Why can’t your shower wall, window or kitchen backsplash be as distinctive as you? With a prefabricated colored or frosted glass block shower wall or window, you’ll create the awe-inspiring element your home (commercial or retail store) has been lacking. See how frosted and colored glass block will transform your space.
Learn the benefits, options and installation systems with colored and frosted glass blocks. Whether you’re using color glass blocks randomly in a shower wall, moving light (without glare) with a frosted glass window, or building a fun, patterned glass block for your new boutique – the possibilities are only limited by your imagination. And with Innovate Building Solutions exclusive ‘Protect All Prefabrication System’ installing these block walls is as simple as playing with LEGO’s.
A Guide to Great Home Design with Glass Blocks and Glass Bricks
If you like a Minimalist or Mid-Century modern vibe check out your choices in the Euro series ‘soft shade line.” If you love eclectic patterns the ‘diversity line’ is inventive and wild. Mix and match for your perfect look.
Framed glass shower doors with the nasty bottom tracks are a pain to clean. Frosted or colored glass block walk in shower have smooth faces (with patterns on the inside). They’re a breeze to clean with soap and water. And best yet – the wavy patterns don’t show spotting.
Would you like a frosted, curved glass block wall to convert a tub into a walk-in shower? How about an L shaped 90-degree angle wall to make a space-age bar in your basement? Or bring in colored light with a multi-colored glass block window. These options are possible with different block sizes and shapes.
It’s getting harder to feel safe in your home. However, with frosted glass blocks you’ll feel secure and have peace of mind with the ruggedness of a glass block window. You don’t need to sacrifice natural light to get the privacy you want.
Attempting to find a mason to install glass blocks is a ‘needle in a haystack’ experience. With Innovate’s exclusive ‘Protect All’ prefabricated shower walls and pre-assembled vinyl framed windows, it’s as simple to install your colored or frosted blocks as it is to put together LEGO blocks. Forget hiring expensive mason contractors. Check out the fabrication section to learn more.
Glass blocks are versatile. They’re used in shower walls, bathroom windows or even commercial walls in a downtown office or fun and eclectic retail store.
Innovate Building Solutions has served over 190,000 customers since 1977 with one-of-a-kind products, advice, prefabrication and installation service. We are steeped in the ins and outs of what can (and can’t) be done with glass blocks. We’ve been doing it for over 43 years. Let one of our glass block designers lay out out your glass block shower wall and pan, or determine the right rough openings for your colored glass block window. Don’t buy from someone who dabbles in glass blocks. Make your life simple. Work with Innovate. We’re specialists.
These 14 ‘wave’ patterned colored and frosted ‘soft shades’ blocks can be used anywhere (inside and outside). They even have 4 colored shaped end and double end blocks to match. Combine with 22 clear patterns and create your very own wild design.
These 13 ‘wave’ patterned colored blocks can brighten the inside of your home, or commercial or retail 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’ to create your very own wild design.
Combine these 21 fun and funky patterns into a kaleidoscope inspired theme or put random patterns together for a random boho-chic look. The combinations are 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.
What good does buying any glass block unless you can get someone to install the system for you (or you’re adventuresome enough to DIY it yourself.)
With the Protect All prefabricated window or shower system, it’s as simple to install glass blocks as it is for a little kid to put together LEGO blocks. And a simple prefabrication system makes a high quality glass block installation possible. Prefabricated and colored glass block windows, walls and shower systems make it straightforward for do-it-yourself homeowner (DIY), small contractor, interior designer and architect to work with this product.
If you’re looking at a new construction project with colored glass blocks, the vinyl framed windows are perfect. Give us your rough opening sizes and we’ll build a vinyl framed nailing fin window which can be nailed in like a new construction window.
Take the guesswork out of a colored glass block shower in 3 simple steps.
Step 1) Innovate shower designers will figure out the size and shape of glass block wall using layout cards. And if you’d like we’ll email these cards to you so you can ‘see’ how your glass block shower will ‘live’ in your bathroom.
Step 2) Your clear or colored glass block wall will be prefabricated in simple to install sections (most weigh between 40 to 60 lbs.). They install like LEGO blocks. You (or your contractor) will stack one section on another.
Step 3) Order a solid surface or ready for tile shower pan custom designed to fit your colored (or clear) glass block wall sections.
All the frosted and colored glass blocks are made in a 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ size. Note – these are a metric-sized blocks and cannot be used with American sized blocks.
Yes and no. Since the ‘group 2’ blocks (bold shades) group is only for interior uses – you won’t want to use it with the other 2 series for a window project. For interior glass block showers – you can use all 3 series of blocks together.
The best way to finish off the end of a glass block wall is with a finished bullnose end block. Although there are 4 different colored glass block ends, there are many colors which are not available with finished ends. In these cases use a solid surface or granite cap to finish off the end.
Since the glass block walls are assembled with pre-made vinyl strips with the Protect All fabrication system, they’re simple to install. You simple stack one section on another (even if the sections are curved).
Glass block windows are made as complete sections (with or without a frame). They are a simple, modular installation. You won’t need to waste time (and spend a bunch of money) hiring an expensive mason who will install them block by block. The prefab method is not only quicker, but you’ll have smaller joints and install if far less time (saving you money).