Finding Your Ideal Mirror
It’s something you do dozens of times a day. Whether you’re washing your face, brushing your teeth, putting on your makeup or just a quick glance as you’re dashing out the door. Where would we be without mirrors? First invented in 1835 by a German chemist, who developed a process for applying metallic silver in a thin layer onto a pane of glass, mirrors are now a part of our everyday lives and we’d probably be lost without them. Mirrors are great for eye-catching interior design as well as for commercial purposes, so if you’re looking for a framed mirror or custom mirror to complement your home or business, look no further than Dunstable Glass. We have been supplying bespoke mirrors for over 40 years and can create beautiful and practical pieces to suit every taste.
What is Mirrored Glass?
To give glass a mirrored surface, technicians apply a metal coating to one side, sealing it with a protective layer to create the finished reflective effect.
Mirrors in Interior Design
Mirrors have long been a simple yet stunningly effective design tool for interior designers and DIY lovers alike. Their reflective surfaces maximise and enhance the light flow around spaces, making rooms appear larger and brighter. For smaller rooms and offices, using mirrors is an affordable and easy way to create the illusion of more space and brighten up a dark room. Mirrors can be customised to suit any style or design, in a range of shapes and colours. Framed mirrors can be personalised to suit different tastes, using gilded frames or reclaimed wood, for example, to create a really stylish effect.
Mirrors for Businesses
We supply custom cut to size mirrors for a range of businesses and organisations, including schools, laboratories, gyms, and studios. For dance, theatre and exercise studios, mirrored walls are a necessity to evaluate performance. Our mirrored walls are durable and high quality, perfect for active environments as they are strong and can withstand greater pressure. Our service includes free survey and quotation, supply and full installation, and a flexible fitting service. We can also fit ballet barres to mirrored glass walls, saving our clients the hassle of hiring someone else to do it and resulting in a top quality professional finish.
For many years we have supplied the beauty industry with top of the range, high-quality mirror products in hair salons, beauty parlours and health spas. Our bespoke wall mirrors are perfect for hairdressing and professional makeup stations, toilets and changing room areas. We also provide free-standing and wall mirrors for shop floors and fitting rooms. If you have a smaller shop space, we can help suggest ideas for custom mirrors to fit your space without compromising.
Our commercial mirrors use thicker glass with safety backing, meaning they are more robust and less likely to sustain damage in a more active, commercial environment where there is a greater risk of the mirrors being touched, leaned on or moved. Our commercial mirrored glass is 6mm silver mirror glass. This adheres to Public Liability Insurance requirements and most commercial mirror specifications. Safety backing helps prevent injuries in the instance that the glass breaks, by keeping the glass fragments stuck in place so the threat of someone injuring themselves on the fragments is reduced. Our commercially supplied mirrors are hard wearing whilst still looking stylish with an immaculate finish for hassle-free cleaning, perfect for a professional environment. The glass for our mirrors is supplied by Pilkington Glass, the leading supplier of quality glass products in the UK.
Using wardrobe mirrors is a great way to add a reflective surface to a bedroom, increasing light flow, without compromising on space as you would with a wall mirror or free standing mirror. These can be made to measure, fixed in place or installed as sliding doors. Not only can the be used for wardrobes, but they can also be fitted to kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, pantry doors and other furniture. Our expert glass technicians are highly trained and can fit mirrors safely and with precision, leaving you with a stylish looking room.
For a beautiful bathroom mirror, we can provide anything from a small vanity mirror or bathroom cabinet mirror to oversized wall mirrors and framed bathroom mirrors. We can even cut out shapes to fit features such as shelves or plug sockets, giving you a truly bespoke mirror for your bathroom. You can visit our showroom for inspiration or submit your mirror specifications to us and we will create your vision. We have over 40 years of experience, using the latest tools and technology to create stylish mirrors that our clients adore.
Fitting and Installation
Our comprehensive supply and installation service can be arranged for a time that best suits your needs and our expert glass technicians will adhere strictly to your exact specifications, to ensure you ultimately get the product you want and are happy with the final result. Glass can even be cut while you wait. For details of our custom glass cutting and mirrored glass services, visit our website or contact one of our friendly, professional team today. Or, visit our showroom to see our range of beautiful bespoke mirrors.
At Dunstable Glass and Glazing we provide an extensive range of mirrors in various sizes, colours and finishes across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Greater London. We regularly cover Luton, Hemel Hempstead, Tring, Dunstable, Borehamwood, Hackney, Barnet, Harrow, North London, Stevenage, Hitchin, Leighton Buzzard Milton Keynes, Watford, Welwyn, Hatfield, Letchworth Garden City, St Albans, Potters Bar and all surrounding towns and villages. Contact us on 01582 807976 for more information and assistance. For glass cut to size in Aylesbury, choose Dunstable Glass.
Katy Carter is the content writer for Dunstable Glass and updates our blog regularly with helpful advice and new information.