So it is time to update your home. You may have considered working on the exterior of the house but what about updating the interior? If you are looking to update the main rooms in your house then you could consider upgrading your tv in the living room or mounting it to the wall for a new look. This can help save space. Choosing an adequate wall mount for your television is a must.
This will allow you to be sure that your TV will be secure. Also, you can adapt the vision to your angle and height preferences. In our guide to buy the best wall mount for a television, we reveal what you should look for to make the right purchase.
Currently, TV wall brackets are based on a standard called VESA, whereby a single bracket can be used for several measurements. However, it is true that although the standard serves to ensure the safety of the installation, if within your comparison of television wall supports there are two models that cover the desired measurements, it is always better to opt for the model that has a greater capacity. The explanation is simple.
If you have a 42-inch TV and the support has a maximum of 42 inches you will be able to install it without a problem, but it will be more complicated and less resistant than if you opt for a model that, for example, has a capacity of 47 inches. If there are no large price differences, the idea of opting for larger TV mount is quite attractive.
Among the different existing supports, we find two fundamental tendencies. On the one hand, the fixed models, generally more economical, that hardly allow any movement once installed, remaining as a rigid support on the wall. On the other hand, we have the mobile models, which guarantee the same security as the fixed ones, but with the advantage of being able to change some visualisation parameters such as the vertical and/or horizontal angle of vision, so that the viewing can be easily adjusted if necessary.
As a preference, you should choose models with movement, since they allow you to move the screen to avoid glare or adjust the angle of vision to your location in the room. However, if you plan not to change the location or prefer to have a fixed angle of viewing for the television, you can always choose the fixed models.
The security of a television wall mount begins with installation. The wall should, preferably, be solid, moisture resistant, and made of brick, concrete or cement. When it comes to choosing a support, it is key that the installation is simple as well as secure. There are wall mounting models with two, four or even six points of support and anchoring based on screws or hooks and special supports.
The larger the size of the support, the more anchor points it should have in order to better distribute the weight along the wall, even if its installation is somewhat more complex. Also preferable are the one-piece models, which are mounted directly on the wall to those that are mounted on rails or require a screw connection to the wall support part, as they are more resistant and simple to assemble.