Aftercare for your Mirror

Exclusive Range of Handmade, Frameless Trim 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 trim as it may result in marking or pulling the trim away from the glass.
  • When handling the mirror, it is advisable to wear gloves to avoid marking the trim and, if possible, avoid putting your hands directly on to the trim 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, French cleats or security fixings will be supplied.

It is important to ensure that the supporting structure has adequate strength to support both the individual fixings and the total weight of the intended installation.

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 using French Cleats

  • Horizontally position and secure the interlocking profile to the supporting structure at the pre-drilled centres. It is important that the wall is completely flat.
  • 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.
  • The inverted section fixed to the rear of the panel than slots into the section attached to the supporting structure to complete the installation.

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.

Please note that we do not advise hanging mirrors from a chain, wire or similar products.

Please take care when attaching the mirror fixings to the wall fixings that they are aligned properly and that the fixings are not over tightened as this may cause stress on the mirror that may result in damage/cracking of the 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 trim finish – if applicable.
  • Please note, do not spray cleaners directly on to the trim as this may result in the discolouration, and possible damage to the coating of the trim.

With over 30 years expertise in making mirrors, these guidelines have been given to ensure the longevity of your mirror.  Should you choose not follow these guidelines, 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.

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