This attractive quality of distressed mirrors is currently enjoying growing interest from architects and interior designers looking to add something special to projects where mirror glass is an option, whether in private residences, restaurants, bars, hotels and retail for covering whole walls, splash backs in kitchens and bathrooms, or creating a centrepiece.
Indeed, any application that has been used for mirror glass can be applied to distressed mirrors, including artwork and furniture.
There are a number of different styles of distressed mirror available from suppliers in the UK. Some styles look to replicate the mirror glass from antique mirrors where the air has penetrated the paint and has gradually oxidised the silver, typically starting from the edges of the glass. This can often give a cloudy, blackened effect.