Mastics & Adhesive 101

We make a lot of mirrors here at Gardner Glass. Truckloads of the stuff. Daily. We ship them all over the United States and the world. We've been making them for nearly 55 years, so we know a little bit about mirrors. So in this blog post today, I'll attempt to demystify a common misconception about … [Read more...]

Merry Mirror Christmas Ideas 2016

Each year we like to share some of our favorite mirror items with readers as possible holiday gifts. Mirrors are so perfect at the holidays to create warmth and glitz and sparkle. Mirrors can be a perfect gift in the many different forms it can take: FOR THE SOPHISTICATE: FOR THE … [Read more...]

12 Holiday Décor Ideas with Mirrors

How many trees did you decorate this weekend? How many strings of lights did you untangle? Which holiday song is already stuck in your head (Oh Mariah...)? As you finish your holiday decorating in your house or others, remember that mirrors can be a big part of it. The added light and sparkle … [Read more...]

Mirror Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Setting your Thanksgiving Table is so wonderful. There are so many different ways you can go with it,....elegant, rustic, bountiful or spare. Regardless of the style you choose, the addition of a mirror can help your tablescape feel more lush, light, and warm. Here are a few bloggers that have used … [Read more...]

5 More Delicious Uses For Glass in Restaurants

Glass  is easy to maintain and has limitless in its customization options, for size, shape, color, and function. So it's no wonder that glass can also add useful features to the interior of a restaurant while adding to the interior design and branding plan. Glass comes in so many varieties: tinted, … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Whet Your Appetite For Glass in Restaurant Designs

Glass is a great surfacing material to use in restaurant interiors.  With a high-end look that is easy to maintain and limitless in its customization options, glass can also add useful features to the interior of a restaurant while adding function, reduced maintenance and good looks for years to … [Read more...]

Boiserie Mirrors Get Modernized

"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...]

Focal Walls & Fireplaces With Mirror

Mirror is often used to attract attention and naturally draw the eye to focal elements in the home. to create visual space and light for an architectural element. In today's article, we're all about mirroring the fireplace surround; going up and around the wall and flue with mirror. Using this … [Read more...]

How A Mirror Is Made

Most mirrors made in the US are created the same basic way. First, a highly quality piece of "mirror quality" float glass is cleaned, then an adhesion promoter is sprayed on closely followed by an even layer of silver, then an additional metal layer - in most cases copper, and then followed by a … [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...]