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Framed or Frameless Mirror?

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A mirror is a practical addition to any room, helping to make the space look brighter and bigger. It also provides a finishing touch to your room’s decor. Sometimes, it’s a challenge to find the right mirror for your aesthetic and preference. Which is right for your home, a framed or frameless mirror? Following is some information that may help you make your choice.

Frameless Mirrors

Frameless mirrors are large sheets of finished mirror glass, custom cut to fit your room. They offer a sleek, modern look and contribute to the illusion of more space. Classy and contemporary, they can be used by multiple people at once. Frameless mirrors are easy to clean as they offer little for the dust to cling to. Look for a version with a specially sealed backing and edges in order to stand up to heat and humidity. Also, note clarity and fabrication quality. Use mirror clips or mirror mastic (special glue that leaves no marks) for maximum security and ease of installment. Be aware that if a frameless mirror is touched or moved frequently,  it’s likely that the edges will chip.

Framed Mirrors

Framed mirrors are a classic and beloved choice that come in all shapes and sizes; from simple rectangular versions to round elaborately carved designs to angular shapes with painted accents. Made of wood, plastic or metal, framed mirrors help to coordinate wood-work, stone, ceramic, and glass, bringing together all aesthetic elements and materials. These mirrors create personality and drama in a room. They are a work of art! Installation is simple and reversible so your mirror or frame can be updated or replaced at any time. Be aware that frames require cleaning and they may be susceptible to moisture. Choose a grand, beautiful framed mirror rather than defaulting to an off-the-shelf, department store option.


Whether you choose a framed or frameless mirror, ask a trusted glass company to help you find the one that suits your taste and needs. They can custom make a mirror that will make your room shine!  

Looking to add a distinctive framed mirror to a room in your home? Need a custom-cut frameless mirror? Call Calgary’s premier glass and mirror company, House of Mirrors & Glass (403) 253-3777 or email us at info@houseofmirrors.com.  We manufacture bevelled and polished edge frameless mirrors to order and have hundreds of frame samples from major suppliers. Our helpful team of associates can assist you in finding the look that works for you. We’ll even come to your home to measure and install your new mirror. Check out our showroom today!