If you’ve had the chance to install TV bracket, you already know that a wall-mounted set can look more attractive than sitting on a stand, and keep your family safe from TV tip-overs. Better, a wall-mounted television can save space and make a room look better. Bear in mind a TV that might look too bog if it’s sitting on a stand will be less imposing if you choose to hang it on a wall.
But to enjoy these and other benefits, you need to get the right mount for the TV, and for your room. You don’t have to go overboard since it narrows down to the simple tips you employ while shopping around. Below are some of the most notable ones.
Check the Specs
As a rule of thumb, you should start by making sure any TV mount you’re considering is able to handle the size and weight of your set. The maximum weight and screen-size specifications will be listed on the TV mount’s box and the company website. Merely because two mounts can handle the same size television, never assume they are rated for their same weight since it differs by brand.
Buy The Right Type of TV Mount
There are different types of TV mounts on the market, including fixed, tilting, or swiveling and full-motion. One style isn’t better than the other. After all, it depends on the layout of your room, where you plan to hang the TV, and where you’ll be sitting.
Take it upon yourself to factor in the pros and cons of different TV mounts before settling on one. The best way to go about this is by buying a VESA mount. But as long as you buy a mount that’s compatible with your TV, it should work as advertised.
Installing a TV Mount
If you’re handy, it is really not too hard to wall-mount a TV. Many mounts come with a template you can use to position and drill the holes. It is best to lag-bolt the mount to the vertical studs behind the wall, not the drywall itself, or into masonry, for the most secure installation.
Things will go smoother if you have a stud finder, a level, a drill, properly sized drill bits for drilling pilot holes, and a socket set for installing the bolts into the studs or the anchors used with masonry.