A mixed-use building located on Boulder Street, a block from the Highland Bridge, connects downtown Denver to the Highlands. The owner and designer wanted high-end finishes to coordinate with their design for this upscale building as well as providing a durable finish.
Bomanite Licensee, Colorado Hardscapes worked with Holland Partners and Sprocket to select a decorative concrete product appropriate for the exterior entrance of the leasing office and a high-traffic solution for the interior communal spaces.
Colorado Hardscapes placed colored Sandscape with decorative sawcuts for exterior entrance to the leasing office. Sprocket chose the Bomanite Custom Polishing System for the interior spaces; kitchen, offices, lobby, hallways, and the elevator room. They chose the VitraFlor polished concrete system due to its durability for high traffic areas.
Skillfully polished concrete neutrally colored with rich luminosity and deep undertones to complete the design of the interior space while providing a low maintenance floor which can withstand high traffic conditions. Sandscape concrete complements the exterior entrance and gives a foretaste of the material pallet chosen for the interior.
The Dallas City Performance Hall, renamed the Moody Performance Hall, opened its doors in September 2012 to display the city’s artistic and cultural diversity. Texas Bomanite was brought on to provide the lobby and common areas with over 10,700 sf of low-maintenance, high durability Bomanite Custom Polished concrete floors.
In order to achieve the desired look, Texas Bomanite prepared a special concrete mix that was installed after numerous trial samples were produced, and the right mix was chosen. The final concrete design incorporated 100% aggregates and sand imported from Georgetown, Texas. The 3” topping slab was installed by others over a structural concrete foundation.
Texas Bomanite prepared a sample area of polished concrete for approval in place within the facility. The second sample produced indicative of a “Deep Grind,” or large aggregate exposure, was approved for the project. Working with the general contractor and the various other trades still on site, Texas Bomanite proceeded to polish the floors by sectioning off areas to work within. Once an area had been brought up to the final polish level, the floors were covered to protect them while the other trades completed their scope of work. Texas Bomanite also installed a polyurea joint sealer in the control joints located in the topping slab during the polish operation. As a final touch, Texas Bomanite uncovered the floors and provided a final floor burnish prior to the grand opening of the facility.
The Army National Guard of Colorado, located in Windsor, CO, was looking for a flooring material to showcase their emblem and compliment the new design of space. Inspired by the emblem design at Fort Lupton and Buckley Air Force Base, they called on Bomanite Licensee, Colorado Hardscapes to install an intricate emblem of the Army National Guard logo, as well as place and polish the concrete surrounding the emblem in the front entry, assembly halls and hallways. Colorado Hardscapes worked closely with RB+B to design a custom emblem in the concrete, as well as the color and design of the Bomanite polished concrete.
The hallways, assembly hall and front entry used Bomanite polished concrete with a VitraFinish. In the assembly hall, where the concrete was placed by a different subcontractor but polished by Colorado Hardscapes, a reactive stain was added around the perimeter. After the project was completed, it was interesting to note the difference in the front entry where Colorado Hardscapes placed and polished the concrete versus the assembly hall where the existing floor was just polished. Placing and polishing the concrete is essential for a uniform look.
The emblem in the concrete was improved upon from previous projects because the emblem was ground ¼” deep, placed with logo, filled with a high-solid epoxy, and polished to the same level of the concrete surrounding it.
Planning for the landscape and pool project at this Castle Pines residence included early meetings at Bomanite Licensed Contractor, Colorado Hardscapes’ Design Center with Courtney McRickard, the landscape designer. Colors, textures, and different applications were discussed, sampled, reviewed all the while keeping the costs of each option in tune with the overall budget.
Final selections included the use of natural stone paving and cast-in-place concrete – both vertical and horizontal. Landscape walls, pool coping, cast-in-place patio stones, and the fireplace hearth all were placed with a Sandscape Texture ® finish, utilizing a specialty integral color, a light buff color, achieved by utilizing titanium dioxide in the concrete mix.
The fireplace hearth was finished by grinding and polishing the concrete to a glass-like finish, making a very smooth hearth and/or bench.
The patio area with the cast-in-place patio stones of varying sizes was cast on a level plane with a sub-surface drainage system designed to quickly move any water away from the house and its foundation. Small Mexican beach pebbles filled the gaps between the patio sections.
The colors and textures of the concrete worked well with both the hard and soft surfaces of the overall landscape theme to create an outstanding project.
Photography Credit: Michael Peck
Bomanite Licensed Contractor, Texas Bomanite worked with project designer Architect’s Inc. in the initial design phase in providing several different flooring systems for First Texas Honda, which is the largest Honda dealership in the world at over 140,000 square feet.
Texas Bomanite was asked to provide 95,665 square feet of diamond polished concrete flooring in the service areas and service drive. The finishes ranged from 800 grit to 100 grit. In the showroom area and service building, 37,150 square feet of custom colored Bomanite Micro-Top was installed with over 40,000 linear feet of decorative scoring. The highlight of the showroom was the Honda logo. 270 square feet of the front entry features the Broadcast Aggregate system by Bomanite, and the front entry walks and bridge deck features over 7,515 square feet of the Bomanite’s Sandscape exposed system.