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      How to Select a Glass Block or Acrylic Block Bathroom Window

      In this video you will learn how to choose a glass block or acrylic bathroom or shower window to reduce energy costs, increase privacy, and add style and security.

      How to Select Glass Block Basement Windows Video

      In this video you will learn how to choose the best glass block windows for security, privacy, energy efficiency, and ventilation. Learn where to use a hurricane or fire-rated glass block window. Find out how to create an egress opening with an acrylic block casement window. See how to add style by adding colored or frosted glass blocks.

      Types of Glass Block & Acrylic Block Window Installation Systems

      In this video you'll learn about the different glass block and acrylic block window installation systems and which system is best for a new home or a remodeling project.

      How to Use Glass Block Windows in Commercial, Industrial, Factory & Church Building Projects

      In this video you'll learn how to:

      • Use glass block windows in commercial buildings to reduce vandalism & cut maintenance costs.
      • Save money vs. stained glass windows by using colored and frosted glass block church windows
      • Combine vinyl replacement (awning or double hung) windows inside a glass block window to provide air flow & a high level of security.

      How to Install Glass Block Windows in Commercial, Industrial, Factory, School & Church Building Projects

      In this video you'll learn about:

      • 5 steps to install glass block windows in a commercial project.
      • The importance of using aluminum channels for larger openings.
      • How to use prefabricated windows to reduce installation time, improve quality & minimize downtime.

      Video: How to Design a Colored, Frosted or Etched Glass Tile Block Shower Wall or Window

      In this video you will learn how to: use colored, frosted, etched or glass tile blocks for a shower, wall, window or bar project.

      Video: Laser Etching of Glass Block

      Check out the video below to see how glass blocks are laser etched

      Video: How to Use Different Glass Block Shapes for a Window, Wall, Bar or Shower

      In this video you'll learn how to use glass block shapes for a bar, shower, wall or window. You can learn about using curved glass block to convert a bathtub into a walk-in shower. You can also discover how to save money by using prefabricated wall sections.

      How to Install a Curved Glass Block Shower Wall

      • How to install a curved glass block shower wall on a waterproof ready for tile base using prefabricated sections.

      How to Design a Glass Block Shower

      • Go from a rough design concept to a shower base plus glass block wall system that work together.
      • Use prefabricated wall sections to improve quality and save money.
      • Choose a wall backer, grout, and accessories.

      How to Install a Prefabricated Glass Block Shower Wall in a Bathroom Remodeling Project

      • Learn what tools you need for the project.
      • Discover the benefits of prefabricated glass block walls.
      • Calculate how large to make your wall sections.
      • See the advantages of urethane grout in this project.
      • Personalize your shower wall with glass mural and glass tile blocks.

      How to Install a Custom Waterproof Shower Base

      In this video you'll learn:

      • How to install a custom waterproof ready for tile shower base and drain assembly

      How to Waterproof a Tile Shower or Tub Using a Kerdi Backboard System

      In this video you'll learn:

      • How to Waterproof a Tile Shower or Tub Using a Kerdi Backboard System

      How to Grout a Glass Block Wall Using Urethane Grout

      In this video you'll learn:

      • How to Grout a Glass Block Wall Using Urethane Grout

      How to Choose the Right Shower Accessories for a Glass Block Shower

      In this video you'll learn:

      • How to design shower accessories into the space before beginning construction.
      • About accessory options including – soap dishes, shampoo holders, shower seats, and grab bars.
      • Using different types of shower seats (fold down, corner, bench seat) depending on size available.

      How to Choose a Custom Shower Base for a Glass Block Wall

      In this video you'll learn about:

      • Standard sizes of acrylic glass block shower bases.
      • How to use a custom ready for tile pan to save time & money.
      • How to identify 2 types of shower curb designs.
      • How to coordinate the design or prefab wall sections with your base design.
      • Which types of custom shower bases are available.

      Video: How to Design a Custom Glass Block Wall or Bar for Commercial or Residential Use


      In this video you will learn how to: how to use glass block of various shapes to make a unique custom wall or bar in your home or business. Where to use a custom glass block bar at home (in a kitchen, man cave, rec room, etc.) or in your business (desk, reception area, sales counter, etc.). Learn about design shapes and options. Discover how to save time and money by using prefabricated wall sections. Find out when you need to support your countertop and how to combine lighting and colored and frosted blocks for increased style and impact.

      Installation, Care & Cleaning

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      Glass Block Architectural information & installation (PDF)

      Glass Block Showers & Walls Information & Instructions (PDF)

      Shower Base Installation Guides (PDF)

      Structural Glass Floors (PDF)

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