TV Wall Ceiling Mounts
Many people desire the sleek, modern look that comes from wall or ceiling mounting your stunning LED television. Although this DIY project comes with a little research required, the finished results are well worth the effort. You'll find that TV-mounting brackets come in many sizes and types, so take care to pick the right one for your pricey new television.
What Kinds of TV Mounts Are There?
You have many options when it comes to the type of TV bracket you use for your flat-screen television. These heavy-duty mounts are the ideal way to keep your television up and out of the way, but you'll want to think about what you really want from it before you purchase one. It's possible to find the following forms: fixed TV wall mounts; ceiling TV mounts; tilt TV mounts; and full-motion swivel mounts.
It is also possible to find a pull-down TV mount, which is a mount designed to place televisions over preexisting fixtures, such as your fireplace mantel. It gives you the option of pulling the television forward and down to a better viewing angle when it's in use and putting it back up when it's not in use.
Can My Bracket Hold Any Size Television?
No, TV mounting brackets are not one-size-fits-all. When it comes to securely mounting your television to the wall, you'll want to verify that the bracket you purchase is rated to hold its size. TV brackets usually follow the standards set by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). Each wall-mount TV stand usually contains four mounting holes, and this standard sets the distance between those mounting holes on the brackets in millimetres. The VESA sizes are: 200 mm x 200 mm for up to 32-inch TVs; 400 mm x 400 mm for up to 60 inches; and 600 mm x 400 mm for up to 70 or 84-inch TVs.
What Tools Do I Need to Mount My TV?
Most of the tools needed to mount your television are easy to find. The basic equipment includes a power drill and drill bits, a drywall saw, a socket wrench, a stud finder, a level and a Phillips-head screwdriver. If you want to run cable behind the walls for a more appealing look, you'll also need to pick up a power bridge kit. This nifty package contains everything needed to run your power cables behind the walls and keep them securely in place behind the television.