Do you have needs for a large mirror installation project? Perhaps you are creating a home gym or ballet studio? Different projects or places call for different types of mirrors. Depending on your style, the glass can be cut into different shapes. Moyes Glass can provide quotes for mirror purchase and installation for homeowners and businesses.
Options for mirror replacement and installation including:
- Round mirror
- Oval mirror
- Rectangle mirror
- Gym mirrors
Custom edge finishes including:
- Flat polish edge
- Beveled polish edge
- Seamed edge
What are the differences between each edge finish?
Flat Polish Edge
A flat polish edge is a straight edge treatment that results in clean lines. This edge style offers a sleek appearance and a glossy finish for your mirror. You can usually find this style in frameless mirrors.
Beveled Polish Edge
A beveled edge is cut and polished to a certain angle. The dimensions and angles vary in the goal to produce an elegant look. The middle section in the piece of glass remains the standard thickness and the edges taper to the desired angle.
A seamed edge is created by the glass edge being lightly sanded to remove any sharp burrs. Seamed edge mirrors are not decorative, making them beautiful when paired with a decorative frame. Glass with a seamed edge is safe to handle. Seamed edges are ideal for someone installing a mirror with a frame since nobody will see the seamed edge.
Framed vs Frameless Mirror?
Is a framed mirror better than a frameless mirror? Both styles of mirrors are popular today no matter your style. When choosing between framed and frameless mirrors, there are a few things to consider.
- What is my budget?
- Which will flow with my style? Is style important to making this decision?
- How much space do you have to work with? Where will you place this mirror?
- Endless Color Options: Complementing your style through color can easily be done by choosing a framed mirror with a specific color or design. Framed mirrors allow you to express your style freely.
- Less mirror surface: Since the frame takes a small perimeter away from the mirror viewing surface, your mirror will feel smaller.
- Not compatible with moisture: Bathrooms are known to produce moisture and humidity from showers and hot water. This is is not ideal to combine with framed mirrors since the wooden or metal materials they are made of are prone to damage. They are not able to withstand the monster. Over time the metal frames will rust, wood will absorb the water. If you are not installing a mirror into a humid room, this is less of a concern.
- Full Coverage Mirror: Frameless mirrors provide optimal surface area since no perimeter of the glass is covered by a frame.
- Simple to choose: When you are choosing a frameless mirror, you do not have to worry about what color of frame or style of frame you want. The only decision to be made concerning style is the shape and size.
- Can withstand moisture: There is no concern for rusting or humidity absorption of a frame.
- Optimal for Small and Large Spaces: The large surface area of a frameless mirror works great in small and large spaces, making them feel full and open.
- Chipping is likely: Since the edge of the glass is exposed, there is a chance that the unprotected glass may chip, especially if the mirror is moved around frequently.
When installing mirrors, your safety must be made the top priority. The Moyes Glass installation team will determine which installation material is best. Consider the type of property you will be installing this custom mirror into. If you rent your property, there are specific procedures in place to ensure that the installation complies with the rental manager’s rules. Otherwise, there are a few options to choose from. Decorative clips, J-bars, and mirror mastic are some of the common installation options we use for custom mirror installation.
To see the types of mirrors we can create, visit our Ogden, Utah showroom. One of our sales representatives will be able to meet with you and give an accurate quote related to your custom mirror needs. You can contact us today at 801-528-9495 or you may use our online contact form.