Large mirrors make a dramatic effect on the look of any room. Natural light pouring in through a window and reflecting off a mirror really brightens a space. They are also especially useful for a home gym or dance studio. When contemplating a wall of mirrors there are several things to consider.
Cheap mirrors are available at most home stores however they are typically very thin and come with frames around them making them difficult to install side-by-side for the wall of mirror look. Also, thin mirrors often have distortions which could give you a “funhouse” look making you appear smaller or larger than in real life. They can also take on any waviness or abnormalities in the wall that may not appear until the mirror is installed.
Mirrors that go to the floor should include safety backing. The last thing you want is large chunks of mirror falling to the floor with the potential to harm someone nearby. The backing is an adhesive film that keeps the mirror in place in case of breakage.
Keep in mind also, that most mirrors for home gyms or other areas don’t necessarily need to go cover the entire wall to be effective. Usually you can keep the mirror about 18-24” off the floor and still see your legs since you are typically standing a few feet away from the wall.
Large mirrors can be heavy and somewhat dangerous for a do-it-yourself project. Not only is handling them an issue but transporting them from the glass shop to your house can be difficult without a rack designed for that purpose. You should never lay large pieces of mirror or glass flat in the back of a pickup truck. A local glass shop is best suited look over the location of the mirrors in your home then safely deliver and install them. The cleanest look is to install them with low profile “J” shaped channels and mirror mastic adhesive. They can be set side-by-side and give the wall a monumental reflective look.