Creating an entertainment space is great until it comes down to where you can put the TV or computer monitor. Every space has its limitations and that’s why mounting things on the wall has become a popular way to conserve space for other items.
And while most people know you can mount that big flatscreen to the wall, is it the same for curved TVs? What about computer monitors, can they be mounted the same way as a flatscreen TV?
Where there is a will there is away, and when it comes down to mounting tech to the walls, there is always away. So, let’s check out what you can do to get your curve TV or computer monitor up on the wall.
What to Consider Before Mounting Anything to a Wall
Before you start drilling away, there are a few factors to consider when mounting anything to your walls. For starters, not all walls may be strong enough to hold up a TV or computer monitor according to TopWallMountedReview.com. Some walls may have tiles or wood paneling that can affect the placement of a TV wall mount.
So, with that in mind, here a few considerations to account for before you attach a TV or computer monitor to your walls:
- Is your wall made of plaster or drywall?
- Do you have two wall studs that are free of any other objects?
- Is the place you intend to mount the TV close to a wall socket?
- Are you placing the TV or computer monitor in areas where water pipes may be an issue?
- Are there air ducts in the wall you intend to mount your TV or computer monitor on?
- Is the TV or computer monitor you have compatible with your wall mount?
Now that last point might stump some people, after all, aren’t all flatscreen TVs and computer monitors compatible with all types of wall mounts?
The short answer is no, not all flatscreen TVs, curved TVs, and computer monitors are compatible with all types of wall mounts. And depending on the model of a TV screen or computer monitor, some may require you to use a TV stand or desk instead. But for the ones that are compatible, you’ll need to determine which type of wall mount will work with your TV or computer monitor.
Types of Wall Mounts
Not all wall mounts are compatible with all types of TVs. And in the case of curved TVs, you’d be better of avoiding fixed mounts. If you’re interested in understanding what each mount type is and how they work, then check out these mounts:
- Fixed Mounts
Fixed mounts are as they sound; they keep the TV in a fixed position on the wall. These types are the standard wall mounts. And while they aren’t ideal for curved TVs, they will work for computer monitors and regular flatscreen TVs.
- Tilted Mounts
Unlike fixed mounts, tilted mounts offer a little more range of motion. This type of mount allows you to move the TV or computer monitor up or down to create a tilt. And while this is great for computer monitors above a desk, it doesn’t give curved TV screens the best range of motion.
- Full-Motion Mounts
If you’re looking to maximize your TV or computer monitor’s viewing ability, then this is the ideal wall mount. These wall mounts are essentially a metal robot arm that is attached to the wall. The wall mount allows you to adjust your curved TV or computer monitor to any angle you want.
- Ceiling Mounts
Like the full-motion wall mount, the ceiling mount also allows a wide range of motion. The only limits are it’s mounted to the ceiling and not the wall. And depending on where you have the TV or computer monitor installed, you may limit your range of motion with corners or the wall behind the TV/ computer monitor.
- Mantel Mounts
These mounts are ideal for TVs above a fireplace, but they won’t offer the most benefit for those looking to take advantage of a curved TV’s viewing range. For computer monitors, however, a mantel mount may work, but may not be ideal either.
Advantages of Wall Mounting Curved TVs and Computer Monitors
Mounting your curved TV allows you to get the most out of what the TV is designed to do – maximize the view for the audience in the room. And while the curved screen concept is great in a movie theater, it is a lot harder to replicate in a home setting. But that’s where wall mounts come in handy.
Wall mounts provide you with the capacity to adjust the screen to any angle that suits your space. They can help save space in your living room, den, and/or bedroom since you won’t need a TV stand or desk to hold up the screen. And depending on the wall mount you choose; you can even have a way to maneuver a TV to be viewed in multiple rooms if your home’s layout permits this.
Drawbacks to Wall Mounting a Curved TV or Computer Monitor
The main drawback of wall mounting a curved TV is more to do with the TV itself and not the wall mount. Curved TVs aren’t overly large, and this can mean limited viewing for groups larger than two.
For computer monitors, it would need to be VESA compatible. If your computer monitor isn’t, there are few ways you can mount a non-VESA monitor.
Mount Purpose and Sizing
There is more to a mount than its adjustability. You’ll need to consider the weight and size of the curved TV or computer monitor before buying a mount. Cheaper mounts are better for small monitors and lightweight TVs.
For those looking to get the most out of a mount, have a screen size between 37-70 inches or the TV/computer monitor is heavy, then you’ll need to go with slightly expensive models. The better wall mounts are stronger and capable of securing heavy TVs and computer monitors to the wall.
Mounting your curved TV or computer monitor isn’t hard when you use the right wall mount. Along with a good wall mount, you’ll want to have a professional come in and install it since they will know how to adjust the brackets to your specific computer monitor or TV model. With all of this in mind, we hope this guide helps you get the most viewing pleasure from your curved TV or computer monitor.