Ultra Mirror®

Beauty that reflects well on you

UltraMirror® is the most beautifully reflective and durable mirror offeredamong Guardian Glass products. The glass retains its beauty over time,providing true image reflection with virtually no distortion. Offering a 5-year Guardian warranty against deterioration or clouding, UltraMirror provides unparalleled protection against a range of climates,corrosion, chemicals, moisture and abrasion.

Durable against corrosion

Resists cleaners, humidity and adhesives

True reflection

Virtually no distortion

5-year warranty

Backed by Guardian Glass

Ultra range

Ideal for interior spaces such as retail and hospitality settings, Ultra Mirror performs very well in high traffic spaces where maintaining a beautiful, like-new appearance is crucial. Guardian mirrors are available on clear glass from 2.3 mm through 6.0 mm thick, with the capability of producing gray- or bronze-colored mirrors by applying the mirror coating onto a coloured substrate.

Applications

  • Wardrobe doors
  • Bathroom mirrors
  • Furniture and display cases
  • TV projection screens
  • Vehicle mirrors
  • Ceiling and pillar covers
  • Decorative walls and mirrors for fitness and dance studios

Almost a magic mirror

Household cleaners, adhesives and humidity are the enemies of perfect reflection. Ultra Mirror stands up to these challenges with beautiful reflection and uncompromising durability thanks to Guardian’s patented, copper-free manufacturing process. Ultra Mirror is proven to be superior to conventional mirrors in all accelerated tests, including CASS (copper accelerated salt spray), humidity, salt fog, ferric chloride and ammonia tests.

Specifications & recommendations


Care & Maintenance
Clean with a soft, grit-free cloth using warm water. Do not use any acid, alkali or ammonia cleaners. Do not allow the mirror edges to remain wet. Good ventilation will keep mirrors from “sweating” and creating condensing liquids which can be corrosive and damaging to mirrors. Glazing guidelines, such as those presented in the Glass Association of North America Glazing Manual, should be followed to minimize installation problems.

  • MD 01-0105 Proper Procedures for Cleaning Flat Glass Mirrors
  • MD 02-0209 Proper Procedures for Fabrication of Flat Glass Mirrors
  • MD 03-0811 Installation Techniques Designed to Prolong Life of Flat Glass Mirrors

Technical Conformances
Safety applications require conformance to the Consumer Product Safety Commission federal standard. 16 CFR 1201 regulates the use of glass and glass products in specified locations, such as doors, sidelights and shower enclosures. Guardian’s float line produces input for the mirror line that is Q1 quality per the ASTM C1036-11 (Standard Specification for Flat Glass), and in compliance with the following industry standards:

  • ASTM C-1048 Heat-Treated Glass
  • ASTM C-1036 Flat Glass
  • ASTM C-1172 Laminated Architectural Flat Glass
  • ASTM C-1503 Mirrors
  • ASTM C-1503 Silvered Flat Glass Mirrors
  • ANSI Z97.1 “Safety Performance and Methods of Test for Safety Glazing Material Used in Buildings”

Installation
Install with mechanical fasteners or incorporate a weep system with setting blocks into all J or C channel frame glazing systems. Setting blocks should not interfere with the proper operation of the weep system. Verify sealant compatibility by the sealant supplier. Provide for minimum face and edge clearance, as well as nominal bite. Make proper allowance for mirror glass, metal and erection tolerance, plus expansion and contraction. Do not install mirror on freshly painted walls or plaster. Avoid use of rubberized mastics.

Limitations
The glazing contractor/installer is responsible for conducting appropriate sealant compatibility tests when installing mirrored glass. It is recommended that mechanical fasteners be used on all installations. Adhesives that release acetic acid or ammonia-like compounds while curing are not recommended for use, and mastics with sulphur compound must be avoided. Best results are obtained with a factory or shop cut edge, and field cutting should be avoided to minimize edge deterioration. Prolonged exposure to moisture, corrosive chemicals, solvents, solvent vapors and cleaning fluids will cause edge deterioration and silver spoilage. Weep system must be used for all J or C channel frame installations.