Assuming one thinks a mirrored wall looks nice (which I would agree with
only in very selected circumstances), there is almost always a better
way to do it. IMHO, tiles look tacky and DIY. If you want a big mirror,
get a big mirror, professionally installed. Look at the mirrors at a
department store- almost never glued up- they sit in rails or clips, or
are on a backer board, and hung on cleats. One big downside of tiles is
that walls are seldom perfectly flat, and tiles end up pointing that out
real quickly. A mirror hung on the wall, rather than glued to it, hides
those little ripples.
I'm not talking about tiles, which so 60's. I'm talking about a nice
floor to ceiling (or however far up you want to take it up) mirrored
Also, it's not just tiles that point out that a wall isn't flat, you
have the same problem with big plate glass mirrors. And the mirrors
aren't perfectly "flat" either.
If you are butt joining the mirrors and not covering the joints with
bevel strips, you have to use a suction cup to pull and push the
mirrors to get the edges flush.
IOW, you have to work the mastic on the back of the mirror to get a
perfect butt joint.
Some installers take it so far that they use a level on the surface of
the mirrors to get them perfect so there is no "distortion" while
looking at the mirrored wall.
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