Our acrylic mirror sheets (XT) are perfect for creating a beautiful garden mirror or a unique perspex mirror table as they give the same effect as glass mirrors. Sometimes mirror acrylic is also called mirror perspex or plastic mirror. It’s handy to know that all mirror acrylic sheets are extruded. This means that the liquid acrylic was poured into a mould during the production process before it was rolled to a thinner sheet thickness. For example, fewer raw materials are needed for a larger surface. This makes extruded acrylic cheaper than cast acrylic, but also less suitable for processing.
Acrylic mirror sheets are the newest addition to our range of acrylic sheets. Like standard glass mirrors, acrylic mirror sheets have crystal clear mirror effect. And Acrylic has a few extra advantages. First of all, you have a choice from a range of colours allowing you to create unique decorative effects. Secondly, mirrored acrylic has the same characteristics as other acrylic varieties: the sheets are stronger and lighter than glass. This versatile product is also known as acrylic mirror or acrylate mirror. Our selection comes in a choice of six colours and two sheet thicknesses – 3 and 5 millimetres. Our silver coloured mirror acrylic is available in both thicknesses, whilst gold, bronze, anthracite, red and blue sheets are all 3 millimetres thick. Acrylic mirror sheets have many uses in interior and exterior construction projects as well as interior design and sign making.
Acrylic mirror sheets are extruded acrylic sheets. Extruded acrylic is brought to the desired thickness by a repeated rolling process which minimises the amount of raw materials required. However, this multiple rolling also increases the internal tension within the product, making the finished product more prone to splintering. We therefore recommend being extra careful if you are planning on working with the material. Keep in mind, we are happy to cut any sheets to your exact requirements. This will ensure your work has smooth edges which are safe and true.
The big advantage of an acrylic mirror in comparison to a glass mirror is that the sheets are 30 times more impact resistant, and only half the weight of a glass mirror of the same thickness. Consequently, it will be easier to attach and cover a larger area with an acrylic mirror sheet. You can fasten a mirrored sheet by using double sided tape, adhesive or screw fixings. Extruded acrylic has two downsides. The first downside is that acrylic is more likely to get scratched. Scratches can be easily removed by polishing the surface. The second downside is that most alterations, like drilling, cutting or sawing, are difficult to accomplish. It’s not impossible for the experienced handyman, but keep in mind that internal tensions make the sheet more prone to breaking. If you still have questions about acrylic mirror sheets or how to implement them, please contact us.
Acrylic mirror sheets are often seen in stands, exhibitions and interior construction and are often used for signage. You also create eye-catching accessories for the home, such as a unique garden mirror or a coffee table.
Tip: Turn your IKEA table into a stylish side table with our DIY blog: Make an acrylic table.
In our range of acrylic mirrored sheets, you will find a range of colours and sheet thicknesses. Silver-coloured mirror acrylic is available in both 3 mm and 5 mm thickness. The colours bronze, gold, red, anthracite and blue can only be ordered in the 3 mm thickness.
Mirror acrylic can be attached with double-sided tape, glue or a screw connection through the sheet. Due to the production method (extruding), tension has been placed on the sheet. This tension is released when you saw or drill into the material which can cause the sheet to tear. You can mill, engrave and bend mirror perspex (hot), as long as you proceed with care.
Read our blog about cutting acrylic mirror to learn more.
PLEASE NOTE: Ensure that the surface to which you attach the mirror is completely smooth and flat. If you don’t do this, the mirror can deform, creating a distorting mirror effect. We recommend fixing the mirror with our special glue or spacers for the best result, but screwing or clamping in a rebate is also possible. Remember that outdoors, the mirror may corrode if the edges are not properly sealed, so frame it with a (wooden) frame or provide a shelter.
Tip: Are you going to process an acrylic sheet yourself? Then simply leave the foil in place and only remove it once the mirror is mounted. This reduces the chance of cracks and breaks.
Cleaning and keeping your acrylic mirror looking good requires a little more attention than cleaning traditional glass as it is more scratch-sensitive. Read our blog how to clean your acrylic mirror to learn everything.
It’s quick and easy to order customised perspex mirror sheet. We will cut it to size for you and you will receive the order as soon as possible. We will keep you informed of the order status via e-mail.
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