Install TV Bracket on Concrete Vs. Hollow Wall

in Singapore Mounting A TV on Concrete Vs. Hollow WallMounting the television on to a wall is the best thing to do especially if you are worried about the safety of your television. We have tons of materials that will guide you on the process of mounting the television as well as the types of the tv brackets in Singapore that you need for your television. In addition, our store if packed with television mounts and brackets that are from quality manufactures, therefore, we have you covered in all aspects.

Mounting a television is not a hard thing, it is not complicated as most DIY professionals make it look and sound. As a matter of fact, it is the simplest activities and I enjoy walking people through it. However, what most people don’t know is that the type of wall that you are considering to mount the tv plays an integral part of the process. The most common wall types are the concrete and wooden walls. Therefore, before you even begin the process of mounting the television, it is important to know which wall you are working on.

Concrete walls

Unlike the wooden walls, mounting the tv bracket in Singapore on a block of cement gives you the confidence that your television is safe and stable. The cement anchor provides good stability for the television. To mount the television on the concrete wall, you have to follow these steps preciously;

  • Cut a piece of a cardboard roughly just about the same size as the television and hold the cut out of the cardboard against the wall to determine the exact position where you will mount the television. Mark the layout around the cutout with a pencil.

It is important to also note that most houses are typically prefabricated and they do not have electrical running through them. Therefore, as you are designing the ideal place for the tv, make sure to make a provision of the wires.

  • In between the layouts that you made earlier, hold the bracket. Be really careful and as precious as possible. Position the bracket in such a manner that the screw holes line up the mortar joints between the blocks. As you do this, make sure that the bracket is at the center. A minimum of 4 holes should be enough to provide the support.

When doing bracket mounting on the concrete wall, I always advice people to stay away from the edges both vertically and horizontally.

  • Against the position you made the marks for the holes, drill out the pilot holes for the cement anchor screws.

While drilling, be very careful and watch out for any sudden voids or plastic texture. You will also find that there are cases where you are dealing with a double brick and in this case, you might have an airgap, be very careful of that too.

  • Mount the bracket on the wall. This is simple, position the mount against the wall and make sure that you line up with the pilot holes. Fasten the mount on to the wall using the bolts and that should be it.

When fastening the wall mount, you want to make sure that it is firmly fitted on the wall.

The process of mounting the tv bracket in Singapore on a concrete wall is fairly simple. And actually, most people prefer the concrete walls to wooden walls.

Wooden walls

Is it possible to mount on hollow wall or plasterboard? That’s the question most people ask. It is a logical question and we have covered all the details on separate blogs. What you will find is that currently builders are taking advantage of two hallow wall systems;

  • A wooden frame or what’s normally called profiles
  • Metal stud profiles

That shouldn’t worry you, in most cases both the wooden and metal stud profiles are placed at a center to center position on a recommended distance of 600 mm although in some cases it may be 450 mm. the key thing is to find the stud and once you have found the studs you will just follow the process as in the concrete walls with the only variation being that you are working on studs. So how do you find the studs?

In case you are working with the wooden profiles; you can check by knocking on the walls until you find a place that sounds less hollow. Make that spot, then measure approximately 450 to 600 mm. in case of a metal stud profile, using a pipe finder allows you to detect the metal profiles.

Conclusion

As long as you make sure that you have fastened the brackets firmly on the wall, it really doesn’t matter what type of a wall you are mounting the television. The only consideration you have to ensure is that you are working with the right bracket. Can it hold the weight of the television? Also, for all the walls, make sure to avoid the weak spots.