Choosing the Best Location for the TV Wall Bracket

Selecting a good place for the TV wall brackets should be secondary to choosing the place for your LCD TV. Your LCD television should be of primary concern and that should be your focus when determining the best location. The wall brackets will support your decision and facilitate placing the TV in your designated place. A LCD TV has a flat panel screen. The flat panel design has opened more options and alternatives when installing a television at home. It’s fairly light and the flat panel, like a painting, is conducive to being hanged on the wall. It is likely the concept of mounting the TV on wall brackets was initiated by the television industry since the flat panel concept started with them. Televisions are being marketed with wall brackets as part of its accessories. Independent manufacturers of wall brackets probably came into being when different types of wall brackets and aesthetic designs were sought by the people. Some people preferred a generic class of wall mounts that could be used for different television models and brands rather than stick to the brackets included in the television package which is specific to that television brand and model.

Since TV wall mounts become part of the house furnishings, people want TV brackets that are stylish, fashionable and blend with the other house furniture. The room where the wall mounts will be installed may have some bearing on the style and design of the TV brackets. Once you have decided on the location of the LCD TV, it is time to finalize the location of the wall brackets. Mark the horizontal and vertical sides of the television on the wall. You should try to be fairly accurate in your estimates. You should be firm in your decision since changing locations could result in many unsightly holes in the wall. Once that is done, get the center and mark it on the wall. Check if there are studs in the wall. Studs are upright posts in the framework of a wall for supporting plaster board or similar material. This step is not a concern if your walls are made of cement. If you don’t know how to locate studs in your walls, get friends and neighbors to help you out. Getting the center to put the holes is a critical step as a miscalculation could result in a misaligned or lopsided bracket. There are tools to make sure the measurements are level and straight. Do it slowly and carefully, and repeat the procedures several times to make sure your markings are exact and precise.

Most television shops will provide TV mount brackets when you purchase a LCD TV. They will explain to you the advantages of utilizing a wall bracket and may even give you some tips on how to set up the mounts. You can also choose your own stylish and fashionable TV brackets from the hardware stores. Be sure the brackets are right for the size and weight of your television.