Boiserie Mirrors Made Modern

"Boiserie" - is a French term often used to describe ornate and intricately carved wood paneling and moldings in interiors. The panels were not confined just to the walls of a room but were also used to decorate doors, frames, cupboards, and shelves. Often mirrors or pictures are set into the … [Read more...]

Highlight Art with Mirrors

Why should you choose between hanging artwork or hanging a mirror on your wall? At Gardner Glass Products we say you can have the best of both worlds. Mirrors can highlight the artwork and give it a gravitas that can create a stunning statement. The beautiful interiors below all feature mirrored … [Read more...]

What Is Tempered Glass?

Tempered glass is regular annealed glass that has been processed by a controlled thermal process to increase its strength in comparison to annealed (untempered) glass. The glass is heated in a special oven almost to a liquid state and then cooled very quickly to create a hardened outside surface. … [Read more...]

Alternatives To Sandblasting

As I'm at Design DC, I looked into my hotel mirror and become frustrated instantly. The sandblasted border around the mirror of the sink was spotted and streaked. It's unknown whether these marks on the back, roughed surface are from cleaning chemicals, natural oils from human touch, or simply … [Read more...]

Low Iron Mirror for Retail Success

"Dreamwalls High-Definition Mirror" is what we call our low-iron mirror products. These mirrors offer brighter reflections, truer colors, and sharper focus than ordinary mirrors. Ordinary mirrors (of which we make many every day) are made with high-quality glass known as "mirror quality". It … [Read more...]

Glass Build 2017 Sneak Peek

It's that time of year again! Pumpkin Spice Latte time. But also, it's time for the Glass Build America show! This year it's in Atlanta again, which is so convenient to our NC headquarters, and a huge gang of us are going. We're also showing a lot of exciting product. In fact, we have a 300sq ft … [Read more...]

Mirror Masters: 4 Artists Using Mirrors

We admit, here at Gardner Glass Products, we're more than a little nerdy about artists who use mirrors in their work. We realize the potential of our product to create interesting commentary on the condition of self or vanity, to create lighting and infinity effects, and to juxtapose with other … [Read more...]

Desert X Offers Reflection of Our Selves

This past year, in the last of the winter moments of February and March, as the rest of us are thawing and ready for spring, there is a unique art festival happening in the desert of Southern California. 16 artists were invited, and several used reflective surfaces to showcase the natural beauty of … [Read more...]

Mirror Backsplashes Multiply Style

  There are various ways to use mirror backsplashes in kitchen and bath designs; antique, tiled, or crisp and clear,…mirror is a versatile element that can add light and visually expand spaces. I'm loving how designers are embracing more mirror in the kitchen to solve the challenges of … [Read more...]

9 Floating Vanities Using Mirrors

One of our favorite major bathroom trends we've noticed  using mirror is the use of mirror below countertops and vanities. This technique works well with the trend of "floating" vanities and fewer cabinets in spaces. Mirrors emphasize the illusion of the floating vanity and add light to a normally … [Read more...]