Mounting a flat screen TV on the wall is a better option than placing it on an entertainment unit or on a furniture. When you place your flat screen television on the wall, you free up the interior space for additional furniture items. Wall mount is also a great way to reduce glare on the TV screen.
The task of mounting a flat screen TV on wall requires accuracy and precision. It is very important to get the right tools before you start the TV installation project. Also make sure you pick the right size bracket for your unit.
Tools and instruments required for TV installation project are:
- Drill machine
- Screw driver
- Measuring tape
- Stud finder
- Wall bracket
- TV bracket
Step-by-Step instruction for mounting a flat screen tv:
Mark out the points
Before you start the mounting project, determine the height at which you wish to mount the television. Also figure out the center of the wall so that the TV is mounted at the right height and location on the wall. After figuring the right height and center, use a stud finder to find the studs in the wall. This helps you to avoid any wiring that may be behind the wall (where you are trying to mount your flat screen).
Fix the bracket on the wall
After finding the right position on the wall place the bracket on the wall and use a level to mark the correct level and inclination. Mark the points where you must drill holes. Fix the wall bracket with screws and bolts.
Fix the bracket on the back of TV
If you are installing the TV by yourself then make sure that you follow the mounting instructions given in the manual. Fix a correct sized bracket on the back of your flat screen. TV brackets come in a size range. Buy the one that fits well with your TV dimensions. Be very careful while fixing the bracket on your TV. Lay the TV on its face (i.e. glass down) on a soft, padded and flat item. Take off the base attached with your television (the support on which your TV stands).
Mount TV bracket on wall bracket
The final step is to attach the mount on the back of the flat screen TV to the mounting bracket on the wall. Tighten the nuts and screws that are attached to the bracket so that the TV is firmly mounted. Make sure the TV is hanged firmly and the brackets are sturdy before you fully let go.
Remember to connect all the cables and wire at the back of your TV before placing it on the wall bracket. Once the TV is mounted on wall bracket, connecting cables and wires becomes extremely difficult.
Always call a professional for TV installation on wall and if you want to mount your TV all by yourself, always follow the installation instruction subscribed by the manufacture.
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