So, you have been considering using glass block for your next remodeling project, but you’re concerned about the difficulty of installing it yourself. Actually, installing Glass Block is easier than you may think.
First, identify the project. It can be a shower wall, a bar base, kitchen island, windows wherever glass would be used, including vinyl frame window, outdoor walls such as around the pool, and many more. The simultaneous beauty and security of glass block provides unique opportunities.
The next step would be to determine the type of glass block that you want to use on your project.
- Rectangular or straight blocks are used to build straight walls.
- Finishing units are rounded on one or two sides and are used to complete open edges and corners of projects.
- Shaped blocks are used to turn corners or create curves.
At this point in the design, you can also consider the use of decorative glass block to add a splash of color. Or, utilize the many different options of colored glass block as the focal point of your project. So, feel free to be creative in your design and expectations. Glass Block is extremely versatile.
With Pittsburgh Corning Glass Block, there are mortar or mortar-less options. Having made the determination of the type of glass block you will be using in the first step, you will then be able to determine the product series that best fits your needs.
- Premiere Series glass block using perimeter channels.
- Thinline or Premiere Series glass block using panel anchors.
- Mortar-less installation system for Premiere Series glass block straight panels using perimeter channels.
- Mortar-less installation system for Premiere Series glass block includes straight, curved or angled panels using wall anchors.
For complete instructions and specifications on these options, go to Pittsburgh Corning Glass Block Installation Instructions.
Pittsburgh Corning also provides an excellent Project Planner to help you better understand the steps and decision points.
But, do not hesitate to contact us here at Eastern Glass Block. We have offices in New York and New Jersey and over 20 years of experience designing and installing Glass Block nationwide. We have completed some of the most creative residential and commercial glass block designs ever done. Call us. We love to share our experience and knowledge.