Whether you have just purchased a fancy flat screen television and are wondering where to place it or you have just renovated your living room and are thinking about the final touches, there are many benefits to mounting your television on the wall. Not only does it save precious space and look somewhat neater up on the wall, but mounting your TV also lifts the screen up so that the whole room can easily see it, while keeping it out of the way of children and pets.
When you splash out on an expensive television, you’re likely not going to want to hide it in a corner of the room – so why not make it the focal point? While chunky televisions used to sit comfortably on television stands and cabinets, today, mounting flat screen TVs to the wall is extremely popular in modern homes.
If you are considering mounting your television to the wall, you may have a fair few questions. Where is the best place to mount the TV? How high should I mount the TV? Should I do it myself or hire a company to do it for me? Fortunately, the experienced team at South Wales TV Aerials are here to answer all of your pressing questions and discuss factors to consider before mounting your television. Read on for more information!
Today, televisions can go in pretty much any room of the house – the living room, the kitchen, the bedroom, even the bathroom! Whether you should leave it on a stand or mount the TV depends on the room you are considering and your personal preferences. However, there are a few key things that you should always consider when deciding whereabouts the television should be mounted in the room:
Deciding where to mount your television can be tricky. The last thing you want is a sore neck after having to look up to watch your television, or strained eyes because you’re sat too close. As a general rule, you can work out the correct viewing distance by taking the size of your television and dividing it by .55. If you’re tight on space, then a smaller television is likely more suitable.
Again, the last thing you want is to be constantly squinting at the TV or having to watch your favourite programmes with the curtains closed. When deciding where to mount your TV, remember to consider sun exposure. Your TV may be free of the sun’s glare in the morning, but will it hit it during the late afternoon? Make sure that you choose an area that is free from sunlight exposure.
Televisions are heavy devices and, therefore, the wall that you choose to mount it on must be strong enough to support it. The absolute last thing you want is to be left with a smashed television or a damaged wall. Unfortunately, installing a TV wall mount is not quite as easy as simply drilling a hole and hanging it up. Certain walls will not be able to support the weight of a television, such as regular plasterboard.
To avoid mounting your television on the wrong wall, resulting in it crashing down onto the floor, you should always get in touch with a professional to help you assess where the best place is.
The majority of people have several devices connected to their televisions – from DVD players to game consoles and TV boxes. These devices will need to be kept near your television so that the cords will reach the TV’s output ports. Connecting external devices to a TV mounted on the wall can result in an unsightly mess of power cords hanging out of your TV – something that can ruin the entire aesthetic of the room.
Before you decide to mount your TV to the wall, you should work out what you are going to do with the various cords and how you will mask them. Some people opt for in-wall rated cables which allow you to run your cords through the wall and into your devices, completely concealing them. Other options include installing floating shelving units under the television or setting up a stand below for your devices, or getting a power outlet installed behind the television so that the cord does not need to dangle below the TV. Alternatively, there are many cord cover kits on the market that cleverly conceal cords.
With this in mind, it is also important that your TV is mounted near a power outlet so that you can easily turn it on. Extension cords can, again, ruin the aesthetic and therefore installing a TV mount as close to a power socket as possible is always a wise idea.
You may be tempted to try and install a TV wall mount by yourself, in order to save some money and get the job done quickly. However, the truth is, if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing, you don’t have the correct tools or you’re simply following a tutorial video off the internet, the chances of your TV crashing down at some point are high. After all, there’s a reason that people are professionally trained to carry out such installations.
When attempting to install a TV wall mount, many people attempt the job with the incorrect tools or the wrong supplies. In many cases, the wall mount is installed at an odd angle or slightly off the centre of a wall – something that, as you can imagine, can be extremely frustrating.
Therefore, it is always recommended that you choose an experienced and reliable company that offers TV wall mount installation services. This way, you can eliminate the risk of damage being caused to both your television and the wall, and ensure that the TV mount is installed correctly.
When selecting a company to install your TV wall mount for you, you should always read customer reviews and testimonials beforehand to get a feel for the company and to ensure that you are choosing a reliable service. It is also wise to choose an established company that has experience in the installation of TV wall mounts – after all, the last thing you want is to pay for a poor service that leaves your TV or wall damaged.
At South Wales TV Aerials, our team of engineers are all CAI approved, so you can rest assured that your TV wall mount installation will be carried out safely and correctly. Setting up a new television can be confusing to say the least; however, when you choose us, we will take care of all of the connections and cables for you, so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy your new TV!
We are proud to offer an organised and efficient service, striving to get you the best connection possible and a secure TV wall mounting installation. With a wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry, the highly trained and qualified team at South Wales TV Aerials can mount all types of TVs. In addition, we also offer unique features such as soundbars and home cinema kits to customers, aiming to improve your television experience. If you are looking for reliable TV installation near you, look no further than us.