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Understanding TV Wall Mounts

TVs are technology we have become familiar with in the home. No matter if it’s in your living room, bedroom or kitchen, it can quite easily become a centrepiece. Whilst the TVs will usually come with a tabletop stand, a lot of TVs also have the options of mounting to a wall. There are different wall mounts available so you may be wondering which is best for you and it it’s compatible with your TV. In this article we cover what you need to know about TV wall mounts. 

What types of wall mounts are available? 

  • Fixed TV Wall Mount: One type of wall mount is the fixed wall mount. This is a mount that is fixed securely to the wall and TV, keeping the TV in a static position. This is a great choice for those wishing to keep TVs at eye level and close to the wall. These wall mount brackets are sometimes larger, so are often most suitable for larger units. 
  • Swivel TV Wall Mount: Another type of wall mount is the swivel TV wall mount. It has an arm that allows you to extend and retract to swivel to different sides. This type of mount is useful for locations where you need to move the television from side to side to view. 
  • Tilt TV Wall Mount: The Tilt Mount is good if you would like to have your television high up for example above a fireplace. This allows you to position the TV higher but tilt downwards for better viewing. 
  • Multi-Position TV Wall Mount: The multi-position TV mount is great for places like offices where you may need to angle the TV to face different people. It allows you to swivel and tilt the TV to your preference. 

How to know which mount will fit my TV? 

Once you have established what kind of mount you would like to use you will need to measure the mounting holes on the back of your television. The VESA measurement system is the most  commonly used measurement for television wall mount bracket holes. To measure the VESA size for your TV, use a tape measure to check the length between the two horizontal holes then measure the bolt holes vertically. The most common measurements are 100 by 100 millimetres or 200 by 200 millimetres. Once you have these measurements you can find a TV wall mount that your TV is compatible with. If you are unsure on which bolt holes you should measure, check your user manual for further information. 

How do I mount a TV to the bracket? 

Before you begin, we recommend having a second person to help with this process for ease and safety. Start by laying the television on a flat and stable service. It’s a good idea to place a towel or something similar below the TV to avoid any damage to the screen. Then, remove the legs or stand. If they are already fitted, please check your user manual. If you are unsure on how to remove the legs or stand it is important to only use the bolts and washers supplied with a wall mount. This because the thickness of the wall mounts may vary meaning the bolts supplied with the TV may be too short. Once you have inserted all the bolts check each bolt to ensure they are properly tightened. Follow the instruction manual supplied with the TV wall mount to correctly attach it to the wall. Once finished you can mount the TV with a bracket to the wall mount. 

You can watch our video on understanding TV wall mounts by clicking here.