Architectural Block

Concrete masonry units offer great versatility. Architectural blocks display a variety of surface finishes that allow for a structural wall and a finished surface to be accomplished with the same installation step. They can be used for interior and exterior walls as well as partitions and a variety of other enclosures. When the same surface finish is used on both faces of block, a single wall can function as both an interior and exterior finish wall.

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Architectural Block Products

Split Face

Ground Face

Colossal Stone

8x8x16 SF

8x8x16 GF

8x8x16 SF

8x8x16 GF

various sizes

     

 Scored Smooth and Split

Fluted Block 

 Spectra Glaze®

8x8x16 3MG

8x8x16 4+2 Flute

 Spectra-Glaze

8x8x16 3MG

8x8x16 4+2 Flute

 Spectra Glaze®

Terms and Abbreviations 

Sash
With Sash
Block has a vertical groove on the end for a control joint

Sash    SMG
Single Mortar Groove
Block has a centered, vertical score on the face to appear like two 8x8 blocks
SMG
SBN
Single Bull Nose
One corner on the face side of the block is rounded
 
 SBN

3MG
Triple Mortar Groove
Block has 3 vertical scores that make the block appear like four 8x4 blocks

3MG
DBN
Double Bull Nose
Two corners on one end of the block are rounded
DBN

Score
Shallow vertical groove on the face of a block

7 Score
KO
Knockout
Knockout walls are provided to allow for conduit fixtures
KO

Flute
Deep vertical grooves on block face. +1 and +2 signify a 1 or 2 in. depth of the groove

4+2 Flute
SBBB
Solid Bottom Bond
Beam
Block has a solid,
flat bottom
 SBBB Double Jamb
Block without a sash  
Double Jamb
Conduit
Groove  to allow
for conduit piping
Conduit # Sides, # Ends
Signifies the number of sides and/ or ends on which there is a given surface finish
8 Flute SF 2 Sides

Pistol
4 in. Corner block with 8 in. return

Pistol

SF
Split Face
Signifies that the block has this rough textured split face on at least one side

 SF
Corner
Architecturally Textured block on both a face and end
 SF Corner  

GF
Ground Face
Signifies that the block has a burnished surface on at least one side

 GF