Today glass blocks are much more in demand than a couple of decades ago. Previously, they didn’t look very attractive and were used mainly to create blind windows in utility rooms. Now, technologies allow you to create quite attractive-looking glass blocks. This translucent building and decorative material may vary in thickness, width and length, be square, rectangular, triangular and even round. It is used to create non-trivial exterior and interior solutions , for erecting walls, partitions, arches, columns, etc. The quality of the material, its geometry, surface and basic performance qualities largely depend on the integrity of the manufacturer, so his name can serve as a kind of guarantee of quality. Let us dwell on the largest manufacturers of glass blocks represented in the domestic market.
VitraBlok, Czech Republic
This plant is considered one of the world leaders in the production of glass blocks and today offers a huge range of products,
optimally balanced in price and quality.
Czech Republic has always been famous for its glass industry, so it is not surprising that the VitraBlok plant gained worldwide fame. The company was founded in 1912 and initially specialized in the production of bottles. Today the company is equipped with the most modern equipment, strict quality control is carried out here, so glass blocks meet the most stringent requirements. In 1999, the company became in the Seves
group, which also includes the well-known Italian manufacturer Vetroarredo.
Highly skilled specialists are working on the creation of glass blocks, so there are products in the company's collections that cannot be found in other manufacturers. Thanks to VitraBlok glass blocks, you can create a truly unique and interesting interior. The range is the largest and includes a variety of glass shades, matte and glossy soaps, with matte inside the and colorless glass blocks, as well as non-standard glassblocks, and decorative glass blocks( ), and a decorative soybeans( );.
Glass blocks from Vetroarredo are slightly more expensive than the Czech counterpart, but they are considered to be the best in the world. The centuries-old traditions of Italy in the production of glass, along with advanced modern technologies, make it possible to produce glass blocks with with the perfect geometry of .Absolute tightness allows you to talk about good heat and sound insulation qualities, and thanks to the dyeing in the mass of the product no external influences are terrible.
The company's glass blocks should be praised not only for its exceptional quality, but also for the excellent design of , as well as , a huge number of different collections of , allowing you to choose material of any color, size and shape. In addition, the first to start producing glass blocks, painted from the inside are , and metallized glass blocks , which, thanks to a special coating, gets a mirror surface. The collection of glass bricks is also presented, so that you can realize any design idea. Glass blocks of the company will become a beautiful and reliable decoration of any space.
CIECH Vitrosilicon, Poland
The company is a recognized leader in the market of chemical and glass products in Poland. It was founded in 1988 on the basis of the Zagansk glass factory, which has been functioning since the end of the Second World War. Among other things, glass blocks are produced here today, which are in high demand both in the local market and in Europe and Russia. The highest product quality is due to solid experience gained over the years of work, the use of modern equipment and the implementation of the production management system ISO 9001: 2008 and ISO 14001.
Today, the company has three production sites, one of which produces glass blocks under the brand name Claroglass. The company produces industrial glass blocks , which have brilliant refractory characteristics and anti-burglary protection. Decorative glass blocks, presented in 6 collections, differ in color, shape and size, can be glossy and dull, colorless. There is in the assortment and exclusive glass blocks , which will allow you to select the room and give it a zest.
Glass blocks made by SOLARIS are not as widely represented as products of previous manufacturers, but are also available to the domestic buyer. The material is distinguished by the highest German quality and . The ideal geometry is , which allows installation using modern seamless technology.
Blocks are available in different colors and textures, painted in mass. A unique offer from the manufacturer - texture "drop" , which occupies a worthy place in the collection of the company. Glass blocks are presented in different formats, for the convenience of the user, “halves” of blocks are produced, which can significantly simplify installation. The range includes round and corner glass blocks , as well as glass blocks for finishing the floor.
It shows on the domestic market products from the Chinese company HEBEI, which offers glass blocks, excellent balanced in price and quality .The manufacturer works according to the ISO standard and the DIN 18175 standard, which convinces even the most demanding customers in the decent quality of the company's products. The prices are much lower than on the European manufacturers
The product range is pleasantly pleased, moreover, there are even for sale innovative products. For example, matte glass blocks here are made using acid, not sand, and they even surpass some European counterparts in the quality of processing. The manufacturer’s unique offer is tinted glass blocks , only the ends are painted, the rest remains transparent and receives only an unobtrusive color shade. Colors and textures in a wide variety.
COGIR GLASS, Italy
This company produces exclusive glass blocks , which have no analogues in the world. In the domestic market, the products of the manufacturer are represented only by a few design bureaus, and it is expensive. Each unit will cost the buyer from about $ 17 to $ 49, but these products are worth it, because they are more like works of art than ordinary glass blocks.
The company uses the unique production technique: the smallest colored glass beads are applied onto the glass from which the pattern is formed. Anything can be depicted: animals, paintings, landscapes, abstract drawings. Whole pictures can be folded from several blocks, or elements can be used alone along with ordinary glass blocks - the effect will be unsurpassed.
This is the international group of companies , whose plants are located in 46 countries of the world. It all started with the founding of a mirror manufactory in France in 1665, which produced glass and mirrors. Today the range of the manufacturer is the widest and also includes glass blocks. These are unique and highly decorative products that are offered in different shades and shapes. Moreover, it is the only company that produces bulletproof glass blocks .True, the manufacturer's products are not represented in domestic stores - it must be ordered from the catalog.
This Chinese company is not as widely represented in the domestic market as HEBEI, for example, but also offers good products. Of course, in terms of quality, it doesn’t compare with the products of European leaders, but it is distinguished by an affordable price, therefore it allows you to decorate your interior with a budget. The range includes glass blocks with a fairly original design: different colors and textures, with floral ornaments and three-dimensional drawings. In addition to standard square and rectangular, there are corner glass blocks , indispensable for the design of arches, columns and similar elements.
The products of this factory boast a praised German quality. Glass blocks are accurate geometry, perfect grinding, smooth ends , so working with them is very easy. The variety of design is not as rich as that of the Italian Vetroarredo and other companies, but not as scant as the Grodno glass factory. The range of colored, glossy and matte glass blocks, with different texture and different shapes.
JSC "Starlesteklo", Russia, Bryansk
The products of this domestic plant are known to consumers under the trademark Star’Glass .This is the only plant that is engaged in the industrial manufacture of glass blocks in Russia. The history of the plant goes back to 1785, when a glass plant was opened near Bryansk. Glass blocks at the enterprise began to be produced in 1999 and immediately began to enjoy increased demand in the domestic market. The company uses modern German equipment and strictly monitors all stages of production, which made it possible to achieve good quality glass blocks.
The products of the plant are distinguished by reasonable prices and a wide range. You can only find fault with the geometry of glass blocks, because their ends do not always have a perfect flat surface, but the design leaves only positive impressions. Glass blocks are offered, painted in the mass and inside , each color is presented in several shades. The texture can be in the form of waves, drops, a lattice, a crystal and a diagonal wave. You can combine any of the colors and textures presented or order a colorless product. In the range there are industrial glass blocks.