Curved TVs were once a very popular gadget, and they aren’t going away any time soon; however, they have posed a problem since they first came out, being mounted to a wall. It seems that they’re always positioned at an awkward angle, and mounts never seem to be in unison with the TV. However, there is a way to mount your curved TV that will get rid of these issues.
To mount a curved TV, you’ll need to buy the right kind of mount, either a full-motion or ceiling mount. Then you’ll need to screw the mount into the wall or ceiling, screw the mounting plate to the back of your TV, hook the mounting plate to the mount itself, and make sure it’s secure.
In this article, we’ll be discussing the topic of mounting a curved TV to a wall in great detail, including things like why you should mount your TV on a wall, whether or not a curved TV can be mounted to a wall, which type of mount will work best for a curved TV, and how you can mount your TV to the wall yourself. So let’s get started!
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Can You Mount a Curved TV to a Wall?
Curved TVs are an excellent option for anyone who wants a more immersive TV watching experience, similar to what you might experience in a cinema. Their curved screens bring not only a great deal of intrigue to watching TV, but they also pose some additional issues, such as their potential to fall over and the difficulty of finding a surface that will work for their bases.
The solution to both of these problems lies in mounting your TV to the wall. But can curved TVs even be mounted to a wall? Yes, the most definitely can. Most curved televisions can be mounted to a wall; since the part at the back of the TV that houses all of its wiring and external ports still has to be flat, it can also still be attached to a wall mount like any other television.
And the best part is that if you previously had a flat TV mounted to your wall, you might be able to use the same mount for your curved TV, too, as long as they are roughly the same size. Although curved TVs can be mounted to any regular TV wall mount, some mounts are specially designed for curved TVs, and therefore will, in all likelihood, do a much better job of mounting your curved TV to the walls of your home.
That being said, there are a few things you can do to ensure that you choose the right wall mount for your specific curved TV, and we’ll go over them now.
What You Will Need
- Drill with the right size drill bit
- Screwdriver and screws
- Measuring tape
Now that you know the tools you’ll need to mount your TV to your wall, let’s take a look at exactly how you can do that.
Attach Your Mount to the Wall
- Use your measuring tape to measure how high you would like your TV to be. Make sure to measure to where the top of your mount will be screwed into the wall.
- Hold your TV mount against the wall and use a pencil to mark out where you want the screws to go. Use a level to ensure that you are mounting it straight. Templates help a lot here.
- Drill holes into the wall with your drill and an appropriate diameter drill bit. Start slow.
- Install screw anchors into the holes you made.
- Line your wall mount up with the holes and use a screwdriver and provided screws to screw it in place.
Attach the Mounting Plate to the Back of the TV
- Lay your TV down on a covered flat surface with the screen facing down. Otherwise, you risk it tipping over.
- Put the mounting plate on the back of the TV and line up the holes with the corresponding holes in your TV.
- Use a screwdriver and the screws provided with your wall mount to attach the mounting plate to your TV.
Attach the TV to the Wall Mount
- Hook your TV onto the top of the mounting bracket and snap the bottom hooks into place.
- Carefully pull the TV away from the wall, and secure the screws that attach the mounting plate to the wall mount, if there are any.
Once all of that is done, you can adjust your TV’s angle and tilt to your liking and plug your TV into a power outlet. If you would like to keep your cables hidden, you can always hide them with a cord cover. Now with all that done, you can give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back for mounting your TV all by yourself (or with the help of a friend).
Sometimes we need to see it in action. If you are still not completely sure how to mount a curved TV, you can watch this video that will explain the process from start to finish:
The Benefits of Mounting Your TV on a Wall
Once you’ve purchased your TV, you’ll be faced with the choice of how you want to mount it. Most televisions do come with a stand that will let you place them on a console table or on a credenza. However, many people are opting to mount their TVs on the walls of their homes instead of having them stand on something.
There are many benefits that come from mounting your TV onto one of your walls:
- You will save a lot of space. The first (and biggest) benefit being the amount of space you will save by doing so. Mounting your TV means that you’ll use the space it would’ve taken up on your console table for something else, or it could mean that you won’t even need a console table in the first place, which is extremely beneficial in houses or apartments with limited space.
- You can place your TV anywhere. Mounting your TV to the wall also means that you can put your TV virtually anywhere, as long as there’s a power outlet nearby. This might help it fit better into your space’s design style and allow you to have your TV at a height that coincides with the viewing angle from your furniture.
- It looks fantastic. There’s something amazing about a clean, level looking TV attached to your wall.
- The size does not matter. Another benefit of mounting your TV to a wall means that you won’t have to worry about the size of the television since it doesn’t have to fit onto a surface and can be as large as the amount of space you have available on your wall.
- You can move your TV around. If you decide to mount your television onto a full-motion mount, it will allow you to move your TV around and adjust its angle so that you get as little glare and reflections from the windows and lights in your room as possible. This is great, especially if you have sun-facing windows or aren’t permitted to switch out the light fixtures in your TV room.
- It is a safer option. Another one of the great benefits of mounting your TV to a wall is the fact that it will be a lot safer from harm. This may seem counterintuitive, but if you have young children or a pet (like a cat or a dog), they can very easily knock your TV over and cause it to break. Mounting your TV will get it out of the way of these bustling beings and, therefore, will get rid of the danger of it falling or being knocked over.
Choosing the Right Mount for Your Curved TV
As mentioned previously, knowing which mount to get for your specific curved TV can be very easy, as long as you know what to look for before buying one. We’ll go over everything you need to know before buying a wall mount in detail, so you can make an informed decision about which mount you want to get.
Get Your TV’s VESA Measurements
Knowing your TV’s VESA measurements is probably the most important step in this process, as it will ensure that you get a mount with mounting holes that will align properly with the holes on the back of your TV.
Your TV’s VESA measurement is the distance (measured in millimeters) between each of the holes on the back of the TV that are meant for the mounting bracket to attach to. They are part of a collection of standard measurements that have been established by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) made for mounting TVs, flat-panel displays, and other types of monitors onto a stand or a wall mount.
How to Check Your TV’s VESA Measurements
For the most part, your TV’s VESA measurements can usually be found in your TV manual or by searching the model of your TV online. However, if you can’t find your TV’s VESA measurements listed anywhere, you can calculate them yourself too.
All you need to do is measure the distance between the screw holes on the back of your TV. It’s as simple as that! Be sure to measure in millimeters since VESA measurements are listed in millimeters. Standard VESA measurements are usually 200 X 200, 400 X 400, or 600 X 400; however, they can vary depending on how large your television is.
Once you’ve gotten your VESA measurements, you can go out and buy a mount for your TV. Just make sure that you’re buying a VESA-compliant mount; otherwise, the holes on the back of your TV may now match up with the holes on the wall mount.
Avoid a Fixed Mount
If you’re having a hard time deciding which kind of wall mount to get for your TV, there’s one type we would recommend that you NOT get: a fixed mount. Fixed mounts are made to keep the display mounted to them flat against the wall and are meant to be low-profile mounts. And of course, a curved TV will never be low-profile since its sides will always stick away from the walls anyway.
Fixed mounts also don’t allow you to adjust the angle or the tilt of your TV, which is almost essential when trying to mount a curved TV. For this reason, you should steer clear of fixed mounts when looking at buying a mount for a curved TV.
Which Mount Should You Get?
In the world of TV mounts, there are quite a few options to choose from, and you are not limited to just a fixed mount (luckily). There are tilting mounts, mantel mounts, ceiling mounts, and full-motion mounts. These types of mounts offer varying degrees of adjustability (all a lot more than a fixed mount), but for a curved TV, a ceiling mount or a full-motion mount will be your best option.
As the name suggests, ceiling mounts are mounted to your ceiling and not to your wall like most other mounts are. When used correctly, ceiling mounts can be the best kind of mount out there because they offer the most flexibility in terms of how much they can be adjusted. This makes them an excellent choice for mounting a curved TV since you’ll be able to control every aspect of how the TV is positioned for your viewing benefit.
If you’re able to drill into your ceiling and want to get a ceiling mount, the Loctek CM3 Ceiling Mount is a great option. It can carry TVs between 32 and 65 inches (81-165 cm) large and has a maximum weight capacity of up to 99 lbs (45 kg). It is marketed as a curved screen mount, but it can also be attached to a flat monitor.
Once your TV is attached to the mount, it can be rotated a full 360 degrees and can be tilted to an angle of 20°. You can also adjust the distance between the TV and the ceiling by moving the mounting plate up or down on the pole it’s attached to. This will come in handy, especially if you have a television that is slightly on the larger side. The mounting holes’ distance can also be adjusted, making it compatible with almost all VESA sizes.
If you aren’t able to drill into your ceiling to mount your TV, you should definitely look into getting a full-motion mount. This is the most popular type of mount since it is the most accessible to people with all different kinds of living arrangements.
They are screwed into your wall and equipped with an extendable arm that lets you adjust your TV in virtually any direction. The only thing it is lacking in comparison with a ceiling mount is the fact that it can’t be rotated a full 360°.
If you’re looking for a full-motion mount, there are quite a lot of great options out there, like this Mount-It! Full Motion TV Wall Mount or this ECHOGEAR Full Motion Articulating TV Wall Mount.
The ‘Mount-It!’ TV mount is suited towards smaller sized televisions, ranging from 19 to 37 inches (48-94 cm). It also has a maximum capacity of 55 lbs (25 kg), but most smaller TVs don’t even almost weigh that much. At its closest, it sits at 2.8 inches (7 cm) away from the wall, and when fully extended, it is 17.5 inches (44.5 cm) away from the wall.
It can be rotated 180° to either side and offers a 12° vertical tilt. This means that you’ll easily be able to adjust your curved TV until you find the viewing angle that works best in your space.
The Echogear mount, on the other hand, is made for large televisions. It can be attached to TVs that are between 37 and 70 inches (94-178 cm) in size and weighing up to 132 lbs (60 kg). This mount is made to support bigger and heavier televisions than most other mounts.
It sits at 2.6 inches (6.6 cm) off the wall when fully pushed in, and when extended, it sits at 16 inches (41 cm) away from the wall. You can fully adjust your TV screen once it’s attached to this mount, as it offers 150° side-to-side rotation and a 15° vertical tilting angle.
The process of mounting a curved TV (or any TV) may seem daunting at first, but it is really quite simple as long as you have the right tools and enough strength (or someone to help you) to get it onto the mount once it’s attached to the wall. You also need to make sure that your wall can support your TV and that you use the right screws to screw into the wall because no one wants their TV to fall off of the wall in the middle of the night and break.
Additionally, if you’re not comfortable doing this by yourself, you can always hire a handyman to do the job for you. You can usually get someone to hang your TV for a couple hundred dollars. Good luck mounting your super cool curved TV!