Volume 40,   Issue 9                    September  2005


What’s the Difference?
Price Differences Between Polished or Beveled Mirrors

This month, USGlass looked at the price difference for a 42-by-32 bathroom mirror with polished or beveled edges. As one shop in Richmond, Va., noted, “The difference is pretty significant.” 

For most of the Mid-Atlantic shops that were polled, in Richmond, Va., Baltimore and Wilmington, Del., the cost for beveling was considerably higher because those mirrors generally had to be special ordered. A shop in Baltimore (#2) had slightly smaller beveled mirrors in stock, and for a lower price than a special-ordered mirror. However, that shop explained that one benefit of custom ordering the mirror was being able to choose the size of the bevel (their mirrors came with a standard ½-inch bevel). For some customers this could be an especially useful option when ordering larger mirrors, as one shop explained, a wider bevel is generally preferable. 


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