6 Reasons Why Loose Glass Block And Glass Bricks Are On Trend This Season

With all this time you’ve been spending at home lately, you’ve probably noticed areas of your home that need some TLC. Maybe even a makeover. You may have heard that glass block and glass brick products are back on trend. That’s because today’s glass building materials have come a long way since they were popular in the 80s. Just like scrunchies and leggings made a comeback in fashion, glass blocks and bricks are back, and better than ever!

 

Using loose glass blocks and glass bricks in your home remodeling project, or in your new home is easy with our glass products. And of course when things get back to normal and you’re looking to upgrade your office, using glass products can enhance the look. You can choose from a wide array of colors, shapes, and sizes to suit your tastes and budget. These stunning and versatile products come with several advantages that have them on-trend again, including:

1. They’re Energy Efficient

Glass block or brick products increase the energy efficiency of your home or business. When you plan a project right, you can place the blocks so they magnify the sun’s rays to help warm a cool spot. Glass blocks also retain  the coolness when the AC is running. You can save on your energy bills with Energy Glass Block, as well as work toward your LEED certification. 

2. They’re Great for One of a Kind Outdoor Decor

If you’re looking to add some interest and privacy to your patio area, glass blocks might be just the thing. You can create a glass block wall, or create a terraced plant holder. You can also incorporate glass block landscape lighting. These solar powered lights are great for lighting pathways and stairs.

3. Both Products Are Easily Customized

You can easily customize anything you create with loose glass blocks and glass bricks, because you control the design and pattern. We have metallized glass block, curved glass block, glass block corners, and more to finish your project just the way you want it. You can also design your own glass block to incorporate artwork, photos, and more. 

4. Glass Blocks and Glass Bricks Make for Beautiful Interiors

Solid glass bricks and loose glass blocks make for beautiful interior projects. Create an accent wall, a custom bar, a work of art, and more. Your options are limited only by your imagination.  And we even create custom color glass block if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for with our other products. 

5. Glass Products Provide Security

Perhaps the main reason glass block was used so much in the 80s was for security windows. There were just a few patterns then, and the glass was mostly clear. Now, you can have the security of glass blocks with pizzazz. The patterns and brilliant colors will leave you in awe. In addition to providing security from a breakin, you may also want to consider fire rated glass block, which can help keep a fire from spreading. 

6. Glass Blocks and Glass Bricks Are Affordable

Perhaps one of the biggest benefits for homeowners and contractors alike is that glass products are affordable. They add beauty at a fraction of the cost of some higher end materials. A lot of our customers are do-it-yourselfers, which makes the project even more affordable. Check out our Customer Gallery for some inspiration.

Don’t Forget Glass Block Windows

Just like loose glass blocks and glass bricks have evolved since the 80s, so have glass block windows. They’re not just for basements and bathrooms anymore. These windows have all of the benefits we mentioned above, and more. Let the light shine into your home without worrying about whether the miniblinds or curtains are closed. And glass is much easier to clean than mini blinds!

Check Out Glass Bricks and Glass Blocks for Sale Today

Quality Glass Block and Window sells only high quality Seves Glass Block™ and Glass Bricks. Depending on your project, you will need a few simple tools, and grout. You may want to visit our Planning Your Project page for some helpful information. Our staff can help you choose the right products for your project, and assist you in the planning process. 

 

And of course, we are always here to offer glass block installation support options and to answer any questions you may have.  Just give us a call at (815) 416-1007 or use our contact form.