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    Using colored and frosted glass blocks adds a unique style and freshness to your design. Whether you want your space Minimalist, Mid-Century Modern, Scandanavian, Boho-Chic and eclectic there are frosted and colored blocks to complete the look. Put random colors in a wall, or stripe or the entire wall.

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    Benefits

    Benefits of Colored, Frosted and Patterned Glass Blocks

    Light yellow contemporary glass block wall
    Light yellow contemporary glass block wall
    Multi colored glass block wall
    Multi colored glass block wall
    Minimalist bathroom with frosted and metalized blocks
    Minimalist bathroom with frosted and metalized blocks

    If you’d like bold colors – you got it. If more muted pastel shades are your thing – you’ll find them here also. High privacy frosted blocks are blocks with a shiny metalized finish are also here to dazzle you. Eclectic patterns for a beveled glass look – yes, you’ll find them here also. Here’s benefits you’ll get with the unique lines of colored, frosted and patterned glass and fabrication services though Innovate Building Solutions:


    Colors and styles to fit your design look and theme – If you like a Minimalist or Mid-Century modern vibe you’ll want to dig into the selection in the Euro series ‘soft shade line.” If bold colors or a fun Boho chic interior style are your thing the Designer series “Fashionista line” is a can’t miss. If you love eclectic patterns and designs the Designer series ‘diversity line’ is inventive and wild.

    Light reflecting blocks for to brighten up any room – If your bathroom, kitchen or commercial building is darker than you’d like, add the brilliance of increased light transmission with our distinctive metalized glass blocks in the Designer series ‘reflective line.’ Truly nothing like this has been available in the United States before now. A wall which shines back at you like a mirror!

    Easy to clean glass blocks – Frameless glass shower and wall partitions are a pain to clean. Glass blocks with their smooth faces (and patterns on the inside) are simple to clean with any window products or soap and water and the wavy patterns don’t show spotting.

    Wide range of sizes and shapes to do whatever project you’d like – Would you like a curved glass block wall to convert a tub space into a walk-in shower? How about an L shaped 90-degree angle wall to make a space-age bar in your basement? Bring in colored light with a multi-colored colored glass block window. These options are all possible since there are different block sizes and shapes to get the job done.

    Home privacy never looked so good – It’s getting harder to feel safe in your home. However, by using frosted glass blocks you’ll feel secure with the strength of a glass block window – but won’t sacrifice natural light and privacy.

    Easy to assemble and install wall and window units makes it a breeze for a DIY or first-time contractor to install – Don’t worry about trying to find a mason (who really doesn’t want to work with glass blocks anyway) to install your wall or window. With prefabricated shower wall sections and pre-assembled windows, it’s as simple to install your colored or frosted block sections as it is to assemble LEGO’s (check out the fabrication tab of this page to learn more).

    Innovate Building Solutions, a glass block designer, fabricator, nationwide supplier and installer – Innovate Building Solutions has served over 190,000 customers since 1977 with products, advice, prefabrication and installation service. We are steeped in the ins and outs of what can be done with glass blocks since we’ve been doing it for over 41 years. Let one of our glass block designers help you design your glass block shower wall and pan, or determine the right rough openings for the colored glass block window you’d like. Don’t search around and only find people who dabble in glass blocks. Make your life simple. Let us help guide you through your project.

    Small colored glass block wall
    Small colored glass block wall
    Multi-sized yellow glass block wall
    Multi-sized yellow glass block wall
    Violet glass block wall
    Violet glass block wall
    Euro Series

    Euro Series Group 1 Soft Shades Line (Interior & Exterior)

    Brown and frosted partition wall
    Brown and frosted partition wall
    Grey partition wall
    Grey partition wall
    Curved frosted wall
    Curved frosted wall

    These 7 ‘wave’ patterned colored blocks can be used anywhere (inside and outside) and even have 4 colored shaped end and double end blocks to match. Combine with 22 clear patterns and create your very own wild design.

    Where to use the Soft Shades Line

    • True colored glass - Use inside or outside.
    • Windows - Use for replacement windows without a frame or inside vinyl framed prefabricated windows.
    • Walls - Build straight, 90 degree and curved glass block shower and partition walls.

    Combine With:

    • Privacy patterns - Frosty mug, wave and clear see through in both full and half blocks.
    • Use with 21 eclectic ‘group 3 diversity line’ patterns
    • Colored shapes - 4 colored shaped end and double end blocks (sky blue, pink, green and brown).
    • Clear shapes - 4 clear shapes: Curved, End, Double End & 90-degree corner for maximum design flexibility.

    Euro Series Group 2 Bold Shades Line (Interior only)

    Red and clear block shower wall
    Red and clear block shower wall
    Bronze and frosted blocks in bath wall
    Bronze and frosted blocks in bath wall
    Blue blocks in shower wall
    Blue blocks in shower wall

    These 13 ‘wave’ patterned colored blocks can be used to brighten up the inside of your home or commercial business. There are 9 colors and 4 ‘deep shade’ colors for additional privacy. They can be combined with the ‘group 1 soft shade’ colors and shapes or combined with the 22 ‘group 3 diversity patterns’ and create your very own wild design.

    Where to use the Bold Shades Line

    • Injected colored glass - Use inside for partition and shower walls and borrowed light applications.
    • Walls - Build straight, 90 degree and curved glass block shower and partition walls.

    Combine With:

    • Privacy patterns - Frosty mug, wave and clear see through in both full and half blocks.
    • Use with 21 eclectic ‘group 3 diversity line’ patterns
    • Colored shapes - 4 colored shaped end and double end blocks (sky blue, pink, green and brown) from ‘group 1 soft shades line’.
    • Clear shapes - 4 clear shapes: Curved, End, Double End & 90-degree corner for maximum design flexibility.

    Euro Series Group 3 Diversity Line (Interior & Exterior)

    Frosted block bathroom wall
    Frosted block bathroom wall
    Unique pattern wall w/ half blocks
    Unique pattern wall w/ half blocks
    Multiple block styles shower wall
    Multiple block styles shower wall

    Combine these 21 fun and funky patterns into a kaledescope inspired theme are put random patterns together for a random menagerie of Boho-chic style. The combinations are almost endless. If you want to add even more fun throw in a few pops of colored glass blocks from the ‘group 1 soft shades’ or ‘group 2 bold shades line.”

    Where to use the Diversity Line

    • Clear glass - Use inside and outside.
    • Windows - Use for replacement windows without a frame or inside vinyl framed prefabricated windows.
    • Walls - Build straight, 90 degree and curved glass block shower and partition walls.

    Beach Theme Example

    Modern Art Theme Example

    Lines & Angles Theme Example

    Combine With:

    • Privacy patterns - Frosty mug, wave and clear see through in both full and half blocks.
    • Colored shapes - 4 colored shaped end and double end blocks (sky blue, pink, green and brown) from ‘group 1 soft shades line’.
    • Clear shapes - 4 clear shapes: Curved, End, Double End & 90-degree corner for maximum design flexibility.
    Designer Series

    Designer Series Group 4 Reflective Metallic Line (Interior only)

    Minimalist shower w/ metalized blocks
    Minimalist shower w/ metalized blocks
    Reflective series with blue end blocks
    Reflective series with blue end blocks
    Multi-colored commercial wall
    Multi-colored commercial wall

    These 24 ‘wave’ reflective blocks add a mirrored sheen which brightens any room. The metalized mirrored effect in the glass makes them highly reflective and kicks up the luminosity in any room. These block colors were inspired by nature and precious stones.

    Where to use the Reflective Metallic Line

    • Injected colored glass - Use inside for partition and shower walls and borrowed light applications.
    • Walls - Build straight, 90 degree and curved glass block shower and partition walls.

    Combine With:

    • "Group 5 Fasionista Line" and Group 6 "Pastel Line"
    • Colored shapes - 2 colored shaped end and double end blocks in the metalized series (aquamarine and blue).
    • Clear shapes - 3 clear shapes – Metalized End, Double End & rounded corner for maximum design flexibility.

    Designer Series Group 5 Fashionista Line (Interior only)

    Multi-colored commercial wall
    Multi-colored commercial wall
    Pink wall with closeup of corner blocks
    Pink wall with closeup of corner blocks
    Yellow contemprary wall
    Yellow contemprary wall

    These non-patterned and color glass blocks are the ultimate in modern minimalism. They provide a striking colored glass block shower or partition wall which will remind you of modern artists like Piet Mondrian or impressionist paintings. It is inspired artwork in a light-transmitting wall!

    Where to use the Fashionista Line

    • Injected colored glass - Use inside for partition and shower walls and borrowed light applications.
    • Walls - Build straight, 90 degree and curved glass block shower and partition walls.

    Combine With:

    • "Group 4 Reflective Metallic Line" and Group 6 "Pastel Line"
    • Colored shapes - 2 colored shaped end and double end blocks in the metalized series (aquamarine and blue).
    • Use solid surface caps or granite to finish the ends of the Fashionista series glass block walls.

    Designer Series Group 6 Pastel Line (Interior & Exterior)

    Rosa colored bedroom wall
    Rosa colored bedroom wall
    Commercial curved wall with pastels
    Commercial curved wall with pastels
    Blue bar wall
    Blue bar wall

    These 7 high-privacy smooth and frosted colored wave pattern colored glass blocks provide color with the versatility to be used inside (for shower walls and partitions) or outside for windows and exterior walls. They are durable and versatile.

    Where to use the Pastel Line

    • True colored glass - Use inside for partition and shower walls and borrowed light applications and outside as replacement or new construction windows.
    • Walls - Build straight, 90 degree and curved glass block shower and partition walls.

    Combine With:

    • "Group 4 Reflective Metallic Line" and Group 5 "Fashionista Line" for interior projects.
    • Colored shapes - 2 colored shaped end and double end blocks in the metalized series (aquamarine and blue).
    • Clear shapes - 3 clear shapes: Metalized End, Double End & Rounded Corner for maximum design flexibility.
    • Use solid surface caps or granite to finish the ends of the Fashionista series glass block walls.
    Fabrication/Installation

    How to Fabricate & Install Colored, Frosted and Patterned Glass Block Windows and Walls

    What good does buying any glass block (no matter how pretty and unique it is) unless you can get someone to build and install with it?

    It does no good!

    Since it is near impossible to find a mason who has the experience, time and desire to install a glass block window (colored or clear), shower wall or partition, fabricated systems (especially those which install like LEGO blocks) makes the difference between a quality job and one done not at all (or worse yet – done poorly).

    Below, we’ll outline our prefabricated systems. In our local markets in Cleveland and Columbus Ohio we (and have installed since 1977) for you. In our nationwide wholesale markets, we provide fabricated windows, walls and even shower bases for do it yourself homeowners (DIY), small contractors, interior designers and architects. This makes a colored (or clear) glass block job simple – and making you (or your contractor) look like a seasoned pro.

    Frameless glass block window installed
    Frameless glass block window installed

    Protect All Frameless Glass Block Windows

    If you have a replacement window project the frameless glass block windows usually work best because we have more sizing flexibility.


    Vinyl framed window before and after installation
    Prefab vinyl framed window before and after installation is complete

    Protect All Vinyl Framed Glass Block Windows

    If you’re looking at a new construction project with colored glass blocks the vinyl framed windows are perfect. We give you the rough opening size – and you create an opening for vinyl framed nailing fin window which installs like a new construction window.


    Protect All Glass Block Shower Wall Sections with Premade Solid Surface or Ready for Tile Shower Pans

    Take the guesswork out of a glass block shower project using 3 simple steps.

    Glass block layout cards
    Layout cards

    Step 1) Our shower designers help you figure out the right size and shape of glass block wall using our layout cards.

    Sectional installation
    Install in sections

    Step 2) We’ll prefabricate your shower into simple to install sections. They install just like LEGO blocks.

    Solid shower pan
    Tileable shower pan
    Solid surface and tile-ready shower pans

    Step 3) You can get a solid surface or ready for tile shower pan which is custom designed to fit your colored (or clear) glass block wall sections.

    FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions about Colored, Frosted and Pattern Glass Blocks

    What is the best line(s) to use for a minimalist design?
    The most popular blocks used for a minimalist design are either the clear colored units in the Group 5 Fashionista line or the non-colored metalized blocks in Group 4.

    Can I use blocks from the ‘Euro series’ and the ‘Designer series’ together?
    Although the widths of the blocks are the same in the prefabricated walls and windows it is not recommend combining the styles together because the interior cavities of the blocks vary in depth.

    Minimalist euro kitchen
    Minimalist Euro style kitchen

    What are the best ways to finish off the ends of a glass block wall? Is there a way to finish off the ends in the ‘Fashionista’ line?
    The best way to finish off the end of a glass block wall is with a finished bullnose end block. Since some of the lines don’t have finished ends (like the ‘Fashionista line’) you can either use a finishing block from another line or use a glass tile or solid surface or granite curb cap material.

    Solid surface trim
    Solid surface trim on the end of a Fasionista wall

    Will the metalized finish wear off?
    No, the metalized finish is attach to the glass, so it will not wear off or fade.

    How are the glass block windows and wall assembled? Can this project be done by a do it yourselfer or a contractor working with the material for the first time?
    Since the glass block walls are assembled with premade vinyl strips with the Protect All fabrication system they are simple to install by stacking one section on top of another (even if the sections are curved).

    Prefab glass block shower wall installation
    Prefab glass block shower wall installation

    Glass block windows are made as complete sections (with or without a frame) so they install in one piece without having to fool with setting them block by block inside a window opening.

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