Mounting a TV on a stone fireplace is a great way to make your home cozy, and you can have large gatherings around your beautiful fireplace while also catching up on your favorite movies or TV shows. Mounting your TV won’t be that difficult, but make sure you follow all the steps safely since you certainly don’t want it to fall and damage anything!
Since you are mounting the TV on the wall, the most important thing you can do is to mount it into a stud. Don’t run the risk of the TV falling off the wall. Once you mount into a stud and get it all leveled off, you should be able to easily get your TV mounted.
Before you get started, gather up some necessary tools:
- Wall Mount Kit
- Screw driver or Screw gun
- HDMI Cable
- Stud Finder
- Angle grinder
Step 1: Find your Studs
Arguably the most important part, use your stud finder to locate the studs in the wall where your TV will go. You can then decide where to mount your TV so it’s in the perfect location without risk of falling down or becoming dislodged. Mark the lines on the stone that need to be cut. If you do not mount your TV into studs, you risk major problems from the TV falling off and getting destroyed to the TV ripping out chunks of your wall when it falls.
Step 2: Use Angle Grinder to cut through Stone
Once you have decided where exactly your TV will be mounted, you need to dig into the stone to be able to mount it. Drill into the stone and install your wall mount for your TV. You will want to measure and make sure you install this level so that you aren’t left looking up at a crooked TV.
Step 3: Attach TV to Wall Mount
Now that you’ve got the wall mount up there, use your screws to attach the TV to the wall mount. Make sure everything is tight and secure before letting go. Fortunately, most TV mounts are pretty easy to use and you should be able to do this step fairly easily.
Step 4: Hook TV up to Cable and Power
Whether you drop the cords behind the wall and hide or run the cords down to the floor, now is when you will use your HDMI cable and get your TV up and running. Before you try to hide the cords behind a wall, consider trying them out and making sure everything works great before you go through the trouble of hiding cords.
How high should a TV be mounted over a fireplace?
This is up to personal preference. You can decide to measure it and levelly mount it between the top of the wall and the mantle. Or, you can just put the bottom of the TV a few inches above the mantel. Consider if you will be using your mantel for decorations and if so how tall those decorations will be, as you don’t want to block the view of the TV.
Will heat from the fireplace damage the TV?
No. TVs have come a long way and the heat from the fireplace should not damage the TV and the heat from the TV will not damage the wall or the fireplace.
Can you hide the wires from the TV?
You can. Consider drilling a hole in the wall behind the TV, dropping the wires down through the wall, and pulling them out a hole you drill down near the outlet.
Chances are, you spend a lot of time in the room with your fireplace and TV. In fact, you might spend most of your time there. With a few tips and tricks, you can easily mount your HDTV on the wall about the mantel, giving your home a sleek and modern look. We love hearing your success stories! Drop us some comments about how this article helped you mount your TV, and include a picture of your finished product! Be sure to share this with your friends if you know anyone thinking of mounting a TV.