Understanding the Proper Installation of TV Wall Mounting Brackets

If you are fairly handy around the house, installing a TV wall mounting brackets should not be especially challenging for you. However, if you are not, you may want to have a friend come over and help you. The last thing you want to do is create numerous holes in the wall that need to be repaired and look unsightly.

Purchasing the correct TV wall mounting bracket to accommodate your TV is very important. Measure your TV and determine the weight before you begin looking for brackets. Decide if you will need to move your TV vertically or horizontally while it is on the wall. If you do need to have a certain range of movement, you will want to purchase a full motion TV wall mounting bracket. If you purchase a low profile TV mount, it does not allow for any movement at all.

The first thing you will need to do is determine the location where you would like to mount your large screen TV. It is natural for many people to assume that a TV should be mounted at picture height, but this is not a very comfortable viewing angle when you are in the seated position.

Using a stud sensor, locate the studs in the wall. Most homes have studs at 16 inch intervals. Once you locate the studs, mark them with a pencil mark on the wall. Next, take a laser level to find a level line where you will install your bracket. Draw a line with your pencil. Using a drill, take the bracket and pre-drill the holes in the wall, directly into the studs. Now you are ready to screw the bracket into the wall.

This is a good time to run your cables through the wall – before you hang your TV on the wall. It is also a good idea to think of future needs when you run cables. You can run as many cables as you may need in the future and have them ready for use down the road. Once they are installed, it will save you time later.

You are now ready to hang your TV on your TV wall mounting bracket. Have someone assist you in lifting the TV. There should be some rubber mounts on the back of your TV that will slide right into the TV wall mounting bracket. Check the stability of your TV to ensure that it is properly affixed to the wall.