The television screen is one of the important entertainment devices in any home. Apart from entertainment, TV also adds value to your home. With the latest in LED and LCD TV screen technology, there are various ways to place the TV in the living room. Currently, TV screens are mounted on a wall or ceiling using a special mount.
However, there are things you need to consider before installing the TV on your wall.
How strong are your walls?
The first thing before doing anything else is to consider the strength of your walls. Although today’s flat screens are lighter and slimmer than before, they are still relatively heavy. There is also additional weight from TV installation. When checking the status of your wall, make sure you consider the total weight of the TV plus the TV stand.
You can determine the capacity of the wall to hold your TV by using a stud finder. You will need to find at least one stud to mount your TV effectively. In most cases, you’ll find studs on one of the walls. However, you will need to re-evaluate your TV’s position if there is no stud in your preferred location.
Is there a fireplace near your chosen TV installation location?
Fireplaces are common in most modern living rooms. In most homes, the television screen is strategically placed above the fireplace. However, some TV screens, especially LCDs, look blurry when viewed from certain angles. Putting them above the fireplace may not be such a good idea. Fireplaces are also a source of heat and sometimes smoke, which is bad for electronics.
However, this doesn’t mean you can’t place a TV screen above the fireplace. If forced, then you need the help of a professional technician. For the perfect location of the TV above your fireplace, the technician will test the area’s heat radiance and install a tilted stand for comfortable TV viewing.
Have you considered the viewpoints?
Mount your TV at the optimal viewing angle. Most people place their TV screen too high on the wall. Before you choose the right location to install the TV, consider the view while sitting. You should also consider glare from windows as it can affect your view. For optimal viewing, think about the perfect location and choose a stand that you can easily adjust.
These are factors you should consider before mounting your TV on your wall. Though, it is advisable to consider it before buying a TV. The strength of your wall studs will likely determine the screen size of your TV. You can also consult with a technician first to determine the right wall to mount your TV screen on.