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Bomanite March Newsletter 2020

Bomanite is pleased to present the Annual Decorative Concrete Project Award winners! The Bomanite Company held their Annual Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma March of this year, where concrete craftsmen gathered to learn hands on new trade techniques, business strategies and exchange ideas with Bomanite Licensees from around the world.

The winners of the Bomanite Annual Awards Program were showcased at our Business Luncheon, with winners receiving plaques of recognition. Bomanite Licensees work on anywhere from multi-million dollar commercial projects to affordable residential housing, new builds and improvements, with a vast knowledge and years of experience, these Bomanite Craftsmen define decorative concrete. Strong. Durable, Artistic. Creative… READ MORE

Bomanite Decorative Concrete Project Awards were presented at the 2020 Annual Conference held in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Canobie Lake Park Featured in New England Construction Magazine

Big Ticket

after more than 117 years, Canobie Lake Park keeps looking ahead with long-lasting Bomanite

By Sean O’Keefe

An adage says if you want something done right then do it yourself. The idea of doing nearly anything yourself these days probably seems antiquated. However, despite today’s tech-connected, hyper integrated world, true visionaries and craftsmen still often really can’t imagine doing it any other way. Such is the case at Canobie Lake Park, a hand-built amusement park located on the shore of Canobie Lake in Salem, New Hampshire that first opened to the public in 1902. Founded as a trolley park, the original visitor experience featured botanical gardens, a penny arcade, and a few early amusement rides. In 1936 to the delight of visitors, the park’s second owner installed a new wooden roller coaster named the Yankee Cannonball; a ride that still draws crowds 83 years later. In 1958, Canobie Lake Park was purchased by three close friends from New Jersey who decided to take on the challenge of renovating and revitalizing it themselves.

The 2018 addition Harrington Bomanite completed for Canobie Lake Park was Tidal River, a 45,000-SF lazy river with waves, circling the park’s grandest water feature, Castaway Island. Only one of three tidal rivers ever created, after entering a zero-entry wave pool guests loop around the tranquil island oasis propelled by waves that form every ten seconds. In addition to the river, the expansion included adding a new kiddie pool and significantly enlarging the pool deck facing Castaway Island… READ MORE

Edwards Concrete Installs Bomanite Decorative Concrete for Race Track Beach Themed Tanger Outlets Daytona

The future of physical shopping is about creating a compelling destination and a location specific experience to engage the public to generate return visitation. Tanger Outlets Daytona, working with project designer, EDSA and decorative concrete craftsmen, Edwards Concrete Company provided just that! Bomanite Licensee, Edwards Concrete, with their expertise in the decorative concrete field helped to create an ultimate shopping experience that provided the guests with the feeling of spending the day at the racetrack with a beachy vibe. Working for four months building out walkways, major thorough fares, plazas, outdoor living areas and a splash pad playground along with thousands of feet of decorative concrete curbing, Edwards Concrete pulled out all the stops to transform the 38-acre site design into a contemporary social gathering mega shopping mall.

The project designer EDSA has a winning track record for planning, landscape architecture, themed environment design and urban design. Breaking the mold of a traditional outlet mall, Tanger Outlets Daytona was designed to provide a fresh and unique appeal to their customers. The aesthetic styling is a combination of beach-industrial and mid-century modern theme with brand name stores located in the interior space that are connected by the outdoor walkways and plaza spaces inspired by the Daytona International Speedway that lies just a few short miles away.

With a circular racetrack pattern on the outside perimeter there are four standout entry plazas of ocean, beach, industrial and Floridian forest themes showcasing unique decorative concrete paving installed by Edwards Concrete, with planters and lighting that lead into an interior checkerboard pattern of sponge finished two tone colored concrete walkways resembling the racetrack infield.

Bomanite Exposed Aggregate step plaza with light box seating and handicap ramp was created with embedded seashells to provide a reflective nature of light. Common gathering spaces, “pit stops”, create points of convergence; media lounge, two outdoor living rooms, three cabanas, lighted sitting swings, and shading trellis contribute to the social shopping experience.  To facilitate the beach theme Bomanite imprinted concrete in a Bomacron Boardwalk pattern was incorporated into several of the lounge areas as well as common walking areas along the front of retail shops. In addition, a kid worthy splash pad playground and central water fountain support the family-focused atmosphere. Edwards Concrete used several ocean inspired blues of concrete colorant for the surface area of the splash pad and sandblasted the defining bands in beige to mimic the water and sandy beach vibe.

Decorative concrete paving and flooring are becoming more and more commonplace in commercial and retail facilities such as this themed shopping mall for its versatility in design, long-term durability, low-maintenance, weather-resistant features and environmentally friendly attributes. Not only did Edwards Concrete display their craftsmanship with Bomanite Decorative Concrete for multiple applications within the scope of the project, they met the grand opening deadline of this beachy racetrack theme inspired mall even through Hurricane Matthew that hit during the installation. Tanger Outlets 44th center in Daytona Beach was up and running on their targeted date offering a world-class shopping themed experience for local, national and international visitors.

Awards: Bomanite Imprint Systems Over 12,000 Sq. Ft – Gold Award 2017 and ASCC Decorative Concrete Council 2018 Award – Multiple Applications, Over 5,000 Square Feet, Second Place

Work completed by Edwards Concrete “BY THE NUMBERS”:

  • 16,406 man hours and 119 workdays
  • 187,638 square feet of hardscape concrete
  • 4,367 lineal feet of decorative curbs and bands
  • 41,798 square feet of gray paver bases
  • 132,091 square feet of sponged finished walkways in a checkerboard pattern
  • 7,011 square feet of Bomacron Boardwalk stamped concrete
  • 2,890 square feet larger than life pattern of a scanner barcode
  • 550 square feet exposed aggregate seashell step plaza with a handicap ramp
  • 1,872 square feet of exposed aggregate seashell bands
  • 3,838 lineal feet of planter curbs 399 lineal feet of tree pit curbs
  • 1,426 square feet splash pad finished with 529 lineal feet of sandblasted bands

Bomanite January Newsletter 2020

The Westchester Country Club is an exclusive family-oriented Club located in Rye, New York which is a short distance from Manhattan. The Westchester Country Club has been ranked 12th of 4,000 private Clubs in the United States and maintains its status as a “Platinum Club.” Among the amenities is the 62-acre Beach Club with a notable aquatics area. The Beach Club also features five separate food and beverage facilities. The Main Bar is centrally located and the hub of social activity at the Beach.

Bomanite Licensee, Beyond Concrete located out of Keyport, NJ worked with the GC and Architect Kenneth R. Nadler, Consulting LLC to provide a product to withstand the exterior elements of the weather. After reviewing several architectural concrete samples of different Bomanite systems and products, the Bomanite Revealed Exposed Aggregate System was chosen for its excellence in durability and ability to withstand freezing temperatures, sea salt, sand, pouring rain and plenty of sunshine… READ MORE

Bomanite Toronto Ltd Creates Extraordinary Durable Bomanite Imprinted Concrete Driveway for Homeowners

The Jones family was looking to update their driveway from the standard concrete that was installed throughout the neighborhood.  Located in Burlington, Ontario the homeowners contacted local Canadian Bomanite Licensee, Bomanite Toronto Ltd to discuss details, options and colors for their exterior concrete project. Bomanite Toronto had 1,830 square feet to work with for the homeowners. Along with the driveway, the front porch design was to be incorporated for an overall cohesive look.

Canadian Homeowners Invest in Bomanite Decorative Concrete with an installation by Bomanite Toronto using the Yorkshire Stone Pattern for their Driveway and Patio in Burlington, Ontario Canada

After visiting Bomanite Toronto’s showroom and reviewing several samples, color combinations, different patterns and textures, the homeowners chose the Bomacron Yorkshire Stone imprint pattern set at a 45 Degree angle for an eye-catching design to enhance their driveway and front patio entrance. Yorkshire Stone is a pattern and texture from the Bomanite Imprint Systems collection that allows for a clean, traditional Ashlar look with a texture similar to English Slate, but with more striation giving an overall Sandstone-like appearance. Yorkshire Stone is appropriate for all applications where consistent depth of tool joints and texture are desired. Yorkshire Stone has a distinct, but light texture that is enough to have a good slip resistance with a light sealer application, that is durable enough and works with the Canadian winters, great for underfoot while taking in the groceries or for kids playing outside. The Yorkshire Stone Pattern is combination of Individual stones available in both a Horizontal and a 45-degree texture in sizes varying from 6” x 24”, 12” x 12”, 12” x 18”, 18” x 18”, 18” x 30”, 24” x 24”, 30” x 30” and 36” x 36” providing a custom pattern and custom fit to any design.

Canadian Homeowners Invest in Bomanite Decorative Concrete with an installation by Bomanite Toronto using the Yorkshire Stone Pattern for their Driveway and Patio in Burlington, Ontario Canada

Bomanite Toronto had to work with and around the existing concrete walkway that traveled throughout the residential community in order to install the new driveway entrance. In doing so they collaborated with the homeowners to choose contrasting and complimentary colors that would be cohesive with the existing walk and the house colors. Bomanite Shale Gray Color Hardener and a Gray Release Agent were chosen for the driveway and patio steps. A border was created along the driveway and patio area using Bomanite Brownstone Color Hardener. The patio steps were shaped, textured and colored with the Brownstone Color Hardener giving it a popping edge detail and adding character to the home’s exterior, matching the house nicely.

Canadian Homeowners Invest in Bomanite Decorative Concrete with an installation by Bomanite Toronto using the Yorkshire Stone Pattern for their Driveway and Patio in Burlington, Ontario Canada

Bomanite Imprinted Concrete surfaces are the most durable surfaces of their type on the marketplace. Correctly placed and finished concrete combined with Bomanite Color Hardener results in long lasting installations that will incur decades of use. The homeowner’s choice of using Bomanite Decorative Concrete as an innovative design is a smart investment that will outlast the plain concrete installed in their residential community.

Only Bomanite cast-in-place architectural concrete provides the beauty of natural paving with the durability and affordability of concrete. With more than 200 creative patterns and an endless palette of colors, Bomanite offers an unmatched range of innovative design options to turn ordinary concrete into something extraordinary.

AWARDS: Bomanite Toronto won the 2017 Best Bomanite Imprinted Project under 12,000 Sq. Ft – Silver Award for their extraordinary concrete work.

Bomanite of Tulsa Creates Bomanite Alloy Geometric Shaped Pool Deck Design for Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, a four-diamond property, located in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area made waves with the opening of their new resort swimming pool. The latest addition, along with the opening of a luxury spa, provides hotel guests an opportunity to relax and refresh. At 100 feet long and more than 3,400 square feet, the adult pool features a Baja shelf that holds 20 in-pool lounge chairs coupled with a 20-person hot tub.

Hard Rock Casino located in Tulsa, OK makes waves with Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Alloy Finish for the Stylish, Architectural Concrete Pool Deck in two Bomanite Color Hardener and Integral Color Geometric shapes installed by Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc.

At poolside, guests have the opportunity to rent luxury cabanas and day beds and utilize loungers and fire pits. There is also a live entertainment area and a full-service bar offering a variety of frozen drinks and color-changing, bottoms-up centerpiece drink dispensers. The new pool area is a contemporary design created by Howell and Vancuren Landscape Architects, Allison Landscape & Pools and Bomanite Licensee, Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. The almost 10,000 square feet of pool deck design is comprised of various geometric shapes installed by Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. with two Bomanite Alloy Exposed Aggregate System Colors, Nickel Gray and Gobi Desert.

Hard Rock Casino located in Tulsa, OK makes waves with Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Alloy Finish for the Stylish, Architectural Concrete Pool Deck in two Bomanite Color Hardener and Integral Color Geometric shapes installed by Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc.

Bomanite Alloy is an architectural exposed concrete with varying exposure depths using non-native quartz and decorative aggregates that are surface seeded on concrete. With its’ low life cycle cost, Bomanite Alloy is a win for hotel casino pool decks, exterior walkways and access paths, providing improved wear resistance for light-to moderate-duty vehicular or foot traffic that comes with the daytime hard rock club goers, wedding venues or corporate events and concerts.

Hard Rock Casino located in Tulsa, OK makes waves with Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Alloy Finish for the Stylish, Architectural Concrete Pool Deck in two Bomanite Color Hardener and Integral Color Geometric shapes installed by Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc.

The Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Alloy finish specified, provided a perfect slip resistant, durable, low maintenance surface for the well-known gaming hotel, creating a cohesive deck area that sparkles with the nighttime glitz and glam of a casino with a look that is complimentary to the design vocabulary of the project. Bomanite Alloy is a suitable Bomanite Decorative Concrete choice for architectural luxury designs, posh, sleek and stylish!

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa joined the exclusive ranks of the best hospitality establishments in the country, earning the American Automobile Association’s most coveted distinction, the Four Diamond Rating. According to AAA, a Four Diamond property is one that is “refined, stylish with upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities, and high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.” It’s no wonder that the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino was recently voted Tulsa World’s Best in the World Hotel 2019!

ADDITIONAL AWARDS: Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. won the 2017 Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Project Bronze Award

Hard Rock Casino located in Tulsa, OK makes waves with Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Alloy Finish for the Stylish, Architectural Concrete Pool Deck in two Bomanite Color Hardener and Integral Color Geometric shapes installed by Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc.

Bomanite November Newsletter 2019

OUTDOOR ROOMS AND STYLIZED BOMANITE CONCRETE SYSTEMS MAKE FOR A WELCOMING SPACE

The homeowners of this large backyard lot recognized the possibilities that could provide them with outdoor spaces for dining, entertaining, and relaxing using multiple Bomanite Concrete Systems throughout this welcoming resort like space. Bomanite Licensee, Concrete Arts, Inc. being the homeowner, wanted a place for his family that showed the creativity and beauty of concrete and its endless possibilities. Working with Landscape designer Mark Huri early on helped with the transformation. From his experience, Huri knew that with the right layout and a small bit of terracing, it could provide an opportunity to stylize a very special retreat. The design incorporated a full-size pool deck, cabana, courtyard and waterfall feature… READ MORE

GREAT WOLF LODGE MINNESOTA CREATES MAGIC WITH BOMANITE THIN-SET OVERLAY

The Great Wolf Lodge opened one of their latest resorts in Bloomington, MN. The Gensler Architect team was hired for the renovation project. With one of a kind entertainment options, Bomanite Licensee, Bulach Custom Rock (known for their work on themed projects) was able to provide 5,000 square feet of the specified flooring that matched the outdoor adventure theme. With the existing floor in place, Bulach Custom Rock came through with the Bomanite Thin-Set Stampable Overlay Toppings System in three different patterns that were used intersecting in multiple areas which provided some challenges for the layout…READ MORE

Musselman & Hall Contractors win award for sophisticated Bomanite Micro-Top Elmwood Restaurant Floor

Elmwood is a modern American restaurant founded by, Adam Altnether and Chris Kelling, inspired by their respective St. Louis and California roots, with influences from abroad. The restaurant boasts an open-yet-closed kitchen, a charcoal-burning grill, and the only charcoal-fueled oven in the United States. The menu highlights classic midwestern dishes inflected with global flavors and is complemented by a wine program proudly focused on California vintners, with a selection of offerings from international winemakers.

When Adam and Chris collaborated and decided that their new “live fire” restaurant in Maplewood would have some unusual aesthetic touches, they knew they both wanted to be in the mix of the design and construction phases. They contacted Architect Kyle Nottmeier to help fuel their vision and create an environment that looked like nothing else; exposed beams, artisanal pieces, neon signs, soft concrete floors, metal, brick and tiled walls.

The architect contacted Bomanite Licensee, Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC about flooring options for the restaurant space, given the challenges it presented they needed a contractor with full expertise in commercial renovations. The space had both wood framed floors as well as concrete decking with everything covering it from terrazzo to tile underlayment. After reviewing product samples and colors presented by Musselman & Hall Contractors, it was determined the best option would be the Bomanite Toppings Systems Micro-Top.

Bomanite Micro-Top uses cutting edge technology, that tenaciously bonds to virtually any substrate. It can be applied with a squeegee or troweled onto the surface at a thickness of approximately 20 mils. With the condition of the Elmwood Restaurant floor, Bomanite Micro-Top was perfect for renovating the multiple floor surfaces. Once awarded the project, Musselman & Hall Contractors began working directly with the owners as they were self-performing some of the construction and serving as the construction managers during the renovations.

Knowing that the floor demanded a substantial amount of preparation before the Bomanite Micro-Top could be placed, Musselman & Hall Contractors chose to place a layer of wire lathe over the areas of wood framed flooring, then covered the lathe with Bomanite Repair Mortar. They also used the Bomanite Repair Mortar to level and patch over the remaining area after grinding the surface with 25 grit diamonds. The floor was in such poor condition, the owners were excited just to see the prepped and primed floor without even one coat of Bomanite Micro-Top placed.

Once the surface prep was finally completed, the first base coat of Bomanite Micro-Top (white base) with a Bomanite Shale Gray tint was placed. The surface was primed with Bomanite XP Primer for the first base coat and primed using Bomanite Micro-Top liquid diluted for each following coat. Each base coat was sanded and then thoroughly cleaned. The finish coat was applied with steel trowels to provide some character in the floor. The idea was to emulate the look of a hard-troweled concrete floor. The effect turned out perfectly, pleasing the owners and architect.

The Bomanite Micro-Top floor along with the vertical areas at the entry ramp and stairs were given a final seal with two coats of Bomanite XP Primer FC and then two coats of Bomanite Natural Beauty floor finish. The transition of the floor astounded the other contractors and the owners. Musselman & Hall Contractors helped transition this neighborhood restaurant with Bomanite Decorative Concrete, providing a place for private conversation, relaxation and authentically creative food.

With Bomanite Micro-Top, a wide range of colors can be applied to create uniformity or blended to create variegation in the finish. Bomanite Micro-Top can reduce costly forming and coloring in outdoor treatments. Limitless color combinations and graphic designs can be used to transform damaged existing concrete or other materials into cementitious art forms, without affecting surrounding materials and fixtures. Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC won the 2018 Best Bomanite Toppings Systems Project Bronze Award for their thoroughness and expertise with renovations of commercial interior flooring.

Bomanite October Newsletter 2019

Starbucks Creates Sustainable Community Design with Bomanite Modena SL Polished Concrete Floors

The General Contractor, J.E. Foster Building Company, contacted Bomanite Licensee, Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC about a new Starbucks Coffeehouse being built in the Brookside community of Kansas City. Starbucks was considering the incorporation of new flooring material in a prototype store.Starbucks design studios are located around the world so that their designers can fully understand the communities they serve. The mission of each designer is to create a spectacular Starbucks café experience that is steeped in the local culture and reflects the unique characteristics of each neighborhood…. READ MORE

Iron Chef Restaurant Angeline by Michael Symon Designed with a Bomanite Modena SL Polished Concrete Floor by Beyond Concrete

Located in Atlantic City’s Marina District, the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is steadfast at introducing diverse, innovative and world-class dining experiences. Guests looking for a one-of-a-kind culinary experience on the East Coast will find that the Borgata offers a wide array of restaurants and world-renowned chefs under one roof, including Wolfgang Puck (Wolfgang Puck American Grille), Bobby Flay (Bobby Flay Steak), Michael Schulson (Izakaya Modern Japanese Pub), Geoffrey Zakarian (The Water Club hotel at Borgata), restaurateurs Greg and Marc Sherry (Old Homestead Steak House) and now Michael Symon’s AngelineREAD MORE

Continuing Education Classes Offered

Looking to learn more about decorative concrete, applications, finishes and systems? Looking to earn continuing education credits? The Bomanite Company and it’s licensed network offers AIA and ASLA/LA CES programs. We have 8 programs plus a Showroom Tour (call for locations) that cover the range of exposed aggregate systems, polishing concrete systems, pervious void structured systems and stamped concrete along with interior design ideas. Visit our Website Resources page to find a presentation that fits your needs: https://bomanite.com/continuing-education/

Texas Bomanite Receives Award for Cypress Waters Lobby using Bomanite VitraFlor

Cypress Waters is the newest 1,000-acre master-planned community to rise up in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Just five minutes from the DFW International airport, Cypress Waters is centered around a serene 300-acre lake, that entails office, multi-family and retail waterfront developments. The owners, Billingsley Co, wanted Cypress Waters to infuse waterfront living with the design principles of new urbanism and sustainable design. Their goal was to emphasize the benefits of a live / work community, and interconnect over 4.5 million square feet of office space with retail, parks, trails, and a lakeside town center.

Bomanite VitraFlor Custom Polished Concrete Floors installed by Texas Bomanite at the Cypress Waters Business Complex in Coppell Texas perfect for interior flooring lobbies

Bomanite Licensee, Texas Bomanite was brought in by the General Contractor, Adolfson & Peterson Construction to polish and seal 4,500 square feet of interior concrete flooring in the lobby of the 225,000 square foot office building at 9111 Cypress Waters Blvd.  Designed by GFF Architects, Texas Bomanite lended to the modern, sustainable design of the architecture by polishing the concrete to a 1,500 grit with a salt and pepper finish. Texas Bomanite utilized the Bomanite Custom Polishing VitraFlor system; which consisted of grinding, chemical hardening with Bomanite Stabilizer Pro, and honing and polishing with Bomanite VitraFinish.

Bomanite VitraFlor Custom Polished Concrete Floors installed by Texas Bomanite at the Cypress Waters Business Complex in Coppell Texas perfect for interior flooring lobbies

Prior to the final installation of the project Texas Bomanite also provided a 100 square foot mock-up, which allowed the architects and General Contractors a solid idea of exactly what the finished product would look like.  Even the results on plain concrete can be stunning. The Bomanite Custom Polishing VitraFlor system can be utilized on existing or new uncolored concrete.

Bomanite VitraFlor Custom Polished Concrete Floors installed by Texas Bomanite at the Cypress Waters Business Complex in Coppell Texas perfect for interior flooring lobbies

Bomanite VitraFlor utilizes select un-colored concrete that is placed and finished to standards required for decorative polished concrete flooring. The concrete is ground to expose the desired amount of aggregate, then polished to the required gloss level and treated with a Bomanite stain resist. The primary benefit to Bomanite VitraFlor is the simplicity of installation and durability of the finished floor, lending to its low-maintenance and long-term sustainable features.

Texas Bomanite received the 2018 Honorable Mention Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Award for their outstanding decorative concrete work on the 9111 Cypress Waters Blvd. Business Complex.