There is something very cool that is becoming more popular in the glass block world. Our industry has always been about style, because after all that’s what glass blocks are known for. Over the years the style options have increased and with the introduction of color glass blocks added a whole other dimension of utilizing glass blocks. There have been times where customers come in or call asking about what glass blocks can do for them. Sometimes they decide to get a little crazy and ask if they can use different styles of blocks, for example using our Decora pattern with our IceScapes pattern; we happily oblige each time. However, what is gaining more popularity when designing a glass block window is using different styles and different sizes of glass blocks together.
Aesthetically, glass blocks are one of a kind. Here you can see a glass block window made with 4 different sizes of glass block and 2 different styles.
The way the different blocks work with each other makes these already beautiful blocks that much better. This window lets in a great amount of natural light but with a level of privacy that does not cause concern. This glass block window would make a great addition to any home.
This interesting idea can be tricky to navigate because the openings need to have dimensions that allow us to use different sizes. Not only that, some styles of glass blocks like our Vue pattern only comes in 4″ thickness while our Mist pattern only comes in 3″ thickness. Both the we and the customer have to be keen in knowing which blocks can be used with one another during the design phase. Glass blocks are inherently eye-catchers so when a window has different shapes and styles it is much more noticeable.
Here you can see another glass block window using 2 different styles (IceScapes and Decora) and 2 different sizes (4″ x 8″ and 8″ x 8″) of block.
We love getting customer inquiries about windows like these because it’s fun to sketch up an idea that the customer really enjoys and wants to go ahead with. We are eager to accept the challenge of filling out any dimensions using different styles and sizes are you see above.
And here is one of my personal favorites: This window was made with 2 different sizes of block (12″ x 12″ and 6″ x 6″) and 3 different styles of block (Decora, IceScapes and Decora LX).
Tell us what you think about these special windows. We would love to hear your thoughts and comments! If you would like to know more about these windows or glass blocks in general email us at email@example.com or call us at 800-635-1226. Please visit our website at www.easternglassblock.com to see what glass blocks can do for you.