Franklin Stone™ 1-inch

  • Franklin Stone is highly customizable and may be cut and tooled into custom sizes
  • Large variety of colors & shapes
  • Repels water & resists mold
  • Low maintenance & durable
  • Design flexibility
  • Consistent color throughout

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About Franklin Stone™ 1-inch

Whether you prefer smooth texture and clean lines, or a bold chiseled face, Franklin Stone™ 1-inch stone veneers are the ideal product for the look of cast stone with modern manufactured masonry veneer advantages. Franklin Stone™ masonry block is made from a mixture of white portland cement combined with fine aggregates, resulting in a highly dense product with a texture similar to that of natural limestone. Unlike other masonry units, the aggregates do not show giving Franklin Stone™ 1-inch block its consistent, natural finish.

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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Technical Data

  ASTM
Standard
Minimum Compressive Strength 1900 psi
Maximum absorption by weight 15 lbs./cu. ft
Minimum density (medium weight) 105-125 lbs./cu. ft.

Shapes & Sizes

Franklin stone spec 1inch


Standard Rectangle
1”W x 4”H x 24”L

Franklin stone spec 2


Standard Rectangle
1”W x 8”H x 24”L

Franklin stone spec 3


Standard Rectangle
1”W x 12”H x 24”L

Franklin stone spec 4


Standard Rectangle
1”W x 16”H x 24”L

Franklin Stone 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