Flat Screen TV Wall Mounting Done Right

TV Wall Mount Installation

At this point I think it’s safe to say that we all know what TV Wall Mounting is.

In case you don’t, here is a quick definition.

TV wall mounting is taking your flat screen television off of the stand and mounting it to the wall.

It has become the norm in many homes, and you often hear, “Just wait until I get this bad boy on the wall!”

Well, before you begin to put this “bad boy” on the wall, it’s important to understand a few things about TV wall mounting.

Not every TV can be mounted on a wall.

Heartbreaking, isn’t it?

The only TVs that can be wall-mounted are LCD, Plasma, and LED televisions.

That’s it! Your old-school-big-box television will have to remain on a TV stand. Unless you are creative

Once you have the proper TV you need to think about the actual mount.

Types Of TV Wall Mounts

There are different types of TV mounts to choose from. Choosing the right type of mount really depends on what your needs are, but we can help you make the best decision.

The types of TV mounts include:

  • Flat Wall Mounts
  • Tilting Wall Mounts
  • Articulating Arm Mounts
  • Ceiling Mounts
  • Motorized Mounts

Flat Wall Mounts are pretty self-explanatory. The are mounted directly to the wall and remain in that flat, fixed position.

Tilting Wall Mounts have the ability to tilt up and down, while Articulating Wall Mounts can move left and right, plus up and down.

Ceiling Mounts are also self-explanatory. They are mounted directly to your ceiling.

And Motorized Mounts can pull away from the wall and turn left or right from a remote control.

Since all of these TV mounts have different features, the cost varies. But you can expect to pay anywhere from $50-$500 for a good TV mount.

Dealing With Cables And Holes In The Wall

TV Wall Mounting On Stone

One of the biggest questions we get about TV wall mounting is how we deal with cables. Clients often ask is they will show, or will they be hidden.

Well, that answer is completely up to you and your application.

While most people want the cables hidden, we do have some who want them to show.

After the cable question comes, “Will you have to put a hole in my wall?”

If we are running cables through the wall in order to hide them, then yes. But keep in mind that all holes from us will be covered with a decor plate.

If you decide down-the-road that you want to take the TV off of the wall, or move it, the holes can be fixed.

The easiest way is to replace the previous install wall plate with a blank plate. Or you can have a contractor come out to patch and paint it.

I Want Everyone To See This Baby!

Placement of your TV on the wall is probably the biggest decision. You want to pick a height that is relative to the room, as well as those who will be viewing it.

The proper placement of a TV is to put it even with your eyeline when seated. With that being said, your TV should usually be mounted about 3-5 feet off the ground.

You don’t want to strain your neck because you have mounted the TV too high…

Aside from the fact that you will now have more free space in the room, TV wall mounting installation usually takes about 1-2 hours.

Just remember that for professorial TV wall mounting you need to have one of proper TVs that are listed above, and a good idea of how you want to use it.