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Tolerances for cutting:  We stick within the strict guidless which is + or - 1/16" on 3/16" and 1/4" glass.  What does that mean for you the buyer?  It is simple, it means that you understand that it could be cut 1/32" of an inch up to 1/16" bigger or smaller.  Normally it is 1/32" which is hardly noticable unless you are installing panels.

 
Standard Tolerances
  
  
  
  

INSTALLING MIRROR TO THE WALL
Anytime that you are going to tile a wall with mirror it is suggested that you paint the wall a dark color such as black, charcoal grey or espresso brown.  The reason for this is no wall is perfectly flat so there is always the chance that there will me tiny gaps between the mirror.  Failure to paint the background a dark color means that any small gaps will be noticable.  If the wall is painted a dark color, the color makes it look like a shadow, thus giving the illusion of a perfect installation.
In addition, always use a quality brand name mirror mastic and never use silicone to adhear the mirrors to the wall.  We well Gunther through our online store however you can also use a product that can be picked up at Home Depot or Lowes under the BRAND NAME:  LIQUID NAIL and the PRODUCT NAME: MIRROR ADHEASIVE or MIRROR/GRANITE - NOTE:  do not use construction adheasive, silicone or anything other then products that say they are safe for mirror.
 
Examples of EDGEWORK:

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Glass bevel sizes available

Glass thickness:

Bevel     YESYESYESYESYESYES
Bevel     N/AYESYESYESYESYES
1" Bevel     N/AYESYESYESYESYES
1Bevel     N/AYESYESYESYESYES
1Bevel     N/AYESYESYESYESYES
Custom Size     YESYESYESYESYESYES
Question on this are best asked before installation.
Weight of glass per sq ft:
  1. 1/8"           1.63 lbs
  2. 3/16"          2.24 lbs
  3. 1/4"            3.20 lbs
  4. 3/8"            5.05 lbs
  5. 1/2"            6.40 lbs
  6. 3/4"            9.67 lbs

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ANTIQUE MIRROR GLASS CO.
104 E Kansas St.
BUREAU, ILLINOIS 61315
815-663-8148 (Office/Cell)