Mounting A TV Over The Fireplace Faqs
Mounting a tv over the fireplace in Charlotte NC has become a popular and attractive way to display your television. For instance, an over the fireplace TV installation is a fantastic alternative that can quickly incorporate the latest ultra-slim plasma and LED HDTVs with the rest of your room decor and ambiance. Mounting your tv above a fireplace also saves space that can be better utilized than as a stand.
Several articles have been written on how safe it is to install a tv over the fireplace regardless of whether it is a plasma, LED or LCD TV, particular in regard to heat dissipation.
The reality is that there is few reasons why you should not use the area above the fireplace for your new flat-panel HDTV. However, before proceeding with an over the fireplace TV installation, there are a number of considerations that come into play; heat dissipation is just one of them, but there is also others. Click here for more information.
What About The Heat When Mounting A TV Over The Fireplace
One of the main benefits of the brand new flat-screen TVs is their slim profile which makes it easy to integrate them with the rest of the room decor. At the same time, general living room settings often dictates the fireplace as the center of attraction for the room. By mounting a tv above a fireplace you accentuate both the elegance and functionality of the space.
Can I Mount My TV Over A Fireplace?
Wall mounting a flat panel TV, whether above the fireplace or on a standard wall, is both a great space-saver and an eye-catching solution to display a flat-screen TV. As expressed in the first part of our Flat Screen TV Installation Guide, the availability of various wall mounts renders wall mounting a flat screen TV over the fireplace a relatively easy job that can be managed by most end users. However, there are specific situations where wall mounting a plasma TV may turn out to be significantly more complexed; mounting a plasma over the fireplace can be one of these.
We are not maintaining that wall mounting a flat screen over the fireplace is not doable by most end-users. In reality, this task can range from a simple straightforward installation similar to installing a flat-screen TV wall mount over a common wall, to one which is very challenging and best left to a professional TV installer.
This depends on how your home is constructed. For example, we understand that a wall mounted flatscreen would look at its best when correct wire concealment is implemented. If the wall above the mantel is hollow and can be easily accessible from behind, concealing and running cables should be relatively easy; otherwise things start to get complicated.
In an identical manner, if the wall above the fireplace is made of bricks or stone, then you can make use of appropriate anchor bolts to fix the plasma TV mount. On the other hand, if it is drywall, particular care should be taken to ensure that the whole fixture will be able to take the load of the wall mount and TV.
At South Charlotte Services we have installed 100’s of tvs over fireplaces so we know when it is possible and when it isn’t. We will never give you false hopes or empty promises. So if you’re thinking about mounting your tv over the fireplace give us a call at 704-442-7019. Many times we are able to give you a over the phone estimate.