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Glass bricks – meaning, usage and advantages

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Glass bricks also known as glass blocks are hollow solid translucent architectural items manufactured from glass. Glass blocks are widely used by people in their homes and offices as they look good …

Glass bricks also known as glass blocks are hollow solid translucent architectural items manufactured from glass. Glass blocks are widely used by people in their homes and offices as they look good and are cost effective. To know more about glass bricks see here: http://dir.indiamart.com/impcat/glass-block.html


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  • 1. * Glass bricks also known as glass blocks are hollow solid translucent architectural items manufactured from glass. Glass blocks are widely used by people in their homes and offices as they look good and are cost effective. * Glass blocks can be easily used inside as well as outside the house. These blocks can be used as pool walls in different ways. Glass blocks can also be utilized in the garden area by making glass garden walls as they look attractive and offer privacy due to translucent surface. Some people also use glass blocks for the purpose of pathway lighting. * Glass bricks are available in many different styles and colours, which make it easy to match it with the overall decor of the room or exterior where they are to be installed. Glass Bricks – Meaning, Usage And Advantages
  • 2. Advantages Of Glass Bricks Glass bricks can be associated with not one, but many benefits and that is why their demand is increasing by the day. Versatility, durability, security, aesthetic appeal, light transmission and better visibility are some of the many advantages. Here are the reasons which make glass blocks: • Energy Conservation: Glass bricks are vacuum sealed, so they are considered highly energy conserving building materials. • Weather Resistance: They are weather-resistant too. These are sturdy blocks which repel different weather elements. They are highly thermal resistant too. • Attractive: Glass Bricks definitely add to the aesthetic appeal of the place. There are different shapes, sizes, colours and surfaces available to meet personal choices.
  • 3. • Light Transmission: Glass Bricks transmit 80% of light in both directions. Different textures and surfaces are available for control light transmission. They permit good amount of day light • Safety: Since glass blocks are fire and sound resistant, they have an added safety feature. Moreover, they are difficult to break, hence better than conventional glass. • Durable: Glass blocks are durable and scratch resistant too. Hence, the chances of damage when compared to conventional glass are lower. • Cost Effective: Due to their durability and longer life cycle, these blocks require lower maintenance. Moreover, replacing the glass block is easier than replacing the entire glass plate. You would also save on the installation as you can use DIY installation technique too.
  • 4. Glass Bricks