New Thinner Glass Block Shower & Wall Product Saves Money, Space And Increases Design Options – Innovate Building Solutions

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New thinner glass blocks offer increased space inside a shower, more design options, decreased cost and ease of installation over the traditional "thicker" blocks. This recently introduced line of glass blocks is available in the traditional obscure look, see-through pattern for better views of tile work in a shower or colored or frosted selections.

Curved glass block for shower, wall & bar projects

"In the past, only traditional 4” thick glass blocks were available," explains Mike Foti, Innovate Building Solutions President. "Now, we have a range of shapes in a thinner 3 1/8” size to save money & make installation easier."

Thin has never been more "in" than when it comes to glass block. Thinner shaped glass blocks, available through Innovate Building Solutions offer a space saving, economical and functional option for a new construction partition walls or bathroom remodeling projects. "In the past, only traditional thicker (4” wide) glass blocks were available," explains Mike Foti, Innovate Building Solutions President and Chief Executive Officer. "Now, we have a range of thinner (3 1/8”) units, allowing our clients to enjoy cost savings and many more design choices." These blocks are offered in 90 degree corner units and 22 degree curved units, allowing the option of a ultra-sophisticated wall design. The curved units are the only blocks available in the United States that provide a gentle curved surface on both sides of the block.

Wavy and clear glass blocks are available to provide either privacy or a clear view of sleek design elements such as tiles, shower heads and decorative hardware. Frosted or colored glass blocks can be added for a striking one of a kind effect. In addition, since the blocks are lighter they are easier to maneuver, cut labor costs, and put approximately thirty percent less weight on floor joists. Thinner units also translate into a larger shower interior, which delights many clients and makes it possible to turn a small 60” x 34” bathtub into a curved walk in shower.

The most common uses of glass block wall assemblies in the bath are for showers and partition walls to separate the toilet from the main bath area. They are also frequently used outside the bath for bars (in rec rooms and family rooms) and are setting trends for cutting edge projects such as ice bars.

For more information, contact Mike Foti at Innovate Building Solutions, a nationwide supplier and regional installer (through their branch offices serving the Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati markets) of glass block shower, wall and window systems. Innovate also offers bathroom remodeling services through their Cleveland Design and Remodeling division. . Mike Foti is also a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) though the National Association of Homebuilders. He can be reached at 216-310-1074 or via email mikef(at)innovatebuildingsolutions(dot)com

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