Cordova Stone™ 1-Inch

  • Cordova Stone is highly customizable and may be cut and tooled into a custom pattern or size
  • Ideal for interior & exterior applications
  • Emulates cut stone look
  • Color throughout unit
  • Repels water & resists mold
  • Durable
  • Expanded colors & finishes
  • Thin concrete block veneer with the look of natural limestone

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About Cordova Stone™ 1-Inch

From top to bottom, Cordova Stone™ thin masonry veneers can economically supply you with the look and feel of natural limestone. Artisan Masonry Cordova Stone 1-inch concrete block veneers are custom made with the look of natural stone and aggregate color consistent throughout the unit. This high-quality masonry product adds beauty and elegance to any project and gives you all the benefits of a modern masonry veneer.

Continuing Education

Lunch and Learn

Masonry and Leed v4.1 (LU/HSW)

CEU Credits: 1 LU 

Sustainable design and green building are ever-evolving, with the latest version, LEED v4.1 introduced in 2019. 

This course will explore the latest modifications to the LEED standard, with a particular emphasis on masonry compliance and contribution. Developed by LEED expert Christine A. Subasic, P.E., LEED A.P., the course will introduce attendees to sustainable design and provide an overview of the LEED Rating System, and its credit categories, with a particular emphasis on Materials and Resources, as well as covering criteria and considerations used in selecting masonry products for LEED projects.

After completing this course, attendees will be able to: 
Understand the changes in the Materials and Resources credit category in LEED v4. 
Identify elements of sustainable design that are not always part of green building rating systems. 
Provide an overview of the LEED v4.1 BD+C New Construction Rating System. 
Explain sustainable design strategies and LEED strategies that utilize masonry.
 
This course is applicable to all masonry products.
 
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Lunch and Learn

Design Tactics for Masonry Stone Products (LU/HSW)

 
CEU Credits: 1 LU | HSW

The choice of concrete masonry in a building’s envelope provides a durable and permanent material that will last the life of the building. This program will discuss new masonry and stone products in the market, including large veneer and design options to meet today's trending aesthetic demands.

The specification of concrete masonry in a building’s envelope provides durable and permanent protection from moisture, impact, and fire. It also provides a timeless aesthetic.

This course will discuss new masonry and stone products in the market, including oversized veneers and design options to meet today's trending aesthetic demands. Proper detailing procedures that must be followed for effective moisture prevention and crack control will be expanded in detail.

After completing this course, attendees will be able to: 
Demonstrate proper detailing methods and procedures for moisture prevention. 
Describe sustainable design options in specifying large masonry veneers. 
Understand differences between wet cast and dry cast large masonry veneer units.
 
This course is applicable to Astra-Glaze-SW+® glazed masonry units.
 
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Lunch and Learn

Enhancements to Manufactured Stone Veneers (LU)

 
CEU Credits: 1 LU | HSW

Manufactured stone veneers have come a long way since their introduction, with modern versions delivering the high performance and timeless aesthetics of natural stone at a fraction of the cost.

This presentation reviews the rising trend and use of manufactured stone veneers (MSV) and advancements in the manufacturing process which make new veneers more durable, easier to install and more aesthetically pleasing and delivers the natural aesthetic of real stone.

After completing this course, attendees will be able to: 
Define the difference between the dry and wet cast, as well as lighting and full-depth veneers in terms of aesthetics, cost considerations, ease of installation and maintenance. 
Describe veneer installation procedures that ensure moisture control and a long building life with minimal maintenance. 
Educate peers on how veneers contribute to a building’s durability and integrity. 
Effectively specify and detail well-constructed masonry veneer.
 
This course is applicable to all veneer product lines.
 
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In The Field

Thanks to manufacturing innovations, veneers have the look, tone, and texture of classic stone with superior durability." Modern Masonry Vol. 1 Issue 1 Read More

Technical Data

  ASTM
Standard
Minimum Compressive Strength 1900 psi
Maximum absorption by weight 13 lbs./cu. ft
Minimum density (medium weight) 125 lbs./cu. ft. or more

ASTM C90-11b Standard Specification for Loadbearing Concrete Masonry Units.

Shape & Sizes

Franklin stone spec 1inch



1”W x 4”H x 24”L

Franklin stone spec 1



1”W x 8”H x 24”L

Cordova spec



1”W x 12”H x 24”L

Franklin stone spec 4



1”W x 16”H x 24”L

Cordova Stone thin brick veneers may be cut and tooled to fit your project needs, providing the ultimate design flexibility. Please inquire about additional shapes and sizes. 

Performance Upgrade Options

May be paired with the EnduraMax High Performance Wall System