What Is the Best Glass Block Adhesive?

Are you looking for the best glass block adhesive?

This is a common question that we at C-Tec are asked all the time. We always respond with the same answer – CT1. CT1 is the best glass block adhesive on the market. We can say that with complete confidence because it is the only product with TRIBRID® Technology, which means it is 360% stronger than traditional hybrid polymers.

The biggest mistake people make when bonding glass blocks is using an inadequate adhesive for the job. This is why we’re trying to educate people as much as possible about the importance of using the highest-quality glass block adhesive for the job. But, before we get into the benefits of using CT1 to bond glass blocks, let’s dive into why glass blocks need more than a typical silicone adhesive for successful bonding.

 

Glass block adhesives to AVOID

Glass blocks, otherwise known as glass bricks, vary in shapes, sizes, forms, and texture. They have become a popular choice for homeowners and can even be used as unique architectural elements for buildings around the world. From the Burlington House in London to the famous Glass Block Wall in Chicago, it’s clear that the rising popularity of glass bocks is unlikely to slow down any time soon. So, it’s no wonder that so many people are searching for the best way to bond glass blocks.

However, there are some adhesives you should never use when bonding glass blocks. Silicone sealants are a prime example of a sealant that provides a seemingly good bond at first. The problem becomes apparent later when the solvents within the silicone begin to evaporate. This leads to shrinkage and loss of adhesion.

One component mastic panel adhesive is another example of an adhesive often used to bond glass bricks with terrible results. You’ll notice that this type of adhesive is very slow to cure, prolonging the entire process for not much in return. The bonds lack flexibility and eventually will fail, which means you’ve got to re-do the job with a higher-quality adhesive.

Two-component epoxies are another prime example of adhesive commonly used to bond glass blocks. The problem with this one is that first of all, it’s very expensive. Secondly, since it’s a two-part adhesive, you’ll need to mix this adhesive to get the desired results and the mixing process is not easy. Finally, this type of adhesive lacks flexibility and takes a long time to cure.

So, now that you know what glass block adhesives to avoid, which is the best glass block adhesive for the job?

 

Why CT1 is the #1 glass block adhesive?

CT1 is the best glass block adhesive in the market because of its unique TRIBRID® Technology strength, flexibility, and fast curing time. CT1 bonds glass blocks effortlessly and can create long-lasting bonds even in wet conditions and underwater. You can bond glass blocks using CT1 alone without the need for adding any additional fixtures or support.

After the application, you can finish off the joints with Multisolve, which is perfect for degreasing glass blocks without causing any damage to the surface of the blocks.

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