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.
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.).
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
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.
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?
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.
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)!
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.
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.
Video: How to Use Different Shapes units for a Wall or Custom Bar
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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.
Glass Block Bars & Partition Walls
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.