TV wall mounting is increasingly popular as homeowners look for great ways to save space and achieve a sleek, modern look. However, while TV wall mounting presents several advantages, it also has some challenges especially if you have never mounted one before.
To ensure you get the most from your TV, and it matches your sleek modern aesthetics, we have created this helpful guide with expert steps and tips to get your TV mounted safely and improve your viewing experience forever.
Step 1: Assessing Your Planned TV Space
Before choosing a TV wall mount, assessing your wall and room space is essential. The size of your TV will massively impact the strain it will put on your wall mounting, and thanks to discount offers, you can easily choose a cheap 55-inch TV which will be significantly heavier than a cheap 32-inch TV.
You need to consider three main factors to ensure a secure, safe-mounted TV:
- The size of the smart TV.
- The weight your mounting will support.
- The type of wall you have. For example, stud walls or plasterboard will struggle to securely hold the weight of a wall mounting.
There is one additional factor to consider, how the placement of your mounting will affect your viewing experience. Take the time to experiment with your TV mounting placement and find the best height for your living room. Doing this lets you see how high up on the wall should be mounted to avoid strain on your neck and eyes.
Prioritise safety when mounting your TV. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions and seek professional assistance if unsure. Avoid mounting the TV near heat sources, double-check all connections, and ensure the stability of the wall mount.
Step 2: Choosing the Right Wall Mount
When investing in one of our cheap 4K TV deals, you must choose the right wall mount for your TV. Consider the different types of TV wall mounts available, such as fixed, tilting, full-motion and motorised mounts.
Classic TV Mounts
Fixed TV Mounts: These fit flat against the wall, providing a sleek and streamlined look. They offer no tilt or swivel, making them ideal for rooms with a fixed viewing angle. Fixed mounts are the most affordable and easiest to install.
Tilting TV Mounts: These mounts allow you to tilt the TV vertically, improving the viewing angle and reducing glare. They are great for rooms where the TV needs to be mounted higher for better viewing. Tilting mounts offer some flexibility while maintaining a slim profile.
Adaptable TV Mounts
Full-Motion Mounts: The full-motion aspect provides the most flexibility, allowing you to tilt, swivel, and extend the TV. They are ideal for large rooms or those with multiple seating areas, providing optimal viewing angles from various positions. Full-motion mounts can be adjusted to avoid glare and provide a comfortable viewing experience.
Motorised Mounts: These high-end mounts offer the convenience of motorised movement, allowing you to adjust the TV’s position with remote control. Motorised mounts can tilt, swivel, and extend, providing maximum flexibility and convenience. They are popular in luxury home environments and commercial spaces.
Subtle TV Mounts
Recessed TV mounts: These are popular for homeowners looking for a sleek and integrated look. These mounts are designed to be installed inside the wall, allowing the TV to sit flush against the surface.
You will achieve a clean and minimalist aesthetic with a recessed TV mount while maximising your living space. The hidden cable management system keeps unsightly wires out of sight for a tidy and organised setup. Installation may require some professional assistance to ensure proper wall preparation and mounting. However, this may require help from an expert in creating media walls if your home doesn’t already have a TV recess.
Step 3: Preparing to Install your TV Wall Mount
To install the wall mount correctly, gather all required tools and materials, find wall studs for secure mounting, and follow the instructions accurately. The tools needed include a:
- Stud finder
- Wall anchors
while optional items include cable management solutions, such as:
- Paintable wall plates
- Cable clips.
Step 4: Enhancing Your Viewing Experience after Mounting
To enhance your TV viewing experience, try these simple tips: optimise the distance between the TV and furniture by sitting back at a distance equal to three times the height of the TV. Additionally, consider adding a soundbar or surround sound system to improve audio quality. Finally, tweak brightness and contrast settings to optimise your preferences and lighting conditions for the best viewing experience. However, with most of our cheap smart TVs, the processing chip can do this automatically, giving you one less thing to do.
Maintenance and Long-Term Care
To maintain your wall-mounted TV’s excellent condition, follow these steps:
- Clean both the TV and wall mount regularly dust cables
- Ensure they are connected securely
- Promptly address signs of wear and damage to prevent further issues.
Always follow manufacturer recommendations and consider seeking professional assistance if needed.
Happy TV Wall Mounting!
After following this guide, you should have the knowledge and confidence to mount your TV on the wall successfully, safely, and securely. But remember to enjoy the process and take your time to create a stylish, space-saving entertainment setup that your family will enjoy for many years. Even with the reduced prices of our graded TVs, you want to make sure it is mounted safely and securely. If you feel unsure about your mount, we recommend contacting a professional to conduct the installation.