In order to do a mortar glass block installation, you will need a 50lb Bag of Mortar Mix. The Mortar Mix creates the joints between each block and create the finished look of a glass block wall or window. In addition to a bag of mortar mix, you will need all the accessories included on your installation type. Glass Block Warehouse offers most of the mortar accessories you need.
How to Use 50lb Bag of Mortar Mix
For installation, for each block to mortar bag, expect approximately:
- 1- Bag of mix for 24 – 6×6 Blocks
- 1-Bag of mix for 20 – 8×8 Blocks
- 1-Bag of mix for 12 to 14 – 12×12 Blocks
Mortar mix is applied between each block to create a strong adhesive between the glass blocks. Elastiment 985 Glass Block Mortar mix is a special purpose setting compound designed for the easy installation of glass block. E-985 Glass Block Mortar contains a precise mix of Portland cements, blended sands and other chemicals created for the setting of glass blocks.
Technical Data: The mortar should have good mechanical strength and at the same time be easy to work in order to completely and properly fill narrow spaces. Furthermore, it must be water-proof and shrink minimally during setting.
Excessive shrinkage creates stresses which are harmful to glass blocks and can cause cracks in the mortar itself to the detriment of water-proofing features.