Mounting a TV is a great way to free up space in a room. Suremount’s handy guide gives you step-by-step instructions for getting your flat screen TV up on the wall with minimum fuss and maximum style.

To mount your TV you will need:

-          A Drill

-          Tape measure

-          Stud finder

-          Pencil

-          Screwdriver set

-          A level

Step 1: Select a Spot and Choose a Bracket

First, you need to think about the amount of space you have and the type of bracket you need. Make sure you choose a wall free of other installations such as artworks and air-conditioning units.

There are three main wall brackets to choose from:

  • Fixed TV Bracket – these are great for a space where there is only one viewing position
  • Tilt TV Bracket – this mount is ideal for a TV in a higher location, allowing you to tilt the screen downwards.
  • Cantilever TV Bracket – this mount is good for corner spaces and awkwardly shaped rooms, allowing you to extend the TV out and swivel it to view your screen from a number of angles in the room.

Step 2: Setting Up the Back of Your TV

On the back of your TV, you’ll find four mounting holes. Make sure you select a bracket that fits the hole spacing in the back. Also, keep the weight of your TV in mind. Our brackets will provide specifications for the maximum weight they can hold. You also don’t want the bracket to be too large, or it will be visible from the front.

Secure the mounting bars to the back of the TV with the screws from your bracket kit. Never use a drill or powered screwdriver when you’re dealing with brittle material like plastic. Thread the screw with your fingers and tighten it with a screwdriver.

Step 3: Mounting the Wall Bracket

Mark on the wall where you want to install your TV. If you’ve got a stud wall, use your stud finder to locate the studs. Centre the mount in position and make sure it’s level.

Once in position, mark your drill holes with a pencil then drill the holes with the correct size for your bolts. Put your mount back up and thread in the bolts one at a time.

Step 4: Wire Up Your TV

Get all of your media and power connections in place before you mount your TV. Make sure everything is working properly.

If you have a gib wall, you may want to conceal your cabling in a cavity by making one hole where the TV will be and one down on the floor level. Remember to check for power cables and plumbing.

Step 5: Mounting Your TV

Flat screen TVs may be light and slim, but they can still be quite heavy for one person. Get a friend or two to help you lift your TV and place it securely into position.

Step 6: Enjoy!

Your TV should be successfully mounted. Enjoy your sleek new entertainment system in a modern and uncluttered space.

If you don’t feel confident mounting your TV on the wall, we recommend using an AV installer to install your bracket. Suremount can recommend one to you.

Feel free to contact us for any more professional advice on wall mounting. We’re the number one choice for TV brackets in New Zealand check out our range today!