Aftercare for your Mirror

Exclusive Range of Handmade, Frameless Lead Finished Mirrors:  Unpacking and Handling Your Mirror

  • When removing your mirror from the packaging, please be very careful that the packaging does not catch on the lead as it may result in marking or pulling the lead away from the glass.
  • When handling the mirror, it is advisable to wear gloves to avoid marking the lead and, if possible, avoid putting your hands directly on to the lead as it is a natural product and can be marked.
  • Please ensure that when lifting the mirror, the mirror is handled so that the weight distribution is even to avoid bending and twisting the mirror which can result in cracking the mirror.
  • When putting the mirror down, please ensure that it is only laid on the blue foam edging as the glass goes to the edges of the backing board and may chip if placed on its edges.

Please Note: If the weather is particularly cold, we recommend that the mirror is laid flat in the room it is to be hung for a minimum of 48 hours so that the timber can climatise to the room's temperature.

If the mirror is not to be hung straight away, we recommend that the mirror is stored flat until it is hung to avoid any damage to the mirror. The mirror should not be rested upright on its edges as this may damage the mirror panels and backing board. We will not accept responsibility for any damage caused to, or by, a mirror if the above guidelines and recommendations are not adhered to.

Framed and Frameless Bevelled Mirrors: Unpacking and Handling Your Mirror

  • Once the mirror has been unpacked, please ensure that when putting it down, it is only laid on the foam edging as the glass goes to the edge of the backing board and may chip if placed on its edges. If the mirror is framed, please also be careful when placing it on its edge so as not to chip the frame.
  • Please ensure that when lifting the mirror, the mirror is handled so that the weight distribution is even to avoid bending and twisting the mirror which can result in cracking the mirror.

Please Note: If the weather is particularly cold, we recommend that the mirror is laid flat in the room it is to be hung for a minimum of 48 hours so that the timber can climatise to the room's temperature.

If the mirror is not to be hung straight away, we recommend that the mirror is stored flat until it is hung to avoid any damage to the mirror. The mirror should not be rested upright on its edges as this may damage the mirror panels and backing board. We will not accept responsibility for any damage caused to, or by, a mirror if any modifications are made or if the above guidelines and recommendations are not adhered to.

Hanging Your Mirror:

Depending on the size and style of the mirror, either strap hangers will be attached to the back of the mirror, or security fixings will be supplied.

If your mirror is to go into a bathroom, please let us know then we can provide the appropriate fixings.

How to hang your mirror with Strap Hangers

  • Drill 2 holes in your wall that correspond to the strap hangers on the back of the mirror.
  • Depending on the type of wall, typically, rawl plugs will be inserted into the holes and screws will be inserted and left slightly proud. Please note that if the wall is not brick, you will need to consult with your local DIY shop or Builder to get the appropriate fixings for the wall.
  • The mirror can then be hung from these 2 points, which will allow the mirror hang almost completely flat against the wall and not move from side to side.
  • Please note that we do not recommend using cord, wire or similar materials to hang your mirror as this may result in the mirror bowing or the glass cracking.

How to hang your mirror using Security Fixings

  • Depending on the size of the mirror, typically between 3 to 8 security fixings plates will be fixed to your mirror.
  • Drill holes into your wall that correspond with the plates fixed to the back of your mirror.  Then insert the rawl plugs into the holes and screw in the T-Shaped screws - leaving them slightly proud.  Please note that if the wall is not brick, you will need to consult with your local DIY shop or builder to get the appropriate rawl plugs to secure the screws.
  • Then offer the mirror up to to the T-shaped screws and use the metal, flat key supplied to turn the screws to 90 degrees, so that the mirror is securely fixed to the wall.  Please take care not to over-tighen the screws as this may damage the mirror/glass.
 Cleaning Your Mirror
  • We recommend using a chemical-free glass cleaner, sprayed directly on to a soft cloth, then gently buff the mirror, avoiding the lead trim finish - if applicable.
  • Please note, do not spray cleaners directly on to the lead trim as this may result in the discolouration, and possible damage to the coating of the trim.

Contact us

Sales & Customer Service:
Telephone: 01493 304331
(Europe:  00 44 493304331:  USA: 011 44 493304331)
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 5.00pm

Showroom:   Telephone:  01502 730122
Opening Hours: Appointment only week commencing 23/1/17
For other days/times, please call to make an appointment. 

Showroom & Postal Address:
Hopton Timber Estate,  Hall Road
Hopton, Norfolk NR31 9AX 




What Our Customers Think

The mirror arrived this morning - delivered by the helpful Sam - and it is absolutely beautiful.  There is always a bit of a risk in buying things over the internet but the mirror looks better in ‘the flesh’ than it does on line. 
It is perfect and I can’t wait to have it put up on the wall.  It has been a pleasure dealing with Mirror Mania.  B. GEDDES, CHESHIRE

I just wanted to let you know that I received the Vienna Art Deco mirror yesterday and it is absolutely stunning!!! Fantastic quality and craftsmanship. Also, I would like to compliment on the excellent customer service, it´s been a pleasure to shop from Mirror Mania!   M. GUSTAVSSON, SWEDEN

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