When you mount your television, you want to know that it’s safe and sound. But with so many different brackets on the market, how will you know which one to choose? Before you buy another TV wall mount, consider these things:
1. Size of your TV
The first thing you should think about is the size of your TV. Televisions come in a variety of sizes, and the bigger the display, the heavier the unit. Not every mount can support a heavy television. You need to purchase a model with the right load capacity.
Mounts come in different sizes. You can get a small, medium, or large tv mount. If looking at fixed wall mounts, for example, a small tv mount can only hold up to 17”-37” flat-screen displays that weigh up to 18.2kg. A large fixed mount can support a 40”-65” display, up to 68.2kg.
Never try to use a bracket that is too small for your TV. Doing so may damage the display, and someone may get hurt in the process. If you purchased your television in Singapore, there’s a good chance that it meets VESA standards. Make sure the bracket you choose also follows VESA guidelines.
Think about how you plan on using your television. Do you have a TV in every room, or do you have to share one screen with the entire house? Knowing this answer will help you choose between a wall-mounted and mobile bracket.
Mounting a bracket to the wall limits your ability to move the television. If you ever decide to move your TV to another room, you’ll need to remove it from the wall and reinstall it. Mobile stands allow you to move your device to any room. However, these stands are more difficult to conceal.
3. Tilt and angle
Brackets are either fixed or adjustable. Both are high-quality, but you may prefer one style over another. When shopping for a TV wall mount, ask yourself how you plan on using your television. Do you want to be able to change the angle? Would you prefer the vertical tilt to stay constant?
If you don’t want to adjust your television after it’s mounted, then a fixed bracket is the best choice. These brackets mount very close to the wall. You cannot move the display up, down, left, or right. Instead, it stays exactly how you mounted it.
But, if you want to be able to change the direction your television faces, you need a movable bracket. Tilting brackets move vertically. You can adjust the TV either up or down by a few degrees. Single and double arm brackets provide full motion. In addition to tilting your television, you can also move the display side to side with a single or double arm bracket.
4. Mounting location
Another thing to consider is where you want to mount your television. Certain building materials may impede your ability to attach it to the wall. Most homes have plasterboard walls. This material makes it easy to mount a TV. Simply find the solid studs or boards behind the wall. You need this surface to attach the brackets.
However, some homes have a brick or concrete walls. These hard surfaces make mounting a television a bit trickier (although not impossible). For brick, you need to drill holes into the joint compound. Concrete also requires drilling, and you’ll need to be careful not to damage the surface.
If you don’t want to drill holes in your brick or concrete, you should consider a table mount or a mobile mount on wheels instead. It’s also possible to suspend your television from above using a ceiling bracket.
5. Professional vs. DIY
After you choose the right bracket, you’ll need to install it. While many people try to mount their televisions without any help, this is not always the best solution. All it takes is one wrong move and your TV display will end up shattered on the floor.
Instead, hire a professional that offers TV installation in Singapore. They will bring all the tools necessary to get the job done the right way. At Tigermount, we can even help you pick out the best bracket for your flat-screen television. Plus, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your television is not hanging precariously on the wall.
Another advantage of hiring an expert like us to install your tv mount for you is that you won’t have to wait very long. With the right amount of experience, a professional can secure your TV in no time at all.