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    Glass Block Bars & Partition Walls

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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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    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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    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.).

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    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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    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!
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    Frosted units provide warmth
    red colored glass blocks in a sales counter in a commercial building Sales counter stylized with colored glass blocks

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    Fused art tiles applied to blocks
    8" x 8" glass block with a fused art tile
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    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.

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

    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)!

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    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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