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Upgrade your gymnasium, weight room, dance studio, or home workout area with gym mirrors from ABC GLASS AND MIRROR We supply and install large mirrors, custom-cut to fit on your walls. These mirrors can make your establishment more appealing to clients by enhancing the overall atmosphere and by being a tool for observing progress and improving skills. Installing gym mirrors in your home fitness room can make your workout area more inviting and provide a boost of motivation by creating a gym-like feel. At ABC GLASS AND MIRROR we want you to have the facts you need to select the product that is right for you; to facilitate this we provide a free on-site consultation and estimate with one of our knowledgeable glass and mirror experts. Call us today at (703)257-7150!
What is a gym mirror? Mirror is glass that has been back-painted with a reflective metal coating, which is in turn covered with a protective layer of paint. The term “gym mirror” refers to large mirrors that are installed on the walls of rooms used for athletics, exercise, or performing arts. Gym mirrors have both practical and aesthetic functions in these areas.
What are the practical benefits of gym mirrors?
Gym mirrors are very useful to persons who wish to develop a skill, improve form, master a technique, or achieve performance goals. The mirror is a great tool for monitoring one’s own progress and performance. It enables the athlete, exerciser, or performer to pinpoint what needs improvement or correction. The gym mirror can also be motivational by providing a visible indicator of progress, achievement and mastery of skills.
What is the aesthetic value of a gym mirror?
Gym mirrors provide a more positive experience for your patrons in other ways, too. These large mirrors “open up” a room, giving it the appearance of an area twice as large. In addition, they illuminate the room by reflecting light. A bright, spacious room is a cheerful room and one that will boost the appeal of your gym, studio, or home!
How are gym mirrors installed?
To safely and securely install your gym mirrors, we take into account both the weight of the mirror and the need to keep it in place. Your mirrors will be attached to the walls with mirror mastic, glue specifically formulated for this application. The mirrors will rest on the floor, trim, J-channel, or L-bar to support the weight. The factors to consider for each of these choices can be quickly viewed –
- Floor – This is cost-effective because the floor is already there. However, if the mirrors go all the way down to the floor, they are more at risk of being kicked or scuffed.
- Trim – Resting the mirrors on trim is just as cost-effective if you already have floor trim. Again, consider the placement of your specific floor trim and whether it is at an appropriate distance from the floor to serve as the bottom support for your gym mirrors.
- J-channel – This is installed at the distance from the floor that you choose which can help keep your mirrors from being kicked, etc. This is made of metal, and the profile of the channel is shaped like a “J”, so a thin strip of the metal will be visible along the bottom of the mirrors.
- L-bar – This is just like J-channel, except that it has an “L” shaped profile, so it is minimally visible along the bottom of the mirrors. This gives the mirrors a frameless look.
We will install your gym mirrors using as few separate pieces of mirror glass as possible. We can supply very large mirrors ranging from 4’ X 10’ to 7’ to 10’ stock sheets. These stock sheets can be installed as a whole piece or custom sizes can be cut from them. However, keep in mind that the mirror size can be limited by the dimensions of the doorway into the gym – we have to be able to get the mirror into the room. If there are outlets or other fixtures on the walls where you would like the mirrors, this is not a problem. We can cut out the appropriate openings in the mirrors so that your outlets and fixtures can remain in place.
How do I contact ABC GLASS AND MIRROR for my gym mirror needs?
We look forward to providing you with attractive, professionally installed gym mirrors. With more than fifty years of owner glazing experience and over one hundred years of combined personnel experience, ABC GLASS AND MIRROR will be a great partner for your project. Set up your complimentary consultation and estimate by calling – (703)257-7150!