The 3″ Ice Glass Block is part of the Smart Home products from the Basic Line Collection. Smart Home solutions bring character, fluidity, and emotion to every environment. Designed for living, Smart Home helps people experience architecture through light, color, movement, and space. This glass block is one of the more popular glass blocks for basic home applications. Ice is a random texture built over a wave pattern of glass block. Ice is a popular pattern on the market due to it’s privacy. Glass as a material is intrinsically bright, and its transparency naturally produces warm and welcoming environments. Glass block makes living spaces appear bigger, wider, and more airy. Transparent or translucent, bright or diffused, the natural light within and outside an environment affects the experience of place. Ice is Cortina which means Curtain in Italian.
Features of 3″ Ice Glass Block
First feature of the 3″ Ice are the available sizes; 4 x 8 x 3″, 6 x 6 x 3″, 6 x 8 x 3″, or 8 x 8 x 3″. Secondly, the block doesn’t require finishes due to its texturing. The wave pattern is known for its light reflections, and the Ice pattern offers a variant reflection of its own. The block transposes a light into a rippled winter scene. The ice pattern compliments almost any design and offers exceptional privacy. Glass block is a timeless product that offers light and aesthetics to any home. The actual size of the 3″ Ice glass block is 7 3/4″ x 7 3/4″ x 3 1/8″. Click here to download the Declaration of Performance.
According to the Declaration of Performance, the 3″ Ice glass block in clear offers 80% light transmission and solar energy characteristics. Furthermore, the one-sided offers 70% solar energy characteristics. This glass block is intended for use in non-bearing construction applications.
About the Ice Cortina Pattern
First of all, Ice internally features the nubio pattern with intersecting random wave patterns with a texturized finish. This provides an attractive appearance and additional visual privacy over the Nubio pattern. The highly-reflective, undulated Wavy glass block plays upon the passage of light while the texture offers the privacy. Furthermore, it maintains privacy, and creates winter-like light reflections. Lastly, the special internal formation of the block filters rays of light. Also, the block deforms the direction of light, changing profiles into mysterious shadows and irregular shapes.
In addition, the block offers a smooth exterior surface for easy cleaning. Furthermore, people experience architecture through light. This is because natural light affects visual perception, mood, and well-being. Additionally, the intrinsic properties of glass block sustain and exalt natural light in its purest form. Consequently, the blocks light transmission maintains its essence and elevates its inherent beauty. Today’s glass block unites aesthetic values with high-profile, performance techniques. As a result, by offering both functionality and artistic merit, glass block provides original solutions to innovative concepts and modern design projects. Lastly, energy saving, self-cleaning, and solar-reflecting technologies add value to architectural projects. This is due to their high-performance characteristics and sustainable building design. Therefore, glass block is more valuable then ever before.
Features of Smart Home Glass Blocks
The entire Smart Home Collection offers new technologies for self-cleaning, energy saving, and solar reflecting. Due to these technologies, homeowners are investing in a product that will be vibrant, smart and beautiful for many years.
Firstly, the self-cleaning technology reduces cleaning and maintenance costs associated with glass block installations. Also, invisible surface coatings contain hydrophilic properties that break down organic dirt and wash away rain water. This means the glass maintains a cleaner appearance over time.
Secondly, the manufacturer has patented ‘Energy Saving’ technology. As a result, allow Glass Block Warehouse to introduce low-emissivity glass plates and pressure controlled argon gas. The plates are inserted between the glass faces to interrupt the thermal bridge, and argon gas is injected to reduce a block’s thermal transmittance to U=1.1 W/m2 K. Additionally, homeowners enjoy saving energy and protecting the environment with 3″ Ice glass block.
Lastly, solar-reflecting glass block is made with protective cover films for applications. Due to the films protection against UV radiation. For that reason, the block’s reduce overheating in the summer. Like most solar conscious windows, glass block installations will further protect interior decor.
In conclusion, the new technologies make buying glass block an even better investment for years to come. In addition to technologies for a better glass block experience, they never go out of style and offer timeless beauty in any installation.
Design Ideas for Ice Glass Block
Wave glass block is the most popular design because it works well in any environment. First of all, the block is available in clear textured finish. Due to the patterns complimentary design, homeowners find glass block to be very soothing. Secondly, glass block is a structurally sound product. Consequently, it is a product that when installed correctly, offers many years of aesthetic pleasure and purpose to a home. Lastly, designing with glass block is fun. This is because homeowners play with colors, shapes and sizes to create the perfect look.