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Using acrylic mirrors in place of a glass mirror is becoming an increasingly popular trend for DIY and construction projects. We take a closer look at the acrylic material to see what makes it such a popular alternative and to see whether glass can still be useful.
Acrylic mirrors are lightweight, making it easy to manoeuvre and fix into place.>
It is impact resistant and shatterproof, perfect for use in areas where health and safety are a concern.
They have easy to clean surfaces, that are less likely to stain or smear.
Popular for use in areas such as gyms, horse stables, dance studios, schools and public areas, where impact may be a risk and attention to public safety is required.
They are UV resistant and will not discolour.
It is a strong and durable material.
Easy to cut into shape as required without chipping or splintering.
Cost-effective for large amounts of acrylic mirrors.
Acrylic mirrors should not be used outdoors as they may absorb moisture if exposed to high humidity or damp environments. Use an aluminium composite mirror instead.
Glass will not warp or become distorted.
If used in thick width measurements, glass is surprisingly strong.
Glass will offer a perfect reflection as a mirror.
If you are buying a decorative mirror, most designs on the market will be made from glass as this has been the traditional material over the years.