The preferred ceiling mount option
One of most common questions is “how do I mount my swing?” Or people think that their swing should come with eye hooks. But there are so many different ways to mount a swing, from an eye hook to an over the beam system to a stand and much more, it is impossible for a swing manufacturer to know your specific mounting needs. Plus, it is also to make sure your mounting system is your choice and your installation.
Over the years I have gotten great feedback from customers on mounting systems. My new favorite is a plate with a ring. Sometimes called “surface mounts” sometimes called “plate tie downs” or other things too! I have found them at Tractor Supply Company and hardware stores. At Lowes and Home Depot they are located near tie downs and towing equipment,
The hook option:
This hook can be used say in a hallway on each wall with a Dual Hook style swing or using 4 (2 on each wall spaced about apart) for a sling.
This wall mounting is ideal for limited bedroom space, apartments that have cement ceilings but framed walls, and so forth. Make sure you are securing into a stud.
Then there are the O or D ring options:
These would be in the ceiling. Again making sure the brackets are secure in a joist. These are also the perfect option to use when wanting to hide a sex swing hook. You could just use a hollowed out smoke detector and remove it when you want to use the hook.
Why I love these style Sex Swing Hooks!
As far as a mounting point in your ceiling, it is one of the strongest options you can have. Some of these style hooks hold upwards of “3,600 PER HOOK! WHAT…. That is like a car! The reason is that they have multiple points of attachment. Say the surface plate has four screws vs. a standard eye hook that only has one long screw. That eye hook especially applied with downward force from using a sex swing, is more likely to fail and pull out of the ceiling. Whereas a surface plate has four screws, and the pressure is on the center of the plate, placing the force and weight over four different points per mount. So if you have a dual hook, you will have eight points of strength, this is substantial.
Remember, no matter how you mount your swing, always use a spring! It helps to remove some of the direct force on the mounting point.
Also check out our sex swing installation section for more mounting ideas.