Updated: Aug 21
Table of Contents
Things you May Need
How to Mount your TV
Tips and Tricks for Mounting your TV
TV Mount over Stone Fireplace FAQs
Best TV Mounts for a Stone Fireplace
TV Mount over Stone Fireplace Project Examples
Mounting a television on a stone fireplace can be a great way to get the best of both worlds. Not only does it give you a beautiful focal point for your living room, but it also allows to you enjoy all your favorite shows and movies in comfort and style. With the right hardware and a little creativity, it's easy to mount your TV on your stone fireplace and enjoy the best of both worlds.
Let's Jump into it!
How do you mount a TV over a stone fireplace?
Things you May Need
TV Fireplace Mount (See options listed above!).
Drill - We recommend using a Hammer Drill, this will make it a lot easier to drill into the stone. If you don't have one, a regular drill will work fine, just make sure you have the proper drill bit.
Hammer or Masonry Drill Bit.
Anchors or Concrete Screws.
Stud Finder - this will make finding your studs a lot easier, removing the guess work and making sure your TV mount is anchored to your brick wall properly.
Level - to ensure your TV is not mounted on an angle!
Hex Head Concrete Screw Anchors - these are your best bet for anchoring items to masonry materials, such as brick, stone and concrete.
PPE (Protective Personal Equipment) - Things like safety glasses so you do not get debris in your eyes, and work gloves to keep your fingers safe from cuts.
Clean Up - drilling into stone will get messy! Make sure you have cleaning supplies handy, such as a vacuum cleaner, duster and wet cloth for when you are done mounting your TV.
What to consider when mounting a TV on your stone fireplace
When mounting your TV on a stone fireplace, it's important to keep in mind that the heat from the fireplace may cause damage to your TV. Make sure to use a sturdy mount that can withstand the heat, and place your TV far enough away from the fireplace so that it doesn't get too hot (we recommend at least 7"). You should also avoid mounting your TV too high, as it could fall and be damaged. With a little bit of planning and care, you can safely and securely mount your TV on a stone fireplace.
How to Mount your TV on a Stone Fireplace
First, you'll need to purchase a TV fireplace mount. These mounts can be found at most electronics stores, or online. Checkout our recommendations on our website.
Once you have the mount, along with all of the necessary materials, you can begin the mounting process. You'll need to find the studs in your wall and mark them. If you're not sure how to do this, I recommend using a stud finder. This removes any uncertainty from your work and ensures your mount is anchored properly to the wall. Mark your holes based on your TV mount and use a level to make sure your marks are level.
You'll then need to drill holes into the stone where marked for the mounting bracket.
Assemble your TV wall mount kit according to the instructions provided. Once complete, you can mount the brackets to your TV.
Finally, you will need to secure the TV with brackets to the wall mount. Be sure to use all the proper safety measures when mounting your TV to avoid injury to yourself, or damage to your TV, mount, or stone fireplace.
Tips and Tricks
If you're having trouble finding the studs in your wall, try using a stud finder.
Be careful when drilling into the stone. You don't want to damage your fireplace.
Make sure the mounting bracket is secure before attaching your TV. Otherwise, it could fall and break.
Best TV Mounts for your Stone Fireplace
1. Above Fireplace Pull Down TV Mount
Best Fireplace TV Mount
This TV mount was made for installing above your fireplace, which is why it's at the top of our list. This pull down mount is highly rated and will fit TVs between 44 ad 80 inches and up to 90 lbs.
Made of high-grade steel, it features pull down handles with 2 gas pistons and auto stop and straightening, so it never over-extends and will keep your TV straight for optimal viewing.
This TV offers a maximum drop of 27 inches from a raised to lowered position, and a maximum horizontal extension of 19 inches. as the, "ultimate above fireplace TV mount," this mount offers a 30 degree swivel and combines the highest quality of craftsmanship and materials, with state of the art technology to give you the best TV viewing experience you can have, when mounting your TV above your fireplace.
Easy pull down.
Huge range of motion.
Quality design and material.
Load bearing weight is relatively low.
Get the Above Fireplace Pull Down TV Mount today!
2. Tilt TV Wall Mount
Best in Affordability
This Universal Motion TV Mount has a bracket that fits most 37 - 70 inch TVs, with a maximum load weight of 132 lbs. With stud spacing from 16, 18 and 24 inches, you can easily center this TV on your brick wall for optimal viewing. The 1.5" profile means your TV can rest close to your wall, remaining discrete and keeping your cords hidden and tidy.
There is no extension on this mount, however it does offer a -8 degree tilt function for anti-glaring. Don't let the affordability of this TV mount throw you off, with more than 88,000 reviews, this mount is still rated at 4.7 stars on Amazon and while it normally costs $49.99, you currently get a 40% discount, so you can get this already affordable wall mount for only $29.99!
While this lacks some of the functionality of the Full Motion Tilt option listed below, this TV Mount is highly rated, very affordable and great for small spaces where you want your TV to have a small profile.
Discrete -1.5" Profile from the wall.
Lacks a full range of motion.
No level adjustment once mounted.
Get the Mounting Dream Universal Tilt TV Wall Mount today and get your TV mounted!
3. Mounting Dream Full Motion TV Wall Mount
Best Full Motion
This Full Motion TV Mount has a bracket that fits most 42 - 90 inch TVs, with a maximum load weight of 132 lbs. With a 24 inch long wall plate and 6 articulating arms, you know that this wall mount is built to last.
The extension on this mount ranges from 2.75" from your wall, up to 18.5", giving it an awesome range of motion. Combine with its tilt function of +5 degrees up, or -15 degrees down, not only can you watch your TV from anywhere, but you can avoid any incoming glare as well. This mount also offers a 45 degree horizontal swivel in either direction, and can rotate +/- 3 degrees to help you level it (in case you forgot to use your level during installation.)
This TV Mount will add to your space, letting you maximize the comfort of your viewing space. Whether you're in the kitchen making dinner, or lounging on the couch, this TV mount will swivel, tilt and extend to perfection - keeping your TV securely mounted - so you can enjoy the best angle, wherever you are.
Sturdy Construction - Uses articulating arms.
Full Motion Range + Anti-Glare Tilt.
Good Weight Capacity.
Good Range of TV Size Capabilities.
Less discrete than a flat wall mount.
Get Full Motion TV Mount today and enjoy watching your TV from anywhere in your room!
FAQs on Mounting your TV on a Stone Fireplace
Q: Is there a difference between mounting a TV on a stone facade or veneer vs. real stone?
A: Yes, a veneer, or facade stone wall will have studs behind it that you can drill into, using your standard lag bolts to anchor to the studs. However, when mounting to a real stone wall, you will need to make sure you have the proper concrete/masonry anchors.
Q: I can't tell if my wall is a facade wall, or a real stone wall, should I still install my TV?
A: If you're unsure as to what type of stone you'll be working with, it's a good idea to use the masonry screws/anchors and try to locate the studs. One of the worst things that could happen is your TV falling from it's mounted position and we would recommend being safe not sorry!
Q: I don't have a stud finder, is there another way to find studs behind my stone wall/fireplace?
A: While we would recommend using an electronic, or magnetic stud finder to be sure, if you don't have one and aren't looking to purchase one, you can locate the existing studs near your fireplace and measure from there to determine where they would be.
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Mounting your TV on a stone fireplace can be tricky, but with the right tools and some patience, it can be done! By following these simple steps, and purchasing a good quality fireplace mount, you can have your TV safely and securely mounted on your stone fireplace in no time. Just be sure to take your time and be careful when drilling into the stone, otherwise, you should have no problem mounting your TV on a stone fireplace!
While installing your TV to a stone fireplace isn't too difficult, it can be an overwhelming task. Please reach out to your of our smart home techs today, so we can help get your smart devices up and running without the hassle! We've done this a lot and are happy to help out with installing this device in your home!
Which TV Mount are you adding to your space and what kind of wall are you adding it to? We'd love to hear about it in the comments below!
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