HOW TO FIT A BATHROOM MIRROR – What bathroom would be complete if it didn’t have a mirror. You have a massive choice when it comes to buying a mirror for your bathroom, regarding size and style. Fitting a mirror is however a very simple Do It Yourself job providing you prepare properly. In this guide we provide step-by-step instructions to help you.
Take a look at the video above for visual instructions, advice and tips for fitting a bathroom mirror.
It’s important that you know the type of wall you want to fit your mirror too. For example is the wall a plasterboard wall or a concrete wall. The type of wall will dictate the type of fixing you will need.
Make 100% sure there are no pipes or cables behind the wall where you intend to drill a hole. If you do not have a wire/pipe detector it’s a good idea to buy one – you can buy one at any good DIY Store or online.
Take your pipe/wire detector and sweep over the intended area slowly until you find a spot that does not have any pipes or cabling. Normally you can hang mirrors above sinks with ease as builders tend to avoid trailing pipes or cables in these areas because they know people like to hang mirrors or cabinets for convenience. Do check just in case.
Take your mirror and hold it on the wall where you intend to hang it. It’s a good idea if you have someone to help hold the mirror, especially if it is large. Take a spirit level and place this on top of the mirror and make sure it is level. Now mark, using a pencil, where your holes will go. Normally bathroom mirrors come with pre-drilled holes, so mark these on the wall.
Select right drill bit for the type of wall you are drilling into. Take a raw plug and measure its length against the drill bit and mark the drill bit with masking tape. This will ensure that you drill to the depth of the raw plug
It’s now time to drill the hole where you marked on the wall. Put on some protective eye wear to prevent any dust from getting in your eyes and drill the hole to the depth of the masking tape on the drill bit.
Now that you have the hole at the right depth you can insert the raw plug. Tap this gently all the way in with a hammer if necessary.
Take your mirror and place this on the wall. Again, it’s a good idea if you have someone to hold the mirror while you fit the screws.
To protect the mirror you should have some soft plastic washers. Put these on the screws and then screw the mirror to the wall.
Finish the job by covering the screw heads with cover caps (usually supplied) for a nice neat job.