Glass block


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Glass block

Composed of two sheets of plate glass with an air space between them, formed into a sealed modular hollow block; laid up with mortar, similar to masonry blocks as a modular material; comes in several distinct styles, patterns and degrees of transparency and translucency.

glass block, glass brick

A hollow block of glass, usually translucent with textured faces; has relatively low thermal-insulation and low fire-resistance value; used in non-load-bearing walls.
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Although most people think glass blocks are solid, most residential blocks are actually hollow.
The glass blocks came from the Simply Glass Blocks company.
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Mulia is proud to announce that we are the only glass block manufacturer of 2 inch thick, real glass block preassembled panels that is approved for use in showers, windows and interior/exterior walls.
Glass block buildings became popular in the 1930s and '40s almost to the point of excess, before falling out of fashion in the 1960s and '70s.
ACC used glass block at the first floor windows, an innovation that maximizes the transmission of natural white light while securing the facility.
The need for light, privacy, and decorative accents are the driving forces behind the use of glass block in bathrooms.
This comprises a huge block of transparent glass in one room and in another a matching, highly polished glass block in black.