Guide To Buying Dance Mirrors
Question 1 - What thickness or guage mirror should I opt for?
Silver mirror glass comes in two guages or thickness - 4mm and 6mm.There is no legislation governing the guage to use when hanging your mirrors on a wall. We strongly advise that you follow our recommendations as laid out below but ultimately it is your choice
It is our opinion that commercial applications should use 6mm silver mirror glass with safety backing film applied. 6mm silver mirror is stronger than 4mm mirror glass and therefore is more robust and less likely to damage in a commercial and potentially more challenging environment. In addition, 6mm silver mirror glass is not prone to "flex" which could cause distortion in the reflection when mirrors are adhered to an uneven surface. This effect is certainly possible on uneven surfaces when adhering 4mm silver using mirror adhesive and needs to be identified as a potential issue prior to any installation. 6mm thick mirror allows the use of our aluminium J channel hanging systems which are the simplest, most attractive and cost effective hanging solutions we offer. Furthermore most insurance companies demand 6mm silver mirror glass in commercial situations for liability insurance. All commercial building specifications and drawings that we receive from architects and professional specifiers state 6mm silver as standard. For peace of mind in our unfortunately litigious world, we consider the use of 6mm silver mirror as the only sensible and viable commercial choice for businesses.
For reference purposes safety backing film is a film that we apply to the reverse of the mirrors to prevent injury from glass in the event of breakage. It is fully tested to BS EN 12600 class B2B for frontal impact. The broken mirror pieces stay stuck to the safety backing and do not end up on the floor and dramatically reduce the chances of someone injuring themselves on broken glass. 
Residential clients can and do use 4mm silver mirror glass and it is our best seller into this market sector. However it is our recommendation to use 6mm silver in sizes 2440mm x1220mm (8ft x 4ft) for the added strength it brings and the minimisation of "flex" if you opt for the mirror adhesive hanging option. This is your decision to make. Our aluminium J channels do not take 4mm silver and many customers ask us to drill holes into the mirrors which we are happy to do but these are not as easy to install than either using adhesive or J channels.
Question 2 - What about acrylic dance mirrors?
We get a large number of enquiries every week asking if we sell acrylic gym mirrors. We do stock acrylic and polycarbonate mirror sheets, however we NEVER sell acrylic mirror for use in gym or dance studios whether it is for home or commercial use. 
The reason for this is acrylic mirror easily flexes and bends and when used as a large acrylic mirror sheet it is very difficult to keep perfectly flat and this results in distortion in the reflection. Experienced laminators have tried to bond the material to MDF and the results are always the same - the results resemble more of a fairground mirror than a gym mirror. In fact it is acrylic mirror that is used to make fairground mirrors.
These products are only suitable in smaller sizes and where health and safety is paramount such as hospitals, planes, prisons, schools or in certain outdoor circumstances such as garden or stable mirrors. We are always very sorry to hear when customers come to us having already been sold acrylic mirror by competitors, being led to believe it would be fit for purpose and seeing the disappointing results for themselves.
Question 3 - What quality can I expect?
All our mirrors are of the highest quality and adhere to the following recognised standards –
EN 1036-1 Glass in building - mirrors from silver coated float glass for internal use - Part 1 Definition, requirements and test methods.
EN 1036-2 Glass in building - mirrors from silver coated float glass for internal use - Part 2 Evaluation of conformity and product standards.
All mirrors we use are produced in factories with ISO 9001 certification.
What is your cutting tolerance?
The industry-wide accepted tolerance and our cutting tolerance is +/- 2mm for mirrors, glass and plastics
For framed products the tolerance can be + / - 10mm 
What are your quality standards?
All glass contains various types of flaws or blemishes, which may be visible to the naked eye. This is unavoidable - even the finest raw materials contain minor flaws. The Glass and Glazing Federation mandates that no defects should be visible in the glass when it is viewed horizontally or vertically from 1.1 metres away under normal lighting. All of our glass meets these standards.
All mirror and glass products adhere to building regulations and BS and EU standards where required. 
Question 4 - What mirror processing options are available and what do they mean?
Cut to size means just that, we can cut and process any mirror sheet up to 3210x2250. You will see on the site that we limit your ability to purchase any mirror sheets larger than 2440mm x1220mm (8ft x 4ft). The reason for this is the handling requirements due to the weight of the products and the subsequent associated delivery considerations. A 6mm silver mirror 2440x1220 weighs 45kgs. When you start going bigger than this there are many health and safety issues to consider. If you really do want to exceed these sizes in single sheets please submit your enquiry using our custom enquiry function. Someone from our office will get back to you within 24 hours Monday to Friday.  
We supply very large quantities of raw cut mirror glass to the trade. When working with raw cut glass and mirror you will need to have the appropriate PPE (wrist guards, gloves, goggles) and the appropriate risk assessments and training to safely handle these products safely. We do not recommend these products are used by anyone who is not a professional. They cannot be used as a wall of mirror as the sharp edges will be exposed. We do offer a painted or printed MDF frame solution which is a very popular and attractive finish. This plain cut mirror is suitable for this application but generally we install these items ourselves as there is more to the measure and site survey than it may first appear.
Just be very thoughtful as to whether you actually want raw cut mirror before you buy. Please do not be surprised to receive a telephone call after placing an order just confirming again you understand what you are buying so forgive us in advance. We do not want you to be disappointed.    
A polished edge is where we use diamond grinding wheels to remove the sharp edges and then a cerium polishing wheel is applied to create high quality, clean finish. We strongly recommend all mirrors are supplied with polished edges. Our polished edges are a high quality D edge "flat" polish. It means the edges are not sharp and they are attractive when viewed on their sides. We chose this flat D edgework for this type of product so the mirrors are able to butt up perfectly to each other creating an almost seamless join. 
A bevel is where the glass is ground away at an angle from edge and then these worked edges are highly polished creating an attractive secondary mirror reflection effect. It is used a lot in art deco installations and we provide bevelled mirrors as standard in all our framed mirror products. Even though we can bevel your mirrors, our experience is such that we know that gym or dance mirror customers do not generally opt for this effect. The majority of bevel work we have conducted for this market sector has used a smaller 10mm bevel. As such this is what is offered as standard as the effect is more minimalist and cleaner. If you want a larger bevel please send a custom mirror enquiry. 
A radius corner is where we round the corners of the mirrors and is done for safety reasons as opposed to aesthetic. All the corners are rounded and polished off with 25mm radius unless you specify otherwise. We generally do not do this work for this sector as it spoils the effect of a wall of mirrors. However it is sold regularly into home dance studios where children are playing. 
Question 5 - What options are available to hang my mirrors?
The first question you need to ask yourself is what is the state of my wall? If the wall is perfectly flat then all options are available. If the wall is not perfectly flat you may be able to use J channels (see below). It is also important to check the floor, ceiling and skirting boards - they may look level but are they? It is important these issues are dealt with prior to fitting your mirrors. If you are not sure then we recommend seeking the advice of a reputable local builder.
Hanging Option 1 - J channels
These are aluminium channels that are drilled to the walls and slotting the mirrors into them. To fit you them you simply drill the bottom rail into the wall at the appropriate height ensuring it is level before commencement. Once in place you slot one mirror into the bottom channel and mark 3mm above the top of the mirror. This is where the top channel is to sit. Once the top channel has been fitted the mirrors are slotted into position by using the additional rebate of the top channel to slide them in. Each channel is 3.66m long. It is important the wall you hang the channels onto has the integral strength and support to hold them - a stud wall without drilling into the supports could not take the weight.  The pros are it is cost effective, simple and quick to install, it offers a professional and high quality finish, it is easy to replace a damaged mirror and the mirrors can be moved at a later date. The cons are it is only available in 6mm thickness and the walls need to be checked for wall integrity. 
Hanging Option 2 - Adhesive
Some people question whether the mirror adhesives can hold the mirror weight. As long as the wall surface is non porous and cleaned prior to installation the mirrors will stick. In fact that is the main problem with this solution - once they are on, they are NEVER coming off.
The adhesives take a few minutes to set off and require two people to position the mirror and hold it during this period. We also recommend you prop them with something such as a baton for 24 hours just to be sure. 
It is VERY IMPORTANT you use specialist mirror adhesive if you opt for this solution. Other adhesives could attack the paint protecting the silver on the back of the mirror and it will cause your mirrors to degrade over time - in some instances very quickly indeed. In general you require one tube of mirror adhesive to properly adhere one gym mirror. Simply apply the adhesive to the back of the mirror with special attention paid to the areas without safety backing. We leave areas in the mirror free from safety backing as these hold the mirror to the wall itself - the safety backing does not adhere well with the adhesive and would fail over time. If you are gluing onto a wall it must be totally flat otherwise there is potential for flex (especially in 4mm thick glass). The pros are is it cost effective, simple and quick to install and offers a clean and high quality finish. The cons are the mirrors cannot be moved, two people are required for installation and replacements in the event of damage require more remedial work to put right than other solutions.
Hanging Option 3 - Screws
We will drill 7mm holes into the mirrors and supply chrome cap screws to give a professional finish. The pros are the mirrors can be moved again in the future and it gives a high quality and professional finish. The cons are it is difficult and time consuming to install, especially if creating a wall of mirror. The integrity of the wall needs to be considered to ensure the screws in the wall can hold the mirrors. The integrity of the mirror itself is weakened during the drilling process. Finally it is the least cost effective hanging solution we offer. 
It is VERY IMPORTANT that you do not screw too tightly into your mirror holes. If you do the mirror will crack. 
Remedial Solutions For Uneven Walls
We suggest two types of remedial wall work in the event the wall is in very poor condition. You can either plaster the wall to ensure it is perfectly flat OR fix flat board onto the walls to create a flat space to attach the mirrors onto.  
Question 6 - How do I measure my wall for mirror and glass?
A lot of people may think it is rather easy just to measure a small or large space but beware as there can be lots of hidden hazards that are not always seen with the naked eye. The most common problem that occurs is that the space you require your mirror to fit is not perfectly square. Failure to identify an area being longer even just by a few mm on one side, this is known as a "rake" and can cause disappointment when you try to fit your mirrors. Take your time when measuring to properly survey the area, especially if you are totally filling a wall with mirror or glass. In such circumstances it may be worth using the help of a professional builder. Areas that are not totally filled with mirror obviously allow for more margin of error on the measure and as such should be straight forward to measure.
As previously mentioned you also need to consider problems like bowed walls, uneven floor and skirting, sockets that require cut outs and the surface material and the methods of fixing. It is recommended you seek professional advice if you are unsure of the integrity and strength of your walls from a local builder, prior to ordering. If you require cut outs for ballet barres, sockets, radiators etc. it is vital your measurements are correct - for peace of mind we recommend you outsource this work unless you are totally confident as this does require skill and experience. We will manufacture what we are told to - but if the measurements are incorrect the mirrors will not fit and money has been wasted. Think carefully on this decision.
For a professional finish it is always nice to use the largest size mirrors for a seamless look and consider   "symmetry" if creating a wall of mirror. Either all the mirrors are the same size, which involves wastage to be calculated and is marginally more expensive or the most cost effective method is to use our stock promotional sizes and have the two end pieces cut to size. All our promotional stock sizes are easily identifiable on the site - 1830mm x915mm (6ft x 3ft) / 1830mm x1220mm (6ft x 4ft) / 2140mm x1220mm (7ft x 4ft)/ 2440mm x 1220mm (8ft x 4ft).
Another important factor to consider is the maximum size mirror you choose. You need to make sure that the mirror sheets can fit through doors and openings. Larger mirror glass is more difficult to handle and as an example a 2440mm x1220mm 6mm silver mirror sheet weighs 45kgs. We recommend you keep to this size or smaller because of this weight issue. Anything larger introduces more risk and requires specialist equipment. Anything over 2440mm x 1220mm is only supplied in 6mm thick silver mirror glass.    
You need to check that the mirrors have access points -
Where does the delivery van park?
Is it safe to move the mirrors or does there need to be consideration of other business / public?
Will the mirrors fit through the doorway?
What is the safest and easiest route to take the mirrors to the proposed installation location?
Finally you need to consider storage of the mirrors prior to fitting them to ensure they do not become damaged. This is very important as mirrors should be properly stored on metal racks for safety and we recommend you install your mirrors as soon as possible. You must consider if there is any health and safety risks associated with the storage of the mirrors prior to installation and take the appropriate measures. 
DO NOT STORE THE MIRROR FLAT ON THE FLOOR. Mirror sheets are best stored on the edge of the mirror and we recommend you use a suitable floor covering to protect your mirrors while stored. Leaning the mirrors against the wall can damage the wall so again place some protection if you are using this method. Common sense is required but it is best to have this planned prior to arrival of the mirrors to ensure the best decisions are made. 
Question 7 - How do I order?
Ordering a gym mirror online is simple. If you want further clarification on any issue please pick up the phone and talk to us. We do ask all orders are placed online to avoid error so please understand we can offer all the advice you need but all orders need to be placed on line. For large contracts and detailed drawings please use the custom enquiry to upload your images.
Question 8 - Can I get discounts for larger orders?
We offer discounts for supply only purchases and for purchases over £1000 + VAT
In such instances please contact the sales office for a promotion code which will be supplied for the check out stage
Corporate groups are managed with a dedicated account manager and installation team. 
Question 9 - Is there a simple and easy guide on how to hang my mirrors?
Question 10 – How are orders processed?
Orders received on weekends or public holidays will be processed the next working day. We use a fragile goods delivery specialist for most orders especially sizes over 1000mm any one side and you will be notified of an expected delivery date once the order has been dispatched. For larger items, the drivers will call on route and we expect someone to be available to help unload these fragile items. For smaller items we may use a standard courier which will reduce the delivery times and, where possible, they may opt to leave your item with a neighbour or in a safe place and put a note through your door to advise. However, any time or date for delivery stated by the Company shall be treated as an estimate only. No liability can be accepted by the Company for failure to deliver within any specific time period. Please note we cannot accept responsibility for delivery delays due to adverse weather conditions or abnormal traffic restrictions. The Company shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever (including consequential loss or loss of profit) arising directly or indirectly from any delay in the delivery of all or any of the goods howsoever caused. When placing your order, please ensure that you have included the full delivery address details, including an accurate postcode of the delivery address and your daytime contact telephone number(s) and an up to date e-mail address so that we can notify you of dispatch and delivery date and in the event of a delivery problem.
We will email confirmation of your orders and then confirm via email once again after  it has been dispatched. The final delivery date will normally be confirmed by a text alert but in certain circumstances we may also email.
You will find all details of your order status if you login to your account section on our website.
Question 11 - What is your return policy?
Made2measure Products
All made to measure bespoke products sold on the made2measure online store are 'final sale' products and cannot be returned. This is due to the customized nature of made 2 measure products. However, you may still file a return claim in these circumstances:
·         A custom made product arrived damaged.
Damaged orders must be documented and reported within two business days of the delivery date. Any damaged custom orders reported after two business days beyond the delivery date cannot be returned.
Damaged custom items must be in the original packaging if applicable.
Restocking fees would not apply in these circumstances.
Local customers may return damaged custom products directly at our Lincolnshire factory at no charge.
A made 2 measure order cannot  be cancelled after it has been submitted and accepted which is deemed at point of payment by you, the customer.
If your custom-made order arrived in good condition, then your product falls under the FINAL SALE category and cannot be returned due to the specific custom nature of our business.
A photo of damaged custom product may be required to be sent to us before we can issue a refund or exchange.
 In-Stock Products
All of our in-stock readymade products sold on the online store have a fourteen day return policy on purchases -- where we will refund your order total. Products must be returned to us under these conditions:
·         Returned items must be in the original packaging and in new, resalable condition.
·         Items should be free from scratches and defects.
·         Merchandise must not have been installed.
·         There must be no external writing or foreign labels on the merchandise packaging.
·         Restocking fees will not apply; however any return delivery fees are to be paid by the customer.
·         Local customers looking to avoid return delivery fees may return in-stock products directly Lincolnshire offices at no charge.
·         In-stock orders cannot be cancelled after it has shipped. Orders  attempted to be cancelled after shipment will fall under our standard return policy, as stated here.
·         Returns should be made with a traceable source like Fragilistics, DPS, Parcel Force or Hermes.
Wrong Product
In the event you believe you have received the wrong product please firstly verify the item number on the item(s) you have received compared to your order confirmation and/or invoice. If it does not match, we recommend you REFUSE the delivery and contact us immediately. You must return the product in its original packaging and you will be reimbursed for returned freight charges if the wrong product was shipped.
Additional Information 
Please inspect all merchandise immediately when you receive it. We will not honour any complaints on visible defects after the product has been cut or installed. There are occasions when an order is shipped from multiple locations and will arrive at different times. You would be advised of this in advance. In the event that all material is not delivered, please call us immediately. It is important to mark on your delivery receipt at the time of delivery any missing parts, pieces, rolls, or boxes.
Refund Information
Please note that refunds will not exceed the overall value of the product under any circumstances, including installation time, damage, or additional costs incurred. Refunds will be issued in the same method of payment as the original payment; i.e. if a purchase was made with a credit card, a refund will be issued to the original card. Under some circumstances, we may request for you to email/send pictures of damaged or defective merchandise before a refund can be processed.
If your order was delivered by freight and you would like us to arrange for a pickup of the merchandise you would like to return please call Customer Service at 01507 472600, Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm. Be aware, return delivery fees may apply.  
If you have any other questions regarding your order, please contact one of our customer service representatives, at the above number. 
Question 12 – Is there a warranty on my mirror?
Mirrors and glass is insured to arrive safely to your door. Once it is received and signed for, we are not responsible for any damage. Please keep in mind that all of our products are very fragile in nature and should be handled with care. We cannot be responsible for damage caused by everyday use or by accidents beyond your control. 
All our glass and mirrors conform to EU and BS standards. All mirrors and glass should last if properly installed. Please ensure, for challenging environments such as bathrooms, kitchens and steam rooms where water can attack the edges of the mirror, precautions are taken to seal your mirror with the appropriate clear mirror sealant. 
Question 13 - Can I cancel/modify my order/shipment?
Due to the custom nature of our business and to ensure that orders are shipped on time, once your order is submitted and approved we begin working on it immediately. For this reason, most orders cannot be cancelled once submitted. If any changes are necessary, please contact our office immediately. In most cases, changes cannot be made once an order has been submitted but we will do our best to accommodate your needs if possible.
Orders are considered as submitted once you have made your payment.
Question 14 - What is your shipping policy?
We ship all over the UK and  the cost for shipping is based upon product type, order size/value and weight. We are unable to ship fragile good items to Northern Ireland or international locations at this time.
If you are not going to be present to accept delivery and you wish the goods to be left unattended, please notify us prior to delivery in writing (post, email or fax) or leave a signed note in a secure place to this effect. You cannot do this for large fragile items as the driver will require help in unloading your item.
If you have any special requirements or believe access to your address may be difficult for a delivery then please contact us at
Our specialist courier company drivers will request your assistance in getting large items to your property. For large fragile items please note GROUND FLOOR DELIVERY ONLY
Please notify us as soon as possible if this will be a problem. The drivers are not permitted to carry your order upstairs and our contract is to deliver the item into the nearest internal safe position (except where an item has been requested to be left outside).
Without prejudice to the statutory rights afforded to consumers under English law, Concorde Glass Limited accepts no liability for any failure to ship products where this results from its inability to do so resulting from acts of god, civil commotion, riots, flood, draught, fire, legislation or other factors outside it's control, or its decision on reasonable grounds not to do so for reasons of suspicion of credit card fraud or similar, provided that it takes all reasonable steps to notify you within fourteen (14) days of order placement that products will not be shipped as ordered. In such cases Concorde Glass Limited will not process any payment or will immediately refund any payment made, in full.
What do I do if my package did not arrive on time?
If your package does not arrive in the specified shipping time that you asked for or were advised, please contact the courier directly - all the numbers are clearly labelled on your email dispatch confirmation. Please then contact our office to notify us of the problem.
Which carriers do you use?
We currently use UPS. Parcelforce, Hermes, DPS and Royal Mail. We use a specialist fragile goods carrier for oversize and fragile glass / mirror items called Fragilistics. For pallet  shipments we use common pallet carrier network services.
All deliveries are booked in advance via text alert / email and your order status will be updated in the website accordingly. If you order multiple items, they may or may not be bundled and shipped together -- depending on a variety of factors. Shipping is calculated by a third party carrier and we have no control over pricing and we cannot discount their pricing.
Can I pick up my order from your location?
Yes. Pickups are always free but must be pre-arranged. Our pick-up location is:
Concorde Glass t/a  
Linx House 
Waterloo Road
LN12 1LS
Question 15 - What are the lead times for receiving an order?
Question 16 – Do you supply ballet barres and should I attach the ballet barres to the wall by putting holes in the mirror?
In our opinion it is a simple no. Holes in mirrors whether for screws, cut outs etc always weaken the mirror and therefore in an energetic and kinetic environment such as a dance studio we recommend free standing ballet barres. We supply these in 2440mm lengths with a two post system either 42mm or 48mm diameter. We recommend 42mm diameter railings for studios predominantly working with children as it is easier for them to hold onto. The railings come in various wood or stainless steel finishes. Details are in our Dance Mirror Accessories section.
In the event a product or service is listed at an incorrect price due to typographical error, error in calculation of the price, wrong/false information received from the customer, or pricing information received from our suppliers, Concorde Glass Limited have the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for product or service listed at the incorrect price. Concorde Glass Limited shall have the right to limit the number of items purchased through our web site. Concorde Glass Limited shall have the right to refuse or cancel any order whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit card charged. If your credit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is cancelled Concorde Glass Limited will immediately issue a credit to your credit card account in the amount of the incorrect price. Prices shown are the suggested retail prices. Independent distributors and other sales agents are free to price products as they see fit and may not conform to the listed prices. Price and availability information is subject to change without notice.


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