There are plenty of people out there who would love to have a TV screen in more than one room of their homes, but they simply don’t have the space available. Even if they use the brilliant space-saving devices that are standard mount TV wall brackets, they still might not have enough wall space available in cramped spare bedrooms and cluttered kitchens.
The demand for more flexible TV brackets that don’t take up as much room has prompted manufacturers to come up with a couple of innovative new options. Cantilever TV brackets and ceiling TV brackets are both specially designed to help you install a TV set virtually anywhere, no matter how much space there is available.
With cantilever TV brackets, all you need is enough wall space for the bracket’s adjustable ‘arm’. Once the bracket is installed you can tilt, swing and swivel the TV to a comfortable viewing angle, so you will be able to see the screen from every corner of the room.
Ceiling TV brackets, on the other hand, hang the TV screen directly from the ceiling without the need to use any wall space. These too can be tilted and adjusted to help you get the perfect viewing angle.
The most popular way to mount TV sets on the wall is using flat mount or ultra slim TV wall brackets, which are generally fitted on the wall facing chairs and sofas in living rooms. However, there is another type of bracket that is rapidly becoming just as popular – cantilever TV brackets.
Cantilever TV brackets offer a huge number of benefits to the user, the most obvious advantage being flexibility. By making use of the bracket’s moveable, bendable ‘arm’, you can adjust the screen to which ever direction or angle you choose. You don’t have to settle in one position; you can swing the screen around if you change seats, or tilt it down if you fancy lying down on the sofa to watch TV.
Another benefit of cantilever brackets is that they are useful when you don’t have much wall space available. You don’t need a smooth, flat expanse of wall in order to mount the TV set; you only need enough space for the bracket itself to fit. You can suspend your TV over a bed, a desk or high up in the corner of a room if you need to – it’s up to you.
To put it simply, the flexibility of cantilever TV brackets allows you to watch TV your way.
Have you ever wanted to watch the news or catch up with your favourite TV programmes whilst you cook? Would you like to watch sports matches or other events on TV with your friends and family around the dinner table? If your answer to either of these questions is yes, you might want to consider installing TV brackets in your kitchen.
The first thing to consider is the size of TV screen you will need. There is often limited space in the kitchen and you can save the huge widescreen TVs for the living room, so a 10 inch or above screen should do the trick.
Next, you need to choose the right kind of TV bracket for the kitchen. It needs to be able to support the size and weight of the TV you want to mount, and it also needs to be compatible with the model.
Many people use either cantilever or ceiling TV brackets in the kitchen, as they are adjustable and don’t require as much wall space. With these brackets, you can tilt, turn and adjust the screen as you need to, whether you are cooking in one part of the kitchen, washing up in another or sat around the dining table. These brackets also keep the TV up and out of the way of splashes and spillages, as well as any other accidental damage.
Swivelling and tilting TV brackets have many names. They are commonly known as cantilever TV brackets, but you can also find varieties that simply tilt, or that offer full motion (known as full motion TV brackets).
These flexible, adjustable types of TV brackets are used where a standard flat mount installation will not be suitable. Examples include airport departure lounges, train stations and doctor’s waiting rooms where the TV is mounted near the top of the room (or on the ceiling) but the screen needs to be tilted down or at an angle so that everyone in the room can comfortably see it.
This tilt and swivel function can be very useful in homes too, especially if you have limited wall space available (i.e. in kitchens) or you add a TV into a room such as a spare bedroom as an afterthought.
Tilt and swivel TV brackets allow you to tilt the screen up or down, and rotate or swing it around to an angle of 180˚ to the left or right. This makes them much more flexible than flat-mount TV brackets, but you should also remember that they make the TV project from the wall more than standard brackets.
Standard TV wall brackets are widely used for installing TVs in homes, but they aren’t suitable for everyone. Some people want a more flexible solution for small rooms or cramped spaces, where standard TV brackets may not be suitable.
If you have specific needs when it comes to mounting your TV, the solution is to use cantilever TV wall brackets. These brackets allow you to mount your TV in the corner of a room, at a height or in what may be considered an ‘awkward’ position. As these brackets allow flexible movements and adjustments to the angle of the screen, there will be no drop in the quality or comfort of viewing, and the screen can still be clearly visible from all parts of the room.
If you take the example of a large cantilever TV bracket, one that is capable of supporting 60kg in TV weight (30 -36 inch screens), you can see that it offers the following features:
• 180˚ rotation/swing
• 15˚ tilt, up or down
• Secure locking feature, so you can adjust to your preferred position and lock the TV there
• Distance from the wall – between 11cm – 43 cm depending how you adjust the TV.
A lot of people who choose to mount their flat screen televisions on the wall tend to do so with flat or ultra slim TV brackets, preferring the screen to remain flat against the wall for a contemporary, minimalist look.
However, others need a little more functionality from their TVs. If you need to angle the screen due to seating arrangements, irregular shaped rooms or for any other reason, LCD tilt and turn brackets are the solution to go for.
Tilt and turn brackets, also known as cantilever TV brackets, give you the freedom to adjust your TV to suit your viewing preferences. You can tilt the screen up and down to a limited angle, as well as moving the TV itself from left to right and back again.
This tilt and turn function improves TV viewing in more ways than you may realise. It allows you to comfortably watch TV whilst reclining on a sofa or in bed without craning your neck to see the screen, and it also allows you to watch a wall-mounted TV from a corner of the room or even further away.
TV brackets are slowly becoming a popular means to mount television sets on the wall. It is one option that gives a contemporary feel and look to your home. In the past, people used television stands for positioning their TV set. This was mainly because television sets were quite bulky and heavier then. However, the modern television sets have a slim and light weight nature.
With the invention of flat panel plasma and LCD TVs, wall mounting has become a lot easier. They not only let you perfectly mount your TV set, but also keep it secure. Wall mounting also acts as a space saver. So, if you have a small room, using TV brackets will be a great option. Cantilever, tilt and swivel TV brackets are used by people as they offer an adjustable viewing angle.
The different TV brackets you can purchase
TV brackets can be purchased in different sizes and shapes. This allows you the opportunity to select one based on your budget and needs. Using TV brackets also enhances your television viewing experience.
Cantilever TV brackets have now gained immense popularity. They not only allow users to tilt the TV screen based on their viewing needs, but also make the room look clutter free. The television screen can either be moved sideways or horizontally. They also come equipped with an arm like attachment that offers a good degree of movement. This type of TV bracket is mostly used by the commercial sector.
The most sophisticated LCD brackets are undoubtedly cantilever wall mounts. Installing a cantilever mount gives your LCD TV the full range of movement. That is, tilting verti-cally and swiveling from left to right.
The type of cantilever bracket which is best suited for your TV depends on a number of factors; the type of wall, on how heavy or large your LCD TV is, and of course your own personal taste.
Cantilever arms enable you to move your LCD TV away from the wall when the arms are completely extended. When the arms are contracted they move the TV close to the wall.
How large do they get?
LCD TV wall brackets are manufactured in such a way that they fit the smallest and also the largest TV size. A 65 inch TV will require a very large cantilever bracket that might weigh 15kg and which will be able to hold upright a TV weighing up to 100kg.
Large cantilever brackets will not be able to fold down to a completely flat position, so make sure that you carry out research, before making your purchase.
The epitome of LCD brackets is undoubtedly the cantilever wall mount. Installing a cantilever mount gives your LCD the full range of movement; that is, tilting it in a vertical axis, swiveling it from left to right and even the ‘turn and tilt’ mechanism.
The type of cantilever bracket best suited for your TV depends on a number of factors; the type of wall, how heavy or large your LCD TV is and, of course, your own personal taste and interest.
In this short write up I will be looking at the type of LCD wall bracket which uses two arms. These cantilever arms enable you to move an LCD away from the wall, when the arms are completely extended. When the arms are contracted they move the LCD close to the wall.
LCD TV wall brackets are manufactured in such a way that they fit the smallest and also the largest TV sizes. With LCDs the difference between the smallest and largest screen TV is 15 inches. Large screen LCDs come in a range of 45 inches to a mammoth 65 inches. A 65 inch LCD will require a very large cantilever bracket; weighing about 15kg and being able to hold a TV weighing 100kg (which does not exist, but that is the threshold).
Large cantilever brackets will not be able to contract to a completely flat position, so make sure that you perform thorough research before making your purchase.
Have you recently purchased a flat screen TV? Are you looking for safety tips and other means to enhance your viewing pleasure? If yes, then you would be better off with TV brackets. These brackets enhance the viewing and also provide additional features such as security and stability.
Why opt for TV brackets?
There are many kinds of TV brackets available in the market. It is important for you to analyse your needs, requirements and budget before you opt for a particular bracket. TV brackets help you to mount your set on the wall, thereby keeping it out of the reach of children and pets. It also minimises the susceptibility of your TV set being damaged.
What are the different kinds of TV brackets available?
Flat TV brackets, titling wall mounts and cantilever brackets are some of the different kinds of brackets available.
Flat TV brackets: As one of the most basic kinds of brackets, flat TV mounts do not offer any movement. It should be noted that you will have to unscrew the TV set in order to access the cables connecting the TV.
Tilt brackets: Tilting brackets are similar to flat TV brackets. The only difference is that tilting brackets allow the user to adjust the viewing angle by 15 degrees horizontally. You also do not have to unscrew the TV set in order to access the cables connecting the TV.
Cantilever brackets: One of the most expensive types of brackets available in the market, cantilever brackets allows the user to adjust the viewing angle without any restrictions. Cantilever brackets are commonly used in shopping centres and colleges. These brackets are large in size and hence it is important to consider the size of your room prior to opting for cantilever TV brackets.