For years, television sets were giant and bulky affairs - particularly as you started talking about larger screen sizes. Then, flat screen HDTV sets hit the market and suddenly many people were forced to re-think everything they thought they knew about home decor. What was once something that commanded the attention of everyone who entered a room was now sleek and low profile - even to the point where they could be mounted on a wall as easy as hanging a picture frame.
Now, with ceiling TV mounts, you can take these benefits to the next level. Television sets of all shapes and sizes are now able to be properly incorporated into the look and feeling of a room that you're going for, rather than taking away from what you were trying to accomplish just because you want to be able to watch your favorite film or television show every now and again.
The Articulating Ceiling TV Mount with 22 to 36 Inch Incremental Adjustable Pole, for example, supports screen sizes between 37 inches and 70 inches in a sophisticated and effortless way. Perfect for most installation, this universal VESA compatible mount is constructed of solid, toughened steel with a black, scratch resistant finish and can easily support sets weighing up to 110 pounds. Not only that, but the tilt and swivel capabilities allow you to always guarantee the perfect viewing angle (something you're not going to get from a traditional wall mount), the incremental adjustments on the pole offer an added layer of precision AND it looks great at the exact same time.
Equally impressive is the Articulating Ceiling TV Mount with Adjustable Pole, which supports smaller screen sizes of between 10 to 23 inches. Once again you get a simple yet effective solution that offers VESA compatibility, supports a 180 degree swivel and even offers a 20 degree upward or downward tilt. This particular model even includes a built-in cable management system, which allows you to hide those wires and cords easier than ever. It places such an incredible emphasis on the term "low profile" that you may even forget that you've got a TV in the room in the first place until the time comes to actually use it.
How to Mount Your TV to the Ceiling
Can you mount your television to the ceiling? You sure can! One of the benefits of having a flat panel TV is the ability to mount it on the ceiling. This helps a lot in maximizing space in the house especially when there is limited space. This gives homeowners the ability to change the angle of the TV as needed depending on the situation.
Steps To Mount Your TV To The Ceiling
Mounting your TV on the ceiling is almost similar to mounting TV on the wall. Follow these steps:
Decide the type of ceiling mount you need. There are different types of mount for various types of televisions. Also, decide whether to go for a rotated or fixed mount.
Locate the area to install the ceiling mount. Choose a spot where the television is most visible and also near an outlet. Use a stud finder to ensure the mount is mounted into a solid wood beam. See to it that there is enough space between the TV and the wall.
Screw the mount into the ceiling. Get assistance from someone in doing this for a faster and more efficient job.
Connect the clamps to the television then screw the clamps to the base of the mount. In doing this, you need help from someone to lift the television while you screw the mount base.
Lastly, do not forget to use the safety belt by wrapping it around the TV.
Why mount your TV to the ceiling?
Attention-grabber – The modern look of a ceiling-mounted TV easily attracts the attention of everyone. It is one of the simple ways to make a room look more stylish and elegant without spending too much.
Wall is free – Since the television is mounted on the ceiling, the wall is now free for paintings and other decorative items.
Save money and space – If your TV is large, using a ceiling mount is a smart move. This frees a lot of space which allows you to place anything on the area which was intended for the television. Compared to a table for the television, buying a ceiling mount is cheaper.
Better viewing – You will be amazed at the flexibility! You can now watch television in any angle you want. Wherever you are in the room, simply adjust the angle for a better view.
See to it that the mount is strong enough to hold the weight of the television. Know the maximum weight that could be carried by the ceiling mount before you purchase so that your TV is secured.
Hiring Professional Service
Installing a TV ceiling mount is not that difficult since the product comes with an installation guide. But, when you think that mounting TV into the ceiling is beyond your capacity, hire a professional to do it for best results.