Medallions & Friezes

Engineered Cast Stone Technical Data

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Product Name

Architectural ornamental elements from Manufactured Stone: ENGINEERED CAST STONE

(formerly known as  SCULPTSTONE®)


Pineapple Grove Designs
Post Office Box 1121
Boynton Beach, FL 33425
Phone: 800-771-4595
Phone: 561-588-8920
Fax: 561-586-0845

Product Description

Product is intended for interior or exterior nonstructural ornamentation on masonry, metal or frame construction for architectural aesthetics.

  • Walls of new construction, exterior or interior
  • Remodeling and redecorating of existing walls, exterior or interior

Should not be assumed to add strength to load-bearing capacity of wall.

Composition and Finish:
Engineered Cast Stone has a stone appearance and consists of a cementitious (cement/aggregate/ coloring) mix composed of low CO2 cements, natural silicates and ±20% post-consumer glass and/or other aggregates. Engineered Cast Stone product is available in the following twelve colors:

  • Alluvial Sand
  • Beach Stone
  • BrownStone
  • Brick Red
  • Coastal Ivory
  • Concrete Grey
  • Coral Sand
  • Glacier Grey
  • Patina Green
  • Pure Pearl
  • Terrain Taupe
  • Terra Clay

Manufacturer also provides custom color matching. Purchaser may elect to paint, seal or otherwise finish Engineered Cast Stone similar to any other cement based product.

Engineered Cast Stone is available in the following nine Chromacast® Metalized paint finishes:

  • Black Iron
  • Bright Aluminum
  • Brite Copper
  • Cool Nickel
  • Dark Bronze
  • Iron Rust
  • Patina Bronze
  • Platinum
  • Warm Nickle

and the following eight Chromacast® paint finishes:

  • Baked Earth
  • Cayanne Red
  • Chalk
  • Ebony
  • Nut Brown
  • Putty
  • Wine

Engineered Cast Stone items may be ordered in Prime Only condition for final painting and finishing on the job site by others.

Purchaser may elect to paint over, or otherwise change the finish of the Engineered Cast Stone which has already received a Chromacast® factory coating.

Organization of Design Elements:
Each design is available in multiple sizes of square, circle and half-round medallions as well as keystone shapes. Designs are also available in friezes with a variety of frame combinations for horizontal and vertical banding applications. Multiple elements can be combined to reinforce any architectural theme.

These original designs are protected by U.S. Copyright. Unlawful duplication is prohibited.

Shapes and Sizes:
The following shapes and sizes are available in Engineered Cast Stone:

Square7 5/8'' x 7 5/8''4 Lbs
Square8'' x 8''4 Lbs
Square12'' x 12''10 Lbs
Square16'' x 16''14 Lbs
Square24'' x 24''32 Lbs
Square36'' x 36''74 Lbs
Circle12'' Diameter9 Lbs
Circle16'' Diameter12 Lbs
Circle24'' Diameter28 Lbs
Circle36'' Diameter58 Lbs
Half Round
30'' Diameter20 Lbs
Half Round
48'' Diameter57 Lbs
12'' Tall6 Lbs
24'' Tall22 Lbs
36'' Tall49 Lbs
Inside-2 open ends8'' x 24''10 Lbs
Single End-closed8'' x 25''11 Lbs
Double End-closed8'' x 26''12 Lbs
Inside-2 open ends16'' x 29 1/2''27 Lbs
Single End-closed16'' x 30 3/4''29 Lbs
Double End-closed16'' x 32''31 Lbs

Friezes: Over 100 original designs in 8'' or 16'' heights. The length of each frieze is determined by the addition of border frame(s) to each end of frieze panel.

Custom designs are available.

Composition and physical characteristics may change without notice due to market and technological conditions.

Concrete, Masonry, Stucco on Block, Stucco on Lathe

Clean, Untreated

Dirty, Form Oil Residue

Painted, Sealed

Smooth Surface (Tilt-up, FRC Board)

No preparation required.

Clean surface with detergent & water then etch surface with muriatic and rinse thoroughly and/or scour with a wire brush.

Sandblast clean or scarify with a masonry grinder. Wash away sandblasting dust thoroughly. If sandblasting/scarifying is not possible, then apply galvanized metal lathe with concrete nails.

Insure proper bond with a bondcoat of thinset. Prepare with bonding agent on (Tilt-up, clean surface.

Polystyrene Board  Apply glass fiber cloth & waterproof coat of polymer stucco according to manuf.  instructions before applying medallion.
Interior Gypsum Board, Two Coat Plaster

New, Unpainted

Painted, Dirty

No preparation required.

Remove loose or flaking paint.  Clean as per adhesive manufacturer's specifications.


Exterior Concrete,

Masonry, Stucco on Block, Stucco on Lathe

Prepare surface as indicated in Table 1. Apply bonding agent to wall if necessary. Wet Engineered Cast Stone piece thoroughly. A mortar mix of three parts masonry sand, one part portland masonry cement, clean mixing water and bonding agent admixture is spread on the wall or back of the Engineered Cast Stone piece or both to achieve 100% coverage. Piece is then pressed into mortar bed and joints are tooled and finished as mortar begins to stiffen. Face of piece is then cleaned of any splashed mortar or mortar smears.

If colored grout is to be used, joints should be raked to base of piece and around perimeter. After mortar is cured, joints should be dampened and colored pointing mortar or prepared grout may be applied.

Allow 1/4" joint between adjacent pieces for grout. Grout perimeter and any joints with grout containing elastomeric additive (Laticrete or equivalent).

Polymeric Stucco over Polystyrene Board Use stucco manuf. adhesive to apply medallion to over waterproof substrate. Stainless steel pins must penetrate through polystyrene panel to structural base. Anchor tabs may be used for screw-on applications.
Interior Gypsum Board, Two-Coat Plaster Prepare surface as indicated in Table 1. Apply construction adhesive to piece and press into place as per adhesive manufacturer's instructions. Predrilled pieces may be fastened with screws and anchors or toggle bolts to wall.

Note: Tables 1 and 2 assume wall is structurally sound, stable, and weather tight.

Note: Ultimate connection design is the responsibility of Building Design Engineer, Architect or otherwise responsible person charged with the connection design.

Warning! Failure to follow these instructions or to install product in an insecure or unsafe manner can result in property damage, serious injury or death. All ornaments and Grilles are nonstructural and are not intended to be used as a lifesaving barrier.


Technical data furnished herein has been determined by independent testing laboratories and is believed to be reliable by manufacturer. This document supercedes all previous similar documents.

Technical Data

Shear Strength:
Product was applied to a concrete block wall with a 3/8'' thick bed of Portland cement based mortar. Shear strength exceeded 250 psi.

Compressive Strength:
Average of 4000 psi.

Engineered Cast Stone: Dry weight approximately 8 lbs., per surface square foot.

Water Absorption:
Waterproofing admixtures in Engineered Cast Stone result in low permeability of finished product. Water absorption is usually less than 4%.

Fire Hazard: Flame Spread Rate 0
Smoke Development Rate 0

Other Characteristics:
Engineered Cast Stone contains admixtures resulting in 3-6% air entrainment. It is extremely durable and resistant to frost damage. Added protection may be achieved by ordering Engineered Cast Stone with a factory applied moisture repelling sealer.


Detailed installation procedures are contained in Tables 1 and 2 and Figures 1-9.

Product can typically be affixed with blind pins and a Portland cement based thinset to a prepared exterior surface. In adverse site conditions or where there is a potential for application failure, alternate installation methods may be required. Interior applications can be achieved with blind pins and an appropriate adhesive. Qualified masonry contractor or qualified tile setter is usual installer.

Availability and Cost


Available from manufacturer at (800) 771-4595.


Product is priced according to shape, size and finish. Product is shipped F.O.B. factory; job site cost of product is therefore affected by distance from manufacturing plant. Application cost may be affected by the condition of the surface to receive the product and any preparation required prior to installation.


Pineapple Grove Designs warrants that all Engineered Cast Stone products are of merchantable quality and will be replaced if defective and manufacturer is notified of defect by purchaser within ten days of receipt of material. No other warranties, implied or expressed, are applicable.

The warranty covers only manufacturing defects in Engineered Cast Stone architectural ornaments. It does not cover cost of labor, other materials, damage to other materials, or incidental damages which may result from manufacturer's defect. Product must be inspected by purchaser prior to installation. See Terms & Conditions for complete warranty.


Most applications of Engineered Cast Stone require no maintenance. Applications subject to extreme freeze-thaw conditions should be protected with a silane (non-film forming) masonry sealer.

Engineered Cast Stone may be cleaned with a pH balanced concrete cleaner. Follow cleaner manufacturer's instructions.

Technical Support

Technical personnel are available for consultation with architects, engineers, applicators and owners to discuss type selection, costs, installation procedures, etc.