How To Install Mirrors With Screws And Caps

Step 1 - Check your wall and specification

Check your wall is strong enough to hold a mirror with screws. Generally the walls need to be solid as opposed partition walls. 

If you using a mechanical fixing your mirror must be either safety backed or foil backed to be safe. Check before fixing you have purchased this by looking at the back of the mirror and seeing if either of these films have been applied.

If they are safety backed and you are satisfied your wall is strong to install you are good to go.

Step 2 - What you need

You will need a pencil or marker pen, spirit level and drill with appropriate bit for wall type. 

If using the screws we provide for our 7mm holes you will require a 8mm bit and rawlplug size 8mm.

Step 3 - Mark your hole locations

Take your mirror and place this into the position that you wish it to hang on the wall. Use the spirit level if required to ensure the mirror is level.

Next place your pencil / marker through the holes in the mirror to mark the drill locations on your wall. You will obviously require two people for this process for larger mirrors. 

If building a wall of mirrors we suggest you start one side and add one mirror at a time as this accommodates for our small manufacturing tolerances.

Step 4 - Drill your holes and install your rawplugs

Use your drill to go into the wall approx 60mm to accommodate our 50mm screws. Then insert your rawlplug.

Step 5 - Install your mirror

Ensure whoever is holding the mirror is strong enough to do so without letting go during the installation. You may want to consider using sucker cups that are available to purchase in our mirror extras section/mirror-extras/ but in reality most people choose not to do this.

Take each screw and place the rubber gromit onto the screw so that once in position the face of the rubber would be facing the front of the mirror and the tubular section is going into the hole itself. This rubber gromit is there for additional protection in the event of ovetightening a screw which can cause the mirror to crack.

Screw into your wall ensuring you do not overtighten. Then repeat this for all holes. Once completed take the dome screw caps and simply clip these onto the head of the screws.

Dropping the mirror during installation and overtightening are the main issues to consider and ensure you avoid during this process.

Job done! Repeat if necessary for additional mirrors.