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Acrylic Mirror vs Glass Mirror

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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 mirror

  • 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 mirror

  • 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.