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      Take the guesswork out of choosing the best glass block size, shape, or pattern for your project - let our experts handle it for you! Glass blocks come in different sizes, dimensions, and shapes and can be used in shower, wall, and window projects. Various levels of privacy can be achieved by choosing the right colors, patterns, and transparency. Daylighting and increased thermal efficiency make designer selections an attractive and cost-effective material for use in green design.

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      Product Lines & Designs

      Glass Block Product Lines & Designs

      Consider the following glass block designs and products to get the privacy, light, security and style you want.

      Decora and Wave Glass Block Designs

      Premier Decora Pattern glass block
      Privacy: Moderate
      Amount of Light: Highest
      Available Sizes:
      4 x 8 x 3 7/8"
      6 x 6 x 3 7/8"
      6 x 8 x 3 7/8"
      8 x 8 x 3 7/8"
      Pittsburg Corning Glass Block

      Available Shapes:

      Premier Decora Endblock

      EndBlock Finishing Units
      A rounded finished surface on one end to complete your design.

      Premier Decora Corner Angle

      Corner/Angle Unit
      Used to create a 90 degree corner. Excellent for glass block shower walls, bars, and commercial projects

      Premier Decora Arque/22 degree variant block

      Arque/22 Degree Variant
      Create smooth, graceful curves and columns.

      Premier Decora Tridron Unit

      Tridron Unit
      Create everything from a 45 degree angle to a full circle.

      Premier Decora Encurve Block

      Encurve Block
      Great to round out both the top and side of a wall or create a dramatic step down wall.


      Decora and Wave Clear Frosted  Glass Block Designs

      Premier Decora Frosted glass block
      Privacy: Highest
      Amount of Light: Moderate
      Available Sizes:
      4 x 8 x 3 7/8"
      6 x 6 x 3 7/8"
      6 x 8 x 3 7/8"
      8 x 8 x 3 7/8"

      Available Shapes:

      Premier Decora Frosted Endblock

      Decora Frosted EndBlock Finishing Units
      A rounded finished surface on one end to complete your design.

      Premier Decora Frosted Corner Angle

      Decora Frosted Corner/Angle Unit
      Used to create a 90 degree corner. Excellent for glass block shower walls, bars, and commercial projects

      Premier Decora Frosted Arque/22 degree variant block

      Decora Frosted Arque
      Create smooth, graceful curves and columns with this block.

      Premier Decora Frosted Tridron Unit

      Decora Frosted Tridron Unit
      Create everything from a 45 degree angle to a full circle with these blocks.

      Premier Decora Frosted Encurve Block

      Decora Frosted Encurve
      Great to round out both the top and side of a wall or create a dramatic step down glass wall.


      Icescapes Icescape Glass Block Designs

      Premier Icescapes Pattern
      Privacy: Maximum
      Amount of Light: Highest
      Available Sizes:
      4 x 8 x 3 1/8"
      6 x 6 x 3 7/8"
      6 x 8 x 3 7/8"
      8 x 8 x 3 7/8"

      Available Shapes:

      Premier icescapes Endblock

      EndBlock Finishing Units
      A rounded finished surface on one end to complete your design.

      Premier icescapes Corner Angle

      Corner/Angle Unit
      Used to create a 90 degree corner. Excellent for glass block shower walls, bars, and commercial projects

      Premier icescapes Arque/22 degree variant block

      Arque/22 Degree Variant
      Create smooth, graceful curves and columns.

      Premier icescapes Tridron Unit

      Tridron Unit
      Create everything from a 45 degree angle to a full circle.

      Premier icescapes Encurve Block

      Encurve Block
      Great to round out both the top and side of a wall or create a dramatic step down glass wall.


      Vue and Clear Glass Block Designs

      Premier Clear Pattern
      Privacy: Least
      Amount of Light: Highest
      Advantages: Maximum visibility and light combination
      Available Sizes:
      8 x 8 x 3 7/8"
      12 x 12 x 3 7/8"
      Vue frosted glass block
      Vue Frosted Block

      Argus and Parallel Flute Argus Glass Block Designs

      Premier Argus Pattern
      Privacy: Moderate
      Amount of Light: Highest
      Advantages: Flutes diffuse the light
      Available Sizes:
      6 x 6 x 3 7/8"
      8 x 8 x 3 7/8"
      12 x 12 x 3 7/8"
      Premier Argus Parallel Pattern
      Argus Parallel Flute 
      Premier Argus Frosted Pattern
      Argus Frosted 

      Essex AA Glass Block Designs

      Premier Essex AA Pattern
      Privacy: Maximum
      Amount of Light: Moderate
      Advantages: Fine ridge design
      Available Sizes:
      8 x 8 x 3 7/8"
      Premier Essex AA Frosted Pattern
      Essex AA Frosted 

      Spyra Glass Block Designs

      Premier Spyra Pattern
      Privacy: Moderate
      Amount of Light: Moderate
      Advantages: Great decorating options – design bold circles, rounded corners, and illusions of waves!
      Available Sizes:
      8 x 8 x 3 7/8"

      Seascapes Glass Block Designs

      Premier Seascapes Pattern glass block
      Privacy: Moderate
      Amount of Light: Good
      Advantages: Three dimensional circles that appear to float within the block
      Available Sizes:
      8 x 8 x 3 7/8"
      Premier Seascapes Frosted Pattern
      Seascapes Frosted Block

      New Item!
      (Available Fall 2012)

      Thinner Glass Block Series

      Consider using 3 1/8" thickness blocks from Mulia to reduce costs and to add some design options not available in the 4" thick units. Some of the advantages include:

      thinner radial glass block for curved walls
      Radial (for curved walls) block size comparison
      thinner veer glass blocks for 90 degree angles
      Veer (for corner) block size comparison
      • More cost effective than 4" thick blocks
      • Lighter weight – easier to maneuver and install.
      • Increased design options – available in traditional "Wave" pattern and new "Clear" see-through pattern to create an improved look at your inside walls.
      • Thinner glass blocks provide more room inside the shower – an especially important factor for tub to shower conversion projects where the depth of the glass block shower is limited.
      • Vinyl stack prefabricated wall systems available to reduce installation time and improve finished quality.
      • Blocks are available in Wave and Clear patterns in finished ends, rounded for curves (called "Radial" blocks for 22 1/2 degree angles), and 90 degree angle varieties (called "Veer" blocks).
      clear radial to make a curve in a 3 1/8 thick glass block
      Thinner clear radial
      curved wave glass block in a 3 1/8 thickness by mulia
      Thinner wave radial
      wave veer glass block in 3 1/8" thickness for a 90 degree turn
      Thinner wave veer

      Glass Block Designs with Privacy & Light Transmission for Windows and Walls

      wave pattern glass block
      "Wave" pattern - Highest amount of light with moderate privacy.
      icescape pattern glass block
      "Iceberg" pattern - Highest amount of light with maximum privacy.
      pristal pattern glass block
      "Pristal" pattern - Good amount of light with maximum privacy.
      clear see through pattern block
      "Clear" pattern - maximum visibility and light.

      Clear Frosted Glass Block Designs for Basement & Bathroom Windows

      wave frosted pattern glass block
      "Wave" pattern
      icescape frosted pattern block
      "Iceberg" pattern
      pristal frosted pattern glass block
      "Pristal" pattern
      clear frosted pattern block
      "Clear" pattern
      FAQ

      Frequently Asked Questions

      1) How can I easily give my project a custom look but stay within budget and work only with glass block?
      Mixing frosted and colored glass blocks; working with different colors, shapes, and sizes; and combining patterns in your project will result in a one-of-a-kind design.

      curved and colored shower wall in cleveland ohio using glass blocks Icescapes pattern glass block shower using dark blue colors (Cleveland Ohio)
      commercial window using spyra pattern for a circular pattern
      Commercial windows with Spyra pattern for circles, waves and dramatic designs.
      decorative glass block column in a home in cleveland ohio A 90 degree corner unit (Hedron) makes this column work!

      2) If I want to create an all-glass wall without any sharp corners, what do you recommend for a finished look?
      We recommend that you use a finished bullnose block when creating a glass block shower wall, partition, half-wall, or bar. We prefer EndBlock (Pittsburgh Corning) and End Block (Mulia). The Mulia units are also available in 3 1/8" thickness for a more cost-effective design.

      old cast iron bathtub with sliding glass doors
      Before – Old cast iron tub and sliding door.
      glass block wall in the process of being built
      In process – Pre-fab walls on tile ready base.
      walk in shower in a smaller space
      After – Walk in shower wall using Decora pattern with 6 x 8 End Block & curved Arque block.

      3) I have a small bathroom and would like to convert my tub into a walk-in shower. What combination of glass blocks works best?
      Most frequently we use curved units to create doorless walk-in showers in small spaces. Typically we combine curved blocks with 6" x 8" end blocks when converting a small tub (one without much depth) into a walk-in shower. Add a ready-for-tile shower base and your bathtub-to-shower conversion is done.

      4) I like the look of curved shower walls and barrier-free or roll-in entry. What sort of glass block wall will best keep water in the shower stall?
      Curved glass block shower walls work best in this application. We recommend combining 6" x 8" x 4" blocks with Arque (Pittsburgh Corning) or thin line (3 1/8" thick) Radial (Mulia) blocks, which feature a 22 1/2 degree curve and can turn a 12" radius with only four blocks.

      odd shaped old steel tub
      Before – Steel tub.
      premade glass block shower walls during the construction process
      In process – premade wall on ready for tile custom shower base.
      two wall curved walk in shower approximately 66" x 48"
      After – Walk in shower.

      5) How can I provide privacy to my home office in a loft without sacrificing light transmission and an airy, open feeling?
      A glass block step-down wall will increase privacy and cut down on noise without negatively impacting light transmission or openness. Available as part of an 8" x 8" x 4" module, Encurve (Pittsburgh Corning) or Double End (Mulia) units are ideal for creating step-down walls, which are an innovative treatment in small spaces like lofts and shower stalls.

      step down half wall in bath and shower space using colored glass blocks
      Light blue color step down half wall
      second level loft wall in columbus ohio using glass blocks
      Loft wall in Columbus Ohio
      rainbow colored glass block wall in columbus ohio Cool steps and rainbow colors

      6) I'm considering adding a glass block island to my kitchen but would like to avoid any sharp corners. Are rounded corners available?
      Hedron (Pittsburgh Corning - 4" thick) and Veer (Mulia - 3 1/8" thick) units, which can turn 90 degree corners in a gentle and continuous curve, work well in kitchen bars and islands, sales counters, decorative columns and posts, and showers.

      kitchen island bar backlight Lighting behind an island bar
      glass block desk This desk uses the yellow color blocks (lighting is behind the wall)
      glass block shower walls and a frameless glass door Shower with the Hedron corner completed with M E Whittaker Builders

      7) I like the curved glass block shower walls I've seen online, but I have an extremely small bathroom. Can I still get this look?
      Tridron (Pittsburgh Corning) glass blocks allow you to add circular elements to walls, bars, columns, or windows. Additionally, the small (45 degree) curve of the Tridron glass block makes it an excellent choice for projects where the space is limited or you may have to work with strange angles, like a doorless walk-in tub to shower conversion project.

      45 degree glass block shower wall

      8) I love the look of exposed brick and subway tile but find them cost-prohibitive. Do you have any suggestions?
      We use a combination of 4" x 8" x 4" and 4" x 4" x 4" glass blocks to create these popular looks. Running bond and subway tile can provide a modern update to an exterior window or wall or a shower wall.

      running bond glass block design
      Glass & brick running bond design.
      4" x 4" x 4" Wave, Icescapes, Vue patterns (NEW ITEM)

      9) I'm considering a glass block window but am concerned that it will look too much like a grid and not enough like panes. Do you have any larger units that provide the look of conventional windows?
      Our 12" x 12" x 4" glass blocks are your best bet. Many of our customers like to combine 6" x 6" 4" with 12" x 12" x 4" or tiles in window openings, because it gives them a chance to customize their windows easily and cost-effectively.

      window using 12 x 12 and 6 x 6 glass block design
      Family room window using 6 x 6 and 12 x 12 blocks,
      glass block design using 8 x 8 and 4 x 8 size selections
      A bathroom window using 8x8 and 4x8 color & frosted blocks (this design is available in 104 different color options!)
      residential windows by a staircase using 12 x 12 x 4 glass blocks
      12 x 12 x 4 units in home staircase.

      10) How many blocks tall should I make a sales counter or bar?
      Five courses of 8" tall blocks with finished ends make the perfect height

      front reception desk in a salon
      sales counter in cleveland ohio made of glass blocks and a granite countertop
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      In this video you'll learn how to use glass block designs for a bar, shower, wall or window. You can learn about using curved glass block to convert a bathtub into a walk-in glass block shower. You can also discover how to save money by using prefabricated wall sections.

       

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