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How to mount your TV to the wall

7th May 2019

So, you've decided to mount your TV to the wall? Great idea - it makes the living room tidier, it saves some space and many people find it a more pleasurable viewing experience.

But now you're faced with a plethora of choices: fixed, tilting, full motion, flat to wall…
Don't worry - we're here to help you make the right choice and to make the task less daunting.

Can your TV be wall mounted?

First things first, check that your TV can be wall mounted. It's going to be mighty frustrating if you go to the trouble of fixing the bracket to the wall, only to later discover the TV can't attach.

The vast majority of modern TVs can be mounted. Have a look at the back of the set. If there are four pre-drilled holes (or sometimes six), then you're in luck.

Also make a note of the weight of the telly and ensure the bracket you're looking at is up to the task.

Where to mount the TV?

Make sure you find the right spot to mount your TV. It's a good idea to hang a picture in position for a couple of days so that you are sure it's the right place.

Think about where you will be sat most of the time when watching the telly. A good rule of thumb is to put the very bottom of the TV at eye level to someone who is sitting - and the top of the screen at eye level to someone who is standing.

Check your walls

If the wall you are attaching to is solid and sturdy, then it's going to make your life easier. It's just a case of marking the holes, drilling, inserting rawl plugs and screwing in.

If, however, you are attaching the bracket on a stud/partition wall - that is, a hollow wall made of a wooden or metal frame and plaster - then there are a few things to consider.

The weight of the TV is going to a be a factor. There are special fixings you can buy from any hardware store which allow heavy objects to be hung on stud walls, but check the weight of your telly and don't take any chances.

If you can find the wooden profiles in the wall using the age-old tapping technique, that will help as the bracket can be attached to those.

Which bracket…

Once you've checked all of the above, it's time to decide whether you want a simple fixed TV bracket, a flat to wall mount, a multi position TV wall mount, a flat and tilt wall mount or a swing arm wall bracket.

If you only watch your telly from a couple of positions in one room, you don't need regular access to the cables and it's going to be installed at eye-level, then a simple fixed bracket might just be as good as anything. Our budget option is made from heavy gauge steel, can hold up to 250kg and even comes with a built-in spirit level. https://www.box.co.uk/tv-brackets-mounts

Flat to the wall mounts are popular as the TV looks great when there is less space between the screen and the wall.

Tilting brackets are a great solution if you're mounting your telly higher than eye level, such as above a fireplace. The set can be tilted downwards to improve the viewing angle and avoid glare.

Finally, multi position and swing arm mounts offer the greatest flexibility and are perfect in a corner, or any position where you need to angle the screen from the wall. Once you've finished viewing, the TV can be pushed back towards the wall to help maximise space.

Fitting

Fitting a TV is a relatively easy job for someone with reasonable DIY experience and a drill. If in doubt, however, you might be best calling in a handyman to ensure no accidental damage occurs.
If you need any more help selecting a TV bracket, we have many ways to contact us. Chat to us through our live chat system, email us at salesteam@box.co.uk or phone us on 0121 202 0093.

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