The Definitive Home Gym Mirror Price Guide: Sizes & More

Gym mirror prices vary based on factors like size, thickness, quality, and material. In this article, we explore the price range for different sizes and types of common gym mirrors and some cheaper alternatives. 

Good, tempered safety glass home gym mirrors of a proper size (at least 3’x5’) cost anywhere from $350-$600. Cheaper alternatives are available from $50 up to $200 but most of the alternatives do mean you have to make compromises in quality, reflection quality, and safety.

Let’s get into the details of gym mirror prices and the differences in size, material, quality, and safety.

How Much Do Gym Mirrors Cost?

Mirrors can obviously differ greatly in price depending on size, thickness, quality, and material. Gym mirrors are a specific subset of mirrors though that has a bit tighter range of prices.  

Based on the minimum recommended size of gym mirrors (3’x5’), The lowest price you can expect to pay for home gym mirrors is about $50. That is the lowest possible price for not-very-good acrylic mirror tiles. At a more spacious 4’x6’ slightly better tiles would set you back about $75-100. 

For a good, tempered safety glass mirror that measures 3’x5’ you can expect to pay $350-$400 while a 4’x6’ version costs about $500-$600. If you can afford it, one or more of these are the best choice. 

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Of course, there are many options in between those two as well. 

There are some frameless glass mirrors available for $100-$200. However, those are usually not for gym purposes so they’re made from standard (non-tempered) glass and they have weird sizes that aren’t really suitable for workout mirrors. Often they’re too narrow so you’ll need at least 2 mirrors which largely negates the price difference with the tempered glass mirrors. 

Normal framed mirrors (bedroom) are also an option if you’re on a budget. They’re often too narrow for gym purposes but you can find them for +75-$150 for large versions. These mirrors are usually not made from safety glass though so they’re quite vulnerable to impacts and break up in sharp shards. Framed mirrors are more difficult to put next to each other to make them wide enough for a home gym though. 

Gym mirrors can be made from different materials that come at different prices. Let’s dive a little deeper into the price differences between glass and acrylic mirrors, two popular types of mirrors for home/garage/basement gyms. 

Price is not the only deciding factor for buying a gym mirror. There are 6 more factors you can find in this home gym mirror buying guide.

How Much Do Glass Gym Mirrors Cost?

The cost of glass gym mirrors can vary depending on several factors, including the size, thickness, quality, and type of glass used. On average, standard glass gym mirrors can range from $5 to $15 per square foot.

For smaller mirrors, such as those measuring around 2 feet by 3 feet, the cost can be approximately $30 to $90. Larger mirrors, such as 4 feet by 6 feet or more, can range from $120 to $360 or more.

It’s important to note that safety mirrors, which are made of tempered glass or acrylic, are generally priced higher than standard glass mirrors due to their enhanced safety features. The cost per square foot for safety mirrors can range from $10 to $30. Smaller safety mirrors can cost around $60 to $180, while larger sizes may range from $240 to $720 or more.

Is it worth paying more for high-quality gym mirrors? Here’s an article that outlines what gym mirror features are worth paying for and which are not.

Custom or specialty mirrors, which are made to order and often have unique specifications or features, come with a higher price tag. The cost per square foot for custom mirrors can range from $20 to $100 or more, depending on the complexity of the design. Prices for custom mirrors can start around $120 for smaller sizes and go up to several thousand dollars for larger or intricate designs.

Smart fitness mirrors are a whole different ballgame. You can find more about the costs of smart workout mirrors here.

How Much Do Acrylic Mirror Tiles Cost?

The cost of acrylic mirror tiles can vary depending on factors such as size, thickness, quality, and quantity. On average, 12” x 12” acrylic mirror tiles can range from just under $3 to about $7.50 per square foot.

Generally, the cheapest tiles are not really good enough for in a home or garage gym. The reflection is just not good enough and they don’t last very long. However, around $3.50 you start to have some decent options. 

12” x 12” mirror tiles are by far the most common and the cheapest. Larger tiles are available but they tend to be much more expensive, more expensive than glass tiles in fact. For example, the Marketing Holders 24” x 48” tiles set you back about $170. Or $21.25 per square foot. 

The more expensive Acrylic mirrors do tend to be higher quality than the cheap 12” x 12” tiles though. 

It’s important to note that acrylic mirror tiles are not the best in terms of reflective quality and durability compared to traditional glass mirrors. While they are lightweight, shatter-resistant, and easier to handle, they are also more prone to scratching and have less clarity in the reflection.

If you need a really cheap home gym mirror, the 12”x12” tiles can work but you’ll have a lot of seams distorting your reflection. Only get these if you can’t afford a glass mirror. 

The bigger acrylic mirror sheets aren’t really worth the money in my opinion since you can get safety glass for less. Unless you really want lightweight or unbreakable mirrors, then you’ll have to pay the premium. 

There are more cheap alternatives to high-quality gym mirrors. You can find an article outlining this by clicking the link.

How Much Should You Spend On a Home Gym Mirror?

The best mirror for a home gym is a tempered safety glass mirror that is at least 36”x60” but preferably 48”x72”. This will cost from $350-$600 depending on size. This is the best option if you can afford it. You’ll only need one if you pay attention to where you mount it. 

If you’re on a tight budget you can get a mirror in your gym for $50-$150. However, in this price range, there are some compromises you’ll have to make. 

You can either go the acrylic tile route or the ‘normal’ glass mirror. 

I would recommend against buying the absolute cheapest acrylic tiles but you can get decent ones for +-3.50-$5 per square foot (tile). The tiles are cheap, lightweight, and easy to mount but you’ll have many seams between the tiles distorting the reflection which can be distracting and prevent you from properly observing exercise form. The reflection quality isn’t very good with cheap acrylic tiles to begin with but this is the cheapest option. Acrylic also tends to turn yellow over time.

Normal glass mirrors (either framed or frameless) are a better option for reflection quality but they’re often a bit too narrow to really see your whole body on some exercises. Standard glass is also very vulnerable. It breaks much easier than tempered glass and when it does, the shards are super sharp. 

You can imagine that can create some very dangerous situations when you trip over a barbell for example. 

I would recommend seeing either of the cheap options as a temporary solution until you can afford the better/safer mirror. 


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