How to Mount a TV to a pillar/column?
Mounting a TV to pillar/column can be performed without drilling a hole on a structural pillar/column. Since structural pillars have steel rebars and layers of different concrete density holding weight of a multistory building, drilling into a pillar is highly discouraged and prohibited by some condo boards.
Strapping a tv wall mount to a pillar or column is the only way to mount a tv to a pillar. The Condomounts Slotgriptech has a special column adapter plate that allows for TV’s up to 100″ to mounted onto a pillar with an articulating/swivel tv mount or a tilt TV mount. The model Number CLMTVA1044 and CLAMTVA1144 are two different Swivel column TV mounts available on the Condomounts website for sale.
If you are looking to mount a heavier to TV or digital signage onto a pillar/column and do not need a swivel function, the CMLTVT1096 is a heavy duty solution that will mount TVs up to 120″ without any trouble.
Can you Mount a TV to a pillar/column without drilling?
Strapping a wall mount to a pillar or column is the only way to mount a tv mount onto a pillar. The Condomounts Slotgriptech has a special column adapter plate that allows for TV’s upto 100″ to mounted onto a pillar with an articulating/swivel tv mount and a tilt TV mount. The model Number CLMTVA1044 and CLAMTVA1144 are two different Swivel column TV mounts available on the Condomounts website for sale.
The straps used in the CondoMounts concrete pillar TV mount model CLMTVA1044 & CMLTVT1096 uses 1.5″ AAA grade polyphobic, supergrip and UV resistance straps, and CLAMTVA1144 uses 1″ straps of the same premium quality. The 1″ strap break strength is 800kg(1700lbs) and the 1.5″ straps have a break strength for 2000kg(4400lbs).
How safe is the column TV mount attached with straps?
The Condomounts column tv mount straps are AAA quality and the break strength of the straps are 800kg(1700lbs) to 2000kg(4400lbs). The metal used with the mounts are cold rolled steel with a thickness of 3mm.
Considering the straps and column adapter are over engineered, where is the limitation? The limitation is on the TV mount attachment itself. The swivel mount and Tilt mount have different weight restriction that have to be adhered to. We suggest to follow the limitations set my the manufacturer and it will be very safe.
The column articulating mount(CLMTVA1044 and CLMTVA1144) has a single arm and is rated for up to 110lbs according to the UL approval. The break strength of the mount itself is 4 times the allowed amount which is 440 lbs. However the limit set by CondoMounts is set to 66lbs and we were advised to stay with the limit especially if you are going to use the articulating feature frequently. According to Condomounts exceeding the limit is not going to make your TV fall but could cause your TV not be level at certain positions. This is the case with every Single arm swivel mount. If you have a heavy TV go with the tilt mount and be safe.
The column tilt mount (CLMTVT1096) is rated for use of upto 120lbs TV’s. The break strength is 4 times that. I have not seen a TV which is more then 120lbs so this mount should be able to handle any size without any risk.
How strong is the Condomounts column TV mount ratchet strap?
The column articulating mount(CLMTVA1044 and CLMTVA1144) has a single arm and is rated for up to 110lbs according to the UL approval for the design. The break strength of the mount itself is 4 times the allowed amount which is 440 lbs. However the limit set by CondoMounts is set to 66lbs. According to Condomounts, the limit was reduced so that there is no sagging at all positions. You are able to use this mount upto 110lbs if you are not using the swivel functions frequently. Our suggestion is, If you have a heavy(more then 70lbs) TV go with the tilt mount dont worry about adjusting the level of the swivel.
PillarMount Vs Condomounts. Which is better?
- Condomounts is a brand that we have worked with and tested over 5 years with many customers. It has an established presence with major retailers. CondoMounts has a wider retail availability on online stores like Amazon, Walmart and Wayfair.
- Condomounts has reviews available on multiple platforms in the internet. We found reviews to be mixed, resemblance of a genuine marketplace. PillarMounts were only their website and 100% – 5 stars. Wow! You know what I mean.
- The Condomounts product has 2 pieces and comes fully assembled. The PillarMount solution has multiple pieces to assemble.
- Condomounts caters for pillars/columns from 13″-152″ circumference. PillarMount caters for pillars with circumference between 32″ to 144″.
- Condomounts product for larger TVs is pricier then the PillarMount solution, PillarMount has one fixed price.
- The TV size supported by CondoMounts is 32″ to 100″ depending on the model. PillarMount Website claims their product supports upto 70″ vs the manufacture of the Mount, PrimeCables claims the maximum size is 55″.
- The Weight limitation for Condomounts is 90lbs for the swivel and 120lbs for the Tilt. The weight limitation for the PillarMount is 77lbs.
- CondoMounts Product is tested upto 4 times vs Pillar Mount tested up to 2 times.
- CondoMounts Product is a UL approved product, we are unsure of any certification of the PillarMount product.
- The Condomounts product architecture has been similar since inception using the SlotGrip Technology. Pillar Mount product architecture has changed in less then 3 years although it claims only to receive 5 star feedbacks. This is something I wish PillarMount was more honest about.
- CondoMounts claims that PillarMount has infringed its patent which is pending.
As we support all small business, we suggest you to make your choice based on your needs and what you are willing to pay.