How to Build a Glass Block Walk-In Shower Part 3

What You'll Need
Glass blocks
Glass block stack anchors
Shower base
Framing squares
Power drills and gaskets
Mortar and alcohol

A glass block walk in shower is one of the most admired parts of the house because it creates an air of elegance. The good news about getting a glass block walk-in shower in the bathroom is that it does not have to cost much, and you can even save more on labor and materials by making it a do-it-yourself project.

Step 1 - Design Your Walk-In Shower

The size of the glass block walk-in shower greatly depends on how much space is available in the bathroom. You can have more flexibility in design if you have a bigger space. If you have a small bathroom space, you can still create elegant showers by using an illusion to make it look much bigger.

Step 2 - Lay Out the Foundation

Arrange your materials so that you can have a clear picture of how your walk-in shower will look. Gaskets form the frame of the bathroom walls. Once you have screwed the gaskets into place, apply some mortar so that you can lay the first layer of glass blocks.

Step 3 - Strengthen Your Walls

Layer the glass blocks and mortar them until it reaches the proper height. Fill the gaps between the blocks with mortar and level each of them to ensure that your wall stays strong.

Step 4 - Wipe Off the Mess

Now it is time to clean up the mess. Use a sponge to remove excess mortar. Leave the wall to dry, then use denatured alcohol to clean the mortar from the glass blocks.

Step 5 - Call the Experts

If for any reason a problem suddenly occurs during any part of the project, do not hesitate to call the experts for help. Remember that this is only your first time to make a glass block walk-in shower. It has taken professionals years of experience in order to perfect their craft. If you are faced with any problems, it is best to call help so that you can find a solution while the problem is still reparable.

If you follow the above steps, you will not only be able to save money for other expenses, but you will also have another outlet for your creativity. Click to read Part 1 or Part 2 of the series.