 1990s and early 2000s, but they can still place a major strain on the walls of your home. Before mounting any TV it is essential to locate the studs in the wall to ensure the mounting bracket can be properly secured to the studs. This is best done using a stud finder and measuring the holes on the bracket.
4. Position and Level the Mount
With the stud locations marked, place the mounting bracket on the wall to ensure that the positioning of the TV is correct. Use a level to straighten out the bracket.
5. Carefully Mark and Drill Pilot Holes
Once the studs have been located and the mount is positioned, you will need to mark the locations of the holes and drill pilot holes based on the positioning of the mounting bracket. Once the stud locations have been marked, grab a level to ensure that the pilot holes are straight and measure to ensure the TV will be at the proper height once mounted.
6. Securely Attach the Mount to the Wall
With the pilot holes drilled, place the mounting bracket back on the wall and line up the holes on the bracket with the pilot holes. Following the bracket manufacturer instructions, secure the bracket to the wall.
7. Attach the Mounting Hardware to the TV
Attach the mounting hardware to the TV, following the manufacturer’s instructions and being careful to damage your TV. Hardware should be tightly secured but be aware that overtightening the hardware can damage the TV.
8. Mount the TV to the Wall
Hang the TV on the wall, securing the mounting hardware to the bracket on the wall. If done properly, the TV will be securely hooked onto the wall and should only move depending on the movement allowed by bracket-style.
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