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I used to think that flatscreen TV mounts were used to save space in hotel rooms, a way for many to view the same screen while waiting in a doctor’s office, a fancy interior design trick, and a solution for parents with little kids who tend to scale furniture. While a mount can certainly accomplish all of those things, mounting your flatscreen TV is an easy DIY weekend project that will optimize your viewing angle and protect children from accidental injuries caused by TV tip-overs.
Why You Should Consider a Flatscreen TV Mount
By mounting your television, you’re reducing glare and reflections through models that extend, tilt, and swivel while keeping your kids safe. A flatscreen television can fall with the force of thousands of pounds. This force is 10 times more powerful than being hit by a NFL lineman and causes 11,000+ ER visits each year. On average, one child dies every two weeks when a TV or furniture falls on them and 2/3 of TV and furniture tip-over fatalities involve toddlers. Even if you don’t have little kids, consider mounting your television to keep younger nieces, nephews, cousins, and even your neighbor’s kids, safe.
Where to Find a Flatscreen TV Mount
SANUS flatscreen TV mounts can be found in local Best Buy stores but chances are you haven’t looked at them unless you’ve bought a new television recently because let’s be honest, they’re easy to overlook because they tend to not the shiny object inside the store. They’re not the television bragging that it has the most pixels per square inch, thin laptop with the amazing specs, wireless speaker set with the big bass, or the hot gaming console that your kids covet. They’re a practical accessory that you’ve probably overlooked because you might not have known they were there, didn’t understand why you might need one, or were distracted by other items in the store.
While local Best Buy stores carry a selection of full-motion, tilting, and fixed position mounts, the best way to figure out the best mount for your home is to visit the SANUS TV site.
How to Find the Perfect Flatscreen TV Mount for Your Home
Start by examining the space where you new television will go. Look at it during various times of the day to determine how light from nearby windows affect the space. Full-motion and tilting mounts are good choices because they allow you to move your flatscreen TV to prevent glare.
The next step is to visit the SANUS site to find the right mount to secure your television. The SANUS MountFinder™ is a 5 step tool will help you determine the TV mount that is right for your make and model of television based on your preferred mount type in minutes.
Here’s a look at how quick and easy it was to use to find a mount for our flatscreen TV that we’re relocating to above a bookshelf in our living room.
Installing Your SANUS Mount in 3 Easy Steps
Once your SANUS mount arrives, installation is an easy DIY weekend project especially when using the SANUS Heightfinder™ tool. Here’s a look at how easy it is!
- Attach the brackets to the TV. Look for the four holes on the back of the TV. Use the hardware provided by SANUS to attach the brackets to the back of the TV.
- Install the wall plate. “Measure twice, drill once.” Use the magnetic stude finder to find the studs and since it’s magnetic, it will know exactly where the studs are!
- Mount the TV
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SANUS. The opinions and text are all mine.