Installing a Wall Mount for Your Flat Screen TV
It doesn’t matter if you have moved in to a new house, purchased a new television or just like to optimize your living space, it is without a doubt a good idea to mount your TV. On the other hand, it can be a little bit overwhelming on your end after doing a research over the internet and found tons of available information for TV brackets and wall mounts.
The question that a lot of homeowners ask is, how you will be able to figure out which wall mount is the best for your TV. As you read this article, we will answer the commonly asked questions by other customers like you.
Question number 1. How big is the TV – this is an important question because you need to buy TV bracket that’s durable in holding your TV firmly. Every wall mount has its own weight limitation so you need to check that your TV does not exceed the bracket’s limit.
If for example that your TV is that large, then you have to consider getting wall mounts made for heavy duty purposes.
Question number 2. What’s the wall made of – nowadays, residential homes in Australia normally use either a plasterboard or gyprock as wall material. The good news is, attaching a wall mount to such material is straightforward as it comes with all the hardware needed in fixing the wall. On the other hand, if you have a brick, stone or timber walls, then you are more likely going to get additional hardware which is compatible with your walls.
Question number 3. Will it be installed on a ceiling, corner or straight wall – you may opt to choose from the standard TV brackets, ones that are designed to be installed from the ceiling or even for the corners. You basically have different options depending on where you want to position your TV. So take this into account before ordering a wall mount for installation.
Question number 4. Do you want your television swiveling or rotating – today, there are so many flexible wall mount options that are designed for TVs. Some brackets let you as well to swivel and rotate the TV horizontally as well as vertically. This way, you get a chance of viewing your TV at varying angles. However, if you could hang the TV at just the right height, there’s no reason to fiddle with ports at the back of the TV and you don’t have to constantly change the angle, you may go well with a fixed wall mount.
Make sure to answer these questions first prior to buying a wall mount.