Can I mount a TV over my fireplace?

Can I mount a TV over my fireplace? Read on to learn the answer to this popular fireplace question.

Thanks to the ambiance, pleasing aesthetic, and nostalgia they create, fireplaces have become a popular home trend once again. Fireplaces provide warmth while also serving as a focal point in a room and a gathering spot for friends and family. As you envision your home with a new fireplace, you may also be wondering, “Can I mount a TV over my fireplace?” The short answer is yes; however, there are a few things you should consider first.

Protect your mounted TV from the fireplace’s heat.
The main concern when mounting a TV over a fireplace is heat damage. Direct the heat away from your TV by installing a mantel or fireplace hood or building an alcove. You can also consider an electric fireplace vs. a gas fireplace, as they generate less excess heat.

Ensure you have proper clearance.
You’ll want to ensure you have enough room to mount your TV at a safe distance from the fireplace while still at a low enough level for comfortable viewing. The amount of space you have will also directly affect the size of the TV you can install.

Choose the proper wall mount.
Selecting the right wall mount is just as important as selecting the right fireplace. Consider a full-range motion mount that will allow you to adjust the level and angle of your TV to meet your ever-changing needs.    

Seek the help of a professional to ensure proper and safe installation.
Now that you know the answer to the question, can I mount a TV over my fireplace?, choosing the right fireplace installer is critical. A professional fireplace dealer and installer will be able to help you select the right fireplace to fit your needs and install it safely.

At CSS Fireplaces & Outdoor Living, we have served the Jacksonville and Ormond Beach area for more than 14 years and are the largest fireplace dealer in Florida. As a locally owned fireplace business, we are here to help you choose the right fireplace for your living space. We offer a wide array of top-quality wood, gas, and electric fireplaces that will add elegance and warmth to your favorite spot in your home. Check out our fireplace gallery for inspiration, and contact us today to see how we can help you find the perfect fireplace to bring your vision for your home to life.

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