Acrylic Mirror

Using & Working with Acrylic Mirror Sheets

Acrylic Mirrors are ideal for use in applications where glass may crack or shatter, Eco Signage Supplies Acrylic Mirror Sheeting makes for the perfect resilient alternative to traditional mirrors.  

The mirrors are manufactured using a vacuum metalizing technique that gives them a true mirror finish. The sheets become more versatile for display mediums, given the ability to be cut using circular saws and routers. 

 In most mirror applications, it is possible to replace old, cracked, unsafe, or degraded glass mirrors with new acrylic mirrors, and in many more applications, it has become a necessity for the mirror to be made of acrylic.

Key features:

  • Silver & Gold Mirror Finish
  • Stronger & Lighter than traditional Glass Mirror
  • Shatterproof & Impact Resistant
  • Economical

1. Mirror Finish

Our Acrylic Mirrors come with a Silver or Gold highly reflective mirrored surface, The Silver comes with a grey backing on the reserve whilst the Gold has a gold backing. 

These options allow you to add different design aesthetics to achieve the look and feel you are going with. 

2. Lightweight & Durable

Generally, Acrylics are about half the weight of glass making them remarkably lightweight. This has a huge impact on transportation, driving costs down and making it far easier to install. 

An entire sheet can be mounted with screws or a suitable adhesive with the greatest of ease, though it should be noted that acrylic mirrors should be mounted on a flat surface to prevent unwanted warping.

3. Impact Resistance

Unlike some traditional glass mirrors, Acrylic mirrors are 17 times stronger than fragile glass and don’t break into lots of small, sharp fragments when it shatters instead, they snap into larger dull pieces should enough force be applied to it. 

For this reason, mirrored acrylic can be used to replace the glass as mirrors in schools, stables, prisons, the home, and anywhere where safety is of the utmost importance.

4. Economical

Thanks to its lightweight and longevity, acrylic proves to be a very low-cost material. It is relatively cheap to buy and requires very little in terms of maintenance. The surface can be kept clean with a soft cloth, warm water, and a little household detergent – no harsh chemicals or scourers are required. 

Similarly, should the surface of an acrylic mirror become scratched the marks may be taken out with a polish advertised for use with acrylics. A buffing wheel and a small amount of polishing paste will be all that is required to restore the shine to the surface of the acrylic sheet.

Important notes on Installation & Maintenance:

When it comes to installation, the process is fairly easy. To ensure your acrylic mirror sheet does not warp or bend, you can glue it to a hard, solid surface, such as a piece of scrap wood. This will give the mirror the support it needs to retain its shape over time. You can place your acrylic mirror sheet in a frame, or leave it completely bare on the wall – it’s up to you!

Acrylic mirror sheet is flexible so must be applied to a perfectly flat surface to minimize the chance of distortion, however it is important to note that all acrylic mirrors can suffer from varying degrees of distortion depending on how it is fixed/adhered to the wall or surface

The process for cleaning an acrylic mirror is much the same as that for cleaning acrylic panels, sheets, and glazing. 

  • Dusting: Remove any lint, dirt, or other debris from the mirror to ensure these items do not scratch or stain the surface. You can use a microfiber cloth for this. 
  • Washing: Make sure to use only a mild detergent as strong chemicals can discolour acrylic. We recommend using a sponge or microfiber cloth again to keep the surface scratch-free
  • Drying: Wipe dry with a clean cloth and this helps remove any streaks on the surface and will leave your acrylic mirror looking brand new! 

Typical applications:

  • DIY Projects
  • Gym Mirror
  • Dance studio mirror
  • Point of sale/Point of purchase
  • Retail display
  • Display cases
  • Architectural design
  • Model making
  • Prop making
  • Theatrical set design
  • Cosmetic display
  • Home use

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