When you’re designing your playroom area, making space for a mirror is an excellent way to make the space engaging, as well as to open up the room with light. This also aids children’s development as engaging with their reflection aids focus, interactivity and curiosity play.
Acrylic sheet mirrors are an ideal alternative to glass that offers the same clear reflection but is more lightweight and flexible allowing them to be easily fitted. Further to this, our acrylic sheet mirrors are also shatter-resistant, allowing them to be child-safe, unlike a traditional mirror that can break and cut.
Keeping your mirrored acrylic clean and hygienic is also easier to maintain than a mirror, as all that is required is warm soapy water and a microfibre cloth.
Our mirrored acrylic is also easier to install, only requiring either an appropriate drill bit or adhesive glue. We do recommend that if you are intending on getting the mirror to look flat, that it is backed on a strong surface, such as our 18mm MDF and for any mirrors larger than one metre squared, that the mirrored acrylic is ordered in 5mm.
With shatter-resistant properties, our child-safe mirrored Perspex® sheets have 10 times the impact resistance compared to traditional mirrors. Due to their strong durability, the child-safe mirrors also make a great addition outside of the home, such as as a garden feature.
Our mirrored acrylic offers the same clear reflection and provides better durability making it perfect for children’s playrooms, at the same price as glass, making them a cheap mirror relative to their durability and longevity.
Keeping your acrylic child-safe mirrors clean and hygienic is just as easy to maintain as a glass mirror. All that is required is warm soapy water and a microfibre cloth. If your acrylic sheet does get scratched, using VuPlex polish as per its instructions will buff out any scratches and restore the mirrored reflection.
Child-safe mirror Perspex® sheets weigh half as much as an equivalent glass mirror, making installation, transportation, and handling an easier, and more attractive option. In addition to its shatter-resistant properties, it is a safer mirror to have around children and/or a pet-friendly home.
With both UV and weather resistance, our mirrored Perspex® sheets can withstand the most severe of weather conditions, making them fantastic alternatives to glass mirrors outdoors whether in the garden or as a feature in stables.
Our mirrored Perspex® is easy to fabricate and can be cut by us, drilled and shaped to any requirements, so it’s a flexible material to work with.
To install our mirrored acrylic, you only require either an appropriate drill bit or adhesive glue. While we do strongly advise that you use a professional to install your mirrors, we have also provided a DIY guide for how to install your mirror.
|Available Thicknesses||3mm, 5mm|
|Maximum Sheet Size||2400mm x 1000mm|
|Minimum Sheet Size||100mm x 50mm|
|Fire Rating||UK Class 4 Fire Rating|
|Manufacturers Tolerances||+/- 10% plus 0.4mm (e.g. 5mm cast sheet could vary from 4.1mm to 5.9mm)|
|Cutting Tolerances||+/- 1mm|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is acrylic mirror safe?
Mirrored acrylic is safe to use as its shatterproof properties protect any children or pets from being harmed should it break. However, as acrylic has ten times the impact resistance of traditional glass, it is less likely to break in the first place.
Why are mirrors good for toddlers?
Mirrors are fantastically useful for toddlers as it aids not only their perceptive ability, in recognising themselves, and their environment, but assists development in tactile play with learning depths and shape.
Can you show mirrors to babies?
You can show mirrors to babies. Babies may even try and touch their reflective counterpart. Eventually, they will recognise their reflection, and this can be used to teach vocabulary and how words are pronounced in the mouth.
Is acrylic mirror better than glass?
Acrylic mirror weighs approximately half that of an equivalent pane of glass and is a lightweight, reflective sheet material to enhance the look reliant on safety. Perfect to ensure that children gain the benefits of mirrors without the risk of using glass.