TV Wall Mount Guide: Choosing the Right Mount For You

By September 11, 2018TV Mounting
TV wall mount guide

A TV wall mount guide can be very beneficial when it comes to wall mounting your television. Not only can it help you to make sure that your new mount fits your television, but it can also make sure that you choose the right mount for your needs. Today we’re going to look at everything you need to know about mounts for your TV.

TV Wall Mount Guide

TV Wall Mount Guide: Understanding Your Walls

The first thing you need to know is what type of surface you are mounting your TV on. Every TV wall mount should come with the general hardware needed, but there are some surfaces (including masonry and plaster) that require you to invest in stronger hardware to secure your TV to the wall.

TV Wall Mount Guide: Your VESA Pattern

Selecting the right sized TV mount is easy with the VESA pattern. VESA patterns measure the space between the mounting holes on the back of your TV. VESA patterns are universal across TV brands and all you need to do is look up the VESA pattern on your TV model and select a TV wall mount that matches this VESA pattern.

TV Wall Mount Guide: Size Matters

The VESA pattern will narrow down your TV mount choices, but you also need to make sure that the mount you choose will accommodate the size of your TV screen and the weight of your TV. For example, if your TV is a 45″ TV, you need to ensure that your TV mount will accommodate a 45″ TV and that it will support the full weight of that TV.

TV Wall Mount Guide: Where Are You Mounting Your TV?

Will you be mounting your TV flat on the wall, from the ceiling, or in the corner of the room? This will influence the type of TV mount you select. Another thing to consider is whether you are mounting your TV indoors or outdoors. If you will be mounting the TV outdoors, you must have an outdoor compatible TV but you must also have an outdoor compatible TV mount that is weather resistant.

TV Wall Mount Guide: Choosing Your TV Mount Type

In addition to the information listed above, you need to decide what type of mount you want in terms of flexibility. This will depend on where you are mounting your TV as well as your personal preference. When choosing between TV mounts, you can select from the following choices:

  • The Fixed TV Wall Mount – this type of TV mount is a stable, non-moving mount that simply serves to affix your TV to the wall in your home. If you want nothing more than a TV mount that holds your TV within eyeline, this is the type of mount for you.
  • The Tilting TV Wall Mount – this type of TV mount is a mount that is fixed to your wall but that has an up and down tilt function. If you want a TV mount that can hold your TV on the wall but tilt up and down for different viewing angles or to avoid glare, this is the type of mount for you.
  • The Tilt and Swivel TV Wall Mount AKA the Articulating Wall Mount – this type of TV mount is a mount that can tilt up and down and swivel left and right. If you want a TV mount that can hold your TV on the wall but be tilted up and down to accommodate glare and swiveled left and right to allow for different viewing angles, this is the TV mount for you.
  • The Fully Articulating TV Wall Mount – this type of TV mount is a mount that can tilt up and down, swivel left and right, and pull out and fold into the wall in a full range of motion. If you are looking for a TV wall mount that has no limitations and can be maneuvered in a wide range of ways, this is the right wall mount for you.

TV Wall Mount Guide: Professional Installation

If you have selected a TV wall mount that suits your needs and you need professional help getting the mount and your TV installed, Gulf Coast Installs can help. Located in Southwest Florida, our company has been serving the installation needs of Floridians since 1999 and we’d be happy to help you mount your TV on the wall of your home too! To make your appointment with one of our technicians or just to talk with us about the services we offer, give us a call at (239)-682-1077!