Burnished Concrete Masonry Units

Burnished concrete masonry units mimic the look of polished granite at a fraction of the cost!

Burnished Blocks are manufactured by grinding the top surface off of a precision block face to reveal the aggregate matrix within the block. The installation of Burnished Block is similar to that of precision block, except that a sealer is usually applied afterwards to bring out the color of the aggregates.

Burnished Blocks reveal the natural beauty of their multi-colored interior aggregates to create a finish similar to polished stone at a substantially reduced cost. For example, a structural wall with granite tile facia can cost in excess of $30 per square foot. In contrast, a Burnished Block wall costs just slightly more than a split-face block wall! A sealer is typically applied after installation to accentuate the color of the finished wall.

  • For interior and exterior use
  • Available in most common precision block sizes and shapes
  • Custom aggregate blends available!
Burnished CMU
Burnished CMU
Burnished CMU Inset
Burnished CMU Inset
Burnished CMU
Burnished CMU
Burnished CMU
Burnished CMU
Burnished CMU
Burnished CMU
Burnished CMU
Burnished CMU

Available Sizes

Precision units are readily available in 4″ and 8″ heights. Available widths include 4″, 6″, 8″, 10″, 12″, and 16″. Please note that 10″ wide units are available by special order only.

Air Vol Block, Inc. is constantly adding new items to its product line. Please contact us if you have questions regarding additional shapes or sizes.

Architects, please log-in to Architect’s Corner to view a larger sampling of colors that can be manufactured.

Arctic White
Arctic White
Avila Beach
Avila Beach
Mission Brown
Mission Brown
Night Sky
Night Sky
Pewter
Pewter
Sangria
Sangria
Silver Smoke
Silver Smoke
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Air Vol Block

(805) 543-1314

1 Suburban Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401


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Sat: 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM