5 Tips and Tricks to Mounting your TV Well

  • May 25, 2021

At some point when you’re decorating and setting up your home, you’ll probably have considered mounting your TV on the wall. It’s not an easy task to mount your TV though, as there are many variables and techniques that you need to take into consideration in order to ensure a good TV mounting job is done. We’ll look at 5 important things you should always remember to do when mounting your TV.

  1. Know your VESA Size

All TVs today have mounting holes that conform to a particular standard size, known as a VESA size. These are preset intervals that make it easy to match TVs to mounts, and are universal no matter where you are, or where your TV comes from. It’s important to take careful measurements or read the manual of your TV to know what its VESA size is, in order to get a mount, such as a fixed mount, with the right measurements.

  1. Ensure You Mount On Wall Studs

Most newer HDB flats have internal non-structural walls that are made of hollow drywall supported by studs, or wooden beams that provide strength and structure to the wall. Mounting your TV will usually mean mounting on drywall, and it’s important to ensure that when you mount your screen, you anchor your mount into wall studs rather than just the drywall. Drywall is not meant to take overly heavy weight, so if your TV is too big, mounting away from wall studs–be it due to incorrect measurements or studs that don’t align with your VESA mount’s screws–can damage your walls for larger screens.

  1. Use the Right Drywall Anchors

In some cases, you have no choice but to mount your TV at least partially on drywall. In that case, you must use drywall anchors to ensure the mount does not fall off the wall, and ensure that you get the right drywall anchors which are rated for the combined weight of your TV and mount. 

  1. Ensure TV and Mount are Level

One mistake that people often make is to measure the distances for their mount correctly, but failing to ensure that the holes for the TV mount are level, which results in their mounting, and their TV, slanting after installation. Use a spirit level or plumb line to ensure that your TV mount’s holes are level before commencing any drilling. 

  1. Don’t DIY Unless You Know What You’re Doing

Many people plan to save costs by doing their own TV mounting, drilling and running cables themselves. Some even fabricate or jury-rig their own TV mounts with metal brackets! It’s very important to remember that you may save installation costs by doing it yourself, but unless you are Design and Technology trained, or an engineer, or a trained installation contractor, carrying out your own TV mounting could result in even higher costs in the end due to wall damage, a botched job, or your TV falling from the wall one day–not to mention the potential for injury!
If you want to mount a TV, let professional experts like our friendly staff at Tigermount help instead. From measurement, to recommending the right kind of TV mount, to installing your mount, our years of experience ensure a job well done and built to last. Get in touch today to get your TV mounted with absolute peace of mind!