Commercial Mirrors Information
Commercial mirrors aren’t just for viewing an image or reflecting light.
Going beyond traditional uses, such as a bathroom vanity or fitting room, commercial mirrors easily enhance a space’s aesthetics or creates a sense of openness. They can even be used to improve security.
As one of the most common glass products on the market, commercial mirrors are versatility in action.
Commercial mirrors are often used in:
- Display Cases
- Glass Walls
- Bathrooms & restrooms
- Interior Design
- Building Exteriors
Safely Handling Commercial Mirror
Like any glass product, commercial mirrors should be handled with care. Here are a few tips to ensure your safety and protect your investment:
- When receiving your mirror after shipping, inspect it for breaks. If the pane is intact, carefully remove it from its container and allow it to reach the same temperature as the space it’s in. If moisture is present on the mirror, wipe it off with a dry cloth.
- Keep the mirror in a dry, well-ventilated area.
- Store your mirror in an environment with a stable temperature. Shifts in temperature — especially the cold — jeopardize the integrity of a mirror. When exposed to changes in temperature, its glass may expand or contract and become brittle, making a mirror more likely to break. Temperature changes also damage other components of a mirror, such as its silvering or safety backing.
- The mirror should be stored vertically. Laying it flat puts strain on the glass when it’s picked up, increasing the risk for breakage.
- When moving a mirror, use two hands. If moving a mirror is too big a job for one person, seek assistance.
- If you’re handling a commercial mirror sheet that’s unframed or has unfinished edges, wear gloves to protect your hands from cuts or glass splinters.
Keeping Commercial Mirror Clean
Keep your mirror clear of smudges and dirt to enjoy its full benefits.
To clean a mirror properly, use a non-ammoniated cleaning product. Spray the cleaner onto a cloth, and wipe down the glass surface.
Many commercial mirror owners make the mistake of spraying an ammoniated cleaner directly on the surface of the glass. While this won’t damage the glass, it may affect other components of a mirror. Moisture from the cleaner can roll off onto the mirror’s edge and damage the back of the mirror, causing its silvering to flake. Ammoniated cleaners may also damage a mirror’s frame over time.
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