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Types of TV Wall Mounts

If you’ve just got a new TV, and you want to change things up and mount it on the wall, you’ve got a lot of options to choose from. If you’re not sure where to start, things can get a little bit confusing and overwhelming. To help you figure out precisely what type of TV wall mount you want to suit your home décor and lifestyle, we’ve covered all the options in the article below. From here, you’ll be in a much better position to figure out the perfect wall mount for your TV.

Fixed Position TV Mounts

This type of TV wall mount is otherwise known as a low profile TV mount. If you don’t usually like all the fuss and frills, this is the most straightforward TV wall mount options that are going to give you the minimal hassle. You may have already figured this one out, but a fixed position TV wall mount isn’t going to move at all, so if you don’t mind having your TV directed at one place all the time, this is the wall mount for you. 

Fixed position wall mounts are able to sit comfortably against the wall and won’t stick out at all, giving you a nice, sleek look. Your TV is going to look like it’s a part of the wall. 

Why Should You Purchase a Fixed Wall Mount?

What scenarios are fixed wall mounts best in? Let’s take a look:

  • You want your TV to look like it’s a part of the wall
  • You don’t need to get behind your TV too often
  • You’re not worried about TV glare, and your TV doesn’t face a window
  • You will be putting your couch directly in front of the television
  • You only have one place that your wall-mounted TV can go

A Tilting TV Wall Mount

You may have already guessed by the name of this wall mount is that it can tilt. This means that you can adjust where the screen of your TV faces so that you can change how and where you watch your TV. This is a great option if you need to mount your TV a bit higher on the wall.

If you’ve got a large TV picked out for your wall mount, you may want to think about an extension for the tilt; otherwise, it may struggle to move in the directions that you want. Without an extension, your TV is going to get stuck on the wall before you’ve managed to move it far enough.

Why a Tilt Mount?

Let’s take a look at some reasons why you would want to use a tilt mount for your wall-mounted TV:

  • You want your TV to be higher on the wall, preferably above eye level
  • You want to have multiple options when it comes to watching your TV. This means you want to be able to tile your TV if you’re sitting low to the floor, or standing and doing a workout
  • Your TV is opposite a window, and you frequently get glare

Full Motion Mount

This type of TV wall mount is also called a swivel wall mount at times, and this is the most versatile type of wall mount so if you want to make the most of your TV being on the wall, you may want to go for this model.

As well as being able to tilt your TV down, you can also tilt it from side to side and even pull it out from the wall if you prefer. With most swivel wall mounts, you can also get an extension for optimal flexibility. 

As you may have already guessed, the larger the extension of your wall mount, the more it’s going to be able to reach out from the wall, which will give you a wide range of movement. 

Why a Swivel Wall Mount?

Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why you may want to choose a swivel tv wall mount:

  • You want to be able to watch your TV from multiple angles and positions in the room
  • The shape of your room requires your TV to be able to move 
  • You need to be able to get your TV out of the way as a space saver. If you live in an apartment and you haven’t got a lot of room to work with, mounting your TV to the wall is a great option
  • A swivel mount combined with an extension is a great option if you frequently need access to the cables behind your TV

Finding the Right Mount for Your TV

As you can see, there are a number of options to choose from when it comes to a wall mount for your TV. Within these options, there are also features that include different types of extensions. It all depends on the shape of your room, how you like to watch TV and what you’re going to use your TV for. Remember, the larger the extension, the more flexible your wall-mounted TV is going to be. If you prefer your TV not to move at all, try a fixed-position wall mount without any kind of extension. Luckily, there are enough options to suit everyone.