Many different surfaces can provide a reflective or mirror finish, however the most common type of mirror is made of glass backed by a reflective coating. Mirrors are used for a range of purposes or to achieve a number of different practical and decorative effects.
Mirrors are used for personal grooming, to reflect light, to highlight architectural, furniture and lighting features and as optical and safety devices. Mirror manufacturers can provide bulk product to distributors and retailers, as well as in home measurement and fitting services. Mirror manufacturers will offer other specialty glass types and glass and mirror fitting services to commercial, industrial and residential customers. Specialty mirror manufacturers, distributors and retailers can provide scientific, safety and optical mirror products for purposes such as cameras, telescopes, dental mirrors, and convex driving mirrors.
Mirror retailers and framers will deal with commercial and residential customers and can also provide services to industrial customers. Mirrors can be important design features within a commercial setting and are used to great effect in restaurants and display rooms, as building exteriors and widely for decorative purposes. Common types of household and residential uses for mirrors include bathroom mirrors on counters and cabinets, wall mirrors and full length mirrors in bedrooms and dressing rooms, and mirrored furniture such as display cabinets. Mirror manufacturers, distributors and retailers will offer different pricing and payment options for different types and sizes of transaction.