Mirrors


A Guide to Mirror Styles

A mirror, whether framed or simple wall glass, is one of the most dynamic pieces of artwork you can place in a room. Not only does it create style and flare through shape, frame design and reflection, but it is also practical for everyday use. It stands out as a design piece is through the […]

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What You Need to Know about Mirror Frames

Mirrors are a wonderful addition to a room’s décor. They make a room feel more spacious, bright and offer guests the ability to check on their appearance from time to time. While it might be harder to change the beauty of what is reflected in the mirror, changing the appearance of the mirror is a […]

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What Causes a Mirror to Tarnish?

The Case of the Malicious Mirror Mastic Question: Dear Glass Detective, I have had 3 sets of 2 brilliant-cut glass mirrors made over the last 20 years. The mirrors had birds carved in them and they looked fantastic when new. However, none have lasted more than a few years without tarnishing badly—the silvering turns misty […]

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What’s an Infinity Mirror and How Can I Use One in My Home?

If you want to make just about any room in your house look bigger, brighter and more open, adding some mirrors can help do the trick. Mirrors come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and styles. You can buy framed or unframed infinity mirrors. But how about those wild infinity mirrors? You may have […]

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What is Colored Mirror?

Ready to freshen up your home’s interior? You’ve probably already thought about new paint, carpet and furniture. Maybe you’ve even looked into new windows and window treatments. But what about mirrors? You’re probably thinking, “Really? Mirror?” Are you envisioning outdated décor, complete with floor to ceiling mirror walls? Well, put those thoughts aside. We’re not […]

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The Case of Starphire Glass

The Glass Detective reflects on Starphire glass by discussing the benefits and drawbacks of using this high-definition mirror in your home. Read more to learn about low-e glass coatings, window film, and the resolution to the case of the Starphire glass.

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Why Your Sideview Mirror is Important (And Why You Should Fix It)

Damage to your vehicle can happen in many ways, and no part of your car is immune. Your sideview mirrors are critical in ensuring your safety and your effectiveness in driving. If one is broken, you should fix it as soon as possible. Read more here.

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Desilvering 101: What Causes Dark Edges Around Mirrors?

Are there dark spots along the edges or corners of your mirror? This is caused by something called de-silvering. Learn about the history of desilvering, how to fix it, and how to prevent it.

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Mirror Cleaning: What’s the Best Way to Do It?

Much like traditional glass, mirrors can get dirty and need to be cleaned. So when you need to clean a mirror, what’s the best way to do it?

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How Does a Mirror Work?

When you look into a mirror, you see your own image and your surroundings reflected back at you. But how many times have you tried to look at the mirror itself, and question how it works? If the answer is at least once, know you’re not alone. To figure out how a mirror works, it’s […]

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