Glass block is also called glass brick. It is block or hollow box-shaped glass products pressed and shaped with clear or colored glass. The main categories are glass hollow blocks, solid glass blocks, and mosaics are not included. In most cases, glass blocks and used as structural materials, such as walls, screens, shower partitions, windows, etc.
Table of Contents
- History of glass block
- Glass block manufacturing process
- Glass block fusion method manufacture process:
- Glass block gluing method:
- Glass block dimension
- Glass block applications
- Glass block performance
- Qwares glass blocks showroom
- Glass block styles
- Glass block project
- Glass blocks wall
- Glass blocks wall partition
- Glass blocks corridor and passage
- Glass block mosaic and embellishment
- Glass block windows
- Glass block shower:
- Glass block for roof and floor
- Reques A Quote
History of glass block
Invented in 1929, the glass block was pressed into shape with high temperature resistant glass and combined with two half blanks Corning-Stenben glass block and Owens-Illinois glass block were the predecessors of the patent of Pilkington Brothers Ltd. in St. Helens, England.
Glass block manufacturing process
Glass blocks have two production methods: fusion or gluing method.
Glass block fusion method manufacture process:
Mixing of raw materials → melting → shearing → pressing half-blanks → fusing → annealing → inspection → painting → packaging.
Glass block gluing method:
The side walls of two concave half glass block blanks embedded in the groove of the thermoplastic ring with a cross-section of H-shaped, with the help of sealing materials, under the action of temperature and extrusion to soften the surface, and then the two concave half glass block blanks firmly bonded together to form a whole hollow glass block.
Compared with the fusion method, the glued glass block product costs less and the product size is more accurate, but the strength is much lower than the fusion method blocks.
Glass block dimension
Regular size (50x100x200mm, 50x200x200mm)
Small size (50x50x200mm, 25x50x200mm,25x100x200mm)
Thick size (50x50x240mm)
Special specification brick (240x240x80mm,190x90x80mm)
Qwares offers glass blocks in customizable sizes with hole inside for installation.
Glass block applications
Generally room spaces do not want dark rooms (rooms without light), and even walkways want to have light. The use of glass blocks, both the role of partition, but also to bring light into the room, but also has a good sound insulation effect.
Glass blocks can be used on exterior walls or interior partitions, providing good lighting and a sense of continuity of space. Whether it is used as a single inlay or as a whole wall, it can have a finishing touch.
Glass block performance
Glass blocks have excellent fire resistance and fireproofing properties. According to Japanese regulations, single-pane glass block walls are recognized as having the same performance as Type B fire doors, and double-pane glass block walls are recognized as having a one-hour fire resistance.
Glass blocks are used in bathrooms for light and sound transmission. Each glass block is partially hollow, insulating the outside from heat and noise.
Glass blocks are bright and airy in the room, allowing daylight to enter, allowing you to bask in the sunlight and saving electricity.
Qwares glass blocks showroom
Glass block styles
Glass tiles are available in clear glass tiles, matte glass tiles, and patterned glass tiles. The degree of light refraction can vary from glass block to glass block.
Glass tile available in a variety of colors, the purity of the glass is will affect the color of the entire brick, the higher the purity of the glass tile, the higher the relative price.
Transparent glass blocks that have not been dyed, if the purity is not enough, their glass block color will be green and lack a natural sense of transparency.
Glass block project
Glass blocks wall
not only has the entity of the wall, but also has the permeability of the window, moreover, there is light transmission, sound insulation, fire prevention, etc., can be said to be a multi-benefit.High-grade office buildings, hotels and other large places of the external wall can be used hollow glass blocks.
Glass blocks wall partition
using glass block wall to decorate the partition can divide the space while maintaining the integrity of the large space, which is a smart design, that is, to achieve the effect of privacy, but also to maintain the feeling of indoor permeability. Kitchen, living room, dining room, bathroom, toilet, office space are ideal occasions to apply glass block.
Glass blocks corridor and passage
Glass block used in the corridor to solve the contradiction of light and security, a glass block wall even if the wall is also a window. In the narrow channel area using glass block design to reduce the oppressive feeling of space, glass block in this area of application is by no means insulting.
Glass block mosaic and embellishment
glass blocks are regularly embellished in the wall, erasing the dead, heavy feeling of the wall, making people feel that the wall is light and the whole building is rich in the aura. On the other hand, the wall with glass blocks makes full use of the light transmission of glass blocks to bring more surprises to your home.
Glass block windows
Glass block shower:
Glass block for roof and floor
using glass blocks for the roof and floor can create a sense of crystal clarity for the whole building. Moreover, it provides good light, luxury, and opulence.