Columbus, OH (PRWEB) February 28, 2013
Colorful glass tile block showers and decorative wall surrounds are the answer to a bland, run-of-the mill bathroom. Gone are the days of few choices for glass blocks and basic colors for the shower. The sky is now the trendy limit for these designs that are design-forward, beautiful and durable.
"Home design trends change just as fashion trends, and 'typical' glass block showers and wall surrounds no longer fit every homeowner's needs," explains Mike Foti, Innovate Building Solutions President and Chief Executive Officer. "New glass tile blocks, colored glass blocks and decorative shower panels will be the highlight of this week’s Central Ohio Home & Garden Show.”
Colored & Glass Tile Blocks for the Shower with Custom Ready for Tile Base
Some of those newer-and-improved choices include glass tile blocks fused onto the shower wall. Each glass tile is hand crafted, featuring a multitude of colors and sizes in each unit, then fused onto the glass blocks for an upscale and very unique look. In addition, different patterns and colors of glass blocks are now available. It used to be that wavy and clear patterns seemed to be the short list of choices for glass block shower walls. There are now more than 104 different frosted and colored glass blocks to choose from, providing a homeowner with a wide menu of options to allow them to customize to their specific taste.
There are also functional improvements to consider. Historically, glass block walls only came in 4” thick units. This allows for a sturdy product, but is more expensive to manufacture and adds weight. Now, lighter, easier to install and less expensive 3 1/8” thick glass blocks are also available. One of the most difficult things about a glass block shower wall installation is making sure the base matches up with the glass block sections. This challenge can now be eliminated with the introduction of custom made, ready-for-tile bases.
Decorative Waterproof Shower Wall Surrounds
Many people love the look of natural stone – but cost and the potential maintenance concerns keep them away. Decorative wall shower panels are now available and being displayed this week at the Central Ohio Home & Garden Show. This PVC backed composite wall system uses a digital imaging process and protective top coating to create a maintenance free shower surround that is so easy to maintain.
For more information on the multitude of glass block shower options and decorative wall surrounds available, contact Mike Foti at Innovate Building Solutions, a nationwide supplier and regional installer (serving Northern and Central Ohio) of glass block shower and decorative wall surrounds He can be reached at 216-310-1074 or email mikef(at)innovatebuildingsolutions(dot)com.