Reasons to Mount

Save space & add style

You can create valuable space on top of furniture or remove your furniture altogether for a clean, modern look in any room. Mounting your TV on the wall and out of the way is a great way to emphasize its sleek, thin design.

Improve viewing angles & eliminate glare

Get the most out of your flat-panel TV by mounting it on the wall for optimal performance. Wall mounts can extend, tilt and swivel, making it easy to find the best viewing angle and reduce glare from lights or windows.


Mounting your flat-panel TV on the wall is the safest option for protecting your family, pets, and property. With their tall, thin structure, flat-panel TVs are very susceptible to tipping over, which can cause property damage, personal injury or even death. Luckily, no matter your mount type, mounting your flat-panel TV is a safe and secure way to avoid property damage and injury.

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Shopping for a TV Mount

When shopping for a TV mount, you’ll want a basic understanding of components, features, and uses in order to make an informed buying choice.

Let’s go over some important considerations when buying your perfect TV mount.

Safety first!

Before you consider anything else, always ensure your mount is UL-listed. UL is the world’s largest product safety testing and certification organization. If your mount is UL-listed, you can trust its ability to safely support its listed TV weight on the approved surfaces.

Where will your TV be?

Do you have a large room with multiple seating areas, a space with a lot of natural light, or is there only one seating area (such as in front of a treadmill)? If you have a space that has many needs to cater to, you will want to invest in a mount that can extend, tilt and swivel – a full-motion mount makes it easy to view from any angle.

What else should you consider when buying a mount?

With so many different mount options and possibly new vocabulary, it can be hard to make a decision. Here are some great items to watch for when buying your mount.

  • Maximum extension:

    If you have a large TV and/or large room, having a mount that allows maximum extension is especially important. No one has to suffer through a bad TV viewing experience with the right mount of extension in a full-motion mount.
  • Tool-less Tilt:

    Adjusting your TV tilt with a tool can be cumbersome. Tool-less tilt allows you to move your TV to the perfect viewing position with the touch of a fingertip.
  • Dual Stud Wall Plate:

    Here, your mount secures into two wall studs, offering expanded placement options on wall and added stability.
  • Side-to-Side Slide:

    Also known as ‘Lateral Shift,’ this feature allows you to shift your TV side-to-side on the wall plate. This feature is very helpful for installation situations in which the wall studs are not centered on your preferred mounting location.
  • Wall Surface Type:

    Do you have wood or steel studs? Or perhaps you have a concrete wall. These are things you have to keep in mind when purchasing a mount, as not all mounts include the appropriate anchor kits for mounting to concrete or steel studs. If you are unsure which wall anchors are included in the box, one can always reference the product manual or contact customer service for help.
  • Mount Compatibility:

    Many TVs feature the same screen size, but other variables such as product weight and mounting hole patterns may affect their mount compatibility. Skip the guesswork and confirm compatibility instantly by using the SANUS MountFinderTM Tool. Simply enter your TV model number and in seconds, the SANUS MountFinder will provide a complete list of SANUS TV Wall Mounts guaranteed to work with your specific TV.

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Mount Types

  • Full-Motion

    Full-motion mounts provide the most flexibility for on-wall TV placement. Facilitating a variety of possible viewing angles, full-motion mounts are perfectly suited for rooms with lots of ambient light or large seating areas.

  • Tilting

    Tilting mounts can be tilted up or down to reduce unwanted glare and reflections from lights and windows. Tilting mounts are the perfect solution for rooms with a lot of light or viewing locations in which the TV will be placed above eye level.

  • Fixed-Position / Low-Profile

    A simple, safe solution to make the most of a small space; Fixed-position mounts position TVs almost flush with the wall.


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Installing your TV mount: Important Considerations

Doing it yourself? Before diving into the installation of your new TV wall Mount, take a moment to assess variables that will affect the installation process.

Wood Studs:

Always consider the spacing of the wood studs in your mounting location and verify that the wall plate spans the width of the stud bay (16in vs. 24in.).

Concrete or Steel Stud:

Not all mounts are compatible with steel studs or concrete walls. When applicable, be sure that the mount you’ve purchased includes the appropriate concrete or steel stud anchor kit for your mounting surface.

If your product does not include the appropriate kit, make sure to reference the manual or contact customer support. It is not recommended to install a full-motion mount onto a concrete wall, please consult a professional installer.

Installing your TV mount: Tools & Resources


Use the HeightFinder tool on to take the guesswork out of determining where to drill on your wall for a desired TV height.

Installation template:

With an installation template, you can drill holes with ease and confidence. There is no need to support the weight of your mount wall plate while you try to drill into your wall.

Installation videos:

If you’re a visual learner, or just want a little extra help, there are step-by-step instructions to easily follow while you are installing your mount.

Post-installation level adjustment:

Post-installation level adjustment makes it easy to ensure the mounted TV is perfectly level, and lateral shift makes it easy to center the TV on the wall, even with off-center studs.

Installing your TV mount: Finishing Touches

Mounting your TV will instantly make your space look sleek and modern, but there are additional options that can make your TV viewing experience even better.

Cable management:

Cable tunnels and in-wall cable management systems areboth great options for concealing unsightly cables.

Sound bar:

If you’re planning to enrich your HDTV experience with HiFi sound, you’ll want to invest in a soundbar mount that connects to the bottom of your TV or TV mount.

Other components:

Be sure to invest in mounting solutions for other small/medium sized components such as a cable box, Blu-ray player, or video game console.

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