Installing Bathroom Mirrors

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There are two main kinds of bath mirrors: framed and frameless. Most framed mirrors are hung with brackets or wires in the same way you hang a picture frame. Frameless mirrors may use special clips or rest on top of a vanity with special adhesive to hold them in place. This project guide will show you different options for installing either of those.

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Preparation

• Check the placement of the mirror to determine the best way to mount it to the wall.  Whenever possible, plan
to utilize the studs behind the wall to support the brackets or hooks that support your mirror.

• Gather your mirror and any mounting hardware you plan to use with the mirror before you begin work. If you
are using mounting brackets, be sure to place them on a level plane so they equally support the weight of
the mirror.

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Step 1: Framed Mirrors

Step 1: Framed MirrorsIf the mirror frame does not already have a bracket centered at the top of the frame, connect a wire between two side brackets so that the curve of the wire when pulled tight is slightly below the top of the frame. Twist the wire around itself several times and use pliers to snip off any extra.Next, mark the desired location on the wall and attach a properly sized hook. Hang the mirror wire on the hook and adjust the mirror to make it level.

Step 2: Small Frameless Mirrors

Step 2: Small Frameless MirrorsSmall frameless mirrors are usually held in place with clips. First, identify the desired placement of the mirror and determine the number of clips that will be required based on the size of your mirror and the composition of the wall or door that you’re mounting the mirror to.

Step 3: Large Frameless Mirrors

Step 3: Large Frameless MirrorsLarge frameless mirrors are often supported directly on the bath countertop backsplash, and fixed to the wall using mirror adhesive. Mark the location of the mirror then stage the mirror close to its final position. Apply mirror adhesive to the back of the mirror and/or to the wall as instructed by the adhesive manufacturer. Move the mirror into position and support it as recommended by the adhesive manufacturer.

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