As an added bonus, this is a safer option than having TVs sitting on their own weight. It’s no secret that TVs are getting lighter and slimmer. This unfortunately creates a risk of them toppling over – especially if you have rambunctious children in your home!
Often when I’m installing a TV mount my client has bought the mount from the same place as the TV. Unfortunately, I often find that the client has been sold the wrong TV mount for the TV. There are few considerations to keep in mind when buying a TV mount:
· First, always check out the TV owner manual in case it specifies any requirements that should be followed.
· Next, check the weight of the TV and ensure that the wall mount can support that weight.
· Third, think about the features you want the TV mount to have. For example, do you want your TV to be able to pivot?
· Finally, and this is where I see the most mistakes occurring, check the width of your wall mount and the spacing of your wall studs. A wall mount held up by only one stud is ok for some small TVs, however, if you have just bought a large TV, even if the wall mount says it can support the weight of the TV, you’re going to want that wall mount anchored in at least two studs!
If you’re not sure about which wall mount to choose, we can always assist. We have a supply of quality wall mounts and can help you choose the right one for your home.