The glass blocks are reinforced with metal rods that fit between the blocks
when you stick them together, so creating a strengthening lattice to hold
them steady. You should be able to grout them just the same as normal
: "Al" wrote:
: > I'm thinking of putting together a bespoke shower cubicle. Two walls
: > would be tile on brick/plaster. The third would be constructed of glass
: > blocks.
: > Several Questions:-
: > 1/ Anyone else done this?
: Not me.
: > 2/ How about waterproofing the joints, could they be grouted or is this
: > no-no?
: See http://www.glassblockoutlet.co.uk/products-rods-mortar-howto.html
: > 3/ The boxes in the DIY shed suggested they could be reinforced,
: > presumably along the joints. I'd be worried about a 1900mm high wall of
: > glass blocks being simply knocked over if a person fell against them,
: > comments?
: Two reinforcing systems mentioned on this website:
: http://www.glassblockoutlet.co.uk/ (rods & mortar, and easifix)
: > 4/ Is this a really stupid idea?
: No, it is personal choice, if a glass block shower wall appeals to you
: go for it.
: > Cheers
: > Al