Widely used in interior decoration, mirrors catch and reflect the light, thus creating different perspectives and giving depth to any room.
The manufacturing process consists of the following stages:
• Preventive cleaning of the glass sheets (degreasing, cleansing, chlorination);
• Silver plating (a thin coat of pure silver precipitate);
• Copper plating (a sediment for the spraying);
• Double coat of protective paint and drying process;
• Quality control and storage
The inspections made to assess the quality of both the silver sediment and the protective paints are of great importance (adherence, superficial hardness, resistance to water vapour and to salt spray/fog).
Furnishings and interior design make extensive use of mirrors—together with glass products, they are extensively employed in modern architecture in order to create minimalist structures and maximize the amount of light entering the buildings. Large size mirrors used in wall and interior surface coverings catch and reflect the rays of light; they also increase and alter the sense of space, enhance the room appearance and bring out otherwise hidden parts.
Moreover, different kinds of decoration can be created through sandblasting, gold foil, painting and digital printing, thus making the mirror a unique and highly customizable object.