3 Bathroom Mirror Installation Methods


Hanging a big mirror in the bathroom is tricky because if you make a mistake, the mirror could fall and shatter. That's likely to happen in a bathroom since the floor and surfaces are made of hard materials, such as porcelain and stone. There could even be building codes you have to follow for safety reasons. It may be best to hire a glass company, like Econo Glass Systems, to install your bathroom mirror. Here are ways it can be done.

1. Installation Of A Full-Length Door Mirror

Full-length mirrors that attach to a bathroom door are held in place with small plastic clips. To install one of these mirrors, the installer will probably remove the door and put it on the floor so the mirror can be attached without having to support the weight of the mirror while attaching it to the door. The location of the mirror is marked on the door so the mirror is centered in the middle, lengthwise and by width.

Next, plastic clips are inserted that hold the mirror in place. The clips have screws that screw in the door, and as the screws tighten, the clips tighten against the mirror so the mirror stays firmly in place when the door is upright.

2. Framed Bathroom Mirror Installation

A mirror in a frame is hung in the same way as a painting. However, a mirror is usually heavier, so it's important to find a stud to hold the mirror in place. Hanging a mirror is usually a job for two people so the weight of the mirror is supported at all times.

If the framed mirror is large and heavy, it's important to make sure the hardware used will be secure and support the weight. If the mirror doesn't have a hanging bracket on it already, the installer may need to add brackets so the mirror will mount securely and hang evenly. Take measurements before buying the mirror and before it's hung so the ideal location on the wall and above the sink is finalized before the installer begins.

3. Frameless Mirror Installation

A frameless mirror is installed using mirror adhesive. Your installer may need to mount a temporary brace on the wall to support the bottom of the mirror while the adhesive is setting. However, if the mirror will rest on the vanity backsplash, a brace might not be needed. It's necessary to use mirror adhesive for a frameless mirror since this creates a bond strong enough to hold the heavy glass.

The adhesive is put on the back of the mirror, and then the mirror is positioned in the proper spot on the wall. Strong tape or some other support may be placed on top of the mirror to help keep it steady while the adhesive sets. Once the adhesive is dry and bonded, supports for the mirror are removed so the mirror becomes part of the wall with no noticeable support.


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