Frameless Mirror Walls: Quality & Proper Placement
Although you may think mirror is a commodity, there are different grades, quality and thicknesses of mirror. You want to be sure of the thickness and the quality of the mirror you are having installed is 1/4 inch thick and meets ISO industry standards. Cheaper, thinner mirrors are less safe because they break more easily, and they bend and warp. This bending, or curving distorts the reflection, especially if the mirror is installed on un-square walls. The curves refract the light and can even be severe enough to create a “funhouse” appearance. If you are checking your form for lifting or dancing, an accurate reflection is everything!
Grossman’s mirrors are 1/4 inch thick, Pittsburgh Plate, and are guaranteed not to de-silver or blacken for 20 years. That’s why contractors, builders and homeowners, gym owners and dance studio owners choose Jerry Grossman Mirrors.
In addition to mirror quality, it is important to choose the right size and proper placement for your workout area, dance or yoga studio mirrors. As a general rule of thumb, mirrors are placed 12″ to 18″ up from the baseboard, unless the room is very small and the person does a lot of floor work. Before making a decision, many people choose to consult with a mirror installation professional prior to choosing their gym mirror wall size and placement. Grossman Mirrors service includes a pre-installation consult with owner Jerry Grossman. Jerry will help you decide on how much mirror you need for the size of your space and proper placement.
Professional Gym & Dance Mirror Installation Checklist
However, the most important consideration of all is the safe handling and installation of your mirrors. A large gym mirror or dance mirror that is 5′ x 6′ or 5′ x 8′ has a considerable amount of weight. Professional glaziers know how to transport, carry and safely hang mirrors of this type, which ensures the mirrors will stay securely mounted for decades to come.
There are a few key questions to ask when preparing to have a large frameless mirror installed. First, ask who will be handling and installing your mirror. In order to avoid injury, damage or scratches, it is important that your mirror be safely handled and installed by professionals. You will also want to ask how thick the mirror is. Mirrors that are 1/4 thick is the industry-standard thickness, because the thicker the mirror, the less likely it is to break. Also ask how your mirror will be installed. Safely installed mirrors are not hung with plastic clips or one item. Proper installation of mirrored walls includes using adhesive, screws, and J channel. And lastly, confirm that your mirror installation company is insured, local and has great online reviews.
Want to take a guess how heavy mirrors are? Watch Grossman Mirrors’ brief mirror installation YouTube video.
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