Mirror tiles and mirrored walls can be an attractive feature for your home. Not only do mirrors reflect light to darkened rooms, they add extra depth to small rooms. Decorative glass tile mirrors can be used as a kitchen or bathroom vanity backsplash, a tile border around countertops, an accent wall to brighten a dark room, or as a unique dressing room mirror. Ready to transform your wall into beautiful artwork? Follow the instructions below to get started on your mirrored wall tile project.
Tools Needed To Install Mirror Tiles:
- Safety first: Be sure to wear protective goggles and gloves to avoid accidental injury
- A measuring tape to measure the wall dimensions.
- Primer to protect drywall and mirror backing.
- Mastic adhesive to glue the mirror tile to your wall.
- Use Double-sided to tape to secure mirror tile to the wall.
Mirror Tile Styles
Picking the perfect mirror tile size depends on your wall dimensions as well as personal preference.
If you want a minimalist look, choose a flat polish edge. If you are going for a more antique look, try a beveled edge mirror. For a rectangular tile kitchen backsplash as shown in the photo below, opt for subway mirror tile sizes in 3” x 12” rectangles.
For square tile, keep the width and height dimensions the same. Depending on whether you prefer small square tiles or large square tiles, you can go with a very small size of 3” x 3” to a much large mirrored tile size of 16” x16” or even bigger if you prefer.
How To Install Mirror Tiles On Walls:
- When gluing mirror tiles to bathroom or kitchen walls, opt for a water-resistant glue as these rooms can get pretty humid.
- Measure the height and width of the wall that you will be applying mirror tile. To get the area, multiply the width by height of your wall. Make sure to subtract any openings such as doors or windows from your area.
- Prior to applying primer, thoroughly clean surfaces and let dry.
- Next, prime walls with paint to prevent ruining the back of the mirror.
- Wait at least 72 hours for the primer to dry before applying a heavy-duty adhesive. Mirror tile can be removed with wooden shims, pry bars or a utility trowel.
- Place your first mirror tile at the bottom corner of the wall.
- After gluing each mirror tile, secure the tile to the wall on each corner with double-sided tape.
- Work in a vertical direction from bottom to top.
Now that you have finished your project, avoid using corrosive products such as bleach as it will yellow your mirror tile over time.