How to Build a Glass Block Walk-In Shower Part 2

What You'll Need
Glass blocks
Glass block stack anchors
Shower base
Masonry board
Jointing tools

One of the most sought-after designs in the bathroom is the glass block walk-in shower. Many people are intimidated when it comes to doing this project on their own; however, with the right tools and knowledge, you may be able to find yourself with a very welcoming walk-in shower. Just follow the steps outlined in this series.

Step 1 - Set-Up the Shower Base

Remember that the glass blocks for your walk in shower cannot be cut and resized. That is why it is very important that you get a shower base which exactly fits your preferences. Many shower bases are available; each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Make sure to weigh all of considerations before making a final decision.

Step 2 - Put On the Walls

The walls around your glass block walk-in shower are very important. If you fail to build them correctly, you will face many problems later, such as mold and water damage. Use of waterproof materials and a water-resistant building panel.

Step 3 - Invest in the Strength of Your Glass Block Walls

Do not use cheap materials for the shower walls. Not scrimping on your walls will help extend their good performance and save money on repairs in the long run.

Step 4 - Start Stacking the Blocks

If you bought individual blocks, you can easily modify the way they look by placing them on top of each other. You can buy colored blocks to create various designs on your walls; however, this phase can take much time. If you want an easier life and a faster way to see the final output, purchase prefabricated glass block walls so you will not have to stack them individually. These walls have various designs from which to choose.

Step 5 - Get Professional Help

If you have no DIY experience, there is a great possibility that your glass block walk-in shower will not turn out the way you expect it. It may be best to get someone with experience to help you. You can always purchase pre-made walls so that all you will have to do is attach them to your existing bathroom walls.

Reread Part 1 of our series or move on to Part 3.