The technology is improving, and TVs are getting thinner every year. Today, wall-mounted television is one of the popular options in spacious and compact homes. A wall-mounted television not only saves space but also enhances the look of the room. The no gap wall mount allows you to mount the television at a level where it is comfortable to view TV for everyone in the family.
If you are planning to install the TV on the wall, here are essential factors you need to know for hassle-free mounting.
The location of the TV is an essential factor you need to consider. Here are some pointers to selecting the best location for wall-mounting TV in the room.
- The TV should be mounted precisely opposite the sofa in the living room or bed in the bedroom.
- The wall on which it is mounted should not receive any direct sunlight. Any reflected or direct sunlight will cause glare and will cause difficulty in watching TV during the daytime. Another way to tackle this problem is installing blinds or curtains on the windows to prevent the sunlight from entering the room while you are watching TV.
- Make sure there is a power outlet where the no gap wall mount will be fitted. If there is no power outlet, get the electric connections done before wall-mounting the TV.
After location, the height of the wall-mounted is the 2nd most crucial factor. The wall-mounted TV’s right height depends on various factors like the size of the TV, size of the room, and the distance between the wall and the seating area. Here are some essential things to consider:
While buying the TV, mention the room size and specifications to the salesperson who can guide you to buying the room’s right TV size. Remember, the diagonal screen measurements are considered crucial while buying a TV of the correct size.
Generally, the TV is mounted at the center of the wall, and the height of the wall mount from the floor is 42 inches. It allows you to view the TV comfortably from your couch. The height of the TV mount from the floor needs to be adjusted as per the sofa or couch’s height. The TV should be mounted at the eye level of the viewer.
If you have two viewing areas in the room, you need to consider a pivotal wall mount that will allow you to move the TV in the viewer’s direction when needed.
Strength of the Wall
The strength of the wall is an important aspect. The wall or the partition should be strong enough to support the weight of the TV. If the wall is not strong enough, the wall mount will fall off, bringing your expensive TV to the ground. Such an incident can damage the TV. Here are some do’s and don’ts that you need to follow.
- Never mount the TV on a gypsum partition. They are not strong enough to support the load of the TV.
- Experts suggest mounting a TV on the wall made of bricks. They provide good support to TV.
The whole TV installation should enhance the beauty of the room. Hanging Wires will make everything look shabby. It would help if you considered concealed wiring when wall-mounting TV. It would help if you planned to get the connections (cable, power) to the wall mount before installing the TV.
If you are a homeowner, you can consider a built-in wall unit to conceal the wires and place your DVD/Blu-ray players besides your TV. If you live in a rented apartment where you cannot make structural changes, you can use paintable conduits to conceal the wires.
When mounting the TV on the wall, you need to think about storage to keep your remotes or house other AV devices and media. For example, you will need a place to keep the set-top box or DVDs near your TV. The set-top box emits heat, so make sure the storage unit has good ventilation.
To sum up, wall mounting TV might look like an easy DIY task but not for everyone. You will need equipment to drill holes in the wall, a screwdriver, studs, and length measurement tools for a perfect installation. You should try wall mounting TV by yourself only if you are confident doing it in the right way on the first attempt. If you falter, you might end up damaging the TV in the process. It always makes sense to call a professional for wall mounting TV. They have adequate knowledge and the required tools for the process. They can give you suitable suggestions that will improve your TV viewing experience.