Glass block is a type of building material which is made of either acrylic or glass. Glass blocks are similar to concrete blocks or bricks in terms of their shape and how they are laid. They come in various sizes and are usually used as an alternative for traditional or ordinary windows particularly in basements.
Glass blocks are available in various designs. They can also come in tints of different colors, opalescent or simply clear.
Glass blocks are usually installed by means of grout and mortar. Installation can be done by a professional contractor. Sometimes, manufacturers or companies of glass blocks as well offer installation upon purchase of their product.
However, some acrylic glass blocks manufacturers have alternative means of installing their glass blocks. Some of these manufacturers use interlocking PVC joints for installing glass blocks.
Replacing an already existing window with glass blocks allow energy efficiency as compared to ordinary plate glass windows.
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