Tv over gas fireplace. A wide mantle below the tv will protect it in some cases but you should use a thermometer while a fire is burning before mounting a tv over the fireplace. Heres what you need to know before you hang a television over a fireplace. Im an interior designer with 20 years of experience in commercial and residential design and have run my own company for five years leicester says.
Some of mantelmounts favorite tvs mounted over the fireplace a setup rather common today. To avoid this problem allow 7 inches of clearance between the top of the mantel and the bottom of the flat panel tv. Of course if you rarely use the fireplace or its a properly installed gas burning unit you probably wont have much to worry about.
If by chance youre thinking about mounting a tv above your gas fireplace samsung says have no worries. Why you shouldnt mount your tv above your fireplace reasons not to mount a tv over your fireplace and other helpful tips by kris wouk and parker hall posted on october 4 2018 940am 10. The case against a tv over the fireplace arguing against.
Using the right tv wall mount for the job however is not common. Stone wall behind tv gas fireplace wrap around couch and chairs. Some tv manufacturers even specifically recommend against above fireplace mounting.
Mounting a tv up and out of the way above a fireplace seems logical convenient and undeniably cool. Will the tv be able to withstand the extra heat. Tamara leicester of tamara heather interior design expertise.
If its a wood burning fireplace watch for ash that could accumulate on the tv and its vents. However there are serious issues with such placement. Perfect for putting the tv above the fireplace which looks nice and saves room without.
You might have heard that mounting a tv over a gas fireplace can damage tv or cause neck strain. Ive read so many different articles and everyone has a different opinion on gas fireplaces b vent style.