Mirrored Panels for Walls − Ideas with Photos
For several decades, mirrored wall panels are a fairly common part of the interior. And today, in spite of everything, they are a popular type of decoration of the dwelling. In this article, we will talk about these panels, and how and when they are applicable. Also, at the end of the article will present a selection of mirrored wall panels’ photos as an example of how and where they can be installed.
Like many other the constructional or the decoration materials, mirrored wall panels have several varieties. Thus, the panels, made of polystyrene or glass, are used to repair of premises. Of course, each of these materials has its own advantages and disadvantages. Let us consider each mirrored wall panel separately.
Types of Mirrored Panels
Thus, the natural (glass) wall panels have sufficiently a heavy weight, a very low degree of impact resistance as well as a high risk of human skin damaged by the fragments of glass. But, despite all the shortcomings of glass, neither one another coating, it cannot compete with the mirror in the question of the reflection degree. That is, correctly manufactured mirror will reflect the items and shades and the surrounding territory up to 99% accuracy.
The same is not true for the mirrored wall panels, executed on polystyrene base. Yes, such panels also reflect well enough (about 90%), but not as a standard glass mirror. However, unlike the standard mirror, this material has the opposite advantages − low specific weight and high impact resistance, operational safety, as well as the inability to damage skin by fragments of glass.
What Are Dimensions of Mirrored Wall Panels?
Regarding the permissible dimensions and proportions of the mirrored wall panels it should be noted the following detail. Typically, mirrored glass panels are prepared according to the needs and the required sizes of the apartment. That is, before you install such panel, a specialist, but not you yourself, comes into the apartment, measures the wall’s area and the dimensions of wall's portion which will be tiled. After removing all the dimensions, in a few days, these panels are brought into the apartment, and installed by the firm to the place, where they should be. Actually, usually it takes place thus and so. The only standardized part is the mirror thickness − it can be 0.16, 0.19 and 0.23 inches.
As for the mirrored polystyrene panels, in this case they have standard dimensions. Choosing one or the other such panel, the owner has the opportunity to prune it, if necessary, such as the mirrored walls panels are perfectly amenable to cutting. Therefore, to date the market offers panels of the following dimensions (about):
- 3 ft x 3 ft;
- 4 ft x 3 ft;
- 6 ft x 3 ft;
- 8 ft x 3 ft.
Also, the panels with non-standard sizes are commercially available, and it is quite normal. The main thing is to choose the right suitable parameters of the mirrored wall panels that can be set without any problems in your dwelling. See below a selection of photos of these panels.
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