TV Mounting Tricks of the Trade

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Even though the infamous Black Friday has surpassed, there are still a number of seasonal sales that might capture your attention. One of the hot commodity items that is worth purchasing during this time of year is a new flat screen television. The best thing about TV bargains is that it translates into a gift the whole family can enjoy together.

The process of mounting your fancy new flat screen television on the wall, however, is not so enjoyable. That is probably why there are companies that specialize in offering nothing but TV wall mounting as a service, and why so many people choose that option.

Mounting a TV on the wall is actually something you can do yourself, as long as you do it the right way. Here are some tips to help guide you through the process. After all, once the TV is mounted on the wall, you want to feel confident that it’s not going to fall!

1) Search for studs: Using a stud finder is not always as easy as you’d think. If you don’t use it correctly and effectively, you will end up with a bunch of unsightly holes in your wall. For optimal stud finding, go slow and steady and do multiple checks.

2) Cover the cords: Invest in a specialized kit designed to help cover up the visibility factor of all the cords. If you’re going to put that much effort into mounting your new TV, it should look maintain a sleek look. Loose hanging cords will instantly diminish that so make sure to hide them inside the wall.

3) Consider the cables: As a rule of thumb, it is always better to get longer cables to accompany your TV. You can always roll up or hide any excess length, but you can’t stretch out a cable that is too short. If you try to get by with a cable that is just barely long enough, it might end up falling out or breaking. To save yourself the annoyance, just get longer cables to start with.