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    Asked Feb 18, 2008, 03:55 AM 3 Answers
    If you can see in the picture attached to this email,
    There is a picture of a bathroom, this is how my tiles are set up.
    There are 2 borders that stick out of the wall, the top one sticks out further than the other.

    In the second picture attached, there is a mirror from a shop. (the middle one)
    Since the border sticks out off the wall, is it possible for me to stick this type of
    Mirror on this wall?
    Would I need to stick some sort of brackets up
    How would I go about sticking this type of mirror up?

    Your help would be much appreciated
    Regards
    Jay


    The top picture is a picture of my bathroom.
    It's the only picture I have a t the moment but I stuck it up to give you an idea of how the tiles in the bathroom are set up.
    The whole bathroom is done like this, with these type of borders.
    If you can picture this,
    The sink goes up to the bottom border in the picture.
    The mirror will be going over this border and it will cover the top border.
    Is there a way to put it up level

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    Feb 18, 2008, 04:41 AM


    This question really belongs in the "Interior Home Improvement" pagebut since I just finished installing one I'll respond to this one. As I understand it you wish to mount the mirror on the tile wall between the two borders. Correct?
    To do this you will need mirror brackets and a masonry bit to drill holes in the tile for the mirror brackets. For a little added insurance I backed the mirror with Liquid Nails. Good luck, Tom
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    Feb 18, 2008, 04:41 AM
    I think you may have a better idea of what you plan to do with a mirror or mirrors

    In the area pictured -- what is the area in the top picture -- bathroom area or some

    Where else -- it looks almost like part of a shower stall -- are there moisture concerns

    Where mirror will be located?? My biggest concerns about mounting a mirror on the

    Wall is that spacing it off from the wall could pose a safety hazzard -- if someone breaks

    It shatters and there could be pieces of glass crashing to floor -- not a pretty picture...

    I would recommend -- flush mounted -- maybe beads of Liquid Nails behind it for

    Added protection...
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    Feb 18, 2008, 07:45 AM


    Hey jaytoon... if I understand you right then you want to mount this mirror on top of the two different borders (does not look like the middle mirror will fit between borders)

    Here is what I would do... I would determine the depth that the top border tile sticks out. Then I would cut two blocks of wood (8 inches wide) equal to that depth plus 1/8" and glue them onto the mirror just below where tile on top and just above where tile on bottom will end up in relation to final mirror placement using a caulking made for mirrors (call local glass shop and see if they can recommend a brand that does not bleed through mirrors.. if not, see if they will sell you a tube ). This will keep the mirror off the tile and keep mirror plumb to wall (you said lower tile stuck out less than top border tile... yes?).

    Then you will need to get a masonary drill bit to drill through the tile and then set some plastic anchors in tile. Now install the mirror brackets Speedball1 suggested and hang that mirror onto brackets (I assume a wire crossing the back of mirror will catch the brackets). MIRROR clips will not work here.

    Then, because I see there are shelves on that middle mirror.. I would place some liquid nails caulking onto the wood pieces attached to mirror and place my mirror.

    Plumb it/level it side to side... cause will not move when done. Just make sure no slack in wire on bracket.

    If no wire on back then you could use an epoxy approved for use on glass/mirrors and epoxy a clip on each corner (SEE PIC. BELOW) and string wire across to each after epoxy dries. Then follow instructions as presented (wire must be twisted around bracket and then twisted back on itself a good ten/twelve times on each side)

    That is how I would do it... good luck... let me know if I missed something.

    If my answer helped please RATE THIS ANSWER. Thank you
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