Acrylic mirrors (also known as glassless mirrors) are made from acrylic sheets that are metalized in a vacuum chamber and then treated with a tough coating. Here are a few fast facts about acrylic mirrors:
These mirrors are lightweight and strong, making acrylic mirrors an attractive alternative to glass mirrors in places where safety is a priority.
Acrylic mirrors offer 10 times the break-resistance of glass mirrors.
This type of mirror is a little bit flexible, making acrylic mirrors a great choice for DIY projects.
Acrylic mirrors are available in 1/4" thickness, the most common mirror thickness.
Each custom acrylic mirror is cut exactly to your specifications at the time of your order, guaranteeing the quality and timeliness of your delivery.
Manufacturers differ slightly in their acrylic offerings, including standard sheets, width, durability, coatings and flexibility. These non-glass mirrors may be trademarked and referred to as Plexiglas®, Lucite®, Acrylite®, and Mylar -- to name a few.
Where to Use Acrylic Mirrors
Acrylic mirrors are sturdy and flexible. While a glass mirror does provide superior reflection quality, an acrylic mirror is a good choice for certain instances.
Inside your shower
Inside vehicles including RVs and boats
Lockers and locker rooms
Daycares and schools
Acrylic Mirrors for Your Ceiling
Acrylic mirrors make a great choice if you want to install a mirror on your ceiling. Many people choose to install an acrylic mirror on their ceiling to make a small, dark room with a low ceiling appear to be brighter and more open. Standard glass mirrors, due to their weight, are not a good choice for installing on a ceiling. An acrylic mirror is much safer for ceiling installation. You can install a mirror on your ceiling using mirror mastic and clips for added safety.
Acrylic Mirror Installation
You have several choices for installing your acrylic mirror. In general, you will need to be sure to install your mirror on a sturdy part of your wall (on studs if you can). Typically, we recommend that our customers use mirror mastic and either decorative clips or j-bars to install their mirror, for extra support.