From Suave Petal:
About Acrylic Mirrors
First and foremost please remember that these mirrors are NOT GLASS, acrylic is a form of plastic that can come in many densities and thicknesses.
Our acrylic shatterproof mirrors are laser cut and made from 3mm thick acrylic, they are lightweight and shatterproof, so no drilling, hammering, nailing or screwing is required when fixing them to a surface. Just peel the protective film from the front of your mirror and fix away.
The backs of the mirrors are flat and so will give a ‘flush’ look to any flat surface. There are no wall attachments on the back of our mirrors unless otherwise specified. Please read ‘Mounting acrylic Mirrors’ below.
All sizes are given for the mirrors widest points, imagine a box drawn around the design to help with measuring ideas. All measurements are given in centimetres (cm) not ‘mm’ or ‘inches’, so please check the size you need before ordering to save you having to return you mirror for an alternative size later on. All secondary sizes are approximate as these can change to make the design look as it should do but the main (first size given) will always be correct.
Unless otherwise specified within the description all mirrors are silver. All colours in full or part are simply a reflection within the mirror (usually flowers). The walls, boards or doors behind the shape of the mirrors do not come with the mirror, these are usually white, purple, red or beige and in most cases pretty impossible to ship anyway.
Mounting Acrylic Mirrors
There are various ways to mount your acrylic mirror from PVA glue, wood glue or household sealant, double sided sticky tape or foam pads can also be used and using a good quality brand will ensure your mirrors stay in place. Regrettably we no longer supply double sided sticky foam pads with our mirrors but these can or course be purchased from many high street stores, supermarkets or craft stores.
DO NOT USE STANDARD GROUT WITH ACRYLIC MIRRORS. You will need to purchase a grout that is suitable for acrylic surfaces and does not scratch acrylic specifically.
Larger mirrors (40cm+) we recommend a PVA GLUE, this should be used for mounting as the larger mirrors do need a more adhesive contact due to their weight (although still much lighter than glass mirrors) and you may very well find that sticky foam pads or tape simply do not do the job.
Please also make sure the mirror is put up on a completely flat surface and away from any heat source i.e. above fires or radiators or distortion may occur.
Please ensure that you have inspected your mirror BEFORE mounting it as any problems after mounting we will not be able to help you with. IF you mirror falls down after you have mounted it please remember that we did NOT supply the glue, sticky pads or anything else, just the mirror which was undamaged before it was mounted and so we can not be held accountable for damages AFTER mounting.
The surface where you are going to place your mirror must be clean, grease free, dust free and not textured (bumpy). If a mirror is being placed on freshly painted surface please leave let the paint dry thoroughly and wait for 3 to 4 weeks before mounting.
Acrylic mirrors must not be placed above any heat source such as fires or radiators as this to can cause distortion.
Where can I put my Acrylic mirrors?
You can attach your acrylic mirrors anywhere in or outside of your property. Make sure surfaces are clean, dust free and dry before attaching any foam pads or tape as well..
Please note: Certain areas may need further adhesion and sealing I.E. in bathrooms or rooms where moisture occurs or outside exposed to the elements. We suggest in these circumstances using a non-acetone, non-toxic and of course suitable for acrylic PVA adhesive – we would recommend either ‘No More Nails’.(We cannot guarantee non marking of the mirrors if any other adhesive is used).
To avoid moisture penetration it may be advisable to put a clear silicone sealer around the edges. This can be purchased from most DIY stores.
It is important to allow 24 hours for the glue to dry before allowing your bathroom or wet room to steam up with condensation
How do I care for my Mirror?
Shatterproof acrylic mirrors should be cleaned using a very soft cloth such as a micro-fibre cloth. You can use mild soap and water or an anti-static polish for example Pledge or Mr Sheen. You are advised not to use glass or window cleaning products or any abrasive cloths.
Please ensure mirrors you receive are not damaged BEFORE mounting them as any damage that occurs after mounting we can not be held responsible for.