What to Consider Before Mounting your TV?
Living in a modern era as now, most people tend to incorporate modern ideas and looks into their lifestyle, one such modern idea is the concept of having your slim and large Television mounted on to the walls of your home.
Having your TV attached to your wall not also looks good but it also gives you more space to add a bit more furniture to your home. However, before you decide to have your TV on your wall, it is necessary to consider the pro’s and con’s to avoid regretting your decision after going ahead with the procedure.
Benefits of Wall Mounting your TV
- More Space: When your TV is mounted, you are given the freedom to get rid of that additional TV cabinet that you keep bumping your toe into due to less floor space.
- Less Clutter: If you are a perfectionist like most people and prefer a sleek and minimalist appearance, then having your TV mounted will eliminate the clutter, aid in hiding the cables and prevent anyone from tripping on any cable wires.
- Safety: When your TV is mounted, you need not worry about anyone bumping or knocking it down. If you have kids or a pet, you will definitely feel much more at ease knowing that it is out of reach from any of their careless mistakes.
What Type of Complications should I Consider?
- The Type of Wall: Whether mounting your TV is a good decision or not, depends on the walls in your house. If you have a plaster wall it is essential to ensure that the bracket is attached on a strong fixing which means that you will have to find a sturdy and strong timber in the wall to support the weight of your TV. Whereas, brick walls might make it difficult to run the cables through the wall, that is why it is always best to take professional advice on alternate options before installation.
- Attaching it near a Chimney: Attaching your TV near a chimney or above a fireplace will block your access to the cables, ruin your viewing angle and the heat from the chimney might affect your Television, therefore, it is extremely necessary to consider the location before mounting it.
- Wi-Fi wave Interference: Having your TV mounted may interfere with the Wi-Fi signals due to being so close to the wall and more strongly in cases where is it far away from the router /modem. You could minimise this Wi-Fi signal problem using any of these 3 ways;
- You could hardwired and plug the network cable through the wall and into your Television to boost the signal.
- You could relocate the router to a closer area for better connectivity.
- You could install a Wireless Access Point (WAP) to improve the Wi-Fi signal throughout your home.
Where do your Cables go?
Depending on the type of wall, you could have your cables running through your wall cavity. The professional installer will install a recessed power outlet and a plate to manage your cables behind your TV, allowing your HDMI, internet, antenna, and power cable to pass through your wall cavity, thus preventing any cable wires from dangling below. You can also keep your A/V equipment in a suitable place and you can use infrared repeaters to control it from your remote.
What Kind of a Bracket Do I Need?
You will only be able to pick the right Bracket for yourself once you have established what your preference is; whether you wish to angle your TV, where you choose to attach it and how you wish for it to appear. You can consult with our professional experts to help pick the right one for your home after discussing your preferences.
In a nutshell, having a mounted TV is beneficial, however, based on your preferences and your home, it is necessary to make a decision only after carefully considering what best suits your home environment and after consulting with a professional.