TV wall mounting in Cardiff... Hidden cables!
The best option for someone who wants to put a TV on the wall to free up valuable floor space or simply because it looks nice is something solid steel construction, easy tilting mechanism, I can supply all of the hardware to make it easy and safe to use.
I supply and install TV brackets fitting TVs ranging in size from 19 to 80 inches and hold a TV less than 30mm from the wall. They can be tilted up or down to reduce screen glare and give a little extra working room behind the TV when plugging in cables. Installation is easy when you call a professional.
For those who want the flexibility to tilt the TV from side to side, you can have brackets that offer more flexibility. Like others, this mount can be tilted up and down, but the TV can also be pulled straight off the wall about 150mm. This gives a lot of room for wiring and lets you angle the screen to the side a little.
After spending hours researching & installing TV wall mounts and testing on various wall types from brick to plasterboard, I can provide a free quote and offer piece of mind for any installation.
TV mounts are available in all shapes and sizes. You’ll find fixed mounts, with no adjustment; tilting mounts, which provide pivoting movement up and down; and full-motion mounts, which pull out from the wall on articulating arms and allow you to angle a TV in multiple directions.
Focusing on tilting wall mounts, which sit closer to the wall than full-motion versions, look less industrial, and provide enough range of motion for most viewing situations. A tilting mount allows you to get an arm behind the TV to plug in cables, while a fixed mount might require you to take the TV off the wall. Most TVs, especially 50-inch and larger models, have wide enough viewing angles that allow you to clearly see the picture from well off to the side.
Full-motion mounts are useful mostly if you need to put your TV in a corner or turn it toward opposite sides of the room, say if you want to put your TV in a kitchen and angle it so you can watch it from the breakfast table sometimes and from the counter otherwise. But for most typical living room installations, a tilting mount is effective enough (most people already have their seating focused around their TV location and this kind of dramatic viewing adjustment is unnecessary) and makes for a cleaner look since it sits closer to the wall.
For the most common circumstances, I have worked with mounts that support a range of television sizes from 19 to 80 inches. The 42" to 55" inch TV size range seems to be most popular for the main viewing room although 32", 39", 40" are adequate for smaller rooms. Whichever mount you decide on, I recommend to book a free quotation to establish and confirm compatibility with your specific TV model.
A tilting mount gives the television a slight range of pivoting motion both back and forth, allowing you to angle the TV down (useful if you’re mounting it above a fireplace). This type offers a number of benefits over a non-tilting mount. Most important, the tilt helps compensate for glare on the screen. Natural light can reduce visibility, and even a small adjustment up or down can typically minimize this. Because of this feature, a tilting mount offers more flexibility as far as where you place the TV. The other major benefit is that you'll be able to shift the screen enough to fit behind the TV for wiring purposes. With a standard flat mount, the wiring often has to be done before the TV is mounted to the wall, which can make installation difficult and why I recommend having it done professionally. If the wall mount is installed even just a little bit out of level, it can look dramatically off once the TV is attached. With larger screens, this becomes a significant issue, particularly if there are any strong patterns on the wall, such as brick or wallpaper. Even just having the reference line of a nearby doorway or window is usually enough for the eye to pick up a slightly crooked TV. Also, if you own an old, uneven house (like I do), you may even want the ability to tweak the TV slightly out of level in order to align better with the surroundings.
A TV mount is going to support a large (and expensive) TV off the wall, so I place a strong preference on those with a robust construction. The ones I supply have thicker metal, with the body of the wall mount fabricated from a single piece. Some have multipiece designs, a factor that adds to the installation time and can limit the movement of the TV once it’s set up. I also keep an eye out for the smaller details that indicate a well-manufactured product. I only use mounts that are CE-approved have undergone an additional level of testing that only adds to your peace of mind while hanging a TV off the wall. To attain CE certification, a mount is tested to at least four times the advertised weight rating.