The Different TV Mounting Devices – Mounting Your TV So it Doesn’t End Up on the Floor

Most of the televisions nowadays need mounting devices so they stay fixed on the wall, above a fireplace or other locations in your room. It is up to you how you want to mount your TV: fixed on the wall, or allowing it to tilt horizontally and/or vertically, all is possible provided you bought the proper mounting brackets for your particular TV set.

Before you go out buying the device and end up with your TV falling on the floor or with it being bigger or much smaller than your brackets, here are the main types that you need to be aware of.

The low profile mounts – these are also called flush mount brackets. They are maybe the cheapest types out there are the easiest to install. These devices will hold your TV fixed to the wall allowing no movement whatsoever. Think of these as hanging your painting on the wall, they have the very same effect.

The tilting wall mounts – these are better than the previous type because they do allow some vertical movement. You can actually tilt your television up to 20 degrees up or down. However you can’t tilt it left or right at all, so if you have the TV at an angle from where you’re sitting, this mount type might not be the best for you. Of course their price is a bit higher than that of the low profile mounts due to the added tilting features.

The full motion or swivel mounting devices – these are the types that allow every movement for your TV, be it horizontal or vertical. They have quite some complex features but of course they cost the most from 3 three types. But if you’re walking around in the kitchen going about your business, this is the mount type you need to get, as you can simply move it with your hand quite easily in the direction that you’re heading towards. The device sits up to 20″ away from the wall, thus allowing for easy movement all around.

Knowing all this, you also need to take the proper TV screen measurements so you don’t end up with a much bigger or smaller set. Finally you need to know the weight of your television. Some mounts have a weight limit and in order to avoid having your TV at some point falling to the ground due to the extra weight, you’d better tell your sales person your television weight.