You just spent a small fortune and bought yourself a high tech 42” flat screen tv for your living room, but unless you get a proper cable molding wall, it simply won’t look as good as it should. Yes, it is awesome that your tv can connect to the internet, that it has two RGB and and two HDMI ports so that you can connect your pc, your PlayStation and any other electronic device to your new screen all at the same time. But think again! Each device has its own power cable and a cable that connects it to your tv: this practically means that three peripheral devices, as well the tv’s power and signal cable make for a total of at least 8 cables. How pretty do you think your living room will look, if you don’t take care of this problem with a cable molding wall?
In any case, you are wondering what a cable molding wall is exactly: it is basically a piece of material that you attach to your wall (for example behind your tv) and you let all your cables run through it. This way you can both conceal your cables so that they are not displeasing to the eye and you can also protect them from possible damages and accidents. A cable molding wall is a long rectangular piece specifically designed to fit cables, designed to have various exit and entry points (in order to make your cables more easily connected with the various electronic devices), and a relatively easy source traceability.
A cable molding wall is usually metallic, either made from steel or aluminum (or a combination of the two), although sometimes it can be made from hard paper. Needless to say that metallic ones have superior mechanical durability and are overall better in covering up the various cables. Most cable moldings are either straight run or cove: the former offers the advantage of having greater cable capacity, while the latter is much more suitable to run along ceilings and corners. Both, however can be used either outside or inside building and are available in different sizes. In fact there at least four standard sizes, each one larger from the previous one, so that you find the cable molding wall that matches your place; and if none of them works for you, you can find a manufacturing company that will be willing to make custom ones which will meet your specific needs. Besides structure, shape, and size, cable moldings are also produced in different colors; after all, who would want a black cable molding wall while all his furniture are wooden brown? The seven most common colors available in the market are: black moldings, brown, white, light gray/silverish, dark gray, redwood, and ivory. In other words, there is no way that you don’t find a cable molding wall to blend in to either your interior or your exterior design.
Last but not least. Cable moldings not only offer you all of the above mentioned, but do so in a very competitive price. The cost is directly relate to the size the cable molding wall and the material it is made from (which accounts for its durability). Whatever the cost, however, it will definitely be worthy, especially if come to think that metallic cable molding have a 15-year life expectancy.