Hanging your TV on the wall for more style

Since the introduction of flat-screen televisions a few years ago, hanging your TV on a wall in the living room or bedroom has been quite a trend. You can forget about the furniture on which televisions are attached. Instead, use these wall-mounting systems for flat-screen TVs. Hanging televisions on the wall is not an easy task. There are many criteria to consider. These include the optimum height of the TV to be hung and the materials and screws to be used depending on the type of wall.

Choosing the wall mount

The wall mount should not be taken lightly, as it is the system that holds your television. The mount must be stable enough to properly support the television. You will generally need to drill holes in the wall for the fixings. To ensure that the installation lasts, choose mounts that are suited to your TV and the type of wall. Mounts differ according to the size of your TV (usually in inches), the type of mount (fixed or swivel), the weight of your TV and the screw specifications. So choose the mount that meets your needs. Choose mounts that you can rotate for a better viewing angle. With fixed mounts, you can only watch your TV in a certain place in the room. Please click on TV stand for more information about wall mounts for hanging TV on a wall.

Before attaching the TV

You can do the installation yourself or hire a professional. If you choose the first option, make sure you have all the necessary equipment to hang your TV on the wall. To avoid any nasty surprises, first identify the type of wall. Your wall is usually concrete, brick, plasterboard or partition. Knock on the wall in the same way as you knock on the door. If the sound is hollow, then your wall is partition and if the sound is more solid, your wall is concrete or brick. The fixing pegs to use also vary depending on the type of wall and the weight of the TV. If the weight does not exceed 20 kg, plugs with a diameter of less than 6 mm are ideal. Televisions weighing between 20 and 50 kg need larger diameter plugs (8 mm) and televisions weighing more than 50 kg need 10 mm diameter plugs. For concrete or brick walls, Molly plugs are needed and for plasterboard walls, plugs with a lag bolt are suitable.

Steps to hang a TV on the wall

To hang a television on the wall for extra visual flair, you will need a few tools such as a drill, a marker and a level. A mallet is also necessary in some instances. Carefully consider the ideal height for placing your TV, then mark it. Then mark the whole locations for the bracket and use the level to keep the bracket aligned. Drill straight through the wall and insert the appropriate dowels into the holes. Then screw the wall bracket to the dowels. The bracket should be firmly attached to the wall. Then hang your TV on the wall bracket, without forgetting the safety pins. Hanging the TV is simple: tighten the fixings on the back with the wall bracket. Then use the cable ducts to hide the wiring.
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