The lowdown on mirrors


Space in our bathrooms is a luxury we don't always have, but mirrors can create the illusion of space and enhance the light in the room.

Apart from their practical utility, mirrors can also add a touch of drama to the bathroom. Depending on the available space, theme and colour of the bathroom, you can choose between decorative or simple designs.

When buying a mirror, be sure to choose one that complements the lighting fixture and vanity you already have in place.

Backlit Mirrors

Back-Lit Mirrors usually feature either a back box which is screwed to the wall and then the mirror hung on the front using hooks secured to the mirror. LED models include a 12 volt transformer in the unit and fluorescent light models connect directly to 240 volt. Wiring is usually through the centre of the back box and needs to be hard wired to a switch in the room, either in the light switch panel or centre of the power point. The use of Back-Lit Mirrors in your bathroom gives an added ambience to the room and also allows you to leave the energy efficient lights on during the night as a night light in the bathroom. Our back-lit mirrors are compatible with our de-misting pads.

Mirror Care

For best results, clean mirrors using methylated spirits and water at a ratio of 30% methylated spirits and 70% water. DO NOT use harsh chemical cleaning products. Avoid getting water on the back and sides of the mirror as damage to silver backing can occur. In coastal areas it is recommend wiping around the edge of the mirror once a month to avoid salt build up that can cause silver creep.

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