How is a Wall Mirror Made?
The main objective for a Mirror is to reflect light. Mirror does so in a way that preserves much of the original image. But how is a wall mirror made?
Mirrors are commonly used to reflect our image for personal grooming. Unless you prefer to stay away from reality! To get the truest reflection of yourself, look into a flat mirrored surface. But if you are happy to distort the real you, then a curved mirror is the answer! This will diminish reality if used correctly!
Wall Mirror History
The first Mirrors used by society were probably pools of water. Then came polished stone from South America dating around 2000 BC.
In China polished metals were manufactured for the wealthy to use as Mirrors, also around 2000 BC. Then as early as 500 AD silver-mercury was used. This was followed by Europeans who perfected this method with tin-mercury. Unlike today, Wall Mirrors then were then an expensive luxury item.
Modern Mirror Making
In 1835 a German chemist went onto invent silver-glass. The process he developed was the deposition of a very thin layer of metallic silver onto glass through a reduction of silver-nitrate.
A silver glass mirror is an ordinary piece of glass with a coating on its back surface, which produces a reflective image. Float glass is used and after a silver costing, copper film and waterproof paint is used to complete a perfect reflection, even if you don’t think so!
Here at Soraya Interiors we sell a wide and varied range of mirrors. Our Art Deco Mirrors have proved to be a timeless popular choice with many of our customers. Read The History of Art Deco Mirrors if you like a statement mirror that represents modernism and boasts luxury, prosperity and wealth!
Perhaps you are looking for a truly unique mirror! Soraya Interiors are pleased to offer a bespoke service. We are suppliers of Yearn Glass Mirrors in London. As a team, we can work to your requirements to produce a mirror of your dreams, a mirror that suits you and your interior.
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