When you move into a home and are deciding where you want to set up your TV, the position can often be dictated by where the coaxial cable comes into the room. If you want to set up the room in a certain manner that isn't conducive to having the TV in this location, however, you may be tempted to simply run a length of coaxial cable across the floor. It's time to put this idea on the shelf, as doing so will look messy and could pose a tripping hazard. Instead, hire an electrician to take care of the job in one of the following manners.
Running The Cable Behind The Wall
The tidiest way to have a TV across the room, but on the same wall, as your coaxial input is for the electrician to run the cable behind the wall. This isn't a job that you'll want to attempt on your own, but this professional can tidily sneak the cable behind the drywall, cut a hole where you want the TV to be mounted and use a special tool to pull the wire from one location to the other. You'll then be able to hook up the TV and have everything look neat and tidy.
Running The Cable Behind The Baseboards
If you want the TV on a different wall than where the coaxial cable enters the room, an alternative is for the electrician to remove a few pieces of your baseboard and cram the wire behind them. Baseboard often has a void behind it, which will serve as the perfect spot for the cable to sit. It will be out of the way and allow for a tidy job. An electrician is the best person to handle this work, because he or she has likely done it many times and will be able to remove and reinstall the baseboard without damaging it.
Running The Cable Below The Floor
If you're dealing with a TV on the ground floor and there's a suspended ceiling in the basement, there's a high probability that your electrician will be able to run the coaxial cable below the floor. This is ideal if the baseboards don't have voids behind them, or if it would be faster to stretch the cable from one spot to another without traversing the perimeter of the room. The electrician will drill a hole in the floor, drop the cable through, go down to the basement, and feed the cable to the desired location. Then, he or she will drill another hole in the floor, pass the cable up, and easily connect it to your TV.
For more information, contact local professionals like those found at Action Electric.