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Musselman and Hall Lay Lavendar Concrete Ribbon

Musselman and Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete at Mosaic Life Care Center Ribbon Pavilion.Mosaic Life Care, located in St. Joseph, MO, has unveiled a state-of-the-art cancer center, offering comprehensive treatment services in a single, 25,000-square-foot facility.  This eliminates the need for patients to travel between multiple buildings for care.  The center features a spacious chemotherapy infusion room with panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lake, a healing garden, and the walking trail system leading to the Ribbon Walk Pavilion.  Designed to be warm and inviting, diverging from a traditional hospital setting, the center boasts a $22 million design inspired by Mayo Clinic facilities.  It serves as a premier world-class destination for cancer care in the region, fostering a healing environment.  Patients have convenient access to various services within a mere short walk, including Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Labs, Social Services, spiritual care, massage care, acupuncture care, the pharmacy, the chemotherapy infusion room, and a special boutique and salon for patients experiencing hair loss – all in one place.

Musselman and Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete at Mosaic Life Care Center Ribbon Pavilion.To bring their vision to life, Mosaic Life Center contracted Lehr Construction as the main contractor and Creal Clark & Seifert was chosen as the designer for the project.  They selected Bomanite Licensee Musselman and Hall Contractors, LLC to install the decorative concrete in the Ribbon Walk Pavilion.  This portion of the project consisted of approximately 700 SF of Bomanite Revealed system, part of the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems, in two shades of a custom “lavender” integral color.  Bomanite developed the design control samples for the project.  Total project duration from design development through completion of construction took nearly one year.  Color #1 is a white base Bomanite Revealed with a #1 purple glass.  Color #2 is a white base Bomanite Revealed with a #1 crystal clear glass.

Musselman and Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete at Mosaic Life Care Center Ribbon Pavilion.The lavender color ribbon is the universal symbol that represents “all types of cancer”.  Musselman and Hall also installed the seat wall and pavers surrounding the Ribbon Walk Pavilion.  The lavender Ribbon Walk is dedicated to patients who have courageously fought cancer and is a reminder that we can give hope to conquering this disease through support and advocacy.  This lavender Ribbon Walk stands as a tribute to the valiant individuals who have battled cancer, embodying a symbol of hope and a commitment to defeating this illness through continued support and advocacy.  Positioned on the walking trail adjacent to the Cancer Center, on the northwest corner of the Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph, Medical Center campus, the Cancer Ribbon Walk is a place of remembrance and honor.  Here, individual pavers are laid, each one representing a heartfelt tribute to someone who has been affected by cancer, either as a commemoration of their brave fight or in memory of those dearly missed.

Bomanite Revealed Raises Result Standard

Musselman and Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete at Mosaic Life Care Center Ribbon Pavilion.Bomanite Revealed is an architectural exposed concrete with varying exposure depths using decorative aggregates that are bound in a unique binder and applied to primed concrete.  The Bomanite Revealed System utilizes preblended binders, light fast pigments, specialized admixtures, topical treatments, and advanced application procedures to produce a finished product that showcases the seeded aggregate.  Unlike most surface seeded installations, Bomanite Revealed provides 100% exposure of the decorative aggregate with no native sands detracting from the finished appearance.

Musselman and Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete at Mosaic Life Care Center Ribbon Pavilion.The final product is unique alternate to other decorative concrete finishes while producing a monolithic concrete slab with a low life cycle cost due to the pre-aged nature of the surface.  Bomanite Revealed is suited for exterior applications—anywhere that improved wear resistance for light to moderate-duty vehicular or foot traffic combined with an architectural finish is necessary.  Due to the use of the Bomanite Revealed binder, these highly durable surfaces are available in a multitude of standard and custom options, including cost effective light-reflective formulations that will not require the use of white cement to reduce heat island effect.  Bomanite Revealed is intended for both new construction and major renovation projects.  Topically applied products such as Bomanite Con-Color and Bomanite Chemical Stain are compatible with Bomanite Revealed.

 

Musselman and Hall Takes Time Essential for Excellence

Musselman and Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete at Mosaic Life Care Center Ribbon Pavilion.Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC specializes in addressing significant architectural concrete needs for commercial projects.  Their team of decorative concrete craftsmen takes pride in collaborating with architects, landscape architects, owners, and engineers, proactively addressing design and construction challenges. This collaborative approach leads to inventive solutions, carefully choosing the most suitable product for each application by balancing factors like aesthetics, durability, cost, scheduling, and logistics.  Design control samples were critical to the success of this project, and the necessary time and effort was taken to get it perfect.

Musselman and Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete at Mosaic Life Care Center Ribbon Pavilion.

Musselman and Hall Revitalizes Riverfront in Omaha

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete on existing stairs and walls in Omaha, NE.The Omaha RiverFront Revitalization Project aims to rejuvenate a 72-acre urban parkland area along the Missouri River.  This initiative involved the transformation of three previously underused parks, namely Gene Leahy Mall, Heartland of America, and Lewis and Clark Landing, into new attractions for the local and regional community.  By enhancing accessibility to the river and creating inviting outdoor spaces, the RiverFront Revitalization project will strengthen connections within the city.  These three parks will not only offer improved access to downtown Omaha but also promote environmental sustainability and support economic growth.

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete on existing stairs and walls in Omaha, NE.The RiverFront’s realization was made possible through the generosity of the community.  An exceptional public-private partnership played a crucial role in financing the $325 million project.  The City of Omaha contributed $50 million, with the remaining funds coming from local philanthropists.  This collaborative approach ensured the project’s prompt execution and represented a significant investment in the city’s future.  While the City of Omaha owns The RiverFront, its private management falls under the responsibility of the Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA).  MECA oversees day-to-day operations, and maintenance at The RiverFront while providing supervision of park activities and security measures.

Bomanite Revealed Revamps Existing Walls and Stairs

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete on existing stairs and walls in Omaha, NE.

 

The Main Contractor selected for the massive project was Kiewit Infrastructure Co.  Bomanite Licensee Musselman & Hall Contractors worked with landscape architecture firm, OJB Landscape Architecture, to develop the basis of design and samples for assorted park hardscape finishes.  Musselman & Hall was selected to install over 8,200 SF of Bomanite Revealed™ bonded overlay over existing walls and stairs.  The process took significant planning and sampling to develop the appropriate installation methods and processes.  Musselman & Hall also installed other cast-in-place walls with a Bomanite Sandscape® finish to match the revealed overlay.  The challenging complexity for this project was the depth of difficulty.  Dan Kroesen, Vice President of Musselman & Hall said, “This project challenged us to think and work creatively to build a project we take great pride in.”

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete on existing stairs and walls in Omaha, NE.

 

 

 

In this project Musselman & Hall used Brass colored Bomanite Revealed™ in the appropriate dosage.  They also utilized Bomanite Surface Deactivator.  The depth of etch used was Standard Sand Etch.  White Bomanite Revealed™ was used for the “white” overlay.  Musselman & Hall created a cohesive look and feel to the many disparate locations throughout the overall project.

 

Architectural Exposed Concrete Creates Exceptional Results

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete on existing stairs and walls in Omaha, NE.Bomanite Revealed™ Systems, part of the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems, offer an innovative approach to architectural exposed concrete. This decorative concrete solution features a captivating blend of decorative aggregates firmly bound by a unique binder, skillfully applied to primed concrete surfaces.  To achieve this exceptional result, Bomanite Revealed™ relies on preblended binders, lightfast pigments, specialized admixtures, specialized topical treatments, and advanced application techniques that highlight the seeded aggregate.

 

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete on existing stairs and walls in Omaha, NE.Unlike typical surface-seeded installations, Bomanite Revealed™ ensures a 100% exposure of the decorative aggregate, with no native sands to distract from its finished appearance.  The end product stands out as a distinctive alternative to other decorative concrete finishes, all while delivering a monolithic concrete surface with a low life cycle cost due to its pre-aged surface characteristics.

 

Bomanite Revealed™ is suited for exterior applications, where improved wear resistance against light to moderate-duty vehicular or foot traffic, along with an architectural finish, is essential. Thanks to the Bomanite Revealed binder, these surfaces offer outstanding durability and come in a wide range of standard and custom options. Additionally, cost-effective light-reflective formulations are available, eliminating the need for white cement to mitigate the heat island effect.

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete on existing stairs and walls in Omaha, NE.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete on existing stairs and walls in Omaha, NE.Musselman & Hall received the highly sought after 2022 GRAND AWARD for Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Project.  With more than a century of construction heritage, and an incomparable reputation in the decorative concrete sphere, it is not by chance that Musselman & Hall was chosen to bring to life the vision of all the stakeholders of this project.  Their highly skilled concrete craftsmen created a series of outdoor spaces that are destined to be an integral and valuable asset to life in Omaha for many years into the future.

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete on existing stairs and walls in Omaha, NE.

 

Musselman & Hall Installs Multiple Bomanite Systems to Create Unified Design

Musselman & Hall installed multiple Bomanite Systems to create a unified design from the interior to exterior flooring surfaces at Green Hills Library Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

 

The Green Hills Library Center in Kansas City, Missouri is one of over 30 library service outlets in the Mid-Continent Public Library district.  This location opened in September 2022 and spans approximately 35,000 square feet.  Green Hills Library Center offers a community programming room, children and teen areas, a story time room, and meeting and collaboration rooms for public use.

 

Musselman & Hall installed multiple Bomanite Systems to create a unified design from the interior to exterior flooring surfaces at Green Hills Library Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

 

Helix Architecture + Design collaborated with Sapp Design Architects to support MCPL’s design and construction of new destination branches that target specific needs in the community.  Green Hills was designed to be a cutting-edge culinary literacy center and the culinary center area is set to open later this year.  The culinary center will house a demonstration kitchen with seating for programs and classes as well as a commercial kitchen space that will be available for food-based businesses.  This destination branch will promote literacy through food – they will offer guest appearances by specialty chefs, help to improve patron health by inspiring people to prepare healthy meals, and incorporate a play area that features healthy produce to also extend the culinary education offerings to children.

Delivering the Bomanite Promise – Again

Musselman & Hall installed multiple Bomanite Systems to create a unified design from the interior to exterior flooring surfaces at Green Hills Library Center in Kansas City, Missouri.Working previously on the MCPL Colbern Road Library Center with contractor JE Dunn Construction, Bomanite Licensee Musselman & Hall Contractors was again enlisted to install Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems, this time featuring Bomanite Renaissance custom polished concrete.  Renaissance by Bomanite provides a lustrous finish to floors made with premium Bomanite Integral Color.  The primary benefit to Bomanite Renaissance is the simplicity of installation.  With no topical dyes or products needed to achieve color in the floor, the process is much like polishing uncolored concrete, making the system more efficient to install compared to other more labor-intensive coloring systems.  Renaissance by Bomanite is intended primarily for new construction or major renovation projects and was the perfect choice to create a durable and decorative flooring surface inside the Green Hills Library Center.

Seamless Design Flow

Musselman & Hall installed multiple Bomanite Systems to create a unified design from the interior to exterior flooring surfaces at Green Hills Library Center in Kansas City, Missouri.Musselman & Hall placed and polished 2,200 SF of Bomanite Renaissance deep grind polished concrete.  They also installed a cast-in-place bench that is bisected by a glass curtain wall separating the café from the exterior patio.  To create a unified aesthetic from inside the library café to the exterior, they installed an 1,800 SF outdoor patio to match the design of the interior floor.  The patio was framed with a band of Bomanite Revealed, one of the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems applications.

 

Musselman & Hall installed multiple Bomanite Systems to create a unified design from the interior to exterior flooring surfaces at Green Hills Library Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

 

Bomanite Revealed is suited for exterior applications—anywhere that improved wear resistance for light to moderate-duty vehicular or foot traffic combined with an architectural finish is necessary.  Due to the use of the Bomanite Revealed binder, these highly durable surfaces are available in a multitude of standard and custom options, making it ideal to create the seamless design from the exterior hardscape to the interior flooring finish at Green Hills Library Center.

 

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Customizing and tailoring Bomanite Systems to a specific project allows designers, architects, and owners to have a measure of control over the quality and finished product of their designs.  Musselman & Hall gives designers the ability to select concrete construction materials installed according to specific construction means and methods, which translates directly to the quality of the finished product.  Green Hills Library Center features two superb Bomanite product installations by Musselman & Hall.  The installations of Bomanite Renaissance and Bomanite Revealed integrate seamlessly and provide a stunning result, which earned Musselman & Hall Contractors the 2022 Gold Award for Best Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Project.  Their versatile design resulted in an interior flooring surface and exterior hardscape surface that provide durability and offer a beautiful aesthetic for library patrons to admire as they explore the new library and its many innovative features and offerings.

Musselman & Hall installed multiple Bomanite Systems to create a unified design from the interior to exterior flooring surfaces at Green Hills Library Center in Kansas City, Missouri. ` Musselman & Hall installed multiple Bomanite Systems to create a unified design from the interior to exterior flooring surfaces at Green Hills Library Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

Bomanite 2022 Annual Awards to Decorative Concrete Craftsmen

An air of anticipation filled the room at the Bomanite Annual Awards for 2022 Bomanite Decorative Concrete Projects, held last week in Houston, TX.  The Bomanite Licensee concrete craftsmen and artisans gather annually to learn hands on new trade techniques, new Bomanite products, business strategies, and exchange ideas and tips with Bomanite Licensees from everywhere.  However, the culmination of all that hard work, camaraderie, and new knowledge is the awards presentations.

With a vast knowledge and years of experience, these Bomanite Concrete Craftsmen define decorative concrete.  Strong.  Durable.  Artistic.  Creative.  Bomanite Licensees work on anywhere from multimillion-dollar commercial projects to affordable residential housing, new builds, and improvements, and everything in between.

Musselman and Hall installed Bomanite Revealed at Omaha Riverfront Revitalization project in Omaha, NE, garnering the GRAND AWARD at the Bomanite Decorative Concrete Awards.Musselman and Hall Contractors, LLC received the 2022 GRAND AWARD for Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Project for their exceptionally challenging project at the Omaha Riverfront Revitalization in Omaha, NE.  The daunting challenge for this project was the degree of difficulty using our Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems and 8,200 SF of Bomanite Revealed bonded overlay over existing walls and stairs to reconstruct three urban parks along the riverfront.  Dan Kroesen of Musselman and Hall Contractors said, “This project challenged us to think and work creatively to build a project we take great pride in.”

Musselman and Hall installed Bomanite Renaissance at the MCPL Green Hills project in Kansas City, MO, capturing the Gold Award at the Bomanite Decorative Concrete Awards.Musselman and Hall Contractors, LLC also captured the 2022 Gold Award for Best Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Project for MCPL Green Hills located in Kansas City, MO.  They exceed the goal of this project which was to create a seamless design between the interior Cafe and the outdoor patio.  That concept ultimately resulted in a cast-in-place bench that is bisected by a glass curtain wall separating the Café from the exterior patio.  Using Bomanite Renaissance, with deep grind, they placed and polished 2,200 SF of flooring in the Library Café and installed an 1,800 SF patio outside to match the aesthetics of the interior flooring.

Musselman and Hall installed Bomanite Sandscape® Texture with Sandblasting at Rolla University Drive Realignment in Rolla, MO, gets the Gold Award at the Bomanite Decorative Concrete Awards.And to top off their trifecta of awards, Musselman and Hall Contractors, LLC received the 2022 Gold Award for Best Bomanite Specialty Project for Rolla University Drive Realignment in Rolla, MO.  Using Bomanite Sandscape® Texture they constructed a large 15,000 SF oblong roundabout decorative concrete island.  They then created a 15” hexagon template to Sandblast the color hardener from the surface in a very specific pattern.  The Sandblasting alone took two weeks and required a high level of detail and workmanship to Sandblast the linear hexagon pattern around an oblong roundabout without misalignment of ending and stopping points.

Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Patène Artectura at NX Restaurant in Fresno, CA, taking home the Gold Award at the Bomanite Decorative Concrete Awards.Heritage Bomanite took home the 2022 Gold Award for Best Bomanite Toppings Systems Project for NX Restaurant in Fresno, CA.  Utilizing the Bomanite Patène Artectura System, they created very intricate interior flooring consisting of 2,865 SF of custom color and brass terrazzo strips installed with incredible accuracy to make them look like continuous lengths.  Polishing was completed once an artist had applied the concrete stain to create the ocean effect of waves lapping onto a sandy beach.

Carolina Bomanite installed Bomanite Imprint Systems at Wilson Center for Nature at Grandfather Mountain in Linville, NC, earned the Gold Award at the Bomanite Decorative Concrete Awards.Carolina Bomanite Corporation earned the 2022 Gold Award for Best Bomanite Imprint Systems Project for Wilson Center for Nature at Grandfather Mountain in Linville, NC.  This popular tourist destination is located about halfway up Grandfather Mountain and the project doubled the size of the original Nature Museum.  The installation began in the early spring and was on a tight schedule for completion before the tourist season beginning in early summer.  The crew often encountered fog, sleet, snow, freezing rain and bright sunshine all in the same day.  The pattern chosen was Slate Texture and the project also highlights Custom Patterns of Deer, Racoon, Bear, Eagle, and Turkey Prints.

We’d like to thank all the 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 50 years for Bomanite Licensed Contractors to submit their outstanding projects.  Bomanite Licensees compete among the best of the best 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 only be achieved by the Bomanite Licensee network of decorative concrete craftsmen.  Additional awards were given for Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mention categories.

2022 List of Bomanite Award Winners

Bomanite Imprint Systems

  • BRONZE: Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. – TTC Lemley Phase III Entry Package – Oklahoma – Bomacron Pattern: 6” x 6” Granite Setts
  • SILVER: Concrete Arts – Private Residence – Wisconsin – Bomacron Pattern: Step Faces: Custom Form Liner; Flat Areas: Regular Slate
  • GOLD: Carolina Bomanite Corporation – Wilson Center for Nature at Grandfather Mountain – North Carolina – Bomacron Pattern: Slate Texture,
    Custom – Deer, Racoon, Bear, Eagle, and Turkey Prints

 

Bomanite Toppings Systems

  • BRONZE: Jeffco Concrete Contractors, Inc. – Pelham High School – Alabama – Bomanite Toppings Systems – Micro-Top
  • SILVER: Heritage Bomanite – Private Residence – California – Bomanite Toppings Systems – Micro-Top
  • GOLD: Heritage Bomanite – NX Restaurant – California – Bomanite Patène Artectura Systems

Bomanite Specialty Project

  • BRONZE: Heritage Bomanite – Clovis Community Hospital Bedtower Fountain – California – Bomanite Specialty Project – Specialty Walls
  • SILVER: Stephens & Smith Construction Co., Inc. – Behind Bars – Nebraska– Bomanite Specialty Project – System: Micro-Top
  • GOLD: Musselman & Hall Contractors – Rolla University Drive Realignment – Missouri – Bomanite Specialty Project – Bomanite Sandscape with Sandblast

 

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems

  • HONORABLE MENTION: Texas Bomanite – The Epic Phase II – Texas – Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems – Patène Teres
  • BRONZE: Texas Bomanite – Hines at the Stack – Texas – Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems – Patène Teres, VitraFlor
  • SILVER: Premier Concrete Construction, LLC – 100 Forge – Massachusetts – Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems – Modena TGE
  • GOLD: Musselman & Hall Contractors – MCPL Green Hills – Missouri – Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems – Renaissance

 

Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems

  • HONORABLE MENTION: Connecticut Bomanite Systems – Chamberlain Elementary School – Connecticut – Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems – Sandscape
  • BRONZE: Colorado Hardscapes — Lone Rock Retreat – Colorado – Bomanite Exposed Aggregates Systems – Sandscape
  • SILVER: Colorado Hardscapes – Republic Plaza – Colorado – Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems – Sandscape Refined
  • GRAND AWARD:  Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC – Omaha Riverfront Revitalization – Nebraska – Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems – Revealed

 

Beyond Concrete Inspirational Sky Column Sculpture Project

Beyond Concrete created a custom Bomanite Revealed installed at Sky Column sculpture in Arlington, VA.For over forty years Arlington County, VA, has prided itself in its commitment to public art which is now a distinctive aspect of the visual landscape.  Sky Column Sculpture, an integrated work of public art, is a shining example of the county’s success.  The sculpture, designed by renowned artist Douglas W. Hollis, was commissioned and approved by the Arlington County Board with a budget of over half-a-million-dollars.  Sky Column is situated nearby to the new Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center, and close to Capital Bikeshare.  Arlington County Board selected Coakley & Williams Construction as the Main Contractor for the 47 million dollar Aquatics & Fitness Center, and Bomanite licensee Beyond Concrete was chosen to implement the public art in decorative concrete using the vision of Project Designer, Douglas W. Hollis. The initial task for Beyond Concrete, the fabrication of the stainless-steel framework, proved to be one of the most difficult and challenging specs for Beyond Concrete’s portion of the project.

Beyond Concrete created a custom Bomanite Revealed installed at Sky Column sculpture in Arlington, VA.Installed at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Beyond Concrete completed the entire intricate project with a limited crew of 4, on time, and within budget.  That alone is a testament to their expertise and resilience.  Working with the artist, Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems was selected and Bomanite Revealed™ was chosen.  The stainless-steel frame was fabricated and mounted over a structural concrete base. Four inches of infilled concrete was placed into the stainless-steel framework. Bomanite high performance epoxy and epoxy sand was installed for the Bomanite Revealed™ ½-inch bonded topping. The Bomanite Revealed™ topping was installed, as designed, with concentric bands of Bomanite Revealed™, starting from almost black in the center and continuing with lighter gray bands in the outer bands. Each Bomanite Revealed™ section had a custom mixture of aggregate that coordinated with the color of the band installed. After the aggregate was exposed all the exposed stainless steel had to be delicately hand ground on both edges to define the Bomanite Revealed™ infill.

Bomanite Revealed™ Creates Captivating Concrete

Beyond Concrete created a custom Bomanite Revealed installed at Sky Column sculpture in Arlington, VA.Bomanite Revealed™ is an architectural exposed concrete designed for outdoor applications with varying exposure depths using decorative aggregates that are bound in a unique binder and applied to primed concrete.  The Bomanite Revealed™ System utilizes preblended binders, light fast pigments, specialized admixtures, topical treatments and advanced application procedures to produce a finished product that showcases the seeded aggregate.  Unlike most surface seeded installations, Bomanite Revealed™ provides 100% exposure of the decorative aggregate with no native sands detracting from the finished appearance.  The final product is unique alternate to other decorative concrete finishes while producing a monolithic concrete slab with a low life cycle cost due to the pre-aged nature of the surface.  Bomanite Revealed™ is suited for exterior applications—anywhere that improved wear resistance for light to moderate-duty vehicular or foot traffic combined with an architectural finish is necessary.  Due to the use of the Bomanite Revealed™ binder, these highly durable surfaces are available in a multitude of standard and custom options, including cost effective light-reflective formulations that reduce heat island effect, hard to achieve colors for concrete like white, blues and greens along with water resistant formulations for wet areas and other specialty applications.

Bomanite Licensees Define Decorative Concrete Craftsmanship

Beyond Concrete created a custom Bomanite Revealed installed at Sky Column sculpture in Arlington, VA.As a Bomanite licensee, licensed in all five Bomanite Systems, quality craftsmanship and a commitment to excellence in architectural decorative concrete have defined Beyond Concrete for more than 30 years.  Established in 1984, Beyond Concrete serves a diverse range of clients across all of New Jersey, the five boroughs of New York, Long Island, eastern Pennsylvania and down to northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C.  It is a family-owned business now in its second generation of leadership.  Owners, architects, landscape architects, interior designers, and general contractors have all come to appreciate Beyond Concrete’s commitment to being a creative solutions provider through in-depth project analysis.  All those years of expertise helped Beyond Concrete achieve and exceed the expectations of this project’s stakeholders.  Contractor selection is the most important aspect of ensuring the job is done right and choosing Bomanite licensees is the right choice.

 

 

Night Winds Make Sky Column Mesmerizing

Beyond Concrete created a custom Bomanite Revealed installed at Sky Column sculpture in Arlington, VA.At night, up-lights at the base of the artwork are programed to brighten and dim in response to real-time variations of the wind.  Tapered masts of stainless-steel tubing in the formation of a column project fifty feet high from the ground, appear to become one with the sky, and quiver with the wind.  Viewed from a distance, Sky Column acts as a beacon, drawing people to the park while creating a gathering place for visitors to the adjacent aquatic center. It can be seen as a reminder of the fragility and interconnectedness of life and our ability to support and nurture it when we work together as a community, especially when faced with challenges such as a pandemic or climate change.

 

Beyond Concrete created a custom Bomanite Revealed installed at Sky Column sculpture in Arlington, VA.

Bomanite of Tulsa Installs Bomanite Revealed and Alloy to Create Contemporary Concrete Pool Deck Design

This beautiful backyard retreat was created to serve as an outdoor extension to an already stunning home, with contemporary design and distinct detail that enhance the home’s architecture.  Bomanite Licensee Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. was enlisted to create the pool decking and provide a surface that would visually and functionally complement the pool while also enhancing the home’s exterior and landscaping.

Durable Hardscape Decking with Versatility for Distinct Design

Bomanite decorative concrete is the optimal choice to create swimming pool decking because it provides high durability and versatility for customizing color, pattern, and design style.  The homeowners were originally planning on color and rocksalt but after a visit to the Bomanite of Tulsa showroom they changed their material selection to include Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems with Bomanite Revealed and accents of Bomanite Alloy.

Bomanite Revealed combines the durability of concrete with color and pronounced decorative aggregate and utilizes pre-blended binders, light fast pigments, topical treatments, and advanced application procedures to produce a finished product that showcases the seeded aggregate.  Unlike most surface seeded installations, Bomanite Revealed provides 100% exposure of the decorative aggregate with no native sands detracting from the finished appearance.

Bomanite Alloy is a unique alternative to other decorative concrete finishes and provides an architectural exposed finish with varying exposure depths using non-native quartz and decorative aggregates that are surface seeded on the concrete.

Bomanite Revealed and Bomanite Alloy both provide an architectural finish that is highly suited for exterior applications, including pool decks or anywhere that improved wear resistance for light to moderate-duty vehicular or foot traffic is required.  Additionally, these highly durable surfaces are available in a multitude of standard and custom options, including light-reflective formulations that reduce heat island effect, water resistant formulations for wet areas, and other specialty applications that can be personalized to your project.

Installation and Award-Winning Results

After the finishes were selected, Bomanite of Tulsa set to work with the installation.  The pool coping was poured first, followed by the field of Revealed.  Alloy was then used to fill in the bands and the combination of Revealed and Alloy was perfect to provide increased surface and slip resistance.  The exposed decking reduces heat island effect, making the pool deck walkable and not hot to the touch.  The drains were incorporated into the exposed aggregate concrete and feature a concealed slot drain design that was chosen to eliminate the sight of drain grates while providing efficient drainage.

From start to finish this project ran smoothly and resulted in a contemporary decorative concrete pool area that broadens the home’s living space, providing an outdoor retreat for the homeowners and their guests to enjoy.  The installation of Bomanite Revealed and Bomanite Alloy earned Bomanite of Tulsa the 2020 Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Project Honorable Mention Award for their outstanding efforts in creating a durable and distinct hardscape while adding ambiance and enhancing the homeowner’s sophisticated style.

Bomanite Licensee Bomanite of Tulsa installed over 2,500 SF of Bomanite Revealed and Bomanite Alloy to create decorative concrete pool decking for homeowners. Residential hardscape features stylish and contemporary design for durable, decorative concrete pool decking that was installed by Bomanite Licensee, Bomanite of Tulsa. Bomanite Revealed with bands of Bomanite Alloy were installed here by Bomanite of Tulsa to provide slip resistant and highly decorative pool decking. Bomanite of Tulsa installs Bomanite Revealed and Bomanite Alloy to create contemporary concrete pool deck design that complements the home’s architecture. Bomanite Revealed and Bomanite Alloy were installed here to create beautiful finishes that provide durability, slip resistance, and add distinct design detail.

 

Icon Apartments Provide Luxury Living with Bomanite Sandscape Texture and Bomanite Revealed Exposed Aggregate Pool Deck

Bomanite licensee Architectural Concrete & Design installed the pool deck area at Icon Apartment Homes at Ferguson Farms in Bozeman, MT, using Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems featuring contrasting bands of Bomanite Sandscape Texture and Bomanite Revealed.Icon Apartment Homes at Ferguson Farm, an exclusive luxury apartment community located in the heart of Bozeman, MT, needed an iconic pool deck area to match its name.  In a very collaborative process with the owner, Black Ridge Companies, the project designer, Norris Design created a memorable design that emulates a starburst and sun rays emanating from it for the area surrounding the pool.  The vision was to create a community outdoor living space for tenants to mix and mingle, to relax, to swim, and to enjoy, with a unique look and feel.

Design Comes To Life

Bomanite licensee Architectural Concrete & Design installed the pool deck area at Icon Apartment Homes at Ferguson Farms in Bozeman, MT, using Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems featuring contrasting bands of Bomanite Sandscape Texture and Bomanite Revealed.Bomanite licensee, Architectural Concrete & Design, brought that vision to life using Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems with Bomanite Sandscape Texture and Bomanite Revealed to create the strikingly contrasting bands of decorative concrete.  The pool area is an active place in the summer partly because it feels more like being at a vacation resort featuring a pool with sunning shelves, built-in umbrellas, and cabanas.  The atmosphere and the decorative concrete is as iconic as the name Icon Apartments implies.

Vacation-Inspired Collection of Amenities

Bomanite licensee Architectural Concrete & Design installed the pool deck area at Icon Apartment Homes at Ferguson Farms in Bozeman, MT, using Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems featuring contrasting bands of Bomanite Sandscape Texture and Bomanite Revealed.This complex boasts an impressive list of amenities including a club-inspired fitness center, complete with state-of-the-art equipment, dedicated yoga and fitness rooms, indoor and outdoor bar with outdoor living rooms and fire pit, and an outdoor kitchen with pizza oven.  This pet-friendly community features an on-site dog wash and sprawling dog park, complete with agility course, that is adjacent to their own nature trail with outdoor pavilions.  There is even a Swingtrack Widescreen HD Golf, Hockey, Football and Baseball simulator with Golf Swing Analysis.  Walking distance proximity to restaurants, shopping, and office complexes is a desirable bonus for the tenants.  Icon Apartments is a community that is an integral part of its Bozeman neighborhood and lifestyle, whether it’s enjoying the dining and nightlife, a visit to the Museum of the Rockies, or the beautiful outdoors.  There are enough nearby parks, hiking trails, rivers, lakes, and beautiful mountains to satisfy any outdoor enthusiast.  Yellowstone National Park is a mere 90 miles close.

Durable Hardscapes Create Safe Pool Areas

Bomanite licensee Architectural Concrete & Design installed the pool deck area at Icon Apartment Homes at Ferguson Farms in Bozeman, MT, using Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems featuring contrasting bands of Bomanite Sandscape Texture and Bomanite Revealed.Bomanite Revealed provides the high safety features of a slip resistant surface, long term durability, low-maintenance, low life cycle requirements for a space built for recreation and relaxation like this pool deck area.  It can be used in splash pads, plazas, shopping centers, schools, and exterior walkways—anywhere improved wear resistance for light-to-moderate-duty traffic with highly decorative appearance and durability is required.  Bomanite Sandscape Texture feels great under bare feet and utilizes specialized concrete mix designs, additives, decorative mineral aggregates, topical treatments, and advanced application procedures to produce a finished product that resembles sand blasted concrete through fine “quarried stone”.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Architectural Concrete & Design earned the 2020 Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Project Bronze Award for this owner inspired alternate banding of Bomanite Exposed Aggregate using Bomanite Sandscape Texture and Bomanite Revealed to create an inviting decorative concrete pool area for this community to appreciate the craftsmanship and then to enjoy the area.

Bomanite of Tulsa Installs Significant Pattern of Bomanite Revealed Exposed Aggregate for the Choctaw Cultural Center

The Choctaw Cultural Center in Durant, Oklahoma is dedicated to preserving and perpetuating Choctaw culture and history through exhibitions and programs. The newly finished cultural center is over 100,000 square feet and houses two exhibit halls, a Permanent Exhibit Hall: A four-part story focusing on the history of the Choctaw tribe from ancestral times (circa 1250) to current day in Oklahoma; and a Temporary Exhibit Hall: For traveling exhibits, community curated exhibits and special events throughout the year. Also included is an art gallery, auditorium, Children’s Luksi (turtle) activity center, state-of-the art classrooms, offices, the Champuli Restaurant and Hvshi Gift Store. The surrounding site incorporates a stickball field, living village and a traditional mound.

The Choctaw Cultural Center located in Durant Oklahoma chose the Bomanite Revealed Exposed Aggregate System for the interior entrance flooring to compliment other flooring material and create a traditional Choctaw designBomanite of Tulsa, Inc. had the pleasure of working with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma as well as architects, JCJ Architecture to bring to life the art and design for the interior entrance flooring of the new facility. The architects crafted textures and patterns with intention and local sourced materials. Following a journey through 14,000 years and over hundreds of miles, immersive exhibits convey each component of the Choctaw story through authentic and historically accurate landscapes, pictures, artwork and artifacts.

The Choctaw Cultural Center located in Durant Oklahoma chose the Bomanite Revealed Exposed Aggregate System for the interior entrance flooring to compliment other flooring material and create a traditional Choctaw designThroughout the Choctaw Cultural Center, small design details are placed that reflect the Choctaw culture. For example, the diamond is an important symbol to the Chahta people and often represents the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake. The diamond pattern is replicated in the decorative concrete pathway that sits between the hardwood and stone flooring. The project was unusual for Bomanite of Tulsa as in working with the designer’s intent the chosen Bomanite Exposed Aggregate System Revealed and Bomanite Sandscape Texture are traditionally exterior applications, however the clients truly desired the exposed look with bright native American colors to go with the additional rustic flooring materials for the interior space. Bomanite Revealed is a sustainable finishing option that incorporates a unique binder and color blending process with specialty aggregates that works for projects requiring a highly decorative and durable finish. The Bomanite Revealed with solid glass aggregates in white, black, red and yellow was selected for the vibrant diamond border as well as the circle surrounding the firepit.

Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc worked with the Choctaw Cultural Center to bring to life the art and design for the interior entrance flooring with the Bomanite Revealed and Bomanite Sandscape Exposed Aggregate SystemsOnce the newly poured concrete base slab was readied and hardwood flooring and stone accent flooring were installed, Bomanite of Tulsa had to make sure the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems were level with the existing surfaces. The need was met by building up the area by 1 inch to 1 ½ inches. Providing a technically challenging project, a bonded application for both systems were used. Expansion joints had to run through the borders as well as be incorporated in the diamond pattern, brass divider strips were used to set apart the different colors of glass aggregates. The Bomanite Sandscape Texture in Autumn Brown utilizes specialized concrete mix designs containing select sands and aggregates was the choice for the pathway between the stonework. Matching the Sandscape color to the stone provided for a cohesive design. The natural non-skid properties and abrasion resistant aggregates make both Bomanite Revealed and Bomanite Sandscape Texture the perfect choice for entries, municipal or public works projects, hospitals, educational facilities, museums, pool decks, plazas and more.

The Choctaw Cultural Center offers visitors a truly unique experience with textural variation and distinct decorative detail. With the Bomanite Decorative Concrete Systems a variety of modernized mixes and an unlimited palette of colors, textures and locally sourced aggregate options are available to choose from, providing cost-effective solutions that are more durable than ever for that creative artistic expression.

Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. Tulsa OK, received the Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Project GOLD AWARD for their brilliant work on the Choctaw Cultural Center and Museum. The Choctaw Cultural Center welcomes all visitors to explore the rich history, culture, and experiences of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and its community and now have a rich and beautiful Bomanite Decorative Concrete Interior entry area.

Bomanite Decorative Concrete Contractors Give Back to the Community

Bomanite Cares across the U.S.A., Bomanite licensed decorative concrete contractors make a difference in their communities

Humanitarian, hero, and three-time heavyweight champion of the world, Mohammed Ali once said, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” Revered for his accomplishments in the ring and beloved the world over for his sharp wit and big heart outside of it, Ali’s legacy is that of The People’s Champion. David Edwards also enjoys a challenge and relishes the chance to give back. As the co-owner of Edwards Concrete Bomanite in Winter Garden, Florida, Edwards has been in the concrete business for more than 40 years. His firm specializes in decorative concrete applications and between the heat and humidity and Florida’s frequently difficult soil conditions, every job his firm does seems to have a few challenges.

“We do stamped concrete, exposed aggregate, polished, colored, and stained concrete,” says Edwards, who has been a Bomanite licensed contractor since 1989. His team of approximately 25 has been devising decorative concrete solutions across central Florida for four decades in service to theme parks, commercial contractors, and public institutions of all sorts and scales. “We don’t shy away from difficult jobs, and while I wear a lot of hats, I enjoy getting into the design side of the work quite a bit.”

When the COVID-19 shattered the world’s sense of normality in early 2020, Edwards was inspired to make a meaningful contribution to his community and quickly harnessed his team’s talents to put a little happiness in the lives of others. “My wife and I grew up in Ocoee, Florida and have lived here our whole lives,” says Edwards. “When the pandemic hit, we wanted to do something for the local health care workers who were putting their lives on the line for people in this community.” Edwards first approached Mayor Rusty Johnson about a charitable giving project he had in mind for the Orlando Health – Central Hospital in Ocoee, Fl. Once the seed was planted, Edwards and his team quickly conceived of a way to enliven the building’s entrance with a decorative token of esteem. In a group effort, Edwards secured material donations from his long-time local suppliers of ready-mix concrete, lumber, and metalwork to assemble the resources required.

The result is a beautiful patio garden next to the building’s staff entrance where health care workers can catch a moment of reprieve from the rigors within. A bold blue heart of Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Concrete in a glass finish is surrounded by blocks of Portland cement seeded with mother of pearl flakes and white chip granite. Strips of artificial turf segment the concrete sections to make the whole patio a refreshing pop of vibrant color that offers a warm welcome and a calm, quiet respite to the hospital’s healthcare workers. “We absolutely appreciate the healthcare workers on the front lines of this pandemic,” says Edwards with genuine satisfaction. “This resting area was meant to help them replenish themselves amid the stress and challenges of their jobs. We were fortunate to be considered an essential service in the early stages of the pandemic and wanted to show our support for the healthcare workers and our community.”

Tyler Balch is a second-generation owner of Texas Bomanite in Dallas. “Since the firm was founded in 1987, one of our core beliefs has been giving back to the community we serve,” says Balch of the firm’s operational foundation. Texas Bomanite employs close to 100 people and completes commercial architectural concrete projects across most of Texas from offices in Dallas and Austin. When the firm was approached about a small but significant polished concrete project for The American Fallen Soldiers Project in Addison, Texas, Balch knew immediately that their cause was worthy of charitable consideration.

A 501c3 non-profit organization, The American Fallen Soldiers Project honors and memorializes American military service members who made the ultimate sacrifice with an original, hand-painted portrait of the fallen that is presented to their family. The brainchild of artist Phil Taylor, each portrait is undertaken to provide Gold Star Families with a small token of comfort and compassion in their time of loss. When the organization leased a new office and gallery space in a suburban office park and inquired about a polished concrete floor, Texas Bomanite decided to do it at a discount. “They wanted a polished concrete floor with a black orchid dye to give the space a very high-end, museum-quality feel,” shares Balch of the scope of work. “Because of the condition of the existing concrete slab, the work involved a lot of patching and grinding to prep the floor to be polished. We felt this was a cause we would be proud to get behind, so we donated time and materials equal to about 28 percent of the total cost. With Bomanite you are getting the best of the best, so making this an affordable option for a very worthy recipient made everyone involved feel fantastic.”

In Aurora, Colorado Bomanite licensed contractor, Colorado Hardscapes, supported a feel-good project of a different sort. Founded in 1947, Colorado Hardscapes has been Front Range Colorado’s premier decorative concrete contractors since the industry’s inception. When they learned of a local effort by the Make-A-Wish Foundation to build a sensory garden and playground for a local 7-year-old boy, Colorado Hardscapes jumped on board.
“The City of Aurora teamed up with the Make a Wish Foundation and a whole host of others to develop a fully-accessible playground with a sensory focus at Red-Tailed Hawk Park near the child’s home. We knew right away this was something we wanted to be a part of,” says Project Manager, Christy Bol. The child’s wish of wishes was simply to go to the park to play and laugh with other children and making that dream come true was a joy and honor for all involved.

The 8,000 SF site features a sensory wall composed of a tactile composition of shapes, textures, and colors, a wavy walk that undulates like a roller coaster, and swings, spinners, and slides of several sorts. A Bomanite Topping Systems – Micro-Top XT was used to make the sensory wall pop with color, while a Bomanite imprint texture mat added a high-touch surface to the rising wall. Bomanite Con-Color was also used to stain the concrete to add swooshes of whimsical flair to flatwork surfaces.“We donated the materials and labor to do  the wavy walk and stained concrete design throughout the park and did the vibrant, textured seat wall at cost,” says Bol. “We were also able to secure a donation from our concrete supplier, Aggregate Industries, for all of the concrete we installed.” Beyond the giving back, Bol shares that the project called upon Colorado Hardscapes’ artistic capacities. “There was only a sketch to start with, so our team got to be creative in conceptualizing the parts and pieces of this one-of-a-kind sensory wall.”

From functional to fantastic, these projects explore the many interesting and innovative possibilities in the world of decorative concrete while illuminating a common bond between Bomanite’s nation-wide network of licensed contractors. “From our perspective, we feel like we have been blessed to be a part of this great community-enhancing project,” finishes Bol. “Charitable giving is a great way to give back and show our commitment to the people and places our projects serve in a long-lasting, meaningful way.”

Written By Sean O’Keefe

Premier Concrete Services Provides Educational Element for Centennial Center Park with Bomanite Decorative Concrete Systems

Centennial Center Park is an 11-acre City owned All-Weather Park that is located adjacent to the Centennial Civic Center and continues to be a destination for visitors throughout the state of Colorado. Along with traditional park structures, Center Park features various historical and educational elements. The park’s theme is “100 Years of History, 10,000 years of Human Habitation”. The family-friendly park includes amenities such as a large green amphitheater, educational and unique play areas, three simulated-stone climbing walls,  a large picnic shelter building with a fireplace, a coffee house, and areas that have information peppered throughout about the state in the form of educational boulders and decorative concrete hardscapes that include sandblasted text and graphics about Colorado history.

Centennial Center Park located in Colorado is an educational source with a play park that incorporates several Bomanite Decorative Concrete Systems used to inform visitors about the history of Cherry Creek Basin and was installed by Bomanite Licensee Premier Concrete Services.Bomanite Licensee, Premier Concrete Services had the privilege to be able to showcase their decorative concrete craftsmanship in this beautiful unique park.  Working with Turner Construction to make the Landscape Architect’s, Design Concepts, plans come to fruition for the city of Centennial, several Bomanite Systems were chosen for the hardscape. Intricate areas of the park incorporate a mix of Bomanite Imprinted Slate Texture pattern that surrounds bands of Bomanite Sandscape Texture and Bomanite Revealed Glass Exposed Aggregate Systems. The Bomanite Imprinted Texture was also incorporated into seat walls for relaxing with family and learning about history.

The main plaza showcases the historical timeline of the Cherry Creek Basin, including fun facts and a map of the Cherry Creek Watershed. The Bomanite Revealed Exposed Aggregate System uses 4 different colors of glass creating a concrete river running through the park. Bomanite Revealed™ is a sustainable finishing option that incorporates a unique binder and color blending process with specialty aggregates that works for projects requiring a highly decorative and durable finish.

Centennial Center Park located in Colorado is an educational source with a play park that incorporates several Bomanite Decorative Concrete Systems used to inform visitors about the history of Cherry Creek Basin and was installed by Bomanite Licensee Premier Concrete Services.The amphitheater’s design incorporates elements that represent the four periods of human history: Lithic, Archaic, Formative, and Classic. The “Colorado Statehood Walk” displays interesting facts about Colorado, while the “Viewfinder Walk” is an interactive trivia challenge that takes visitors on a quest throughout the Park– highlighting unique points of interests both inside and outside of the Park. Bomanite Sandscape Texture Exposed Aggregate an architectural concrete finishing option that utilizes specialized concrete mix designs containing select sands and aggregates was the choice for the sandblasted graphics and text in corresponding colors that provided the informational content.

Centennial Center Park located in Colorado is an educational source with a play park that incorporates several Bomanite Decorative Concrete Systems used to inform visitors about the history of Cherry Creek Basin and was installed by Bomanite Licensee Premier Concrete Services.Offering creative designs and coloring options, Bomanite Sandscape Texture produces consistent texture and durable hardscapes that were desirable for the Center Park design. Natural stone such as granite, quartz or marble along with unique aggregates such as recycled glass (used for the concrete river and accents throughout the park) or porcelain are common aggregates of choice for Bomanite Revealed installations. The natural non-skid properties and abrasion resistant aggregates make both Bomanite Revealed and Bomanite Sandscape Texture the perfect choice for entries, municipal or public works projects, hospitals, educational facilities, museums, pool decks, plazas and more.

Not just a place to play, but also a place to learn, Centennial Center Park is a treasure-trove of history and trivia earning them several awards with Premier Concrete Services receiving the 2019 Bronze Award – Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Project Under 6,000 Sq Ft. The scope of work included over 1,700 sf of Bomanite Imprinted concrete and over 3,400 sf of Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems.

The Bomanite Decorative Concrete Systems offer a variety of modernized mixes and an unlimited palette of colors, textures and aggregate options to choose from, providing cost-effective solutions that are more durable than ever for your creative artistic expression!