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Types of TV Wall Mounts - How to Choose

Finding the mount to meet your needs is simple. We will give you some insight into the three major types of TV mounts.

Low Profile Mounts
Low Profile TV Mounts are also called flat mounts or flush mounts. This type of mount is recommended for people looking for a very sleek look. Most of these low profile mounts allow for about an inch of space between the wall and TV. There is no range of motion with these mounts, meaning the mount will not rotate or tilt. This type of mount is great for minimizing space in small rooms or entertainment enclosures. Keep in mind however, in order to access wires and inputs on the TV you may have to remove it from the wall first. If you are constantly plugging and unplugging different devices consider the Tilt or Swivel Mount, the latter giving you the most behind screen access.

Tilt Mounts
Tilt TV Mounts do exactly what the name implies. They allow the TV to pitch downward, perfect for people looking to mount the TV higher than eye-level. This type of mount is ideal for retail stores, boardrooms and the bedroom for an optimal viewing angle while lying down. Different models have varied ranges of motion but the vast majority provide between 15 and 20 degrees of tilt. This is usually ample for most mounting situations. Check the specifications before buying.

Swivel Mounts
Swivel TV Mounts are also called articulating mounts or cantilever mounts. These mounts are really great for all mounting scenarios. They offer the maximum flexibility in viewing angles and screen movement. The typical swivel mount allows the TV to be positioned anywhere from 5 to 20 inches from the wall. As the name implies, it can also rotate approximately 60 degrees in either direction. Most swivel mounts also give you the benefit of a Tilt Mount allowing you between 15 and 20 degrees of tilt. These mounts are perfect for rooms that are multi-purpose, allowing you to adjust the screen to match your location in the room. We also recommend these mounts for open air kitchens/living rooms to allow viewing from the adjacent room. Our best selling swivel tv mount can be viewed here.