Selecting Lag Bolts for TV Mounts

Lag Bolts are heavy-duty screws that secure your TV mount to the wall studs, ensuring that it won’t come crashing down. However, selecting the right lag bolt size can be tricky. In this article, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about selecting a lag bolt for your TV mount.

TV wall mounts are built to accommodate a wide range of VESA mounting standards, which determine the distance between screw holes on the back of most monitors and TVs. These standardized screw-hole patterns are referred to as MIS (Mounting Interface Standard).

If you have a flatscreen TV and don’t want to be able to tilt or swivel it, our fixed TV wall mount is perfect for you. It’s compatible with most 42-70 inch flat screens or curved TV’s, and it can support up to 132 lbs. Plus, it’s super easy to install. All the necessary hardware is included in a pre-labeled bag, and it can be mounted on 16’’ or 24’’ wood studs or concrete/brick walls.

When installing this type of mount, we recommend that you use two lag bolts for each side of the wall, with one in the 2×12 bridge and one into a stud directly behind. This will give the lag bolts more strength to resist outward stress. It also makes it more difficult for the mount to twist. Remember, if your TV mount comes down it might not only damage the screen but any object, person, child or animal it crashes on as well.  Lag Bolts for TV mount

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