Looking for a cool way to add a subway tile design and have a light transmitting wall, backsplash or window? With the introduction of the newest size of glass blocks – the 4” x 4” x 4” – it is now possible to create a design that not only has the subway tile/running bond look but also one that can serve the dual purpose of being a window, shower or commercial wall. Learn more about the new block manufactured by Pittsburgh Corning, where it can be used and how it can create a unique residential or architecturally inspired space below.
Archive for August, 2011
How to create a light transmitting glass block subway tile design for a kitchen, bathroom or commercial wallSaturday, August 27th, 2011
The McGuires (who live in a suburb of Cleveland Ohio) had a problem – how could they retain the black and white retro design of their bathroom while making it safer, easier to use and also upgrade the looks without the cost and aggravation of gutting the space.
The main challenges were:
- A cast iron clawfoot tub which was dangerous to get in and out of.
- An old brass curved shower rod and stationary shower head which were outdated and covered the view of the decorative tile design.
- An existing pedestal sink 30” tall which required excessive bending.
With many different glass block shower wall installation approaches available choosing the best method for your project can be tough. Watch the video below (and read these 5 1/2 tips) to learn how to make this shower installation easier to do using modular prefabricated wall sections.
Continue reading “5 1/2 Tips on How to Install a Glass Block Shower Wall or Enclosure” »
Glass blocks stacked on top of each other – that is the single glass block design known by most people. The cool thing is this building material doesn’t only provide a means for a functional window, shower, wall or bar (with one block stacked on top of each other) – it can create a one of a kind window, shower or wall design through the use of patterning as well. Here’s 3 tips to turn an ordinary project into an extraordinary one. Continue reading “3 Design Tips for an Extraordinary Patterned Glass Block Window, Shower, Wall or Bar” »