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How To Choose The Right TV Wall Mount Bracket For Your TV

Jan 22

Selecting a suitable mount for your TV what to look for in a television wall mount TV Wall Mounts What wall mount is best for me

There are three types of TV mounts that can be used for flat-screen televisions.

  • Wall Mount that Tilts
  • Articulating bracket / wall mount (also called a full-motion wall mount)
  • Wall Mount - Low Profile/Fixed

There are some things you should keep in mind when you are choosing a wall mounting.

  • This wall mount works with VESA mount compatibility, up to a maximum load-bearing capacity (4 screw mounting screws that are located on the back of your television).
  • The wall type on which you will install your television. Exterior walls include Drywall with wood studs and Drywall with metallic studs.
  • This is how the cable connections at the rear of your television are oriented. To the wall, for example, pointing sideways, below, or backwards.

What is the VESA acronym?

On the back of flat screen TVs and monitors, you will find the VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association) defined mounting arrangement. A majority of flat-screen television and monitor makers are using the VESA mounting pattern. Televisions that are VESA-compliant come with four holes on the rear (two on top and two below) to attach a VESA-compliant bracket that is designed to fit the VESA mount pattern.

  • Wall Mounts that tilt

Tilting brackets give the best compatibility, without the need for any modifications for attaching any VESA mount-compatible flat screen television or monitor.

  • Ideal for LCD, Plasma, LED, and OLED flat and curved screen televisions.
  • Suitable for any flat surface such as drywall, plaster and wood studs, drywall and metal studs (interior & exterior wall). Concrete, brick, tiled walls and so on.
  • Lateral Shift lets you center the TV in almost every circumstance (the TV can be moved to the left or right onto the wall plate).
  • Most tilting wall mounts for TVs that we sell offer enough clearance between the back and wall (between 2'’ and 3.1 inches, based upon the model) that allows you to extend behind the TV for cable management and connection.
  • You can tilt your TV down when it is set on top of a fireplace.
  • To get to the cables at the back of your TV, tilt it up (on all models) in case you have to change the wiring.
  • Extra wide wall plates, are available for mounting extra-heavy televisions. The extra-wide wall plates allow you to reach up to three studs that are 16 inches apart (for total length of 32 inches).
  • It can be used with the wall shelf for components to hide any cable gaps behind your TV. This will provide you with a cleaner look and finish.
  • The wiring in the TV is simple to install and maintain.


  • It stands out a bit higher than Super Slim / Low-profile TV wall mounts. However, that's an acceptable trade-off considering all other benefits.
  • It doesn't swivel either way.
  • It doesn't just tilt the TV in both directions however, it also "Pops-Out" around 5.7 inches, which makes getting behind the TV more convenient. When trying to reach wires behind a huge 90-inch TV, as an example the pop-out feature can be useful. It is also useful when the power outlet is situated near the middle of the television, making it difficult to hook or unhook the power cord without the pop-out feature.
  • Tilting is easy , even on heavy TVs of 90 inches.
  • This mount is classified as a tilting wall mounted but it also has an incline that is slightly to the left and right.
  • The inside of the wall plate features large cutouts that can be used as a cover for the outlet or cable jack.
  • Micro-level adjustment - This feature allows you to alter the level of your TV once it is mounted to the wall.
  • TV Wall Mounts with Full Motion

Full Motion TV Wall Mounts come in two varieties.

  • For TVs with lighter weights, Full Motion Wall Mount with Single Stud Mounting
  • Full Motion Wall Mount with Double Studs (for larger TVs)

This is an example using our SKU 1281. As you will see this bracket articulating is made to be attached to a single stud , allowing the installation of lighter or smaller televisions.

Wall Mount Full Motion with Single Stud Mounting

The image below shows our SKU 1291 Full Motion Wall Mount. This wall mount is specifically designed to be placed on two 16'' On-Center studs. The double stud mount is capable of supporting more weight than a single mount. This makes it the ideal choice to mount heavier and bigger televisions.

As you can observe, this bracket's wall plate section is significantly smaller than the Tilt bracket (which is the norm for full-motion mounts). This mount isn't the only one that has an extremely narrow wallplate. Many full motion mounts come with narrow wall plates , and are built to be affixed to studs with a spacing of no over 16 inches off the centre. There are only a few models currently available that permit stud spacing of as much as 24 inches in the center.

Full Motion Wall Mounts have a wall plate that is sufficient to be attached to two screws of 16 inches.


  • Swivel to the right and then to the left
  • Suitable for LCD, Plasma, LED, and OLED flat and curved screen televisions.
  • If you don't wish for your TV to be angled and folds away from the wall. This is great for installing in large rooms or at corners.
  • Certain models can rotate 180 degrees.
  • The majority of the models we sell can be tilted downwards or up.
  • When you move your television away from wall you can easily reach the cable connections on the rear of your TV.


  • Due to the thin wall plate design, there is a limitation.
  • The majority of people don't think it possible to place your TV in the right centre position. It is dependent on the placement of the studs. This is why it's not recommended on walls that are narrow or in the vicinity of a fireplace.
  • The majority of the time Full motion mounts are more sturdy than other mounts and stick out more.
  • Although the standard spacing of studs is 16 inches on center, it is not common to see the spacing of studs to be greater than 16 inches, particularly when the wall is joined by another wall perpendicularly. There are only a few fully motion-controlled mounts are in stock that can be installed on 24 inches of spacing.
  • It is not recommended to install large TVs onto the wall using screws made of metal or on exterior walls of old buildings and homes.
  • Are you tempted to place your TV above the fireplace? The location of the studs determines the possibility to place your TV in the middle of the fireplace.

Use an Full Motion Wall Mount to Center the TV Over the Fireplace

Whether you want to put a full motion mounting over your fireplace, you must first determine where the studs are to see if your TV can be placed in the centre of it. Since the odds of your studs being exactly where you require them to allow the TV to be put in the centre of the wall are very slim to none.

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