Introduction to Acrylic MirrorWhile most of identify glass as the main component of a mirror, acrylic sheet is increasingly becoming the material of choice for mirrors of all shapes and sizes. Laser cutting capability, partnered with the scientific advances that have brought us many of the man-made materials like acrylic, have made it possible to make mirrors that are affordable, lightweight and shatterproof by using acrylic sheet covered with an acrylic polymer paint and protected with a polyurethane coating.
Benefits of Acrylic Mirror
- Acrylic Mirrors are safer than conventional glass mirrors as they are made from a special acrylic material that is shatterproof and impact resistant. They are great for applications where safety is a concern and rough handling is inevitable. The time worn superstition that a broken mirror brings seven years of bad luck is far less likely to be an issue when acrylic mirrors are used in place of the glass model!
- Although it might seem counter intuitive, acrylic mirrors provide users a sharper image and are brighter than glass mirrors. Using optical quality acrylic, manufacturers can produce a mirror that provides superior images compared to glass.
- Acrylic mirrors are, size for size, lighter than glass mirrors. They are also easier to take care of as they don’t attract dust like conventional glass mirrors do. They are actually only about half the weight of a glass based mirror, requiring smaller hangers and less of them to hold in place on a wall.
- With all of these benefits, one would expect that an acrylic mirror would be more expensive than its glass counterpart. This isn’t the case as acrylic mirrors are much less expensive than glass mirrors of the same size.