When Oz Architecture and FCI Constructors first contacted Bomanite Licensed Contractor, Colorado Hardscapes to do the flooring in the lobby of the Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge, they envisioned a simple Bomanite stain and seal finish. The flooring would have been beautiful with that original design. However, after looking at other options, they and the owners decided to upgrade to polished concrete with decorative radial sawcuts and caulking. The result was beyond beautiful; it was “awesome” according to FCI.
The combination of excellent communication between FCI and Colorado Hardscapes during construction and clear expectations about the limits and inherent beauty in polished concrete allowed this job to become “our best polish job yet” according to Colorado Hardscapes’ Ron Schnell. The multi-colored stain choices (Bomanite Ebony and Auburn), the variety in the sawcuts, and the high-polish finishing seal gave the floor its unique beauty. It flowed well with the layout of the room and the furniture in this main gathering room of the college.
One of the surprises in this particular flooring choice came via the cracks inherent in most concrete floors. While initially concerned with the potential of visible cracks in the finished product, the decision makers came to see this as one of the beauties uniquely characteristic to concrete floors, especially highly polished floors. “We are very happy with the way it turned out,” said FCI. “The owner and architect have both commented on how well it looks. It was great working with you and I hope to do it again in the future.”
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