In two out of my three bathrooms, the bottom the bathroom mirror overlaps
the top of the backsplash (made up of tiles and wood trim) by about 1/2
Is there a reason for this overlap? The house is 15 years old.
I'm remodeling the backsplash and therefore need to remove the mirror and
put it back later. When I do, I wonder if it's ok not to overlap the mirror
with the backsplash.
You could caulk the backsplash to keep water from getting behind it although
I've never had a problem with water behind the backsplash. I'd be more
concerned about water's getting behind the mirror and causing it to desilver
(if that's a word) and that's a problem I have had.
I, too, have had mirrors desilver because of moisture. They sit several inches
above the backsplash and I am sure, water has never actually splashed to them -
nor has it fallen behind backsplash. It's just moisture condensed on the
All of my bathrooms have backsplashes with caulk sealing them. None of them
touch the mirrors. Not just in this house, but in the previous house as well.
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