How to mount a tv above a fireplace and hide wires for wall mounted tv. Multiple ways to do it just depends on how the stone is stacked.
It is ok to mount it on the stone.
Mounting tv into stone fireplace. Tv will cover the opening and will sit flush or close to the stone surface rather than jut out several inches beyond it. Thinking about mounting your tv on a brick fireplace. Most wall mount kits comes with two mounting arms that attach.
Because decorating schemes often use a fireplace as a focal point homeowners may choose to hang a flat screen television over the mantel. Hold the mount up on the mantle and mark where your holes need to go with a pencil. Cut out enough of the rock to allow a cantilever mount to be flat on the substrate.
Install the tv mount hang on the wall and hook up connections. If everything lines up right you can use self tapping screws in masonry anchors. I have heard both.
I think you ll most likely find that there s plywood or osb under the stone rather than drywall. There s no way around it most experts say that mounting a tv on brick fireplaces can be tricky. After much internet searching i realized that there is a lot of conflicting reports on mounting a flat screen tv to a stone fireplace.
He screwed the 2×4 directly into the stud followed the mount instructions to attach the tv mount onto the wall. Mounting the tv on a brick wall with a fireplace below if the brick wall where you want to mount your tv is above your fireplace then there are a few things you may want to consider. Then use a hammer drill and masonry bit to predrill for the anchors.
First ensure that the heat of the fireplace does not get to the tv. Nevertheless that empty stretch above the fireplace seems to be one of the most popular spots to stick a television these days. Install the stacked stone using a polymer modified thinset and making the appropriate cuts around the mount.
As you can see in the photo above my husband cut the stone wide enough to fit a piece of 2×4 wood long enough for the bracket we purchased. It s a good idea to save some extra stone in a closet or attic such that if you ever decide to take the tv down from the wall you can remove the mount and go back and fill in the gap with stone. Mounting a tv above stone fireplace produces a beautiful centerpiece and opens up table space.
Here is the very up close side view of the back of the mount. Full tutorial including wall mount electrical box and hiding wires thank you to lg. A flat screen television will hang above a stone fireplace.
I have a 55 samsung led tv that i plan on mounting but i need to know if i should mount directly into the stone or into the mortar.