We often get the question “Is it safe to put a television above a stone fireplace?”
Fireplaces are usually well insulated and with the flue open the heat and smoke are drawn up the flue. We have customers tape a thermometer where they are planning to add a TV and turn on/ignite the fireplace. The maximum temperature reported with a big fire is about 85 degrees. To date, we have not had any TV’s that have been damaged by the heat. Below are some images that show a few of our stone fireplaces with televisions mounted above.
Stone fireplaces with flat screen TVs mounted above are a great way to combine two focal points into one and save space. In the last six years of installing stone fireplaces with flat-screen TVs there have been no reported problems with heat or smoke. The viewing angle is very comfortable, especially with the tilt and swivel TV brackets that are now available.View Our Stone Fireplace with TVs Picture Gallery!