Most people are intimidated by the process of mounting a TV onto a stone veneer.
However, did you know that if you do the right research and use the right tools, you can install a TV onto it without any professional help?
In this post, we will provide step-by-step instructions on how you can mount a TV onto a stone veneer wall.
We will also provide a list of tools and supplies that will make the job a breeze.
So without further ado, let’s get into it.
Tools and Supplies Needed
For most of our instructional posts, we like to list the tools and supplies needed for it first.
This is because whenever we install a mount for testing, we tend to gather all the tools and supplies for the job first as well.
Gathering the tools and supplies beforehand makes the job much easier and more efficient. This is because when you are installing the mount, you have everything you need on hand. You don’t have to pause the process to go look for anything.
We highly recommend that you do this during installation as well. Go through our list and gather everything first before you start the installation process.
The tools and supplies you will need to mount a TV onto stone veneer are:
- A wall-mount
- A TV
- Concrete anchors
- Assorted screws and bolts (provided with the wall mount)
- A screwdriver
- A hammer
- A socket wrench
- A helper
- A marker
- Painter’s tape
- A high-impact drill
- Masonry drill bits
Once you’ve taken the time to gather all the necessary tools and supplies, you can get started with the installation.
How to Mount a TV on Stone Veneer? (Step-by-Step Guide)
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You’ll be surprised to see how similar the process for mounting a TV onto a stone veneer is to mount a TV on a concrete wall.
For the most part, you pretty much need the exact same tools and the process is the same too.
The only difference is that you have to watch out that you’re not making holes at a point where the wall may not be able to hold the weight.
To securely mount a TV onto stone veneer, follow these steps:
Step 1: Before doing any work related to installation, you must first decide the location where you want the TV to be mounted.
There are a number of factors to take into account when we talk about the location of your wall-mounted TV.
First of all, it must be near a power outlet so you can easily power your TV. Secondly, it needs to be at a location that allows you to comfortably watch TV. Hence, the wall you choose must have a fair amount of space in front of it for you to sit.
Please note that the stone veneer walls are glued together using a strong adhesive.
Thus, it’s important that you don’t choose a location that requires you to drill a hole where two stones meet or at the edge of a stone. This would not be very safe as that spot may not be able to hold up your TV properly.
Hence, the location must be at such a spot where you can drill holes that all go straight into the stone.
Step 2: Once you have decided on a location to mount your TV, the next step is to ask your helper to hold the TV mount up to the location.
Make sure to use a level to ensure that the TV mount is not being held up crooked by your helper.
As they are holding the mount up to the wall, go ahead and mark the locations of the screw holes for the mount on the wall. You can do this with a marker or any other tool that leaves a visible, semi-permanent mark on the stone.
Step 3: The next step is to drill the holes for the concrete anchors.
It’s important to use a high-impact drill and the correct masonry bits at this stage to ensure that the holes you make are appropriate for the concrete anchors.
The length of the holes you make with the drill must be slightly smaller than the size of the concrete anchors.
To have a visual representation of how deep you need to drill, you can take a small piece of painter’s tape and paste it on your drill bit as an indicator.
Drill the appropriate holes into the wall that you marked in the last step for the anchors.
Step 4: Use a hammer to hammer in all the concrete anchors into all the holes you drilled in the last step.
Be very calculated with the amount of force you use to hammer the anchors into the stone. You don’t want to be too reckless as you can definitely damage the stone if you use too much force.
If that happens, the hole will become damaged and then that spot will become unusable.
Repeat the process until all the holes have concrete anchors hammered into them.
Step 5: Use a screwdriver to unscrew the screws inside of each concrete anchor.
Step 6: Ask your helper to hold up the TV mount at the same location once more so that its screw holes align with the concrete anchors in the wall.
Take each screw that you took out in the last step and insert it into each anchor with the wall mount in front of it.
Tighten each screw by hand as much as you can and then finish the job with a screwdriver.
Be careful not to over-tighten at this stage because if you do so, this can bend the brittle metal of the TV mount and damage it.
Tighten each screw until the wall mount is safely secured to the wall.
Step 7: Ask your helper to hold the TV up to the wall mount and use a screwdriver or a socket wrench to attach them.
Again, be careful not to over-tighten at this stage because it can definitely damage both the TV and the wall mount.
Once all screws have been tightened, you’re pretty much good to go.
Wrapping Things Up…
That’s pretty much all there is to mount a TV onto a stone veneer wall.
As you can see, the process is not as complicated as it seems and there’s really no reason to be intimidated by it.
If you have any confusion about the process, please let us know in the comments below.