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TV Above A Fireplace

TV Above Fireplace

At Toronto Home Theater, ask us for our detailed explanation about whether or not you should mount a flat panel. These designs save space, and look nice in magazines, but in real life, mounting a television over a fireplace causes problems:

The correct height depends on the height of your fireplace mantel:

  • If the mantel is less than four feet from the floor or your fireplace does not have a mantel, mount the screen around 8  inches above the mantel or fireplace itself.
  • If your fireplace mantel is tall with a height of more than four feet ground up, mount the screen no more than six inches higher than the fireplace.
Yes. However, to ensure your television isn’t damaged from the heat, care must be taken to ensure heat generated by the fireplace is redirected away from television. There are several ways to do this, such as installing a proper mantel and building an alcove for the television

Well, it depends…Brick or Drywall? Mantel height?  Outlet installed? Distance from  AV Components? Basement Finished or Unfinished? Crawl space, slab floor or subfloor?

Short answer:  Call a Professional! Challenges with electrical, cable management,   building code compliance and a host of other problems can fill your firepit full of  pitfalls! For a safe, clean and code compliant installation call Toronto Home Theater.

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