Photo of exterior wall built out of decorative glass block

F.A.Q. About Glass Block

1. What are glass blocks used for?  Glass blocks are commonly used in residential, commercial and industrial applications. They are often used to create walls, partitions, windows, showers, and decorative features.

2. How do I install glass blocks?  Glass blocks are installed using mortar or silicone adhesive. The installation process involves preparing the surface, applying the adhesive.  Then placing the blocks, and ensuring proper alignment and support. It’s essential to follow manufacturer guidelines.  

3. Are glass blocks energy-efficient?  Yes, Glass blocks offer great insulation.  They help reduce heat transfer between indoor and outdoor environments.  Double-glazed or low-emissivity (low-E) glass blocks can further enhance energy efficiency.

4. Can glass blocks be customized? Yes, glass blocks can be customized in various ways. Customization options include different sizes, shapes, colors and patterns. 

5. Are glass blocks durable?  Yes, Glass blocks are very durable and weather resistant.  They are also maintenance free.  Proper installation and regular inspections can help ensure the long-term durability of glass block.

6. Are glass blocks suitable for wet areas like bathrooms? Yes, glass blocks are often used in wet areas such as bathrooms and showers. When properly installed and sealed, glass blocks are waterproof.

7. Can glass blocks provide privacy? Glass blocks offer varying degrees of privacy.  For enhanced privacy, consider using our frosted pattern.

8. How do I clean and maintain glass blocks?  Cleaning glass blocks is simple.  A mild soap and water is enough to keep your glass block clean.  Avoid abrasive cleaners or rough materials that could scratch the glass surface.  

9. Can glass blocks be recycled? Yes, glass blocks are recyclable.  This makes them an environmentally friendly choice for construction.