Aurora Mirastar is a new and truly innovative mirror. It is heat resistant. It is moisture resistant. And it can be toughened. These features allow you to use mirror where you’ve never used it before.
What makes it different?
Conventional mirrors are created by applying a silvered paint to the back of a piece of glass. Aurora Mirastar has a unique chromium coating that provides the same reflective surface as a conventional mirror. And unlike conventional mirrors, Aurora Mirastar’s chromium coating creates a reflective surface on both sides of the glass panel.
Aurora Mirastar and safety
To meet Australian Standards for the safe use of glass there are many applications where the glass must be toughened to Grade A safety standards. Conventional mirrors cannot be toughened and so their application is limited mostly to being fixed to a wall or needing to have a solid vinyl backing applied over the silvered paint surface.
Aurora Mirastar can be toughened to meet Grade A safety standards. This opens a world of new applications. Use it as a mirrored wall partition. Use it instead of glass in a showerscreen or balustrade. Use it as a mirrored splashback in a kitchen.
Aurora Mirastar and moisture
The chromium coating is not affected by high humidity or moisture. So where conventional mirrors can develop a black “edge creep” as moisture attacks the silvered paint, Aurora Mirastar will never degrade even if used as a wall panel in a shower recess.
Aurora Mirastar and heat
Aurora Mirastar will cope with the heat and humidity created behind a stove top. Conventional mirrors cannot do this because they cannot be toughened and are affected by moisture.
Aurora Mirastar creates a unique view
Aurora Mirastar’s chromium coating is not opaque so it can be used as a one-way mirror under certain lighting conditions. If the other room is darker, the glass produces a mirror effect in the lighter room, making it possible to see through the glass unobserved.