Mirrors have a long history and now they're used everywhere from wall mirrors to mirror furniture to mirror tabletops.
Way back in history – or maybe pre-history – some human discovered that he (or she) could see his reflection not only in ponds and lakes but also in shiny stones. Those shiny stones of obsidian, also known as volcanic glass, became some of the first mirrors, according to mirrorhistory.com. Technology advanced and nowadays, mirrors are made by applying a reflective coating to glass. These days, the reflective coating is most often made of non-toxic silver or aluminum.
“Glass is a major mirror component due to its transparency, ease of fabrication, rigidity, hardness, and ability to take a smooth finish,” mirrorhistory says. “Mirrors have to be specially designed in order to become effective, and the glass sheets that are used must be flat and durable. For household use, the thickness of the mirror is very important, with its strength increasing proportionately to its thickness.”
Once a mirror is made, its uses are, well, almost infinite. They can be hung on walls to add sparkle to a room or to visually enlarge it. They can be used to reflect that cool bit of art you bought at the 3rd Thursday Art Walk. They can be made into furniture. And they can be used as tabletops. Your imagination is the only limit.
When you want to make that idea into a reality, call Don’s Mobile Glass. We’ve been supplying custom mirrors and mirror tabletops to the Central Valley area for more than 50 years. We’re the California glass experts with experience in auto, residential, architectural, custom, commercial and all other types of glass. We’re also known for insulated-glass replacement windows and skylights as well as glass shower doors. We have offices in Modesto, Turlock, Manteca and Merced to serve all your glass needs from mirrors to windows for home, office and business.