I plan to mount a 55" TV to my basement's wall with some floating shelves on both sides. Looking at pictures from my house's construction, I can see that furring strips were nailed over the insulation into the concrete (?).

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Is this strong enough to hold a TV, shelves and maybe even a floating TV stand?


The strips, absolutely not! At least not for the TV. You can drill through them and install concrete anchors if the concrete is in good shape. Just make sure the hold is good before hanging the TV. Since you currently don't have sheet rock up, I would cut a 3/4" piece of plywood large enough to accommodate everything you want, mount it directly to the concrete and sheet rock around or over it.
Tapcons are fairly easy to use, just follow ALL the directions, especially minimum length. Also, if this concrete is actually hollow cinder block, you need to be very careful with doing this. An empty cavity will not hold.

  • I actually have sheets over it now, but with all screws visible, I can easily remove and replace them. The concrete has been poured 5 years ago; it's not blocks. – Maxime Morin Dec 28 '17 at 19:33

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