How To Choose And Install Bathroom Mirrors

- May 23, 2020-

The whole house is installed, and the whole person is exhausted. In addition, the bathroom space is small and the decoration is simple, so I thought that as long as the waterproofing is done, the other can pass. As everyone knows, the choice and installation of bathroom mirrors is also a big problem that cannot be underestimated.


1. Types of bathroom mirrors


1. Classification by installation method


①The plane mirror is roughly divided into three installation methods. The simplest is to attach the tile, glue the mirror to the tile, and sometimes nail it with four decorative nails, so that the construction is gradual, there are no gaps on the four sides of the mirror, and the quality is guaranteed. Also relatively solid;


②The cabinet mirror is a mirror attached to the door of a small cabinet. The cabinet mirrors are made of wood, stainless steel and PVC. The wooden mirror frame blends Chinese style inside, giving a nostalgic feeling.


2. Classification by use


①The big bath mirror directly adheres to the bathroom wall in the installation project;


②The mirror is also called makeup mirror, which is more suitable for women to make detailed makeup after washing;


③The built-in bath mirror generally adopts the form of a mirror cabinet, which is directly embedded in the small wall cabinet during decoration, and the cabinet door is covered with a mirror surface.


3. Classification by material


① There are two types of anti-fog mirrors: coated anti-fog mirrors and electric anti-fog mirrors. Coated anti-fog mirrors prevent the formation of a fog layer through the coating micropores; electric anti-fog mirrors use electric heating to increase the temperature of the mirror surface and quickly Evaporate the mist.


4. Classification by shape style


The main types are oval, square, rectangle, and circle. The oval and circle are suitable for romantic and avant-garde bathroom decoration such as European style and Mediterranean style. The square bath mirror is more subtle in visual effect and more suitable for classical American style. , Chinese and other styles.


How to choose and install bathroom mirrors that cannot be ignored!


In order to ensure that the products you buy are foolproof, Xiaolan specially prepared a detailed bathroom mirror purchase skills and identification methods, hoping to help you avoid various minefields.


1. Look at the appearance


When choosing a bathroom mirror, you should observe the mirror from multiple angles such as front, side, and back. A good mirror surface should be free of bubbles, debris, pressure spots, broken glass, discoloration, yellow spots, cloud spots, dark spots, black edges, etc. from the appearance;


2. Look at the imaging effect


The imaging effect of the mirror is better. Generally, a mirror with a thickness of 5mm must not be deformed or skewed within 2m, and the straight lines will not change. You can pay attention to the straight objects in the distance in the mirror when looking at the mirror, and move it slightly under the line of sight to observe. If the straight objects are not bent and deformed, the imaging effect of the mirror is good.


3. Look at the production process


As far as bathroom mirrors are concerned, in order to protect the silver ions from reacting with the moisture in the air and causing black spots and black spots on the lenses, a copper film should be plated on the silver film, and a layer of primer and surface should be placed on the copper film. Lacquer strengthens the protection and prolongs the service life of the mirror. Therefore, there should not be any crack in the mirror finish.


4. Pick the thickness


The thickness of the mirror is proportional to the price. Many people choose thin mirrors to save money, but they do n’t know that the mirror is too thin and it is easy to break. At this time, the cheaper picture is not worth the cost, so the general household bath mirror is recommended to pick a thickness of 8mm or Above.


5. Choose style


The choice of bathroom mirror should also take into account the overall style of the bathroom. For example, some oval mirrors are more suitable for European styles, and square mirrors are more suitable for Chinese styles.


6. Pay attention to the functionality of bathroom mirrors


①Waterproof and antirust function


Ordinary mirrors will become dim if they are left in a humid place for a long time, and even rust and shedding may occur. Therefore, the waterproof and anti-rust functions of the mirrors should be paid attention to. You can usually watch the portrait in the mirror at close range for vain, move your eyes up and down or left and right to see if the object is bent or deformed, and you know it is good or bad.


②Anti-fog function


After the shower in the bathroom, a lot of mist will appear, causing the mirror surface to become blurred. The anti-fog film on the market is a translucent polyester film that can generate heat after being energized. It is attached to the back of the bath mirror before bathing. It should be as flat as possible for easy use.


③ Storage function


The bathroom generally has a small space, and other functions should also be taken into consideration when looking at beauty. A mirror with a little storage function can make up for the lack of space in the bathroom, especially for small-sized bathroom rooms.


Do not ignore the installation, pay attention to the reasonable installation of the bathroom mirror


Many people think that the bathroom mirror selection is all right, but the installation of the bathroom mirror has a great impact on the bathroom wall and its use.


1. Installation height of bathroom mirror


In the bathroom, it is generally standing looking at the mirror. Under normal circumstances, keep the center of the mirror at 160-165cm above the ground, or at least 135cm from the ground under the bathroom mirror. If the height difference between family members is large, you can fine-tune The principle of adjustment is to make the face in the middle of the mirror as much as possible, so that the imaging effect is better.


2. How to fix the bathroom mirror


First measure the distance between the hooks behind the mirror, and then make a mark on the wall, punching in the mark. If it is a ceramic tile wall, you need to drill the ceramic tile with a glass drill, then use a hammer drill or an electric hammer to penetrate into 3cm Hang up the mirror.


3. Pay attention to protect the wall


When installing, be careful not to damage the wall, especially hang a mirror on the tile wall. Try to choose to punch holes at the material joints. The best way to drill holes is to use rhinestones.


4. Need to know the fixing method of glass glue


If you use glass glue to fix the mirror, be careful not to use acid glass glue, you should choose neutral glue. The acid glass glue usually reacts with the material on the back of the mirror, causing speckle on the mirror surface. Before applying glue, it is best to do a compatibility test to see if the glue is compatible with the material. Special mirror glue works best.


5. Bathroom mirror mirror lamp installation


Bathroom mirrors generally need to have good lighting coordination, so mirror front lights or side lights are very necessary. When installing the mirror headlight, pay attention to prevent glare. It is recommended to install a lampshade or select a lamp with a frosted glass surface.


The bathroom is very humid and water vapor. Pay attention to the maintenance of bathroom mirrors.


Mirror glass is generally cut before use, and water vapor will easily enter the mirror surface from the side cut by the glass knife to corrode the mirror surface, producing mold spots and rust spots. So in a wet bathroom environment, how should the mirror be cleaned?


1. Mirror cleaning


If the mirror surface is stained or not bright, you can use glass cleaner to spray on the mirror surface, and then wipe it with newspaper.


2. Mirror anti-fog


Before taking a bath, you can apply soap to the mirror surface, and then wipe it with a dry cloth. A soap liquid film is formed on the mirror surface to prevent the mirror surface from blurring. Or use a dry rag dipped in an appropriate amount of washing spirit and apply it to the mirror surface. The astringent lotion or detergent can also effectively prevent water vapor from condensing on the mirror surface and play a good anti-fog effect.


3. Attention to the daily maintenance of the mirror


Do not touch the mirror with wet hands or wipe the mirror with a damp cloth to avoid increased moisture intrusion. The mirror surface should be wiped with a soft dry cloth or cotton to prevent the mirror surface from being scratched. You can also use soft cloth or emery cloth dipped in some kerosene or wax to wipe, and wipe the mirror and frame with a cloth moistened with milk to make it clear and bright.


4. Frame cleaning and maintenance


Use a soft cloth or feather to dust off the surface of the frame, or wipe the surface of the frame with a clean, soft and damp cloth, and wipe gently. Do not use any glass cleaner or other solvents to clean the frame.