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      Using a glass block wall or bar can add style, structure, and light to any room. This versatile product is suitable for use in showers, kitchens, bedrooms, basement recreation rooms – virtually anywhere you want to create an impact.

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      Benefits

      Benefits

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      commercial reception desk and counter

      Working with a skilled "one-stop shop." Although some masons and general contractors install glass block walls, a specialty contractor who can coordinate and perform the project from beginning to end is best.We'll start with your ideas and turn them into completed projects – working from initial design and layout, prefabricating wall sections (where possible), and finally installing the product.

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      Glass block wall design
      layout cards for a custom glass block shower
      Layout cards - puzzle like pieces to simulate a final shape

      Free shipping on pre-made sections. Straight walls are easier and less costly to build and install. We supply and install prefab sections with our vinyl stack spacing system to reduce installation times and save money. (Our premade sections are anchored to a wall, siliconed together, and field grouted.).

      finished end block in the thin series
      3 1/8" thick finished end block

      New money saving option - To cut costs, consider using 3 1/8" units (thinner glass blocks than the standard 4" sizes). We carry Wave (obscure) and Clear (see through) shaped units that curve, angle and finish the ends of a bar or wall (these blocks were developed by Mulia Inc.).

      Wide range of domestic and imported lines. We carry both Pittsburgh Corning and the Mulia lines. Both products provide excellent quality. The Mulia line is usually more cost effective.

      Flexibility - whether you want to do a shower enclosure, a half wall or a kitchen island area - the blocks can add a stylish cost-effective look with the durability to last over time.

      Product Lines & Designs

      Product Lines & Designs

      Curved, Angled, Rounded Design Examples

      curved shower wall in an upscale home using glass blocks columbus ohio with nicholson builders Curved bathroom wall (Decora pattern) Photo courtesy of Nicholson Builders Columbus Ohio
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      Wall separating bedroom & bathroom. Photo courtesy of Dave Fox Remodeling
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      Step down walk in shower wall with bright jewel tone colors
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      Decorative lighting for cool design
      colored lighting behind a kitchen island
      A kitchen island becomes the focal point of the room
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      Dining room with a decorative design

      These walls are also popular in commercial applications in interior and exterior spaces, not only for their looks, but to increase safety and security, reduce noise and maintenance costs, and contribute to sustainable design principles.

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      Exterior school application
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      Foyer wall using aluminum grid system
      safe and decorative bannister in a wellness center
      Wellness center bannister separation area

      Color, Frosted & Tile Blocks for Walls & Bars

      Why settle for a standard clear project when you can create the cool factor and make your installation stand out?

      shaped & standard glass blocks in assorted colors
      52 colors & various shapes available!
      glass block frostings
      Frosted units provide warmth
      red colored glass blocks in a sales counter in a commercial building Sales counter stylized with colored glass blocks

      glass tiles fused onto blocks
      Fused art tiles applied to blocks
      8" x 8" glass block with a fused art tile
      Close up (artistic block)
      desk with yellowed colored glass Yellow colored desk using 90 degree angle blocks

      Custom etched wall and bar products

      One of a kind describes this process. Add a standard or customized etching to go from an ordinary to extraordinary installation. Call for more details on using laser etched blocks from Innovate Building Solutions.

      Assorted etched glass blocks
      Etched assortment
      Units can be personalized
      mural etched into sections
      Add murals for the ultimate in cool factor!
      FAQ

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Do I need special support underneath the wall?
      Usually not. Unless your floor already has a problem, standard subfloor framing is usually enough to support the block wall.

      Can the walls be premade?
      Yes. Straight, curved and angled walls can be premade and are much easier to install (you will not even need a specialized mason contractor to do them with the vinyl stack system)!

      vinyl stack glass block wall

      Are these walls sturdy? How are the walls attached or anchored?
      Most glass block walls are tied into the surrounding wall(s) by using panel anchors or vinyl stack anchors every third course (or 24"). Panel reinforcing or horizontal vinyl stack pieces provide additional stability.

      anchor into vinyl strips in a glass block wall

      How do you make radius or angled walls? How do you finish the ends and tops?
      With the development shaped glass blocks it's now possible to make angles, corners, and finished ends - you can even finish the sides and tops of a partition, loft or shower wall without needing to use some disimilar type material.

      Do you carry fire-rated glass blocks or ones that offer higher levels of security?
      Yes. We carry units with 60-minute and 90-minute fire ratings (with thicker faces), solid blocks, that provide increased resistance to bullets, noise reduction, protection against vandalism and graffiti, and improved fire safety.

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      Thinner Glass Blocks for Shower, Wall & Bar Projects Save Time and Money


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      In this video you’ll learn how thinner glass block shapes can save time and money for a shower, wall or bar project.

      Video: How to Use Different Shapes units for a Wall or Custom Bar


      In this video you will learn how to: use various glass block shapes to make a unique wall or home bar.

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


      In this video you will learn how to: how to use different shapes to make a unique custom wall or bar in your home or business. You can use a 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 premade 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.

       

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