Is it possible to glue ceramic tiles around the perimeter of a mirror to create a border? We have a huge mirror over our fireplace that could use some updating. Do not want to got thru the work of taking down the mirror. Do not like the glass tiles looking to really change the look of the area with some nice tiles.
Decide if you want the tiles somewhat flush with the perimeter of the mirror or if you want it raised around the mirror.
For a flush look......There's a product that's like heavy duty sticky tape and it's sold in sheets. It's made specifically for tile and is for light duty use. I can't remember the name of it, but I've seen it in the tile dept. Your mirror project sounds appropriate for this. It's probably less damaging to the drywall than trying to 'Gorilla Glue' or 'Liquid Nails' or thin set mud.
For a raised frame look.......You could build a wood frame and attach the tiles to the frame. This is actually what I'm about to do in my bathroom.
I found the adhesive paper information...
It's called SimpleMat.
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This project has actually been done at a previous Do-It-Herself workshop and we have instructions available on-line. :smileyvery-happy:
Here are the step- by- step instructions for this project. :smileyhappy:
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Thank you. Do we have to rough up the surface of the mirror for the Simple mat to stick? The ceramic tiles are a little heavy will the simplemat hold them?
I saw the instructions in the project workshop, however I do not want to use the glass tiles, they are not the look I am looking for. Also the mirror is about 50 years old & per the instructions may not allow the adhesive to hold. Do you think Simplemat is a product that would work in my project?
Congratulations on updating your mirror. I have several concerns about your project:
I like 1AcreFarm‘s idea to frame the mirror around the outside (not on top along the edge). The weight of the tile would be supported by the wall, not the mirror. Since the mirror is huge, you could use a larger ceramic tile (or sections from a sheet of 2x2) to keep the proper proportion and scale.
Can you send a photo or let us know which tiles you are using so we can better advise you? Thanks for joining The Community.