Yearly Archives: 2020

What is an Alcove Shower Door?

If you love watching home remodel shows, then you’ve undoubtedly heard of the alcove shower door, which can make any bathroom luxurious.

The design of your bathroom can have a significant impact on your day-to-day well-being. A bathroom that meets your needs can help you start and end your day in the most positive way. Unfortunately, bathrooms are often crammed into corners, lack natural light, and are constrained by the layout of the home which prioritizes the gathering spaces of an open-concept floor plan.

The good news is that no matter the size or orientation of your bathroom we can create a bathroom situation that meets your needs and maximizes your master for the very best experience. At Murray Glass we specialize in shower doors that make your bathroom feel bigger and brighter, so today we’re talking about how to choose shower doors for your alcove shower.

What is an Alcove Shower?

An alcove is a recessed space in a wall. They can be added to feature large sculptures, shrines, artwork, or even a piano in a building. On a more casual level, alcoves can be used in long and thin bathrooms to fit in a shower, bathtub, or shower/bath combo. This is when the shower space is cut into the wall. Usually the opening of the shower is flush with the wall on either side.

The Alcove Shower Door Defined

There are several options for your alcove shower to maximize the space or update an older bathroom. You’ll choose a style of shower door based on the amount of space in front of your shower—such as the space available for the shower door to swing open without hitting the vanity, cabinetry, toilet, or other doors and walls in the bathroom.

Alcove Shower Door Options

  • Sliding: sliding shower doors are ideal for an alcove shower that is wider than the average shower. Sliding doors bypass one another on a track, meaning it won’t open up into the bathroom area, and takes up no floor space.
  • Pivot or Hinge: these swinging doors are best for narrow-entry alcove showers. A hinge door will open one way, but a pivot will allow the door to swing freely in and out of the shower, which is helpful for deep showers.
  • Barrier-Free: a modern option for glass shower doors is to place a fixed glass panel closest to the shower head when it’s anchored on a side wall. Then the shower can be walked into without manipulating a door. This option is especially good for those who have mobility issues or if your alcove shower is wide.
  • Euro Glass: occasionally, depending on the surrounding walls of your alcove shower you will be able to remove one or both sidewalls in favor of a glass panel for a modern and breathtaking Euro glass shower.

High-End Shower Doors by Murray Glass

If you’re looking to remodel, update, or build your dream bathroom, look no further than Murray Glass for solutions. We specialize in installing shower doors, mirrors, frosted glass windows, dividing walls, and more. Come see what we can do for your home. We serve Salt Lake, Tooele, Summit, Utah, and Weber counties in Utah.

The 5 Top Modern Glass Wall Ideas

As you look for fresh new updates to your home or workplace, it may be time to consider a modern glass wall.

Glass is a timeless and functional material to use in your home, but we want you to look beyond the common glass features of windows and shower doors. What more can you do with glass?

The 5 Top Modern Glass Wall Ideas

1. Glass Exterior Wall

If your home is located in a beautiful area, why not showcase the view with a full glass wall? Instead of large windows or glass doors looking out over a gorgeous landscape or breathtaking sunsets, replacing the entire wall with glass creates an unparalleled effect. Not only can you see the gorgeous view without limits, you also create the illusion of extra space and bring in the greatest possible natural light. Framing, sills, and grilles can add character and color, or opt for huge and unimpeded glass openings.

2. Glass Dividing Walls

Pony walls are partial walls designed to divide spaces or act as a railing for stairs, patios, and loft areas. Instead of boring drywall or outdated wood banisters, consider a glass dividing wall. This modern look helps you maintain the space and boundaries you need safely while also opening up the space and providing a clean, modern look.

3. Frosted Interior Wall

One of the strongest reactions we hear about glass walls is a concern for privacy. Frosted, etched, or tinted glass is an excellent choice for interior walls, such as those for an office. Frosted glass helps diffuse light, which can actually make a dark room appear bigger and brighter. A glass interior wall can also be the perfect solution to a room that is far too long, providing a divider to create a new room.

4. Sunroom

Sunrooms are coming back in a major way. Adding a sunroom off a wing of your home is a quick way to add square footage and extra entertaining space. The glass walls can provide open sunlight or privacy, depending on the glass and finish you use. Create a year-round garden or a modern entertaining space—it’s up to you.

5. Glass Dressing Screen

One modern way to use glass in your home is to add a glass dressing screen to a room that needs more privacy. For example, a large master suite could utilize a panel of etched glass to partially separate the bed from the rest of the room, or to section off areas of a walk-in closet. The glass helps the space feel bigger even with a division, but doesn’t prevent movement and communication.

Murray Glass is the Expert in Modern Glass

 Murray Glass’s custom glass solutions can make your home feel bigger, cleaner, and more modern. We work closely with our clients to make custom arrangements to meet specific needs and design goals. From shower doors, to windows, to modern glass walls, we’re ready to tackle your next project.

We serve Salt Lake, Summit, Weber, Tooele, and Utah counties. Reach out to see what we can do for you.

How to Remove Soap Scum from Glass Shower Doors

Glass shower doors can be a showstopper in your bathroom—until you have to remove soap scum; this can turn your transparent shower into a cloudy cave.

We can put the spark back into your love affair with glass doors by showing you how to remove pesky soap scum and watermarks easily to prevent them from coming back.

Where You Find Soap Scum

Soap scum is a general term for the buildup you find on bathroom surfaces. Showers, tubs, and sinks can all accumulate this scum from soap, shedding skin cells, hair, hard water, and other contaminants. It can sit on the surface of any bathroom and gather around faucets, drains, in the grout, under bottles, and in corners.

Tips to Remove Soap Scum

If you’ve invested in a glass shower, you want to enjoy those clear panes. It’s best to create a habit of daily prevention that will keep your glass clean and clear, but you also need to know what to do when the buildup is thick.

Daily Prevention

  1. Fill a spray bottle with one part vinegar, one part water, and one tablespoon of dish detergent. Shake to combine (separation is normal).
  1. At the end of each shower, spray the mixture on the surfaces of your shower or tub. Let it sit for a few minutes, then use a cup or nozzle sprayer to rinse from the walls.
  1. Squeegee the surfaces of your tub or shower to remove water buildup and prevent scum and stains from staying. (This is a good rule of thumb, even if you don’t use the spray consistently.)
  1. Consider investing in a water softener or spraying a water repellent designed for car windshields on the glass surfaces of your shower to prevent buildup and stains.

Tough Buildup

  1. Mix 1 cup of baking soda with ¼ cup of vinegar in a bowl. It will begin to foam, so stir into a thick paste until the fizzing stops.
  1. Use a sponge or microfiber cloth dipped in the paste to wipe the surface of the shower, scrubbing tough areas.
  1. You can also apply the paste to areas of thick soap scum and let it penetrate for a longer period.
  1. For immovable stains, pour half a cup of table salt into a bowl. After dipping your cloth into a vinegar and baking soda mixture, dip it again into the salt and then scrub the stains. The salt provides extra abrasion that can cut through grime.

Murray Glass Can Create the Perfect Shower

We know how much a pristine glass shower can transform a bathroom, and it’s essential to remove soap scum to keep it looking luxurious. Upgrade your bathroom with a full Euro glass shower, frosted glass shower doors, or any other custom glass project, without the fear of soap scum or hard water stains ruining the allure. Murray Glass can create the dream bathroom you deserve, so start working with us today. We service Salt Lake, Weber, Utah, Tooele, and Summit counties.

Do Modern Mirrors Use Silvering?

Mirror production has evolved over the years and dates back to Ptolemaic Egypt, but it wasn’t until 15th century Europe when silvering was used. Manufacturing produced small glass mirrors backed by tin, lead, or antimony, which led to the modern process. To learn more about if modern mirrors still use the silvering method, continue reading today’s blog.

What is Silvering?

Silvering is a chemical process of coating a non-conductive substrate like glass with a reflective substance, to produce a mirror. “Back silvered” or “second-surface” is the standard way household mirrors were produced, meaning the light reaches the reflective layer after passing through the glass. A protective layer of paint is normally applied to protect the back side of the reflective surface.

Modern Silvering Process

Silvering produces a non-crystalline coating of metallic, or amorphous metal, with the conventional method of electroplating, chemical “wet process” deposition, and vacuum deposition. These methods require the deposition of a thin layer of conductive but transparent material like carbon that tends to reduce the adhesion between the metal and substrate. Using chemical deposition results in better adhesion, either directly or by pre-treatment of the surface. Vacuum deposition produces a uniform coating with a precisely controlled thickness.

The following are the metals used in mirror producing.

Silver

Actual silver is used as the reflective coating on a second surface, with a modern “wet” process for the silver coating that treats the glass with tin chloride, improving the bonding between silver and glass. When the silver has been deposited to harden the tin and silver coatings, an activator is then applied. The application of silver is ideal for telescope mirrors and other demanding optical applications because of the initial front-surface reflectivity in the visible spectrum. Still, it oxidizes quickly and absorbs atmospheric sulfur to create a dark, low-reflectivity tarnish.

Aluminum

Going back to telescopes, the typical silvering is done with aluminum. Although it does oxidize quickly, the thin aluminum oxide (sapphire) layer is transparent; this results in the high-reflectivity underlying aluminum staying visible. Modern aluminum silvering involves a sheet of glass placed in a vacuum chamber electrically heated with nichrome coils that can evaporate aluminum.

The vacuum allows the hot aluminum atoms to travel in straight lines, and when they hit the mirror’s surface, they cool and stick. Other methods used are evaporating a layer of quartz or exposing it to pure oxygen or air in an oven, forming a robust, transparent layer of aluminum oxide.

Gold

Infrared instruments are typically silvered with gold and have the best reflectivity in the infrared spectrum — this results in high resistance to oxidation and corrosion. A layer of thin gold is used to create optical filters that block infrared (by mirroring it back towards the source) while passing visible light.

For High-Quality Mirrors, Contact Murray Glass

Looking for silvering mirrors to adorn your bathroom, foyer, or other rooms? Our mirror experts are on-hand to answer questions and present you with options to consider. Contact Murray Glass for customized mirrors that include clear glass laminates, safety backed ones, and two-way mirrors. We serve Northern Utah counties that include Weber, Summit, Tooele, Salt Lake, and Utah counties.

Best Sliding Glass Doors Utah

Now that summer has arrived, you may be thinking about upgrading your sliding glass door out to your patio, or maybe it’s time to get a new shower door. If you haven’t done glass door shopping in years, you might be surprised by the new, modern doors. Stay tuned to learn about which sliding glass doors are best for your home or business.

Best Patio Sliding Doors for 2020

  1. Vinyl Patio doors. A standard option most homeowners go with, vinyl, is affordable, durable, and best, won’t corrode. If you have limited space, these are great since you won’t need space to swing a door inward or outward. Tinted glass is an option that can come with colorful exterior frames and match the style and design of your home. For a unique look, install metallic interior handles.
  1. Black Framed Patio Doors. These types of doors are trending now — particularly when you match both the exterior and interior. They pair nicely with a Farmstyle or contemporary home for a classic look.
  1. Moving Glass Walls. For a conversation starter and a way to make a statement with indoor-outdoor living, you can’t go wrong with these ultra-modern designs. When closed, you can enjoy the natural sunlight and view; when open, it propels people to venture outside. With aluminum or aluminum-clad wood frame, your glass door can be a dramatic upgrade.
  1. Fiberglass Patio Doors. Built to last and a superb choice, fiberglass doors expand and contract minimally with temperature changes in the weather, making them an energy-efficient alternative. Durable and resistant to rotting, they are a dream for homeowners that need low maintenance sliding glass doors. Choose either swing or sliding door styles.
  1. Aluminum Patio Doors. With narrow frames and a sleek, modern look, aluminum expand the amount of glass you can have. In several colors, aluminum frames are virtually maintenance-free, plus, they are less costly than other window frame materials. For an energy-efficient option, go for thermal design.

Glass Designs 

Now that you have sliding glass door options, consider personalizing them with etched designs that fit your home decor, personality, or style. For example, in a bathroom, you can etch a floral design for a traditional yet stylish look. For a more modern look, engrave your shower door with clean lines or other the family crest. 

For a patio glass door, frosted glass or a country scenery may be your style or a textured design with a squared or diamond look. The options are endless.

For Sliding Glass Doors, Contact Murray Glass

Whatever you choose for your sliding glass door, know that Murray Glass specializes in the highest quality glass. Our experts glaze, cut, and install masterpieces of beauty. Contact us for a consultation and let us create a work of art for your patio, bathroom, or any other area you desire. We serve Salt Lake City and beyond.

What Makes the Best Shower Doors for Small Bathrooms?

If you’ve been thinking about replacing your shower door and have a small bathroom, you might wonder which one is best. You need to make crucial decisions to ensure you get the right one, so keep reading to learn about what makes the best shower doors for your space.

Shower Doors for Small Spaces

Below, you will find shower doors that are ideal for small bathrooms.

  • Pivot – These types of doors are designed to fit all kinds of modern showers and can swing 180 degrees to open either way. The pivot hinge can be mounted on one side of the door or in the center.
  • Hinged shower doors – These made-of-glass doors are similar to pivot ones but have one distinct difference: the opening direction of the pivot. It can only be opened in one direction, like a bedroom door. Hinged shower doors are optimal for stand-alone shower stalls.
  • Frameless – With only a few clips to hold the side of the glass instead of a frame. It gives a bathroom a spacious and airy feel as well. A frameless shower enclosure uses around ⅜” to ½” thick, sturdy tempered glass, which doesn’t require the support of metal around its exterior edges. This allows for a clean-line and modern look without visual obstructions. Note, they are more expensive than framed shower doors.
  • Semi-Frameless – For a more contemporary look that costs less, a semi-frameless shower door is a perfect alternative to complete frameless. High-quality components like the permanently bonded hinges, solid handles, and patented glass coating make it look attractive, so look for these options.
  • Framed – Finished by brushed nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, or gold, a framed shower door comes with a composite material around the glass. They are more watertight than a frameless one, so your shower water won’t land on your bathroom floor anymore.  
  • Glass Tub Enclosures – Want both a tub and shower in a sleek glass design that’s different than the traditional shower curtain? Opt for a frameless sliding tub door with glass, making the doors effortlessly slide open on stainless steel track wheels over a steel track bar.
  • Sliding –  Otherwise known as a bypass shower door, a sliding shower door is designed to slide back and forth to allow someone to enter the shower enclosure. It consists of two panels normally so that it can slide past one panel to another easily on twin rollers. These doors come in various sizes and shapes to match your space. 
  • Bi-fold – A folding or bi-fold shower door is a great option for a small bathroom. It enables a wider walk-in opening without sacrificing space in the process. This custom glass look can be installed over a shower stall or tub.
  • Clear Glass – Even though it doesn’t give you privacy, if you live alone or want to upgrade after the kids are gone, a clear glass door lets you show off your shower in a small space, but keep in mind, it does require daily cleaning with a squeegee to stay pristine.
  • Textured or frosted – A fun way to add privacy but a fun look as well is to choose textured or frosted glass. It’s easier to maintain than clear glass and still manages a sleek, attractive finish.

Need More Information?

If you’re looking to get a quote or ask questions, we invite you to contact Murray Glass. Serving Salt Lake, Summit, Weber, Utah, and Tooele counties, we only deliver the best products and services to our customers. Call us today to learn more.

Types of Glass Design

One of the most widely used materials in the architectural industry and iridescent designs is glass. With numerous types of glass available, the options are endless and cater to versatile customers.

Stay tuned to learn about the top seven glass designs.

Seven Types of Glass Design

  1. Texture or Patterned Glass. Patterned glass is a decorative design embossed on its surface that has many colorful patterns or just plain texture. It’s used for light transmission and privacy. The texture on the glass surface doesn’t allow a clear view of the object when seen through the glass. It’s best in shower cubes, windows, conference rooms, foyers, and restaurants. 
  1. Spandrel Glass This type of glass design is used to hide the unappealing aesthetics of structural elements that include:
  • Walls
  • Shear walls
  • Columns
  • Beams
  • Areas between floors
  • Hung ceiling areas
  • Knee-wall areas below vision lights
  • Partitions

Spandrel glass provides a neat look to the area that can even be molded and shaped to cover the curvature joining two spandrel columns. It’s quite durable, about five times stronger than traditional glass.

  1. Tinted Glass. Adding metal oxides to float glass is how tinted glass is manufactured. Some of the typical colors include gray, bronze, dark gray or blue, blue-green; however, other colors can be manufactured to match the decor of homes and commercial/office buildings. Due to its tints, this type of glass design prevents heat transmission and absorbs solar energy. If you’re looking for a design that transmits light, you might want to reconsider using tinted glass.
  1. Reflective Glass. As a clear glass that has a metallic coating that reflects heat, reflective glass is used as an environmentally-friendly solution to energy consumption in buildings. Although usually metallic, reflective glass can take on a tinted appearance. Another benefit of using this glass is that it reduces the glare to allow for comfortable working conditions in either the home or office. The main application of reflective glass is in the facade, as well as in the interiors.
  1. Satin Glass. Satin glass has a satin finish that has been chemically treated for the desired finish on the surface. Ideal for decorative purposes, the glass can be used in hotels, retail spaces, or as a partition wall that offers privacy. It’s a low-maintenance design and prevents dust from sticking to the surface. And, unlike other glasses, you won’t worry about fingerprints.
  1. Security Glass. Laminated or toughened, security glass is excellent for holding together in the event of a disaster. A coffee table or countertop, for example, is an ideal place for security glass. It can also withstand a bullet, therefore, is often used in staircase design. Toughened glass is a good choice for tabletops to prevent cuts and other injuries from broken glass. 
  1. Clear Glass. One of the most common types of glass design is usually seen in the interior space of a home or other buildings. Clear glass enables more than 80 percent of light to filter through and can be used anywhere in your home or for other decorative purposes. With this type of glass design, you can fashion a chandelier or a simple doorknob.

Looking for High-Quality Glass? Contact Murray Glass

If your needs include glass design in your home or business, visit our gallery to see what Murray Glass has done for our customers. Or, to speak with a glass expert or schedule a consultation, give us a call. We serve Salt Lake, Utah, Summit, Weber, and Tooele Counties with only the best products and services.

   

Glass Block Windows: Best Places to Put Them in Your Home

Have you ever thought about glass block windows and their appeal? In today’s blog, wonder no more. Not only are they visually and aesthetically appealing, but there are also several benefits to using them in your home. Read on to learn more.

What Are Glass Block Windows?

Common in basements and bathrooms, glass block windows are translucent, thick blocks of glass that enable light to flood into the room, but without people being able to see through them. Comparable to masonry, they offer greater security and allow light in and prying eyes out. Before the 1950s, most homes were built with only a bathtub and no shower, so a window above the tub was an easy way to increase sunlight and circulation. When showers were invented, however, the wood frames around the windows would often rot. This was when glass block windows were born.

Best Places for Glass Block Windows

As mentioned above, the most common places to put glass block windows are the bathroom and basement. Nevertheless, these windows can go pretty much anywhere. Here are the best places in which a block glass window offers several advantages.

Garage Windows

Since garages are typically quite dark when closed, it makes sense to have some lighting, other than just the garage lights. Installing a glass block window instantly brightens up space but allows for privacy as well. You can choose the size, design, colors, or even customize the etchings to give your garage a facelift. A back or front window allows for ample sunlight to filter in, without walker-bys seeing inside your garage as they would a traditional window.

Shower Doors

The ultimate look in design and privacy, a glass block window is ideal for the shower. Instead of worrying whether the kids will walk in on you showering and seeing things they shouldn’t, you can shower in peace and privacy. Best, the design of a block window can transform the look of your bathroom and increase its value.

Basement Windows

Basements can be dreary without windows, but traditional basement windows can crack or leak, inviting flooding, as well as damage from critters or kids. A glass block window, is, therefore, a great choice for basement windows. Again, it offers privacy and light but adds a security measure that you can’t find with traditional windows. It’s much stronger and durable, so you can expect it to last longer too.

Wet Bars

For an upscale, trendy look, install glass block windows in your wet bar. You can cover up your bottles of wine, champaign, or other spirits with a classic design that makes your wet bar look classy and elegant. Plus, it can obscure the alcohol, so curious little minds or teens don’t get too curious, and you have a problem.

Considering Glass Block Windows?

This by no means is a complete list of where you can install glass block windows, but hopefully, it will get you thinking about its benefits. For more information, we invite you to contact Murray Glass today. We serve Salt Lake, Weber, Summit, Tooele, and Utah County with exceptional customer service, offering only the best in glass products and services.

How To Preserve Your Glass

It’s no secret that glass can elevate your home’s look. If you boast glass shower doors and walls, you’re likely the envy of your entire neighborhood. But do you know how to preserve your glass? Keeping it in top shape is essential to ensure it lasts decades to come. 

Stay tuned to learn about the different types of glass. 

How is Glass Made?

Most glass is a mixture of silica and alkali. Experts generally add other materials, such as metal oxides, to achieve other working properties and decorative effects. They can shape and decorate glass during the manufacturing process. Once it cools down, an artist can embellish its surface by cutting, etching, engraving, or applying decorations through enamels or gliding. 

If taken care of, glass can survive hundreds of years. Find out how to maintain yours.

Common Glass Problems

Your glass’s composition can affect its durability, as it might contain physical impurities. For instance, your windows or shower doors may be weak as a result of the annealing process, which can result in cracks. Annealing is the controlled cooling of hot glass, which allows every part of it to cool at an even rate. 

If you own valuable glass dishes, such as antique wine glasses, you should avoid putting them inside your dishwasher. High temperatures, pressure water, and aggressive detergents can attack your glass’s surface and result in an opaque effect. 

If your glass contains metal mounts, avoid getting water on its crevices so that it doesn’t corrode. Professionals generally lacquer these mounts to prevent tarnishing, so you should avoid using solvents while cleaning. Furthermore, some experts attach them with plaster or adhesive, which are prone to water and solvent damage. 

Glass Cleaning Techniques

The following cleaning tips work on windows, mirrors, shower doors, and other glass items. We recommend you remove all valuable jewelry such as rings, bracelets, and watches before you begin. Look for the following:

  • Signs of crizzling, which is a blemish on a glass’s surface due to roughening or crumpling
  • Metal mounts
  • Previous repairs
  • Flaking or lifting enamel decorations (clean the glass around the enamel, but keep swabs away from the edges of the decoration)

If your glass is in healthy condition, you can proceed with cleaning it. Do the following:

Step 1: Dip your item into a bowl of warm water, if applicable. You can dip items such as glass dishes. 

Step 2: Wipe over your glass’s surface using a wool-cotton ball to lift dirt. You can also use a long-handled hog hairbrush for hard to reach areas, such as the top of your windows.

Step 3: Rinse the item with clean water by dipping it into a bowl of lukewarm water without detergent. Alternatively, you can wipe it down with a damp swab. 

Step 4: Blot the item dry with paper towels.  

Murray Glass Can Help

Preserving your valuable glass is a must to keep your home looking elegant. However, you can’t plan out when an accident may occur. At Murray Glass, there’s no chip, break, or crack we can’t handle. If you live in Salt Lake County and need a glass repair or are searching for professional glass door installation, we’ve got your back. Schedule your consultation today

What You Can Do with Old Glass Mirrors

Do you usually throw away your old mirrors? If your answer is yes, consider giving your old or broken mirrors a second life. You can repurpose them for both indoor and outdoor use, giving your home fresh, unique décor. If you’re a creative, you can turn your undesirable mirrors into handmade gifts. 

In today’s blog, we’ll explore a few ways to help you transform your mirrors into a cool project.

The Benefits of Upcycling Mirrors

A well-placed mirror can be a useful asset to even the dimmest room. Mirrors can make space appear larger and more open, and they can evenly distribute light and emphasize a room’s colors. Additionally, they can brighten up a room that lacks windows. One of the lesser talked about advantages of mirrors, however, is how easily you can transform them into a fun, DIY project. 

Discover three ways to upcycle your old or broken mirrors.

1. Create Unique Frames

You can repurpose an old wall mirror by placing it into a picture frame. All you’ll need is a pair of glass cutters to trim down large ones. After you finish trimming your mirror to the perfect size, mount it inside a picture frame. 

Place your new, framed mirror in a room or stairwell that needs more lighting. Alternatively, you can use it as a tray for your jewelry. 

2. Place Your Mirror Outdoors

If you’re like most people, you’ve never considered placing a mirror in your backyard. Although it may sound silly, putting a wall mirror in your garden can add an element of curiosity to your house. 

Set it behind a garden statue or water feature to create the illusion of depth in your yard. If you have a workshop set up in your backyard, you can place your mirror behind your workbench so that you can monitor your kids as you work. 

You can also place it in a secret place within your garden to create an air of magic, which works best if you own garden gnomes, fairies, and dragonfly decorations. 

3. Make a Mirror Mosaic

A mosaic is an artistic design or picture made out of any assembled materials, and they typically consist of stone, tile, or glass. Even if your broken mirror is beyond repair, you can use its shards to create a one-of-a-kind mosaic masterpiece.

Use the shards as interesting components in your next painting; you can turn them into sun rays that reflect at the viewer. Alternatively, you can cover your garden statues and orbs with broken mirror pieces to curate a mosaic garden piece.

If you’re looking for practicality, consider tiling an outdoor table or fountain with broken mirror pieces to create an artistic yet functional piece. 

Renovating? Murray Glass Can Help

Although you can have lots of fun with broken glass, you may want to put the broken pieces back together—especially if your mirror is an antique or a hand-me-down. Murray Glass specializes in glass repair, and we’re committed to salvaging your piece to make it look good as new. Best of all, we offer 24/7 emergency repair service. Schedule your consultation today.