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Last Updated on September 30, 2022 by Johann Holsinger
Best ceiling pole TV mount
Whats to consider before buying a ceiling pole TV mount
1. Weight capacity
Many mounts are rated for around 100 pounds, with others able to hold 175 pounds.
Always be sure your TV is less than the rated weight for the best results.
2. Mounting location
You may have difficulty installing a ceiling mount in corners or along with steep sloping ceilings without a good base position.
Be sure to do diligent measuring to ensure your TV will fit properly and you know a secure location.
3. Adjustable pole length
Most ceiling pole mounts are not suitable for standard height ceilings and instead work best in the high ceiling or vaulted ceiling rooms.
Use a short pole mount for standard home wall or stud heights.
4. Vesa compatibility
Some VESA configurations will need modifications or adapters to fit on some mounts. Be sure you know what VESA configuration you have.
5. Tilting/ swiveling capacity
Nothing beats the flexibility of sturdy TV ceiling mounts with 360° swivels.
Mounts can have anywhere from no range of motion, to a full range of motion and up to 25 degrees of tilt.
6. Structure and stability
Mounts are normally made from heavy-duty metal components, but some may have plastic. Make sure the mount is known for lasting durability.
We put TV pole mounts to the test in our review so that you know what to use for different models of TVs and their total weight.
7. Your budget
You can find some very affordable mounts, as well as some full-featured premium-priced mounts.
Don’t forget to include labor costs if hiring a professional installer. If this is the case a higher-priced product will have better long-term value.
8. Cable management
Some mounts can have the cables run through the poles for total concealment, others cannot.
Be sure you know in advance how to manage your cables, and what can fit inside the cavity of the pole.
Reasons to buy a ceiling pole TV mount
If you are torn between floor-to-ceiling pole tv mounts, here’s why you should choose the latter.
1. Save space
If you have a small space with no room for a floor stand or wall mount, a ceiling mount can be exactly what you need.
All types of TV mounts help save space by allowing more room for furniture, fireplaces, and dancing or other structures to be placed below like even bar tables or pool tables.
2. Better view from a reclining angle
When reclining, a wall-mounted or floor TV stand can be very difficult to view comfortably.
Ceiling mounts are much higher and can be tilted down to give you the best view while reclined.
3. Keep the TV away from the pet or child’s reach.
Curious children and destructive pets unless you have a pet monkey should not be able to access a TV or any of the cables when mounted up on the ceiling.
If you have had any accidents with TVs being knocked over in the past, those worries vanish when using a ceiling mount. Hiding your TV in a cabinet is also an option to keep it out of their reach.
4. No need to worry about decorating
You won’t have to worry about finding the right entertainment system or decorative piece of furniture to use as a TV stand.
Ceiling mounts are discreet and blend into any decor, being a discreet black color while holding a black LCD frame.
5. No need to drill into walls
If you are unable or unwilling to drill into your walls for a standard wall mount, a ceiling mount can still get your TV displayed in the same area without having to damage your walls.
6. You can mount a pole onto higher ceilings
We learned that size doesn’t matter but if you have extremely high ceilings or vaulted ceilings and have had difficulty finding a mount that will work before, however, we discussed the solutions for mounting a pole straight into your TV.
We have had some arguments with church owners about their ceiling height, yes many ceiling mounts can drop down to the ideal height for background entertainment, information, or lyrics for singing and karaoke.
Long TV pole mounts can work on 12-foot, 16-foot, and even higher ceiling heights with ease.
7. Great for bars or home bars.
If you love spending time at a public or private bar with friends, having a TV to watch the next sports event can be a great addition.
It leaves plenty of room below and behind for liquor storage and bar tops.
The motorized ceiling TV mount vs Ceiling TV pole mount
Motorized ceiling TV mount
- Allows for one-button adjustments.
- High-tech ceiling mounting vibes.
- Works with many TV sizes and weights.
- Can be more expensive.
- The motor may need to be replaced.
- Installation can require a professional.
- Requires ample attic space for installation.
- Has less drop-down length for ceilings that are too high.
Ceiling pole TV mount
- Can hold extremely heavy TVs up to 175 pounds
- Much more affordable for the average individual
- Can offer a full range of swivel, rotation, and tilt options
- Can be installed yourself in an afternoon
- Has more drop-down adjustments and reaches for a better viewing height.
- Statistics we found from interviewing our clients owning bars say that the higher your TV is mounted the fewer people watch it, but the more entertaining the visual display becomes in otherwise awkward silences in conversations.
- Requires manual adjustment for swivel and tilt
- Having a TV on a remote control is a bit gimmicky but does seem like a good way to show off in your home bar or kitchen.
Is a ceiling TV pole mount right for you?
Ceiling mounts are a great option for individuals that do not want to drill into their walls for whatever reason but have a ceiling mounting location. A ceiling mount is installed higher and makes for a background source of entertainment in a social gathering space or waiting room.
Or, if you happen to have a stone or brick wall, drilling into the surface may be more hassle than it is worth.
I think that a ceiling TV pole mount is also great for homes with extremely high ceilings on longer retention or with the help of a bulkhead to attach the mount lower down than normal.
If you have a room with a vaulted or a chapel ceiling and have had trouble finding a TV mount in the past, consider trying a pole mount.
The best ceiling TV pole mount
Top-performing ceiling TV pole mount
The Mount-It! MI-509L is made from heavy-duty alloy steel, while the ceiling pole TV mount is powder-coated elegantly to look great, and is long enough to suit normal and high flat and vaulted ceilings.
On the extension downwards there are options for viewing heights from 3, 5, and 10-foot lengths.
I consider a ceiling pole mount perfect for home bar areas, dining rooms, offices, waiting rooms, kitchens, garages, and workshops for watching online tutorials or entertainment in the background of your main activity. We tested the weight capabilities three times to handle TVs with a weight of 110 pounds.
I like that there is style, strength, length, and value all in a few clicks away.
Best value ceiling pole TV mount
We also found the Perlesmith PSCM2 a space-saving ceiling mount that is versatile and full of valuable features along with the basic functionality required for most jobs that require a longer reach than normal.
This option can hold TVs up to 99 pounds and 55 inches, this is great for homes or businesses with high ceilings and no room below for floor mounting.
Heaviest weight capacity ceiling TV pole bracket
If you have struggled to find a TV mount that can handle your large TV to effectively hang it, look no further than the Ezcheer.
Being able to support up to 175 pounds of weight and TVs measuring up to 65 inches, this 360-degree swivel ceiling TV model is a great one to consider if your TV is like a brick.
Most affordable ceiling pole TV mount
For those on a tighter budget, the Suptek MC4602 is the most affordable ceiling-mounted TV swivel bracket we could find for ya.
And a great choice when you have a larger LCD TV but still want a decent range of motion for your tight expectations.
How to find a safe and sturdy spot up on the ceiling to mount your TV?
You will need to find sturdy ceiling joists to install any type of ceiling mount to. If you have an unfinished or accessible attic, you can look to find what support is in the ceiling from above.
Otherwise tapping the ceiling or using a stud finder can also locate beams and ceiling purlins or joists to find a fixing location.
Ensure the joists are thick enough to support the mounting hardware.
If you dont directly have solid roof framing, found with a stud finder you may need to install a horizontal board (nog or dwang) to add extra support, with purlin hangers or multi grips on the end of the timber framing, especially if dealing with larger and heavier TVs.
What if the spot you wanted doesn’t have joists?
If you don’t have a joist in the spot you wanted to install the TV, consider using a support plate or adding a timber nog or dwang in the right place and mounting to that.
If you use a DIY steel or plywood square or rectangle-shaped piece over the top of the plasterboard, you can then fix your DIY support to span and fix into the joists on either side. You can cover a large area and spread the weight of the TV out and over to have a solid fixing point even though there isn’t a joist directly where you mount to.
Just make sure to paint the exposed side black or white so that the plywood or steel bracket doesn’t stand out and instead blends in your ceiling.
How to find the right height for a ceiling TV pole mount?
This may vary from person to person depending on their viewing preferences, but in general, the larger the TV is, the higher you should mount the screen from the floor.
Average-sized TVs around 42 inches should be mounted up to 56 inches from the floor. This measurement will be at the center of the TV. For larger TVs such as 70 inches, the mounting height should be 67 inches to the center.
Before doing the final installation process, try testing out the height from different seating options in the room to get a feel for the right viewing height and angle.
As a general rule the more the TV in a room high up is only a background source of entertainment, and the more in the background you want the LCD monitor the higher you should set the adjustable extensions for the outcome you want.
For bigger TVs here’s how you can get the right height for mounting 75-inch TVs.
Tips for installing ceiling pole TV mount
- Have all your tools organized before starting the installation.
- Get help from a friend to ensure safe working practices.
- Ensure the ceiling joists are able to support the weight of the TV.
- Rush through the project without following installation instructions
- Install a large TV on a mount not rated for that particular weight
- Install the mount on a sloped ceiling if not designed to do so with a pivoting base.
How I compared the features
Barkan 3500 W
VideoSecu MLCE7N2 WV3
|Verdict:||Top ceiling pole TV mount||Best value||Heaviest weight capacity||Best low cost|
|TV size:||32 to 70 inches||26 to 55 inches||29 to 65 inches||26 to 65 inches||22 to 65 inches||23 to 42 inches||32 to 65 inches||26 to 65 inches||37 to 80 inches||28 to 55 inches||24 to 55 inches||37 to 70 inches||23 to 55 inches||23 to 43 inches||26 to 55 inches|
|Weight capacity:||110 lbs||99 lbs||88 lbs||110 lbs||175 lbs||110 lbs||132 lbs||66 lbs||110 lbs||66 lbs||110 lbs||110 lbs||99 lbs||110 lbs||100 lbs|
|Adjustable pole length:||41.7 to 61.7 inches||20.47 to 29.92 inches||16.1 to 38 inches||19.4 to 34.7 inches||24 to 35 inches||22 to 36 inches||20 to 32 inches||19.4 to 34.7 inches||22 to 35.8 inches||19.3 to 29.17 inches||22 to 35.8 inches||20.3 to 26.2 inches||17.5 to 31.3 inches||19.4 to 34.7 inches||23.6 to 39.4 inches|
|VESA:||200 x 200 mm to 600 x 400 mm||100 x 100 mm to 400 x 400 mm||200 x 100 mm to 400 x 400 mm||100 x 100 mm to 400 x 400 mm||200 x 200 mm to 400 x 400 mm||100 x 100 mm to 400 x 400 mm||100 x 100 mm to 600 x 400 mm||100 x 100 mm to 400 x 400 mm||200 x 200 mm to 600 x 400 mm||100 x 100 mm to 400 x 400 mm||200 x 200 mm to 400 x 400 mm||200 x 100 mm to 600 x 400 mm||75 x 75 mm to 400 x 400 mm||100 x 100 mm to 200 x 200 mm||200 x 200 mm to 400 x 400 mm|
The sturdiest TV pole mount for the ceiling
After comparing the various ceiling TV mounts together, and hearing a voice of wisdom come down from above after our installation.
We have found the Mount-It! MI-509L is the most versatile and promising ceiling mount around from an objective point of view.
With a full range of motion, that can handle some of the larger LCD TVs on the market today expect this to handle all the various design types.
Installation is pretty straightforward for the average folk and can be done on flat or sloped ceilings as well with a pivoting base plate for hours of background entertainment.
The sturdiest TV pole mount for the ceiling
Yes. Ceiling mounts like MI-509L have ceiling bases that flips and suits slanted ceilings.
You have to ensure to mount it on ceiling joists to get a secure hold.
We have a list of electric ceiling TV mounts with wireless control here.
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Hi, my name is Johann Holsinger, here at mountyourbox.com I share all of the tips and tricks I have professionally learned to help you set up your ultimate home entertainment system.