Last Updated on July 29, 2020 by builder Aaron Barnett
The best portable TV stand has stable wide legs and a large wheelbase. This stabilizes your TV cart so it isn’t easily knocked over, damaging your expensive LCD. A rolling TV mount is the best solution if you want to move your TV frequently around your house, classroom or office.
TV carts generally have the option to conceal the wires inside the structure of the mount keeping things as tidy as possible, another great thing most good TV mounts include is an adjustable laptop platform. This means your mobile presentation, entertainment or gaming set-up can even carry your PC.
Best rolling TV mounts for 32-65 Inch TVs
#3 Best TV cart
Yaheetech Adjustable TV stand mount with shelves and Heavy Duty Base for 32 to 65 inch LCDs, up to 110 Lbs
#4 Best mobile TV mount
Onkron Mobile TV rolling mount for 32-65 inch LCDs, up to 100lbs
Best rolling TV mounts for 70-80 Inch TVs
#3 Best portable TV stand
Tavr mobile rolling TV floor mount for 32-70 inch flat and curved TVs, up to 110lbs
#4 Best Mount-It Rolling TV stand
Mount-It! Portable tv floor stand for flat screen televisions 32-70 inch, up to 110 lbs
#5 Best Husky TV Mount
Husky rolling TV mount trolly on wheels, for most 32-70 inch monitors, up to 132 lbs
#6 Best trolly TV mount
Yaheetech portable TV mount for 32-70 Inch lcds, leds, and plasmas
Best rolling TV mount form small TVs
Rolling TV stands are essentially TV carts on wheels. They are ideally suited for rooms that have adequate floor space for a TV. They are much better alternatives to fixed wall mounts if you frequently need to move your TV around the room, or if you constantly reorder your furniture.
With wall mounts, you are pretty much limited to having your TV in the same position all the time. Even if your wall mount has tilt and swivel capabilities, you still won’t have the freedom of movement that a rolling TV floor mount allows.
Like TV wall mounts and a ceiling mounted TV, the best rolling TV floor mounts are made of rugged stainless steel or aluminum alloy. These materials ensure stable and durable support for heavy TVs and prevent any unwanted falls.
Many mobile TV stands have caster wheels that allow you to move them smoothly to different areas of your room. The wheels should be just as rugged and durable as the rest of the stand as they will support much of the TV’s weight.
A good rolling TV stand should provide a secure and convenient platform for your TV. If you prefer not to hang your TV from the ceiling or mount it on your wall, a rolling TV floor mount could be exactly what you need.
The benefits of a rolling floor TV mount
A rolling TV floor mount offers a much more convenient solution for mounting or positioning a TV than a standard TV cabinet. Most are ruggedly built for secure support, so even large and heavy TVs are protected from bumps and falls.
With a rolling TV floor mount made from stainless steel or aluminum alloy, your TV is just as safe and secure as if it was set on a wooden TV cabinet.
Despite their ruggedness and durability, most heavy-duty rolling TV floor mounts are remarkably lightweight. They can be moved very easily with one hand, rolling along smoothly on wheel casters.
The primary advantage of rolling TV floor mounts over other TV mounting systems is that they can be readily moved from one part of the room to another. If you have a few different spots from where you like watching TV, a rolling TV floor mount is a better option than wall or ceiling mounting.
Rolling TV floor mounts also let you adjust and position your TV height, this means you can set your screen at eye level for the best viewing angle.
Correctly positioned you won’t have to tilt your head up to see the screen–as you would with a standard TV cabinet at a fixed height. You can watch TV for longer periods without neck fatigue or eye strain with the option of adjustable height at the push of a button.
Fixed TV floor mount vs. Rolling TV floor mount
The obvious difference between fixed TV mounts and rolling TV floor mounts is that the latter can be moved easily from one area of the room to another.
Rolling mounts are equipped with up to four casters that allow you to roll them along the floor on most any surface. Most will roll easier on hardwood floors than on carpet of course. But rolling mounts with large wheels and sufficient heft should navigate carpets easily, as long as they aren’t too thick and shaggy.
Of course, some TV floor stands are light enough to move easily as well. However, the weight of the TV plus the absence of wheels makes it slightly more challenging to move them safely as compared to rolling floor mounts, not to mention, that fixed slimline mounts are fixed down to the ground using large screws, and any move is a permanent one.
Alternative TV mounting options
If you are a bit short on floor space or you would rather not have your TV on the floor for any reason, you can opt for a wall mount or a ceiling mount.
Wall mounts allow you to mount your TV on an arm and brace system installed on your wall. These typically have extendable arms that allow you to pull the TV closer for optimal viewing, and even swivel, tilt, and move them up and down.
Wall mounts can be a great way to mount your TV if you don’t want it taking up precious floor space. However, you do have to make sure that the wall has the studs necessary to support the weight of the hardware and the TV. For more information click here.
Ceiling mounts allow you to suspend your TV from the ceiling via a similar frame and brace system.
Most ceiling mounting systems let you pull your TV down for easier viewing, as well as tilt and swivel on the screen pivot point for optimum positioning.
As with wall mounts, you have to make sure that your ceiling can support the weight of your TV as well as the mounting hardware, by locating a solid joist in the ceiling.
Adjustable height control
A rolling TV floor mount with adjustable height control is always a better option than a TV mount without a height adjustment capability.
Although most floor mounts let you position your TV screen at just around eye level, you will often need to adjust the screen height a bit for optimal positioning.
Many tall TV floor stands allow you to set the center of your TV screen from 47.2” to 59” off the floor, giving you a wide range of viewing options for watching TV while lying down, sitting, or even standing up.
Top portable TV carts
The Perlesmith rolling TV floor stand is an excellent choice for flat-screen TVs sized from 32 to 65 inches. It has a weight capacity of up to 100 pounds, so even big, bulky TVs are supported securely.
The Perlesmith has rugged and durable caster wheels that roll smoothly across any surface. They are lockable as well so the stand stays put unless you need to move it somewhere else.
It also has an excellent cable management system that prevents cables from getting tangled underfoot and a height adjustment feature that lets you optimize your viewing experience.
The NB North Bayou portable TV mount is another excellent choice for slightly lighter TVs. It accommodates flat screen units sized from 32 to 65 inches and supports TVs weighing up to 80 pounds.
The NB North Bayou can even be adjusted from 47 to 59 inches from the floor, giving you a fairly broad range of viewing options.
Other features include a rugged aluminum alloy frame with a cable conceal system, preinstalled brake wheels, an audio-video shelf, and even an adjustable video tray.
Mounting a 70 or 80 inch TV on a portable stand?
Finding a suitable rolling TV floor mount becomes considerably more difficult the larger your TV is. If you have a 70- or 80-inch TV, you will have to shop around for a rolling stand that can adequately support the weight of such a large TV.
The Henf Rolling mobile TV floor stand is one such model. Ideally suited for oversized
LCD, LED, flat screen, and curved TVs, it supports weights up 132 pounds. This is an excellent choice for mounting TVs for trade shows, conferences, and the like, although it could just as easily work for your den or TV room.
Henf Rolling mobile TV floor stand
Cable management allows you to use your TV floor mount without the cables getting in the way.
Most TVs have at least two cables connected to them, and they often get trampled underfoot or caught in the wheels.
This is why it is important to get a mount that has a cable management system that runs the cables through the frame tubes. Apart from ensuring safety and preventing damage to the cables, this also makes for a neater-looking entertainment system.
How stable is a rolling TV stand?
Many factors ensure the stability of a rolling TV floor mount. The frame will have to be made of robust materials such as stainless steel or aluminum alloy, which prevents buckling and breakage that can cause a heavy TV to crash down on the floor.
The locking mechanisms that hold the mounting bracket should provide a secure hold as well, especially if you have a large or heavy TV.
Pay close attention to the wheels of your TV mount. Apart from being durable, they should also have a secure locking system that keeps the entire system in place once you have decided on a viewing position.
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What TV mounts are easy to move around?
Most TV floor mounts are pretty easy to move around because they are mostly made of lightweight materials and components. But the easiest mounts to move by far are rolling mounts, which are fitted with wheel casters. With rolling floor mounts, you can easily move the TV to different areas around your room as long as the cables reach.
When shopping for a rolling TV floor mount, it is always best to go with a model that has big wheels. These tend to roll more smoothly and are more stable than mounts with smaller wheels.
Also, the wheels should be spaced apart and not close together this gives greater stability, with a wider wheelbase.
How to set up a rolling TV mount?
The procedure for setting up a rolling TV floor mount varies depending on the design. But there are a few basic steps that apply to most models.
First, attach the adapter bracket to the rear panel of your TV using the supplied screws. Tighten the screws securely, but be careful not to over-tighten them.
Lift up your TV with a screen facing toward you. Hook it up to the mounting plate by the adapter bracket that you have just attached.
Screw the adapter brackets to the stand using the provided screws. Tighten them enough so that the bracket does not wiggle.
For your money, you can’t go wrong with the Perlesmith rolling TV floor stand and the NB North Bayou portable TV mount. Both provide a rugged and durable platform for sizeable TVs, with the stability and security of a world-class TV mounting system.
The Perlesmith rolling TV floor stand is the one to go for if you have a TV that weighs up to 100 pounds. It accommodates flat-screen TVs from 32 to 65 inches and has smooth turning casters.
The NB North Bayou portable TV mount is no slouch either. Designed for TVs weighing up to 80 pounds, it has a wide height adjustment range for optimal TV viewing. It also has an excellent cable conceal system and reliable brake wheels for added stability.
If you still don’t know how to hold your TV another option is a motorized ceiling tv mount.
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