A 55″ tv typically is 50″ in horizontal width and 28″ in vertical width. The weight of a 55″ TV is approximately 25-60lbs. Thus 55″ TV’s CAN be safely and say again here very safely be mounted on a Metal stud wall without falling . YES. Don’t worry about it going to fall of the wall with the couple of details outlined below. Mounting a 55″ tv on a metal stud with the right TV mount and right anchors is the key to success.
Look out for TV Mounts that specify that Anchors for Metal Studs are included?
Mounting a TV on a metal stud wall is highly possible. It is myth by some people that peddle wrong information that metal stud wall cannot hold wall mounted TVs. However there are couple of things that need to be considered when choosing a metal stud TV wall mount and ensuring your are suing the right anchors. 95% of mounts sold in Amazon are by trading companies who resell products from China that copy and paste specification which are made for Wood stud and concrete walls. These seller have never installed a TV mount in their lives.
How To Choose a TV Mount for Metal Studs
A. TYPE of Wall Mount (with arms vs without arms)
In general there are two type of wall mounts, TV mounts with Arms and TV mounts without. TV mount with arms put lots of pressure on your Wall and advice not mounting a TV more then 65″ on a metal stud wall. Mounting a TV without arms like a Tilt or Fixed mount with any size is definitely possible with the right anchors. TV MOUNTS WITHOUT ARMS are highly recommended for Metal Stud walls.
TV MOUNTS WITH ARMS Vs TV MOUNTS WITHOUT ARMS
B. MOUTING Points on Wall Mount
Not all mount a made the same. If your mount comes in a small box, means that you probably got a dismantle TV mount which you need to assemble or its single stud v mount. We highly advise against Single Stud TV and disassemble tv mounts as they are not made for TV more then 40 inches.
We would want a find a TV mount that has multiple mounting points to the wall . This will ensure easy and safe installation. Having multiple mounting point on a wall mount allow you to use different anchors to the different points based on the wall the TV is mount. You might sometimes not able to hit a stud where the mounts line up. Please see the diagram below to understand the difference between a single stud mount and a Good TV mount that is secure and safe.
HOW to select a TV mount for your metal stud wall.
C. What ANCHORS TO BE included in a Metal Stud TV Mount?
Mounting TVs on metal studs need to use Elephant anchors or similar heavy duty toggle bolts. Elephant anchors are toggle bolts that are attached with a metal channel that is inserted into drywall or through a metal stud . We suggest to get the Condomounts Mounting Kit. We recommend it because its comes with the drill bit, screws, and washers making your entire project cost less and faster as you will get a set without needed to go the every aisle in your local hardware store.