All You Need to Know About Copper Free Mirrors

All You Need to Know About Copper Free Mirrors
  • Opening Intro -

    When building or renovating your home, selecting the right glass is one of the difficult choices you'll have to make.

    Glasses and mirrors are used in different parts of the home, including windows, wardrobes, bathrooms, and bedrooms.

-------------------------------------

You probably have heard about copper-free mirrors and wonder what they are. Let’s find out.

What are copper-free mirrors?

Copper-free mirrors are the latest kind of mirrors you’ll find in the market. They’re made up of either low-lead or lead-free and copper-free components. The absence of copper and lead makes copper-free mirrors very environmentally friendly.

What makes copper-free mirrors superior to others?

The main benefit of copper-free mirrors is the reduced corrosion they offer. In addition, copper-free mirrors are about three times more resistant to corrosion than most other mirrors, making them highly durable.

To understand why this matters, let’s discuss the manufacturing process of mirrors.

The production process

Mirrors are made by coating float glass with a sheet of treated silver. The final reflective coating, however, contains a blend of copper.

Unfortunately, as you probably know, copper typically rusts over time, and that’s why you see the edge of your mirror corroding within two years.

The copper mirror production process doesn’t use copper coating for the surface. Instead, it is manufactured through chemical sedimentation.

After the treated silver sheet has been placed on the float glass, a sheet of special metal film — rather than copper – follows it. Two layers of paint are then used to offer physical and chemical protection to the reflective surface. This protective layer also makes the mirror resistant to breakage and clouding.

If the paint contains zero lead, then you’d have a lead-free, copper-free mirror.

With zero lead in the paint or copper sulfate during the manufacturing process, copper-free mirrors are relatively safer for the environment compared to traditional mirrors.

Mirror Decor Elements
Arch Mirrors view ideas
Cheval Mirrors view ideas
Floor Mirrors view ideas
Large Mirrors view ideas
Multiple Mirrors view ideas
Oval Mirrors view ideas
Rectangular view ideas
Square Mirrors view ideas
Irregular Shaped view ideas
(from google images)
Antique Mirrors view ideas
Baroque Mirrors view ideas
Contemporary view ideas
Federal Style view ideas
Georgian Mirrors view ideas
Modern Style view ideas
Rococo Mirrors view ideas
Venetian Mirrors view ideas

Where are copper-free mirrors most suitable for use?

A copper-free mirror can go just about anywhere in your home or commercial space.

You can use copper-free mirrors in your bedroom, bathroom, offices, restaurants, retail stores, and wherever a mirror is needed.

With copper-free mirrors, you don’t have to worry about humidity. That’s because the protective layer prevents clouding, making it super usable in bathrooms.

round wall mirrorirregular wall mirror

      some mirror ideas to consider      

Where can I find copper-free mirrors?

Copper-free mirrors are relatively new in the industry and may not be readily available in every market. However, you can contact any company offering glass and mirror services near you to customize copper-free mirrors according to your needs.

How do I install copper-free mirrors?

Although you can try installing copper-free mirrors yourself, professional hands will often guarantee more safety. You don’t want to make mistakes or waste unnecessary time, or even cause breakage.

other related articles of interest:

If you’re installing the mirror in your bathroom, restaurant, or some other space where special care is needed, your contracted glass and mirror Services Company can help you.

Conclusion

Copper-free mirrors are the way to go if you desire long-lasting mirrors that won’t require replacement every two years. They’re durable and can work in just about any part of your home or commercial space.

If that sounds good, why not go for it?

Find Interior Design Services
Decorators Interior Designers
Furniture Painting & Staining
top-rated, pre-screened local contractors
pdf file FREE: download contractor selection
enter zip code – powered by HomeAdvisor ™

 

Image credit: need to know about copper free mirrors by envato.com

end of post … please share it!

 

 

|____________________________________________________________|

directory photos forms guide

Helpful article? Leave us a quick comment below.
And please share this article within your social networks.

facebook linkedin pinterest

Amazon Affiliate Disclosure: LetsRenovate.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. The commission earnings are used to defray our cost of operation.

View our FTC Disclosure for other affiliate information.

Categories: Home Decor

About Author

LetsRenovate Admin

From the administrative staff at LetsRenovate.com. We hope you enjoy this article and the elements of the site. Please forward any suggestions or comments regarding the posting or other suggestions for improvement. We also operate other helpful guides in education, money, travel, and business. Visit our main site for address information. Thank you. Please share this site with friends and family.