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Top Of The Best Floor Mirrors Reviewed In 2018Last Updated November 1, 2018
№1 – Alice Full Length Floor Mirror Bedroom Dressing Standing Mirror, 65″x22″ (Black)
№2 – Naomi Home Mirrored Bevel Floor Mirror
№3 – Naomi Home Freestanding Cheval Floor Mirror
MirrorLot, we provide mirrors in a wide variety of sizes and designs. We specialize in large, custom sized mirrors for the living room, dining room, bathroom, and any other room whether for home or business. Here are the most popular mirrors that we manufacture:
The quantity of mirrors in an order is not an issue for us since we can cater orders of up to more than 250 mirrors. For wholesale orders, we have a team specifically assigned to handle bulk orders and we give discounted rates for these. The more mirrors you order, the bigger discounts we can offer. We can build and deliver mirrors according to your specifications on sizes and designs.
Add some mirror magic
Mirrors are great pieces of furniture that can do a lot for a room aesthetically. When strategically placed, mirrors can enlarge a room, and the illusion has been rendered effective enough for numerous business establishments who are short on space.
Aside from being good for creating the illusion of space, mirrors in themselves can also be decorative. In fact, many companies have taken to stylizing mirror frames in different, unique designs. The mirror frame is usually a good venue of creativity, as they can be used to accent patterns—anything from classic curlicues to much more modern zig zags and geometric designs. Mirrors can also come in several shapes, from rectangular floor lengths to circular vanity mirrors.
Floor mirrors are used both residentially and commercially. For instance, in shoe stores, floor mirrors help highlight shoe fits and other great products. Wall mirrors serve a more functional purpose, especially in bedrooms and bathrooms. In addition, they also play a part in funhouses, or eccentrically themed buildings, where they lend a surreal air brought about by ingenious plays on reflection.
Decorative mirrors are used primarily to add an extra sense of beauty to a place. They can also serve functional purposes, such as vanity mirrors in the hallway with shiny silver finishes. Whether you need to make a place look bigger or prettier, a strategic placement of mirrors can go a long way in changing the overall ambiance of your home.
Stains and Spills
Life’s little messes can leave a big mark on your interior. Spilled sodas and cups of coffee can permanently stain your carpet and decrease your car’s resale value. While these accidents are largely unavoidable, you can at least prevent them from taking a toll on your carpet with a set of floor liners. As you shop, look for liners with raised edges and extra-thick construction. If stains and spills are a part of your every day life, take a look at Nifty Floor Mats and WeatherTech Floor Liners. These liners are available in a variety of finishes and feature a rugged design to help prevent liquid from seeping through to your factory carpet. For a full-proof check out Husky Floor Liners. These mats are made for all weather materials and feature a spiked bike to keep the mat in place to ensure total coverage in any condition.
Dirt and Grime
Dirt is everywhere. It’s on your shoes, on your pet’s paws, and on the tools you keep in the trunk. If you aren’t careful, dirt can sink into and damage your factory carpet. Plus, heavy foot traffic smears clumps of mud and grime into your carpet and ruins your interior. Construction vehicles are especially susceptible to damage from dirt and mud. However, you can keep your carpet protected by installing a set of Car Floor Mats. If your vehicle is exposed to dirt and grime on a daily basis, consider the Husky Weatherbeater. This all weather mat is made of durable thermoplastic that stands up to dirt, motor oil, and even battery acid.
Helpful Tip: Having a hard time picking out the right floor mat? Take a look at our customer reviews to find the best floor liner for your vehicle.
Carpet Floor Mats
Carpet floor mats add classic style to your interior and protect your factory carpets from wear and dirt. For vehicles in sunny climates, these floor mats and cargo liners can help protect against UV damage and prevent fading. If you need a cover that will meet your every day driving needs, check out
Lloyds Mats. These carpet mats come in a variety of finishes to match the rest of your interior and feature an extra-thick design to shield against spills and wear. While these mats make for a solid buffer against mud and light spills, they may not be the best choice for vehicles that have to endure extreme rain and snow on a consistent basis.
All Weather Floor Mats If you need comprehensive protection against stains and spills, then all weather floor mats are what you’re looking for. All weather mats like Husky Floor Liners from heavy-duty molded plastics to shield your carpets from wear and provide unmatched resistance to water and mud. Plus, unlike carpet mat these liners come built with a ribbed surface to keep messes contained on the mat and away from your car’s interior. Whether you frequently drive with muddy boots or haul corrosive materials in your trunk, these mats have what it takes to keep your seats and cargo areas protected in any condition.
Helpful Tip: Need to find a solid weather resistant liner for your workhorse? Make sure you pick one that’s constructed of rubberized vinyl, like the material found in certain Husky Floor Mats. Rubberized vinyl is resistant to water damage and stands up to corrosive materials without breaking a sweat.
A cargo floor liner lets your preserve your factory carpet without taking away the functionality from your trunk or SUV cargo area. Your cargo carpet endures abuse on a daily basis. Over time, messy gardening tools and heavy cargo can leave your trunk carpet looking drab, stained, and ripped. By simply keeping your cargo area covered with a heavy duty liner, you can prevent your daily hauls from causing permanent damage to your carpet. Like floor mats, cargo liners come in a variety of styles and materials to help shield your carpet from corrosive liquids, dirt, and every day wear. If you want a stylish accent for your SUV that will keep your carpet looking great, pick up the Weather Tech Cargo Mat. This cargo liner is custom cut to your trunk and features a raised lip to keep dirt and liquids contained on the mat and away from your carpet.
When buying a house, you’re going to need a solicitor to take care of conveyancing. This covers all the legal aspects of transferring property from one person to another. Make sure to shop around and check the Law Society’s website to help you find a decent solicitor.
Get the building surveyed
Here’s an important step that could save you a fortune. Sellers, bizarrely, are under no obligation to tell you about defects in the property. Check out the Society for Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) website for help finding someone you can trust to give the place a once over.
Probably won’t take a structural engineer to tell you this place needs work
Knowing in advance about any issues could save you from buying a dud property, or help you prepare for possible renovations.
HOW TO HANG A MIRROR…
Above the mantel: Position it at least 4-inches above the top of the mantel. “But depending on the thickness of the frame, you may want to go higher so you don’t get a dark shadow cast on your decor,” notes Downs. In the bathroom: While many bathroom sinks will come with frameless mirrors mounted on the wall with adhesive, Downs recommends bringing in a professional to add a frame around that mirror for added visual interest. (A less expensive option than breaking the mirror off the wall and starting from scratch!)
Over difficult surfaces: “Make sure to pick up special drill bits made exclusively for tile, glass, or concrete,” advises Downs. Then resume hanging with appropriate hardware as if you were hanging on drywall. On the door: Choose a full-length mirror and position it so it takes up as much of the door as possible. Mirror clips are an easy way to execute this, but Downs recommends confirming that you have a solid core door to work with so hardware will fasten in properly.
WHERE TO HANG A MIRROR
The dining room is one of the most popular spaces for dramatic mirrors, especially if there’s a beautiful chandelier to reflect. But, be mindful. “If it’s a chandelier with an exposed bulb, the reflection can be glaring. Instead, try an antiqued mirror to diffuse it,” says Going.
TIPS AND TRICKS
Tall rooms benefit from vertical mirrors, while long rooms do better with a horizontally-set mirror, advises Downs.
Think twice before installing a mirror on anything that has a lot of movement, says Downs. Another risky place that you shouldn’t try on your own: Above the bed. If you’re considering that, you should make sure to get a pro in to get the job done safely.
Inspect the Back
The back of your old mirror also reveals much about its age. Antique mirrors typically feature a wood rather than a paper backing. Examine the construction to ensure all nails, screws and hangers are true to the period. Hand-forged fasteners will look extremely crude and irregular compared to modern, machine-made versions. Inspect the back for a mark or tag indicating the maker and place of origin.
Look for Clues in the Frame
The overall condition and material used to make a mirror frame plays an important role in valuation. Look for imperfections that differentiate a handmade mirror from a pristine reproduction. The frame should show reasonable signs of wear and even minor damage. Old frame materials include solid wood, wood veneer, plaster composition or metal. Examine the mirror frame for extensive restorative work. An sloppy or obvious repair job will detract from its value.
Take Note of Fakes
There are some really talented people out there whose sole purpose is to fool us into thinking we own a valuable an antique mirror, when in fact it is a artfully crafted reproduction. They do an excellent job replicating old mirror glass, frames and even hand-wrought hardware. If you find yourself completely stumped when examining your old mirror, try some of the following tips to further determine if your mirror is the “real deal”.
Research Online Antique Sites
Check reputable online antique sites for similar mirrors. A broad search of “antique mahogany mirrors” can produce millions of results and leave you highly frustrated. Look at online photos of old mirrors to identify a time period and style. Once you have a rough idea of the age and style of your mirror, use a combination of descriptive keywords to narrow your search as much as possible.
Words such as “Georgian”, “Regency”, “Empire”, “Louis” or “Victorian” will refer to the monarchy at the time the mirror was made. You can also use keywords like “baroque”, “directoire”, “gothic” or “neoclassical” which indicate the style of the mirror and also point to a time of manufacture. In addition to giving an idea of value, online antique sites often include details about each mirror—information that may provide insight into the history and rarity of your mirror. Corroborate your findings by consulting multiple online antique and auction sites.
Hire an Appraiser
If your investigative work to this point suggests you might own a valuable, old mirror, consider investing in a certified appraisal. An antique appraisal will lend credibility to your research and establishes value. Written appraisals consist of a complete item description, an opinion of fair market retail value and an indication of replacement value for insurance purposes. Appraisers charge flat fees or hourly rates, which can set you back several hundred dollars based on the amount of information requested.
Ambient lighting, also known as general lighting, illuminates the whole room. This type of light provides enough illumination to safely navigate through the space, read the labels in a first-aid kit and bathe kiddos in the tub. When used with a dimmer, ambient light can also transform into warm, soft illumination to offset the bright glow that results from task lighting.
Ambient lighting is most often achieved through ceiling lighting. A flush mount ceiling light with a frosted diffuser is perfect for providing just enough warm, ambient light to illuminate the whole bathroom.
As the finishing touch to a bathroom lighting arrangement, accent lighting balances out the overall brightness of the room. Enhancing ambient lighting and softening task lighting, accent lighting provides a subtle glow that creates depth and highlights different parts of the bathroom.
An easy way to add accent lighting to a bathroom is through the addition of wall sconces. Positioned next to a door, a piece of art or mounted on a blank wall, a wall sconce will provide soft, diffused light to counterbalance ambient and task lighting.
Areas of a Bathroom to Light
Now that the type of light that is needed in a bathroom has been determined, it is important to identify the appropriate areas that need to be illuminated and what light fixtures will sufficiently illuminate the space.
Bathroom Ceiling Lights
A ceiling light is a successful way to provide the necessary general light that is needed in a bathroom. The previously mentioned flush mount light is a great option, as is an arrangement of hardly noticeable recessed lights throughout. Both will casting general light downwards while blending in subtly with any design.
The placement of ceiling lighting in a bathroom is also key. The center of the room is perfect for casting light around the whole space. Definitely avoid putting a ceiling light directly above the vanity—the result will be splotchy illumination, unwanted shadows and potentially a glare from the light bouncing off of the mirror.
Bathroom Mirror Lighting
For tall or round mirrors, or for personal design preferences, simply mount a wall sconce along either side of the mirror. The wall sconces should be mounted 60 inches from the ground and 2inches apart to provide the proper distribution of task lighting.
Or you can forego the separate installation of lighting and mirror by combining the two together. Lighted mirrors put the lights just where you need them without the need to measure or take up more wall space.
Bathroom Wall Lights
Apart from their possible duties flanking a mirror, elsewhere in a bathroom, wall lights add a soft fill light that enhances ambient light and balances out bright task lighting. A single wall sconce is perfect for lighting a dark corner or highlighting a piece of art. A second option is to create a symmetrical installation by framing a door or window with a wall sconce mounted on both sides. For best results, mount wall lights at eye-level, or 5-feet off the ground.
In areas directly exposed to water, like the area around a shower or bathtub, bathroom lights should be listed for wet locations. This means that, even if the light fixture is splashed or comes in contact with water, the water will not damage or build up in the electrical area of the lamp.
Becca is a Senior Site Merchandiser for YLighting and a firm believer in the idea that sometimes more really is more. As a lover of bright colors and bold patterns, Becca loves for her affinity of color to transcend into all aspect of her life – from her clothes to her home decor. When not at work, Becca can often be found online shopping, watching the latest scary movie, or brushing up on her fun facts.
Think of a mirror as a surface option and add it to your moodboard alongside the wallpaper, tile and paint swatches. Just as these choices can make an impact on bare walls, the polished look of a mirror speaks volumes en masse. If you’re planning to add a mirrored wall, be aware that the clutter of one space will double with its reflection. On the other hand, a considered design approach will magnify the best features of your zone. This open-plan living and dining area makes use of clean lines and opulent details to tap into a luxe look. Metallic hits are picked up in the reflection without overwhelming the space.
MIRRORED BARN DOOR
Trend watchers will have seen the custom-designed barn door pop up in more and more design-savvy homes, and it’s easy to see why. Not only does it look super streamlined and add industrial appeal, a barn door is also a fantastic piece for small spaces, as the sliding mechanism means there’s no swing space needed and there’s flexibility as to where it’s positioned. This door always offers the mirrored side, whether open or closed; while a hinged mirrored door becomes hidden when it’s completely opened.
WALL MOUNTED MIRROR
Getting a mirror custom made to fit a particular space is a sure-fire way to add real wow factor. Rather than opt for a small-scale mirror, this living area makes use of a large-format design that has been specially created to fit between the mantelpiece and the ceiling. With its dark frame that extends to the ceiling, the mirror becomes a focal point that exaggerates the room’s dimensions. Many businesses cut mirrors to suit your specifications, but you may need to tag in a framer if you’re after the ideal finishing touch to your mirror. Add a strong frame for definition, or keep it frameless for a more airy feel.
MIRROR TILE SPLASHBACK
Subway tiles are the look du jour in kitchens, bathrooms and laundries, and the use of a mirrored tile takes this look to the next level. Going with tiles also marks a departure from a single mirror as a splashback, and adds a more eye-catching detail. This space incorporates mirrored tiles with bevelled-edge options and a smoky dapple. The slight dark tinge ensures that any splashes won’t be too visible, as opposed to a pristine mirror where every errant drop is glaringly obvious.
MIRROR JOINERY DETAIL
Think outside the square and add a mirror to an unlikely spot for an element of surprise. The sleek and seamless joinery of this kitchen gets a practical lift from a mirror in a spare nook. The mirror also creates a focal point that draws the eye away from the sink and prep zones. This application is also great for those who want the look of the mirrored splashback, with less maintenance required. Adding a mirrored kickboard to the base of kitchen cabinetry is another way to make an impact in an often overlooked area.
A sleek mirror splashback is often chosen to suit contemporary kitchen designs. With polished looks and a streamlined appeal, this option is a sound choice. Here, ‘smoke’ glass is a softer take on glare, as well as the sparse white scheme. There are some factors to consider prior to installation. A single mirror’s join-free surface may limit the growth of mould, but, don’t forget about the cleaning up-keep of this type of splashback. If your cooktop is positioned close to a glass splashback, a professional must install toughened glass with a minimum thickness of 6mm, which is made to strict safety standards. This glass is able to withstand heat and moisture, so it’s made to last in a hard-working zone.
ANTIQUED MIRROR SPLASHBACK
While a classic gleaming mirror stands the test of time, an antique-look treatment makes cleaning a little easier. The expansive polished surface of a mirror splashback is best when it is just that, so when food prep and cooking get a bit messy (likely), you’ll need to clean it as well as your benchtop. Choosing a mirror with a pattern detail via faux patina helps mask the spray of bubbling pots and pans, so you can get away with a less intensive clean-up. The dappled look will mean a quick post-cooking wipe down is all you need, rather than a full-scale clean every time you use the kitchen. Choosing this finish also adds a subtle textural detail to a zone that is often made up of strong block colours and hardwearing surfaces.
MIRRORED BATHROOM WALL
Bathrooms are one of the home’s hardest-working spaces, and you can keep yours streamlined to ensure maximum efficiency with the lustrous look of a mirrored wall. This bathroom taps into a thoroughly modern look. The strong lines of the fittings and fixtures showcase the bathroom’s minimalistic style – definitely the right approach if an entire wall is devoted to a mirror. In this case, the mirror also becomes a space-saving saviour, as it not only conceals the toilet cistern, but it also integrates hidden cabinetry behind the four panels above the sink. With only the bare essentials on display, and the strict white-and-steel colour scheme, the mirror is a fitting choice to give this bathroom its strong look.
ANTIQUED MIRROR TILES
The faded beauty of antiqued mirror tiles softens the crisp look of a standard mirror. The weathered patina of these tiles offer a more muted finish, so they’re a fantastic choice for a bathroom. Similarly, the choice of tiled options, rather than a whole mirrored glass surface, also helps to mellow the reflection, which can be a nicer prospect in a space that demands more privacy. As bathrooms can sometimes err on the clinical side with stark white palettes and bright task lighting, any chance to play with texture and tones should be relished. With each mirror tile offering a variation on the artfully distressed design, this bathroom achieves a unique and intriguing look that sets it apart from the usual powder room.
Tip: Clever placement of tiles with less of the antiqued patina above the basin ensures that users can still make the most of the mirror.
Cleaning tip: Avoid abrasive glass cleaners when cleaning mirrors, as they will damage the backing. A soft microfibre cloth and warm water will do the trick – add a bit of white vinegar to cut through streaks.
Playing with the silhouette of a mirror is an easy way to set a space apart from the rest. While you can always rely on a square or rectangular frame to deliver good looks, a mirror with a curved or uniquely shaped form becomes a real hero piece. A rounded edge imparts a smooth look to bathrooms, which are often furnished with angular or strong-lined pieces. The striking silhouette of this bathroom’s mirror complements the curved shapes of the fixtures, and also contrasts with the cubic form of the basin. Keep an eye out for mirrors with ornate shapes to bring a point of difference to your bathroom.
Tip: Backdrops can play up a cool shape. Here, the generous curve of the mirror’s edges are amplified by the small-format tiles.
There’s definitely still a place for the good old mirrored bathroom cabinet. Not only will bathroom joinery ensure all and sundry are stashed away, but, with the addition of a long-mirrored panel, your morning dressing routine can be contained to the bathroom. Plus, as bathrooms should house strong task lighting, you’ll be able to see a crystal-clear reflection. The dimensions of this option are also fantastic for adding to the illusion of height which, when combined with a mirror’s ability for exaggerating dimensions, are great in smaller spaces.
First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.
Most important, have fun and choose your Floor Mirrors wisely! Good luck!
So, TOP3 of Floor Mirrors
- №1 — Alice Full Length Floor Mirror Bedroom Dressing Standing Mirror, 65″x22″ (Black)
- №2 — Naomi Home Mirrored Bevel Floor Mirror
- №3 — Naomi Home Freestanding Cheval Floor Mirror