Posted by: glassblockblogger | July 2, 2015

Glass Block In The Outdoors – Signs + Walls

Glass blocks are most commonly used in shower or bath applications and basement windows. You can also use glass blocks in other ways like partitions, counters, desks and even as a backsplash in a kitchen. One place glass block is used but not often thought of is outdoors. The blocks can be used as a decorative piece adding style and elegance, or as an architectural piece serving a building purpose. Glass blocks are not limited in where they can be used, only limited by the imagination of the user. Here are some outdoor applications of glass blocks.

Glass Block Sign

A sign company in Las Vegas, Nevada had inquired about color glass blocks for a sign they were renovating. The sign was for an apartment complex that was getting touched up and to make it stand out in the Las Vegas market, the company decided on purchasing color blocks to enhance the person at the entrance. The new and improved sign is a step up from its predecessor and the addition of the different color glass blocks looks great.

Here is the before picture of the sign:           And here is the after picture of the sign:Ridge Falls Sign With Glass Blocks

Ridge Falls Sign

From bland and boring to eye-catching and striking.

Glass Block Shower

Although glass block showers are usually inside of a bathroom, there are plenty of glass block showers in the outdoors. We have gotten inquiries from people wanting them installed in their backyards to shower after a day at the beach or to have for their pool house. Having a glass block shower outdoors offers you the usefulness of a shower without dirtying up the inside of your house but also provides privacy without needing a tub or curtains. The glass block showers below, which are installed down in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, were installed years ago and are still going strong. These showers stood strong against the harsh wind and water abuse from Hurricane Sandy a few years ago and look almost the same as the day we installed them. They are a great addition to have at a beach to not only get the annoying sand off before getting into your car or walking the boardwalk, but also to add a little style.

Glass Block Showers At The Beach

Glass Block As Decoration

Another way you can use glass block outdoor is in a fountain. Glass blocks can border the fountain creating a nice, unique looking design. For those who want to add a little something extra to the appearance of their home, a fountain is a popular choice. If a fountain isn’t your thing, you can also make a free standing glass block wall in your backyard. A glass block wall adds style not commonly found elsewhere.

Glass Block FountainOutdoor Free-standing Glass Block Wall

Have any ideas of your own on what you can do with glass blocks outdoors? Let us know! We would love to hear some of your ideas. Do you have any questions or comments regarding glass blocks? Feel free to comment or send us an email and we will be happy to get back to you. To learn more about Glass Blocks please visit our website at . Call us now at 800-635-1226 or email at We have over 26 years of experience and we will be happy to help you in designing or material supply.

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