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The principles of mounting an LCD LED or Plasma TV to a ceiling are pretty-much the same as wall mounting, there is a ceiling plate with a pole, a mount on the pole then a plate mounted to the back of the TV which locates and hooks securely to the pole mount.
Clearly, the single most important consideration when contemplating this kind of mount has to be, Is my ceiling strong enough to support the weight of my TV? In some instances it may be worth speaking to a builder or joiner just to confirm whether your ceiling is structurally sound enough to support the combined weight of the TV with the mount assembly.
In most modern 2 story homes, the ceiling of the ground floor rooms is of course also the upper level’s floor, hence most are easily capable of supporting a combined weight of around 60kg (typical weight of a 42” TV with mount).
Once you’re sure your ceiling can support the weight of the TV, you then need to decide how far you would like the centre of the TV to be from your ceiling, this will dictate the length (drop) of the pole. If your TV will be at eye-level then a flush-mount would be fine, if the TV will be above your eye-line then a tilting mount may be the best option.
Before you start the installation of the TV, spend a little time considering the mains supply and the cables that will need to be run to the TV. If at all possible, consider running cables into the ceiling, out of sight. Consult a qualified electrician with regard to running a mains electrical spur to where the TV will be mounted. A little time spent at this planning stage will result in a much neater and more practical installation.
Assuming you have the perfect location and you’ve sorted out the cables, the actual installation of the TV is pretty straight forward.
This guide has been produced to give you a general indication of the process of hanging a TV onto a ceiling mount, it is not a fully-inclusive instruction sheet for all ceiling mounts. Please study the mount manufacturer’s instruction sheet carefully, before proceeding with the installation process. If you have any queries please call us on 0845 835 0266