How To Hang A Heavy Mirror
How To Hang A Heavy Bathroom Mirror By Yourself
Last year, about 74% of UK households carried out home DIY projects, including bathroom refurbs. If you have plans to upgrade your bathroom, you may need to replace or upcycle existing wall mirrors among other tasks. However, if you haven’t had large bathroom mirrors previously, and you’re considering installing one, it’s a sure way to transform the aesthetics of your bathroom by creating a greater sense of space and luxury. In order to install it accurately, the trick lies in your ability to ace the procedure without chipping or cracking the glass. Here are a few helpful tips on how to hang a heavy mirror by yourself.
Know your wall type
Is it drywall, plaster, tiles, or another type? Every household’s bathroom is different, which is information to equip yourself with. If you are not sure what type you have, there is a simple trick to use. With the help of a tiny tack, you can determine your bathroom wall type. A concrete wall makes it difficult for tacks to go through and may need special nails. However, drywall doesn’t resist a small tack.
Be certain about the weight of the mirror
The risk of cracking the mirror you are about to install is higher if you fail to know its weight. Bathroom mirrors are not your regular mirrors found in other house parts. The main reason is that bathroom mirrors are made from tempered glass and are designed to withstand humidity.
Although they may weigh almost the same as regular types, the tempered glass bathroom mirror is sometimes slightly heavier. If you forgot to weigh it at the shop, your bathroom scale could do the job safely. Knowing how much load it carries helps you determine what type of hanging hardware to use.
Check behind the mirror
Some bathroom mirrors come already equipped with hooks, rings or wire at the back. Others are also designed with wall brackets to enhance support further. However, if you are not too sure about the strength of these mirror supports, you can trust adhesives like sikaflex ebt plus to do the job. This potent adhesive sealant is used for many domestic and commercial construction purposes.
If you opt for this sikaflex, remember to immediately place the bathroom mirror over the beads of sealant you made on the wall. And carefully fix the mirror with gentle twists until it feels firm. However, in the next 24 hours, it is advisable to secure the fixed mirror with an external device to enhance wall attachment. When that period is over, you can ensure that your bathroom mirror will not fall off.
Mark the spot
Before positioning the mirror on the wall, it is recommended to mark the spot you intend to hand it. You can use a pencil or painter’s tape to do these markings. The significance of marking the spot is to ensure you got the position right, especially when placing it in the central space above the bathroom sink. When you’re done with your DIY mirror project, it can become a statement piece in your bathroom for as long as it is there.