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...]

The Appeal of Antique Mirror

Antique mirrors are mirrors that look aged or distressed by years of use and exposure. While you still occasionally find a mirror that comes by this effect naturally, more commonly it's been achieved intentionally to achieve a soft, cloudy pattern. Dreamwalls Antique Mirror achieves this effect as a … [Read more...]

The Red Lipstick of Interior Design [VIDEO]

Mirrors have long been known as one of a good Interior Designer's secret weapons. They are always great solutions to adding light, focus, and a bit of the unexpected to interiors. It's like having that perfect LBD (little black dress) that you can go to for any affair and instantly look polished and … [Read more...]

Antique Mirror In Hotels, Bars, Lounges and Restaurants

Antique mirrors are a wonderful tool in hospitality environments. The reflection of mirror creates excitement and intimacy, while opening up up the space visually. Hotels, restaurants, bars, and bistros can all benefit from the instant mood an antique mirror's patina can provide. Antique mirror … [Read more...]

Copper-Free Mirrors Offer Options Against Corrosion

On Monday, we talked about how a typical silvered glass mirror is created. And the majority of mirrors made in the United States are manufactured using those general methods. However, there are variations on traditional mirrors that Gardner Glass Products also creates in addition....and one of those … [Read more...]

Bronze Antique Mirror: 3 Ways

Antique mirror is one of the hardest surfacing materials to photograph. A mere photo doesn't do it justice, and I assure you that isn't hyperbole. To be able to see the pattern in a real-world representation, you have to adjust the focus so tightly, that the "mirror" aspect of it becomes lost. To be … [Read more...]

Low-Iron High-Definition Mirror

"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...]

Focal Walls & Fireplaces With Mirror

On Monday, we looked at back-painted glass used to create feature walls in businesses. But mirror can also be 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 … [Read more...]

Prime Cuts And Beyond

Mirrors weren't really used for wall cladding until the 1960's. That is when the technology of making mirrors, the quality of flat glass, and the aesthetics all combined perfectly to increase the desire for mirrors. The look - often used with beveled mirror strips to create a visual element … [Read more...]