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Bomanite New England Opens Showroom to Service the Design Community in the Boston Marketplace

Bomanite Licensee, Bomanite New England, has opened its showroom in Braintree, MA. The newly opened Design Center is approximately 1,100 square feet that displays decorative concrete systems on the floor and walls.

Rotating racks displaying large system samples and designer sample boards are throughout the space showcasing Bomanite Polished Concrete, Bomanite Overlay Microtopping Systems, Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems such as Bomanite Sandscape, Bomanite Revealed and Bomanite Alloy. The long standing original Bomanite Imprinted Concrete can be found on the interior floor space as well as samples to view different textures. The decorative concrete wall features a sampling of innovative systems mixed with newly designed concrete graphic patterns and colors providing a custom look and feel.

Bomanite New England can work with you and your clients to select a system that is perfect for your project and can customize a look that entails several Bomanite systems to fit any budget or design requirements.

Take away samples are available in standard 3” x 3” chip sizes and box sets. Additional sizes in 6” x 6”, 12” x 12” and 24” x 24” are offered as well. If needed supplementary samples can be shipped directly to customers from the Bomanite’s Denver Colorado manufacturing facility. Custom samples are available with each sample cast using processes that are similar to how the concrete is constructed in the field.

Bomanite New England will be hosting an Open House on October 3, 4 and 5 for local specifiers, architectural and design firms to tour and learn more about decorative concrete, its’ features and feasibility for commercial, municipal and residential projects. The Open House will feature the following informative sessions on polished concrete and other types of decorative concrete:

  • Specifying Polished Concrete:
    Bomanite Experts will show you how to create a performance based polished concrete specification. You will also learn how to turn your design intent into a successful installation, by knowing how concrete is polished and what to look for throughout the construction process.
  • Design Flexibility for Decorative Concrete Exteriors:
    Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems bring the vintage decorative concrete option back into the forefront of the industry with innovative systems and longer-lasting products, combining the durability you need with the beauty you desire. Bomanite Sandscape, Alloy and Revealed will be featured. We will cover specifying and design choices during this informative session.
  • Design Flexibility of Decorative Concrete Interiors:
    Polished concrete. Dyed concrete. Stained concrete. Overlays. Toppings. Terrazzo. See all the Bomanite options for durable, easy to maintain concrete interiors for floors and walls.

You can register for a specific session or visit during the general hours. For more information about the Bomanite New England Open House and to register visit: http://bomanitenewengland.bomanitelicensee.com/decorative-concrete-showroom-opens-braintree/

Bomanite is the leader in decorative concrete for interior and exterior applications, with Bomanite Licensed Contractors throughout the U.S.A. and Canada. Bomanite provides the specifying community an opportunity to learn about architectural concrete paving and flooring solutions. Bomanite partners exclusively with a network of experienced and specially trained concrete professionals dedicated to the highest standards of quality and service.

Garmin Expansion Calls For Pedestrian Pathway

Bomanite Licensee, Musselman & Hall Contractors (M&H) worked with local architecture firm Gould Evans during the design development phase of the Garmin Expansion project. M&H assisted with the project specifications and samples. The design team and owner’s representatives visited the M&H architectural concrete showroom multiple times to discuss project particulars and review samples until the team was able to fine tune the project finishes.

Musselman & Hall placed 40,800 SF pedestrian plaza as part of a building expansion project at the Garmin headquarters in Olathe, KS. Nearly 25,800 SF of the plaza was done utilizing the Bomanite Sandscape Texture Finish, Multiple planter beds, cast-in-place Sandscape finished concrete benches, a continuous 1’ x 8’ joint spacing, and the detailed stain pattern created unique challenges to this project.

The entire plaza was saw cut and v grooved, or bevel cut, on a 1’ x 8’ joint spacing, joint layout was extremely critical. The jointing was continuous throughout the 700’ long plaza. Any variance in joint layout would be obvious and would not be acceptable.

M&H used Bomanite Con-Color to stain the Sandscape Texture portion of the plaza. The stain pattern incorporated three Bomanite Con-Colors; Cobblestone Gray, Nickel Gray, and Natural Gray. The stained Sandscape was then sealed with BomaSeal C-18.

This is a beautiful project and exhibits the potential and beauty of quality architectural concrete. This project won the Gold Award for the Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Project.

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Garmin Expansion – Bomanite Sandscape Texture with Bomanite Con-Color
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Garmin Expansion – Bomanite Sandscape Texture with Bomanite Con-Color
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Garmin Expansion – Bomanite Sandscape Texture with Bomanite Con-Color

Bomanite Color Hardener Durable Enough for Courtyard Spaces

8N Lofts, is a service-driven student living community located near the city’s Historic Haymarket District on 8th and N Streets. The lofts include a sky deck with a jumbo LED TV, fitness facility, outdoor climbing wall with firepit and seating areas, private courtyards and grilling stations to name a few amenities all along with a 4,200 square foot all-inclusive clubhouse.

Bomanite Licensee, Stephens and Smith Worked with CSO Architects and Hausmann Construction, on creating an outdoor entertaining space that was a perfect fit for the defined areas for using Bomanite decorative concrete for the defined areas.  Two separate courtyards were created with fields of different colors and textures. The courtyards serve as bike storage with a pergola and have multiple areas like sitting area around the fire pit, ping pong table, rock climbing, outdoor kitchen and a wood deck to enjoy the fresh air.

The Bomacron Herringbone Used Brick and Bomacron Running Bond Used Brick patterns were used with a circular design in the shape of the number eight.  Bomanite Color Hardeners in Coquina and Natural Gray with Bomanite Release Agents in Mexican Tile and French Gray complement the building colors and outside décor.

Bomanite Color Hardener provides increased durability, wear resistance and fade resistance, just what is needed for an outdoor entertainment space, student living complex.

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Bomanite Decorative Concrete Creates a Harmonious Hardscape

The Northside Church decided to reinvent their stretch of lawn as a dynamic new multi-purpose plaza, the primary goal was to create something special, whether it be for celebrating the birth of a child, affirming one’s faith or for friends and family gatherings and church events welcoming one and all. The church’s goal was to provide a place for people to connect – to their faith and to one another.

The church saw several different decorative concrete projects, reviewed several hard samples to select the final material. The final scope of work included 41,000 square feet of exposed decorative concrete flat work, 650 lineal feet of walls, and some 4,000 square feet of the Bomanite Custom Polished Concrete Patène Teres System in The Frappe House. Northside Christian Church ended up selecting a combination of the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems; Sandscape Refined Antico finish in Bomanite Light Brown, and Bomanite Sandscape Texture in three colors to get the cohesive yet varied look they wanted in order to connect the exterior spaces.

To expand the range of interest and energize the plaza during daily use, The Frappe House, the new handcrafted coffee shop was built animating the baptismal pool and amphitheater seating. In all, the plaza design objectives were to connect the church’s primary entrance, the youth ministry center next door and the coffee shop while also servicing individual and group baptismal celebrations in a harmonious space. The design blends a lot of forms and walls, rock work and fire pits, along with both integrated and movable seating choices. Roll up garage doors and rough raw materials fill The Frappe House to capture contemporary design sensibilities common to many chain coffee shops.

The challenge was in working to accommodate a diverse program of possible uses and group sizes. Appropriate exterior spaces that accommodate many different groups and purposes also had to be fit into a relatively small area tucked between three structures of independent functions. Creating harmonious connections throughout the plaza while having a modern, socially contemporary design aesthetic led to the use of curvy linear patterns spiraling out from the baptismal pool in the center of the design. Radiating outward, the patterns form seating areas, viewing sections and gathering spaces as the plaza steps up from the baptismal pool toward each building. The use of curves allows the energy of each space to easily be focused on either the main building it serves or conversely toward the center during baptisms. The key to tying it all together was in the primary hardscape choice – Bomanite decorative concrete.

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Northside Christian Church – Sandscape Refined Antico
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Northside Christian Church Coffee House – Custom Polishing System Patene Teres

Bomanite Announces Decorative Concrete Award Winners

Bomanite is happy to announce the Annual Decorative Concrete Project Award winners! Bomanite Licensee Bomel Construction Company located in California, received the Gold AND Grand Award for their outstanding project the Great Wolf Lodge Resort. The custom boardwalk pattern and Alicante Pattern with a Bomanite Alloy Finish showcased great talent and design for this grand indoor waterpark.

Bomanite Licensee, Musselman and Hall Contractors, located in Missouri, brought home two Gold Awards. A Gold Award was received for their Exposed Aggregate Sandscape Texture work for the Garmin Expansion project. Bomanite Con-Color was used intricately with three different shades to create the design to match the exterior of the building. Their project KU School of Business Capitol Federal Hall used the Bomanite Custom Polishing Renaissance System to provide durability and sustainability, with the center and focus of the project on a 24’Jayhawk logo.

Texas Bomanite, located in Dallas and Austin, was awarded the Gold Award for the Best Grasscrete Pervious Concrete Project for their work at the Sprouts Farmers Market, providing LEED status to an environmentally conscious corporation.  Licensee, Concrete Arts, located in Wisconsin received the Gold Award for the Best Specialty Project for their artistic techniques installed for the Light Rail System.

Additional awards were given for Silver, Bronze and Honorable Mention categories, to view all of the winners and their amazing projects, please see the link below.

We’d like to thank all of our Bomanite licensed contractors who submitted entries for this year’s award contest. The Bomanite Decorative Concrete Annual Project Awards has been a tradition for more than 30 years for Bomanite Licensed Contractors to submit their outstanding projects for the year. Bomanite Licensees compete among the best of the best in order to be recognized for their hard work and creative talents. The winners are announced at the Bomanite Annual Conference, held in various cities from year to year. This is a taste of artwork and craftsmanship in the decorative concrete market that can be achieved by the Bomanite network of decorative concrete craftsmen. Please take a look at the award winning projects.

Bomanite Grasscrete Project Category

  • Gold Award: Texas Bomanite – Dallas, TX – Sprouts Farmers Market (MPF)

Bomanite Specialty Project Category

  • Gold Award: Concrete Arts, Inc. – Hudson, WI – Light Rail System (Sandblast)

Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Category

  • Honorable Mention Award: Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. – Tulsa, OK – Tandy Family YMCA (SS/RV)
  • Honorable Mention Award: Texas Bomanite – Dallas, TX – South Congress Hotel (SS)
  • Bronze Award: Heritage Bomanite – Fresno, CA – Veterans Walk of Honor (SS)
  • Silver Award: Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. – Tulsa, OK – Harford Commons (Alloy)
  • Gold Award: Musselman & Hall Contractors– Kansas City, Mo – Garmin Expansion (SS)

Bomanite Toppings Systems Category

  • Honorable Mention Award: Texas Bomanite – Dallas, TX – Greenhill School Performing Arts Center (MT)

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Category

  • Bronze Award: Texas Bomanite – Dallas, TX – The American Fallen Soldiers Project (PT)
  • Silver Award: Heritage Bomanite – Fresno, CA – St. Lucy’s Church (MD)
  • Gold Award: Musselman & Hall Contractors – Kansas City, MO – KU School of Business Capitol Federal Hall (RN)

Bomanite Imprint Systems Category

  • Bronze Award: Carolina Bomanite Corp. – Charlotte, NC – Marriott Asheville
  • Silver Award: Stephens & Smith Construction – Lincoln, NE – 8N Loft
  • Gold Award AND Grand Award: Bomel Construction – Anaheim, CA – Great Wolf Lodge Resort

The Stout Bar and Restaurant is a Crowd Pleaser with their Renovated Space

Bomanite Thin-Set is a specially formulated, polymer-modified topping system applied at a thickness of approximately 3/8-inch. A great design option for virtually any structurally sound surface, old or new, Bomanite Thin-Set offers all the durability, cost effectiveness, and ease of maintenance decorative concrete has to offer.

The Stout Bar, located at John Street in the Wall Street area of NYC, chose Bomanite Thin-Set for their renovated space, giving the restaurant an old world feel with a cobblestone pattern. Bomanite Licensee, Beyond Concrete, installed approximately 2,400 square feet of the Running Bond Cobblestone stampable overlay pattern. Extensive grinding, clean-up and patching of the existing floor was needed. Application of an epoxy bonding agent was applied and then the Bomanite Thin-Set in Bomanite French Gray Color with Bomanite Cobblestone Gray Color highlights. The newly renovated floor was given a coat of Bomanite Hydrocoat Sealer.

Along with the new flooring a custom 85 foot long concrete bar top was poured and stained with Bomanite Concrete Dye Sweet Potato and protected with Bomanite Florspartic 100 sealer. The owners also received a custom brass Stout Beer Mug logo.

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The Smart Choice for School Cafeterias is Bomanite Polished Concrete Floors

The design team for Upper Iowa University wanted a flooring option for their student center which achieved the same look as coated acid stained floor without the maintenance the coating requires. When approached by the construction management firm with the clients wants and needs, Bomanite Licensee, Concrete Arts located in Hudson, WI proposed Bomanite polished and dyed concrete floors for the answer.

Together it was decided that the Bomanite Patène Teres level two polished concrete system would be used. A custom blend of Bomanite Warm Honey and Bomanite Malt Brown Concrete Dyes were used to create a stained patina look, with Turquoise accents.  The polished concrete floors deliver low maintenance and durability for thousands of students that walk the floors throughout the year.

Upper Iowa University was so thrilled with the look of the floor it decided to utilize it in the new Student Book Store and Liberal Arts Center. The book store incorporated a similar polished floor look and had polished concrete counter tops for the bar in the Student Center installed. The Liberal Arts building utilized precast stair treads with an open-riser look as well to create even more continuity from space to space.

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Salina Bicentennial Center Receives Colorful Exterior Renovation

The Salina Bicentennial Center project involved an extensive renovation to the interior and exterior of the 35 year old arena. Nicknamed Mid-America’s Meeting Place, the Salina Bicentennial Center provides central Kansas a place to meet, play and experience events that enhance living-in and visiting the City of Salina. The landscape design firm, Landworks Studio, and Convergence Design worked with the Local Bomanite Licensee, Musselman and Hall through the sample and specification process of the design process to choose a Bomanite System that would meet the entertaining expectations.

The new 18,000 sq. ft. entry plaza dramatically enhances the arena entry providing a place for outdoor events and gatherings. The Bomanite Sandscape Texture finish that was selected for the exterior plaza incorporates a multi-colored palate utilizing Bomanite Con-Color in Sonora Tan, Brick Red, and Mexican Tile. When applied to concrete, Bomanite Con-Color will provide variegated and translucent coloring effects without creating a film or coating that can be worn away. Bomanite Con-Color is a viable alternative to traditional acid-based stains when a larger color palette or ease of installation is required. Bomanite Sandscape Texture works well to incorporate Bomanite Con-Color as an additional coloration technique and design element. Used in combination with a variety of color and staining options, Bomanite Sandscape Texture creates consistent texture and durable hardscapes ideal for plazas, walkways, shopping centers, schools and more.

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Interior Polished Concrete Floor Provides Softness and Warmth

Bomanite Licensee, Premier Concrete Construction, LLC, based out of New Hampshire created a warm and inviting Patene Teres polished concrete floor for homeowners looking to add a distinctive look to their new 6,000 square foot home. The concrete was poured over a Radiant Heating System, Bomanite Licensee, Premier Concrete Construction, LLC, based out of New Hampshire created a warm and inviting Patene Teres polished concrete floor for homeowners looking to add a distinctive look to their new 6,000 square foot home. The concrete was poured over a Radiant Heating System,

Decorative Concrete for Texas Intersection

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