It’s not uncommon for you to want to mount a large screen TV on a brick wall in your house. It’s a sleek and modern looking finish, but sometimes you don't want to drill into your brick wall. Luckily, there are mounting options out there that fits this standard setup.
A lot of people would choose to drill into a masonry wall to install a TV bracket, but this can be a poor choice for several reasons. First of all, it will damage your wall and you will stick out like a sore thumb to any visitors. Secondly, it’s not easy to install as you need to use a masonry drill bit that’s the right size for your application. This is not as easy of a DIY task as some might think and they end up without the results they were going for. Also, this is often not an option if you have any interest in getting your security deposit back in case you're renting.
Here are some of the most common options that you can choose from.
Use hardwall hangers
Hardwall hangers are my favorite mounting method. There are basically just brackets that clamp onto a brick wall. They are fast and easy to use and are quite versatile. Once they are locked into place, they should be sturdy enough to hold a 50" TV. The downside is you won't be able to adjust the TV vertically after installation, but they are great for people who want a nice clean look and don't want any screw holes on the wall.
Get a hybrid TV stand
One of the most common ways to mount a TV on a brick wall without drilling is by using a TV wall mount that comes with a hybrid TV stand. So you won't actually mount it to the wall. It only makes sense to attach the TV itself to the wall to save some space on a desk or other furniture. Instead of leaving the TV on its own, you could create a dual purpose TV stand that holds the TV and also works as a decorative piece of furniture.
So why would you choose a hybrid TV wall mount / TV stand? It’s a pretty good combination of a TV wall mount and a minimal TV stand because it will allow you to save some money and create a sleek looking TV setup. Plus, since you’re buying from a single vendor, you don’t have to run to the hardware store and then come back to the store to finish your TV setup, which can take a lot of time. But it's all in one.
Use strong adhesives
If you're looking for an easy way to mount a TV to the brick wall in your living room without drilling, these adhesive mounting kits are just the thing. There are a lot of household items that can anchor a TV to a wall, but these are specifically marketed for brick. There are adhesives that can hold up to 700 lbs! However, while this keeps the brickwall itself untouched, you will have to touch up and repaint the area when you take the TV off. So it's not perfect either.
Not every brick wall is made alike and many times there will be unevenness between the brick and the mortar joints. Leveling these out without having to drill is the idea behind these adhesives.
From there, you'll also have something that holds the TV itself. You can buy a mount that has sturdy arms that support the TV, or you can simply adhere it to the surface yourself.
Mount it on a rail
Using a hook rail makes it easy to mount a bracket directly to the wall when there is no stud in the right location. A hook rail, which is also known as a mounting rail, has two parts: the hook and the track.
The rail hooks into the track. The track is mounted onto the wall. The hook is hinged and swings out from the track on a pivot. The bracket is attached to the hook. The TV is attached to the bracket.
Brick walls are aesthetically pleasing and do a good job of keeping the elements out. But if you own a TV, or if you want to purchase one, you know that there are a few major problems with mounting it on a brick wall.
These are my top easy to follow DIY projects and ideas on how to mount a TV on a brick wall without drilling so that you can choose the best option for your needs, which I came up with after hours of research. Please proceed with caution and consult with an expert to see if your setup can actually work for your specific TV and living situation.
Brick walls can be hard to mount a TV to, and unfortunately, it usually means the only option is to drill into the wall. But we have 4 great solutions for you to consider!