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Plate Glass and Mirrors

If you’re looking for a mirror that is more affordable and of higher quality than plate glass, give your local Glass Doctor® a call at 855-603-1919. Our experts will come to your home to conduct measurements and provide a free price consultation for any new, repaired or replaced mirror. Our custom mirror options fit any customer's vision, and float glass allows for a smoother surface than its plate glass counterpart.

The History of Plate Glass and Float Glass

Float glass is of higher quality, is easier and less expensive to make and has been the industry standard for the last half century. In fact, in 2005, Popular Mechanics named float glass one of the top 50 inventions of the past 50 years, and the inventor of float glass, Sir Alastair Pilkington, received a knighthood for his accomplishment.

Though no longer made in the United States, plate glass still has its place as a valuable commodity, and it is sought after by homeowners looking for a more historic touch. Most older plate glass mirrors were hand-crafted and have proven to be a worthy investment.

The Magic of Mirrors

It doesn’t take a high-priced plate glass mirror to make a big impact on a room. Consider what even a basic float glass mirror can do when used correctly:

  • Make hallways appear longer
  • Create depth in a kitchen
  • Provide a panoramic view of decorative pieces in a room
  • Redirect natural light to highlight other spaces or deflect it away from where it isn’t wanted

Are you ready to get custom mirrors for your home? Glass Doctor specialists will provide you with a free quote and create the mirror that will fit perfectly in your home. Schedule an appointment with your local Glass Doctor today, and have a custom-fit mirror installed by a professional. Call us at 855-603-1919!



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