TV Wall Mounting
If you have recently purchased a new TV or are deciding on wall mounting your existing TV, then you have come to the right place.
Here we will go over the aspects of TV wall mounting.
- Why should you mount your TV to the wall?
- What cable concealment options are there?
- What types of brackets are available?
- Peace of mind for the safety of your TV and family
Space Saving & Safety
Space is at a premium, especially in some regions of the UK. Mounting your TV to the wall can free up that precious floor space and give your living room a much bigger look and feel without the need for a TV stand or cabinet.
If your existing TV is on a stand, you have a high chance of the TV falling over, causing injury to your child as well as damaging the TV itself.
When it comes to safety, especially for those with young children, safety is a must! TV wall mounting your TV will prevent inquisitive toddlers from touching the screen.
In certain situations, TV wall mounting in your preferred location is not always possible. This could be due to obstacles in the way, such as seating arrangements, glare on the screen, the layout of the room, and other potential complications.
To eliminate this issue, there are many types of brackets available on the market with different functionalities.
These brackets include.
- Fixed brackets
- Tilting brackets
- Full motion brackets
- And hydraulic pull-down brackets, which we will elaborate in more detail in the mext section.
Technology has moved on leaps and bounds since the days of plasma and LCD flat panel TVs.
With technology constantly evolving, major brands such as Samsung, LG, and Sony (just to name a few) have made our TV viewing more of a cinematic experience in the comfort of our own homes, so it’s never been a better time to use our TV wall mounting services.
As technology has progressed, along with resolutions on premium TVs being more in-depth with QLED & OLED technology, you can now immerse yourself in the world of movies, music, and entertainment and enjoy that cinematic pleasure on the comfort of your sofa.
To complement that cinematic feel, you have the option to add a surround sound system or sound bar to your setup to assure a complete cinematic experience. There are many options when choosing which audio setup to go for.
We will explain the options in more detail here.
When choosing the right sound system for your viewing experience, the main question is, what is the right sound system solution you should choose?
This can depend on many factors, from the size of your room, the size of your TV, what your viewing preferences are and so much more…!
We will go over some of the many options which are available on the market that will benefit your TV wall mounting and enhance your viewing pleasure.
A sound bar is a great option to get the most out of your new TV wall mounting installation.
With the in-built TV speakers not giving the greatest of sounds as standard, a soundbar can enhance that. Some soundbar packages are even supplied with a wireless subwoofer for that added bass kick.
A soundbar can be placed on a mantle piece below the TV or even wall mounted for a sleek design look and a better depth of field for the sound to transmit around the room.
Surround Sounds Systems
If you are a TV enthusiast and like to immerse yourself in the world of movies, music, and entertainment, then a home cinema system would be the ideal option for you.
These systems consist of a full surround sound setup being front and rear speakers alongside a bass box for that added rumble.
Fixed TV Wall Bracket
A fixed TV wall bracket is an ideal bracket for situations where you will have your TV installed at eye level and do not require access to the AV ports on the back of the TV.
With a fixed wall mount, they sit more flush with the wall giving a more streamlined look.
Tilting TV Wall Bracket
A tilting wall bracket is an ideal option if you are wanting to have your TV mounted above a fireplace or at a high level, which then gives you the option to tilt your TV for the best viewing angle.
This is also ideal for those who require easy access to the AV ports at the back of the TV without having to take the TV off the wall.
Full-Motion TV Bracket
This is what is also known as a cantilever-type bracket.
This type of bracket allows the user to tilt their TV as well as have the option to adjust the TV in the left and right positions. This type of bracket is also ideal for those who want multiple viewing angles, such as if the TV is to be installed in the corner of a room or you have a large room with a varied seating arrangement.
Hydraulic Pull-Down TV Bracket
This bracket is ideal if you are looking to have your TV installed above a fireplace or on a chimney breast.
It allows you to pull the bracket down to eye level to reduce strain from having to constantly look up at the TV. You also have the option to swivel the TV left or right for a better viewing preference.
So you have now made the decision to use our TV wall mounting service but may be uncertain of the wall type and whether your TV can even be mounted to that wall.
In most modern properties, the walls can be plasterboard with a cavity or sometimes what is known as ‘dot and dab’. These types of walls would require a stud finder and need specialist fixings to secure the TV.
In older properties, walls are usually brick or masonry making the installation easier to install.
In certain situations, some installations do require the wall to be reinforced to allow the weight of the TV and the bracket.
Here At Elite AV Services, we have many years of experience and knowledge that can help install any make and type of TV and bracket to any kind of wall material in any property.
In some cases, a site survey would be required, where we can fully assess your requirements and go over the options available and give advice on the best course of action to take, to make sure the installation is safe and secure.
As part of your TV installation, we need to consider how we can route the cables from any connected devices, such as a games console, Freeview set-top-box, Freesat receiver, or Sky Q box for example.
There are 3 main ways of concealing these cables.
This option is the most cost-effective option to conceal your cables so they are out of sight.
Conduit can vary in size and width and is also available in squared and oval. The main advantages are that you can easily add or remove any cables if you so wish.
Conduit can also be an alternative option for those in rented properties as it is classed as a non-permanent installation and can be easily removed.
If you live in a new build property, your walls are more than likely to be plasterboard or what is also known as drywall.
Generally, there is a void/cavity which can allow the cables to be hidden behind the wall for a seamless look. This is finished off with a cable entry brush plate, to make good any exposed holes in yuor wall.
Channel & Plastering
When your walls are brick or concrete, embedding the cables can become more of a challenge.
We would need to cut into the wall using a professional machine to channel deep enough to accommodate the connecting cables from your AV devices, then finish off by making good with a bond and plastered finish, ready for you to paint or decorate.
Ever since the introduction of the very first VESA-compliant flat-screen TV, we have been in high demand from customers requesting to have their TVs professionally wall-mounted.
While TV wall mounting can seem somewhat of a DIY task, wouldn’t you rather have peace of mind knowing that your TV can be professionally installed to the wall by an accredited technician with a wealth of knowledge?
Our local technicians will provide a customer satisfactory service making sure your system is perfectly level and all the connecting cables are fully concealed.