Mirrored Acrylic Sheets
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Mirror acrylic sheets are the ideal alternative to glass, offering a safer, more affordable and easier to use option. Perfect for use in gyms, dance studios and even the home, acrylic provides the same clarity of reflection but with a higher impact resistance for complete peace of mind. Mirrored acrylic is a flexible alternative to glassand needs to be installed with care to ensure a perfect application.
Glass vs Acrylic, which is best?
Glass is commonly used in homes and businesses for applications such as windows or mirrors, but acrylic is becoming an increasingly popular option for a number of reasons. It’s perfect for using indoors and out, and having a higher Refraction Index than glass, it allows more light to pass through to brighten up spaces.
A common problem with using glass is that it can easily break and shatter, causing accidents and making it difficult to remove. Acrylic is far stronger than glass, so the risk of it damaging or breaking is lowered, but it’s also shatterproof if it does get broken. Acrylic is lighter than glass so it’s easy to fit and install yourself, and easy to handle. When it’s fitted to the wall, there’s no distortion in the image and you’ll get the same clear reflective surface that you would with glass but without the hassle and risk of it breaking.
What can I use mirrored acrylic for?
Acrylic is very versatile and has a range of uses in and around the home, as well as for businesses and commercial spaces. It’s perfectly suited to gyms and fitness studios for walled mirrors which can be expensive to install if using glass. It’s more hardwearing than glass and lighter on the wall, so there’s less risk of it falling down and breaking. Because it can be cut to any size or shape, it’s ideal for using in bathrooms or on the backs of doors to open up the room and reflect the light. It can also be used in gardens – it will withstand impact and won’t shatter.
How do I fit my mirror?
When measuring for the right size of acrylic, it’s important to provide the exact specifications to ensure a professional finish. Allow a 2-3mm gap around the edges for a snug fit and ensure that you allow 6-7mm for adjoining corners so that the adjoining seam is secure. We recommend ensuring the wall where the mirrored acrylic is being installed is absolutely flat; if you are not sure, try attaching the acrylic to some plywood, and then attaching the plywood to the wall.
When it comes to fitting your sheet, it couldn’t be easier – you can either drill the acrylic to the wall, ensuring that you use an appropriate drill bit to avoid damaging the material, or use a solvent-based adhesive to simply glue the sheet to the wall. This is more commonly used as a way of installing acrylic as it’s easier and quicker than drilling but ensure that you don’t apply the adhesive too close to the edge so that it doesn’t become visible when you press the sheet to the wall. One of the main benefits of using plastic sheeting is that it’s easy to keep clean and hygienic. It just requires a wipe over with warm soapy water and a clean cloth to remove any dirt or dust.