Mounting a TV Over the Fireplace: All You Need To Know


Let’s talk about a much-debated topic – mounting a TV above the fireplace. Picture a spacious yet cozy living room, with comfortable couches, a coffee table, a toasty fireplace, and a tv above it as the finishing touch. Many people want this mounted TV as the focal point of the room, yet see having it above the fireplace as a big logistics challenge, as the two seemingly can’t co-exist – or can they?

Just a simple search will show you tons of articles on why you shouldn’t mount a TV above the fireplace. The reasons range from overall room aesthetics to physical comfort to the safety of your electronics. While it is fair to say that most of these concerns were once valid, today there is a way to mount your TV above the fireplace in a way that is safe, efficient, and comfortable. An above fireplace pull-down TV mount is your answer, and you can shop these tv mounts here.

MantelMount manufactures high-quality, full-motion pull-down TV mounts that truly maximize your television viewing experience. These mounts are constructed through a patented technique that consists of automotive gas pistons with lightweight alloys and counterbalance technology. This unique, innovative TV mount formula allows you to easily pull your large flat-screen TV off the wall, adjust it to eye-level in front of the fireplace, and then move it left or right for the perfect view. Apart from the unique full-motion ability, MantelMount also has a TV mount collection with other patented features that makes it completely safe and practical for mounting a TV over the fireplace. Let us cover how MantelMount tackles the functional challenges (or misnomers) that once came with mounting a TV over a fireplace.

The Wall Above the Fireplace is Made of Stone or Brick

Fireplaces come in a variety of shapes, sizes, designs… you name it! Stone or brick fireplaces are rather commonplace these days. These can be tough materials to work with, but do not fear – unlike other imitators, MantelMount works in dozens of install scenarios, some right out of the box, and you can achieve the others by adding unique, original accessories to your MantelMount order. In the case of mounting MantelMount on stone or brick, as long as the stone or brick is not a flimsy facade, you merely need to replace the four lag bolts MantelMount provides with concrete anchors of the same length. If by chance the stone or brick is a flimsy facade, you can simply purchase MantelMount’s AB40 Adapter to provide the necessary support you need. 

Heat and Electronics Shouldn’t Mix

Caution should always be exercised when mixing heat with electronics. If not done properly, it could be a recipe for disaster. This is the main concern most people have when they think about mounting a television over the fireplace. That doesn't need to interfere with you having the home-entertainment set-up of your dreams however. Most MantelMount models include patented heat-sensing handles. These turn bright red when they detect a temperature of 110’F or more. While MantelMount never advises the mount and TV to be in the lowered position when the fireplace is turned on, the handles will be a great barometer for when you should either turn off the fireplace and/or stow your TV in the raised position.

The Mantel is Just Too High

The height of a fireplace mantel can certainly interfere with your home entertainment setup and overall enjoyment. It’s something you must seriously consider before hanging a television over the fireplace. If you’ve already installed your TV above a high fireplace, you’re probably no stranger to neck pain, eye strain, and even headaches. A lack of focus on what you’re watching is also a common complaint, caused by being forced to look up when watching TV. It's just not a natural position for long periods of time. 

Watching television is meant to be a fun and relaxing experience, not a cause for discomfort and frustration, yet it is the latter for many whose TV is too high on the wall. However, MantelMount has put the fun and comfort back into home entertainment. Their revolutionary pull-down TV mounts have brought a movie theater-like experience to hundreds of thousands of homes across the United States.

The automotive pistons and state-of-the-art counterbalance technology allow anyone to easily pull their large flat-screen TV off the wall, put it down to eye-level, and then swivel it left or right. Within seconds you’ll be perfecting the TV viewing angle to find your ‘sweet spot’, and then you can lie back and enjoy the show. It’s that simple.

You’re not just buying “another TV mount” when you buy a MantelMount. Get ready to take your television viewing experience to another level and give family entertainment a whole new meaning. MantelMount transforms your TV and the entire room around it. It isn’t just something to WOW your guests with – MantelMount is an entirely re-imagined, fully optimized home entertainment experience. True comfort and maximized TV viewing enjoyment is guaranteed for the whole family!