Posted by: glassblockblogger | June 25, 2013

Learn Why Glass Block Shower Kits are a Great Choice When Rebuilding or Remodeling

Facts and Benefits of Glass Block Shower Kits

Glass Block Shower Kits make it easier and cost-effective to bring the impact of a bright, beautiful glass block shower into your bathroom designs. So you get all the beauty of a custom-built glass block shower — without the “custom” hassle.

Standard or Walk-in Shower Kit OptionsStandard-shower System

For something called “Standard Fit,” it’s quite a revolutionary idea. The Standard Fit Glass Block Shower is sized to fit any bathroom. So, whether you’re replacing an existing tub or adding a new shower to your home, the Standard Fit Glass Block Shower will make the perfect fit.

Walk-in-shower from Eastern Glass BlockFor a truly astounding shower design, step out of the ordinary and step into the beautiful Glass Block Walk-In Shower. A dramatic addition to any bathroom, the Walk-In Shower adds a level of elegance and luxury that today’s discerning homeowner wants.

Mortar or Mortar-less Installation

You can choose either Mortar Installation or the new Pittsburgh Corning ProVantage™ Glass Block Installation System. The ProVantage™ Glass Block Installation System is a mortar-less method that incorporates a special spacer system and joint finish to make it easier than ever before to build beautiful glass block walls and showers. (Refer to this video on “how to install glass block“)

Some Details About Shower KitsEastern Glass Block Shower

Glass Block Shower Kits are available in either the Decora® or IceScapes® Glass Block patterns. The bases of the shower kits are special because they are specially designed to accommodate glass block through molded channels that serve as guides for block placement. Also, they are constructed to support the extra weight of glass block walls.

The NAHB Research Center has certified the bases to meet Z124.2. Glass block installed with mortar is exempt from the safety glazing requirements of all model building codes. The bases are made of Lucite® XL cast acrylic. This high quality material resists chipping and peeling. In the rare event the material scratches, polishing will restore it back to the original shine. Color goes all the way through the material. This hard, non-porous surface prevents dirt from accumulating and resists stains better than other materials. With normal use, Lucite® cast acrylic will retain its beauty with only a minimal amount of care. Low maintenance is always a big plus for a bathroom shower.

All Eastern Glass Block Shower Systems are pre-designed to include:

  • Premiere Series Glass Block Providing
    • Timeless beauty and practicality
    • Durability and ease of maintenance
  • Customized Acrylic Base
    • Designed to accommodate and support glass block
    • Installed like traditional shower bases to help reduce installation time and labor coordination
    • Stain resistant, durable, easy to clean
  • Doors
    • Pre-selected to fit and install with the shower systems
  • Detailed Installation Instructions and Bill of Materials to Simplify Ordering and Installation

Give us a call or send us an email if you are planning to install a Shower. At Eastern Glass Block, we have over 20 years of experience in commercial and residential design in the New York and New Jersey area. (800.635.1226)Contact Us at Eastern Glass Block


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