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Texas Bomanite Creates Vibrant VitraFlor Flooring for Seminary

Texas Bomanite installed beautiful, durable Bomanite VitraFlor at Dallas Theological Seminary in a high foot traffic area.What does a Leap of Faith look like?  It begins with a situation like Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) faced in April 2020.  A $14 million building had been three years in the making and was yet to be built.  With donations earmarked and targeted to cover the construction already in the bucket, the project was pending the issuance of city permits.  The permitting process had been delayed because of incredibly significant growth in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  The COVID pandemic struck March 15, 2020, and three weeks later the final permits from the city of Dallas were issued.  Not knowing when things would get back to normal, the only logical conclusion was a Leap of Faith by DTS, and the building project started in May.

Texas Bomanite installed beautiful, durable Bomanite VitraFlor at Dallas Theological Seminary in a high foot traffic area.

 

Dallas Theological Seminary is a highly esteemed and recognized seminary with locations all over the country and in Europe.  Texas Bomanite was asked by the main contractor, Hill & Wilkinson, to provide Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems decorative concrete flooring throughout DTS’s new chapel and student center. Bomanite Polished concrete was selected so that it would remain both beautiful and durable against the high foot traffic the chapel and student building anticipated on a daily basis.

 

Beautiful Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Define Durable Decorative Concrete

Texas Bomanite installed beautiful, durable Bomanite VitraFlor at Dallas Theological Seminary in a high foot traffic area.The patented technology of the Bomanite Custom Polishing System chemically reacts with the concrete to lock in the color, and the mechanical application closes the surface to keep out contaminants.  One application, permanent results.  Lustrous color, protected by a tight, beautiful sheen.  The Bomanite Custom Polishing System offers exceptional resistance to slipping, abrasion and impact.  Available in finishes from satin to gloss, finished surfaces also repel water and oil and are dust-proof.  This finish does not require replacement, recoating, or waxing and thus is superior to limited-life coatings.  The non-toxic, non-flammable and odorless application is environmentally friendly.  And surface care is user-friendly as routine cleaning will maintain luster.

Texas Bomanite installed beautiful, durable Bomanite VitraFlor at Dallas Theological Seminary in a high foot traffic area.The Bomanite Custom Polishing VitraFlor System was chosen for this project.  Texas Bomanite installed over 13,000 SF of (Class D – Large Aggregate Exposed) Bomanite Polished Concrete at an 800-Grit finish.  Bomanite VitraFlor is ground to expose the desired amount of aggregate, then polished to the required gloss level and treated with Bomanite VitraFinish for protection.  The primary benefit of Bomanite VitraFlor is the simplicity of installation and durability of the finished floor, lending to low-maintenance and long-term sustainable features.  VitraFlor by Bomanite is intended primarily for new construction or major renovation projects.  Now even ordinary concrete can live up to Bomanite’s promise that all concrete can be functional and stylish.

Bomanite Licensee Delivers During Difficult COVID Pandemic

Texas Bomanite installed beautiful, durable Bomanite VitraFlor at Dallas Theological Seminary in a high foot traffic area.Texas Bomanite, part of the distinguished Bomanite Licensee network, was established in 1987 and has since grown to become one of Texas’ largest and most respected architectural concrete contractors with offices in Dallas and Central Texas.  They are renowned for their team of dedicated, talented, and professional concrete craftsman who collaborate closely with owners and designers to tailor an architectural concrete plan to budget and to specs.  They complete projects especially during difficult construction scenarios.  For Dallas Theological Seminary, it may have been a Leap of Faith to begin such a large construction project during the height of COVID, but the choice of Texas Bomanite to deliver the vision of the project was a certainty.  Chafer Chapel and Student Life Center Live Cam

 

Texas Bomanite installed beautiful, durable Bomanite VitraFlor at Dallas Theological Seminary in a high foot traffic area.

 

Bomanite of Tulsa Heightens Aesthetic at Holistic Spa Using Bomanite Micro-Top

Bomanite of Tulsa removed old laminate flooring and installed Bomanite Micro-Top to heighten the peaceful, serene environment at the Yume Spa in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

The newly remodeled Yume Spa in Tulsa, Oklahoma is a holistic natural spa that is dedicated to helping people look and feel their best.  They look at the mind, body, and skin as one entity, believing healthy skin reflects a healthy body and mind.  The spa experience they offer was created to inspire individuals to reset, renew, and maintain healthier habits while emphasizing relaxation in a naturally infused environment.

 

Bomanite Toppings Systems Provide Durable Design and Serene Aesthetic

Bomanite of Tulsa removed old laminate flooring and installed Bomanite Micro-Top to heighten the peaceful, serene environment at the Yume Spa in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

 

As part of the remodel process, new flooring was at the top of the list to fulfill the owner’s desire to further develop a tranquil environment for spa patrons.  Bomanite Licensee Bomanite of Tulsa was enlisted to create a flooring surface with a continuous, smooth finish that would hold up to foot traffic while enhancing the serene, peaceful atmosphere within the spa.

Bomanite of Tulsa removed old laminate flooring and installed Bomanite Micro-Top to heighten the peaceful, serene environment at the Yume Spa in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

Bomanite Toppings Systems can refurbish old, worn-out surfaces and turn them into new and exciting expanses of color, pattern, and texture and this product line was chosen for Yume Spa because installation can be completed at a fraction of the time and cost normally associated with elaborate forming and design work.  For this application, Bomanite Micro-Top was the optimal choice to provide the continuous, smooth finish that was requested while also providing durability, exceptional bond strength, and high abrasion resistance.

Bomanite of Tulsa removed old laminate flooring and installed Bomanite Micro-Top to heighten the peaceful, serene environment at the Yume Spa in Tulsa, Oklahoma.Micro-Top by Bomanite is a state-of-the-art system that utilizes a troweled-on cementitious topping that tenaciously bonds to virtually any substrate, including concrete, wood, metal, plastic, or asphalt.  When a laminate floor or carpet is removed, no costly, abrasive blasting is required before Bomanite Micro-Top is applied over the substrate, saving both time and money.  To achieve the owner’s desired look, Bomanite of Tulsa first removed the pre-existing laminate and ground the adhesive to ensure the flooring surface was properly prepared for the Bomanite Micro-Top application.  They then applied one coat of Micro-Top base coat and two coats of Micro-Top finish coat, followed by Bomanite Florthane WB, a two-component, water-clear urethane sealer.

Bomanite Licensee Provides High-Quality, Exceptional Results

Bomanite of Tulsa removed old laminate flooring and installed Bomanite Micro-Top to heighten the peaceful, serene environment at the Yume Spa in Tulsa, Oklahoma.Bomanite of Tulsa is well-known for their architectural concrete installations, providing numerous decorative options using only the highest quality products while working closely with their clientele to provide the highest quality concrete finishes available.  Their exceptional installation at the Yume Spa resulted in a continuous, smooth, and warm to the eye Micro-Top finish throughout the upscale medical spa facility.  The Yume Spa is dedicated to helping clients look and feel their best and this stunning flooring surface beautifully enhances the aesthetic and promotes a peaceful environment for patrons.

 

Bomanite of Tulsa removed old laminate flooring and installed Bomanite Micro-Top to heighten the peaceful, serene environment at the Yume Spa in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Musselman & Hall Provide Primate Heaven at St Louis Zoo

Musselman & Hall installed decorative concrete using Bomanite Imprint Systems at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails.

 

Primate Canopy Trails is a 35,000-square-foot outdoor expansion to the Primate House at the St. Louis Zoo in St. Louis, MO. The $13 million exhibit consists of new outdoor homes for primates and includes climbing structures that allow guests to explore the forest canopy next to the animals.  This new exhibit is like a jungle gym for all primates, both zoo animals and human visitors.  Creating a first-of-its-kind zoo experience, it is an outdoor playground that brings a sense of joy and freedom to all who venture there.

 

 

 

Decorative Concrete Conveys Story

Musselman & Hall installed decorative concrete using Bomanite Imprint Systems at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails.

 

Overhead mesh tunnels connected to the Primate House lead to tall, preexisting live trees and other outdoor habitats with spaces for the animals to climb and perch.  Four tunnels lead to the Primate House, and four lead to the Primate Care Center.  There is even a see-through tunnel that guests can walk through to get a panoramic view of the animals.  Inside the care center, windows provide the primates with a view to the outside, which they didn’t have at the original Primate House.  Two custom-built boxes in each habitat provide shelter from the rain or just a place to spend some alone time. In the winter, the caretakers can add a heating pad to transform the boxes into a warm zone. Each habitat also has custom shade sails and a cool mist fan for warm or hot days.  While down below the paving placed by Musselman & Hall allows guests to wander beneath the trees surrounded by jungle.  Bomanite Imprint Systems custom decorative concrete has the ability to tell a story as well as to enchant the eyes and stimulate the senses.

 

Musselman & Hall installed decorative concrete using Bomanite Imprint Systems at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails.

 

Sam Kroesen of Bomanite licensee Musselman & Hall Contractors worked with the designers from PGAV Destinations to develop a hardscape that would not only impress guests but would also mimic the natural habitat of the animals. Musselman & Hall craftsmen placed integrally colored concrete with “Dried Mud” textures and then imprinted the surface with actual jungle leaves and anatomically correct footprints for several monkey species to accurately represent the gait pattern of each species.

 

Musselman & Hall installed decorative concrete using Bomanite Imprint Systems at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails.

 

All of the Musselman & Hall work was capped with the jewel of the project, a 17-foot diameter medallion that used stenciling and three colors of Bomanite Color Hardener before being imprinted with an “Embedded Stone” texture to create a large-scale graphic that would hold up to the heavy foot traffic.  Bomanite Imprint Systems are cast-in-place concrete flooring and paving that adds a distinctive architectural touch to any project, together with the durability to stand up to the toughest traffic loads and environmental conditions.

 

 

You Dream It, We Will Make It Happen

Musselman & Hall installed decorative concrete using Bomanite Imprint Systems at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails.

 

Bomanite Bomacron is a textured version of the original Bomanite Imprint decorative concrete, and is also cast-in-place, colored and imprinted, but provides the added dimension of texture and relief between the joint lines. The multitude of available patterns simulates a wide variety of natural materials including slate, granite, limestone, sandstone, wood, and cobblestone.  Of course, as in the case in this project, if none of the existing patterns fit your specifications, custom patterns are in reach of your imagination.  You dream it, and our network of Bomanite licensee’s will make it happen.

 

 

Bomanite Licensee Exceeds Expectations

Musselman & Hall installed decorative concrete using Bomanite Imprint Systems at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails.

 

Bomanite licensee Musselman & Hall Contractors is unsurpassed in the industry for their ability to handle difficult logistics and unusual specifications scenarios.  They are well known for delivering projects that far exceed the expectations of their clients, easily meeting the challenges of budgets and timelines, and providing innovative solutions that specify the best product for each application.  This project is an example of their highly qualified craftsmanship and ingenuity.  Visitors of all ages to the St. Louis Zoo, and even many more yet-to-be-born generations, will be enchanted by their work of concrete art.

Musselman & Hall installed decorative concrete using Bomanite Imprint Systems at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails.

Carolina Bomanite Creates Stunning Bomanite Stamped Concrete Hardscape at Mauldin Courtyard Marriott

Bomanite Imprint Systems provide superior durability while offering distinct pattern options for customizable design.The new state-of-the-art Courtyard by Marriott in Mauldin, SC, was developed by Touchstone Hospitality and offers inviting, flexible spaces, a well-equipped fitness center and outdoor pool, as well as small details and smart design that allow guests to be more productive while maintaining comfortability.

Bomanite Imprint Systems provide superior durability while offering distinct pattern options for customizable design.Bomanite Imprint Systems provide superior durability while offering distinct pattern options for customizable design.Having successfully worked with Touchstone Hospitality in the past, Carolina Bomanite Corporation was the developer’s top choice to create the decorative concrete hardscape surfaces.  The Carolina Bomanite team stepped up to the challenge to remedy another contractor’s poor workmanship on a previous project and brought the Bomanite family of products and expertise to the rescue.  Since then, the owner refuses to allow any other architectural concrete trade on its building sites.

Unsurpassed Selection and Superiority

Bomanite Imprint Systems provide superior durability while offering distinct pattern options for customizable design.The Mauldin Courtyard by Marriott highlights Bomanite Imprint Systems with multiple Bomacron patterns.  The selection and quality of Bomanite Imprinting Tools is unsurpassed in the industry with well over 400 distinct patterns and associated textures.  The hotel’s porte cochere features Bomanite Bomacron Running Bond Belgian Block, which resembles hand cut and tumbled basalt cobblestones, and adds distinct texture and design detail to the hardscape.  The Bomanite Bomacron 10” Boardwalk pattern was installed to create the front entrance as well as an extension at the back of the hotel leading into the enclosed amenity area, giving the lifelike look of real wood while providing the durability of concrete.  Additionally, the Bomanite Bomacron Slate Texture pattern was utilized to create the smoking area adjacent to the front entrance and in the enclosed amenity area at the back of the hotel.  The Slate Texture installation in the amenity area features a 3-4’ sawcut pattern that runs bias to the building, adding versatile texture and rustic, random veining that complements the hotel’s architecture and aesthetic.

Bomanite Imprint Systems provide superior durability while offering distinct pattern options for customizable design.To further accentuate the design, darkened float finish bands were incorporated around the salt textured fire table with the incorporation of a channel drain that will handle runoff water from the covered patio seating area.  Form and function come together seamlessly with this design and no details were spared, providing a beautifully stunning hardscape that is durable, distinct, and functional.

Challenges Faced

Bomanite Imprint Systems provide superior durability while offering distinct pattern options for customizable design.This project was underway prior to the onset of the pandemic and was thus temporarily delayed as the owner, along with others in the hospitality industry understood the future of travel.  Facing challenges like material shortages and labor inefficiencies in unprecedented scope and duration forced a delay during construction for approximately one year.  Despite the challenges that were faced, Carolina Bomanite was able to exceed the owner’s expectations with their successful completion of the architectural concrete installation.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Bomanite Imprint Systems provide superior durability while offering distinct pattern options for customizable design.Carolina Bomanite is experienced in all types of decorative concrete installation and for over 48 years they have set the standard for exceptional quality.  Their seamless installations at multiple Courtyard by Marriott locations have proven their commitment to excellence, resulting in a long-standing partnership with Touchstone Hospitality.  The 2021 Gold Award for Best Bomanite Imprint Systems Project was awarded to Carolina Bomanite for their stunning installation of Bomanite Bomacron Running Bond Belgian Block, 10” Boardwalk, and Slate Texture patterns to create a uniquely distinct decorative concrete hardscape around the Courtyard by Marriott in Mauldin, South Carolina, creating exceptional results and providing a product with superior durability and distinct character that will endure for decades to come.

Bomanite Imprint Systems provide superior durability while offering distinct pattern options for customizable design.

Texas Bomanite Honored for Hotel Drover Decorative Concrete

Texas Bomanite installed decorative concrete flooring using Bomanite Patène Artectura, part of the Bomanite Toppings System at Hotel Drover.The staff at Hotel Drover in Fort Worth, TX, pride themselves in guaranteeing your stay will be unique, as no two of the 200 luxurious guest rooms are alike.  This urban ranch oasis, an Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott, embodies a rustic-luxe design throughout. The hotel is the anchor of the award-winning Mule Alley, an entertainment destination transformed from beautifully restored 100-year-old horse and mule barns.  Offering an authentic glimpse of the American west, Mule Alley is part of the Stockyards Historic District featuring the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive on Exchange Ave., a carefully curated collection of restaurants, eateries, entertainment venues, shops, heritage brands, and creative workplaces.

Decorative Concrete Creates Unique Design

Texas Bomanite installed decorative concrete flooring using Bomanite Patène Artectura, part of the Bomanite Toppings System at Hotel Drover.For Hotel Drover construction, Texas Bomanite, one of Texas’ largest and most respected architectural concrete contractors, was asked by Commerce Construction Co., LP to provide a decorative concrete floor throughout the hotel lobby, levels 1&2 of the offices, levels 2-6, the event barn area, outside the event barn restrooms, and stained concrete columns in the event barn.  These are six different architectural areas, with six different specifications, but required an overall cohesive design aesthetic specification – no small task and no small challenge in a state that prides itself in everything being bigger.

Texas Bomanite installed decorative concrete flooring using Bomanite Patène Artectura, part of the Bomanite Toppings System at Hotel Drover.The hotel lobby included 3,610 SF of 7/8” Modena SL with Chemical Stain – Gray Concrete Overlay that was later Acid Stained with Bomanite – Ebony Stain.  The Ebony Acid Stain was diluted at two different percentages, 10% and 40%, to create the bands and fields as shown in the pictures.  The overlays were sealed with a two-part polyurethane sealing system in a matte finish.  The architect’s use of reclaimed wood to frame each of the decorative concrete flooring overlays adds another dimension of ambiance and intrigue to the outer bands of concrete surrounding the fields.

Texas Bomanite installed decorative concrete flooring using Bomanite Patène Artectura, part of the Bomanite Toppings System at Hotel Drover.

 

Levels 0, 2-6 consisted of 14,525 SF of sealed concrete flooring.  Office levels 1&2 consisted of 3,962 SF of Bomanite Ebony acid stain and two-part polyurethane sealing system also in a matte finish.  This compliments the chosen décor and creates a delightful work atmosphere.  The decorative concrete flooring is alluring and allows the eyes to almost flow seamlessly through the space, with just enough shine to brighten anyone’s mood and lighten the daily workload.

Texas Bomanite installed decorative concrete flooring using Bomanite Patène Artectura, part of the Bomanite Toppings System at Hotel Drover.

 

 

The event barn bar was a total of 797 SF consisting of the same 7/8” Modena SL with Chemical Stain – Gray Concrete Overlay that was later Acid Stained with Bomanite – Ebony Stain and sealed the two-part polyurethane sealing system in a matte finish.  Finally, 8 vertical columns in the event barn were stained to match the aesthetic of the rest of the space.  The stain helps to accentuate both the height of the ceiling and the lower stone portions of the columns, and to tie the other design elements in the space together.

Bomanite Systems Allow Artistic Inspiration

Texas Bomanite installed decorative concrete flooring using Bomanite Patène Artectura, part of the Bomanite Toppings System at Hotel Drover.Bomanite Toppings Systems includes Bomanite Patène Artectura, a unique coloration system applied topically.  It turns your concrete into a “canvas” for creating an unlimited range of artistic possibilities that fit any budget, and any design criteria, from mild to wild.  Bomanite Patène Artectura achieves dazzling design options that create one-of-a-kind floors, paving or precast options limited only by your imagination.  As in this project, Bomanite Patène Artectura is also especially well-suited for both horizontal and vertical surfaces.  It’s more versatile than you expect, and more economical than you think.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Texas Bomanite installed decorative concrete flooring using Bomanite Patène Artectura, part of the Bomanite Toppings System at Hotel Drover.Texas Bomanite is known for their craftsmanship and their ability to deliver and exceed expectations of all project stakeholders.  For this project they received the 2021 GRAND AWARD for Best Bomanite Patène Artectura Project.  Every bucket list will now include Hotel Drover, an aspirational destination hotel experience like no other.  The Hotel Drover exudes the Texas hospitality Fort Worth is known for.  The decorative concrete, installed by Texas Bomanite, exemplifies the quality work of their team of specially trained artisans, which is an award-winning example of the Bomanite licensee network.

 

Colorado Hardscapes Collaborates to Create Bomanite Micro-Top XT Work of Art

The RYE SoBo apartment complex boasts a beautiful Bomanite Micro-Top XT artistic display as well as Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete sidewalks.

 

 

The RYE SoBo apartment complex in Denver’s South Broadway Park neighborhood offers relaxed, sophisticated living with distinctive design and uniquely personal features.  RYE SoBo is a community of convenience, and a residency here includes modern amenities and contemporary conveniences like a beer garden, resort-inspired pool, athletic training center, electric car charging stations, a rooftop dog park and pet spa, and a co-working venue.

The RYE SoBo apartment complex boasts a beautiful Bomanite Micro-Top XT artistic display as well as Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete sidewalks.

 

 

 

RYE SoBo is perfectly located for urban adventure and provides a communal environment where active lifestyles blend together seamlessly – eclectic dives and shops, unique cafes and restaurants, bookstores, live music venues, and much more are at your fingertips.  The distinct aesthetic and inspired vibes carry throughout the complex and neighborhood with thoughtful design and modern architectural features.

Bomanite Systems Equate to Installation Success

The RYE SoBo apartment complex boasts a beautiful Bomanite Micro-Top XT artistic display as well as Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete sidewalks.The RYE SoBo apartment complex incorporates 2,800 SF of decorative flatwork and 8,400 SF of uncolored sidewalks that were installed by Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes.  Included in these installations were Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems and Bomanite Toppings Systems.  Working with Price Design Group as the general contractor and BrightView as the landscape architect, Colorado Hardscapes integrated a specialty scoring pattern into the Bomanite Sandscape Texture sidewalks around the building and achieved the different colors using Bomanite Con-Color in Cobblestone and French Gray.  Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete was an optimal application for this installation to provide added durability while inserting a decorative element that blends well with the artistic nature of Broadway Park.

The RYE SoBo apartment complex boasts a beautiful Bomanite Micro-Top XT artistic display as well as Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete sidewalks.Bomanite Micro Top-XT is one of Bomanite’s Toppings System applications and has extraordinary adhesion properties and the ability to withstand prolonged pedestrian and vehicular traffic, while also providing a tough, water-retardant coating that made it perfect for this installation.  On the northeast side of the RYE SoBo Apartments, Colorado Hardscapes placed 300 SF of custom colored Bomanite Micro-Top XT in a pattern created by prominent Colorado artist, Clark Richert.  Known primarily for his large, geometrically patterned paintings, Richert derived his work through investigation of five-fold symmetry and quasi-crystal patterns found both in nature and theoretical mathematics.  With 15 different colors in the design, placing each color was laborious and tedious, but perfectly executed by the Colorado Hardscapes team.  Each color is surrounded by a saw cut to accentuate the crisp lines and enhance the dimensionality of the art piece.

Bomanite Micro-Top XT portrays a stunning design that was created by prominent Colorado Artist Clark Richert, who was known primarily for his large, geometrically patterned paintingsYou can see this beautiful work of art in person off Alameda in the alleyway between Bannock Street and Cherokee Street in Denver’s South Broadway neighborhood.  Richert originally wanted to use embedded mosaic tiles in concrete to create his piece, but once he saw how vivid and solid Bomanite MicroTop-XT could make each section, it was absolute that Colorado Hardscapes would employ this application instead.  Projects like this are where Bomanite products really shine, allowing the RYE SoBo apartment complex to showcase Richert’s iconic art while enhancing the iconic energy and inspired vibes of the area.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

The RYE SoBo apartment complex boasts a beautiful Bomanite Micro-Top XT artistic display as well as Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete sidewalks.Colored, stamped, etched, or sandblasted, today’s architectural concrete is limited only by the imagination.  Colorado Hardscapes is a national leader in decorative concrete innovation, offering premium quality and lifelong durability in their finished products.  Their collaboration with late artist, Clark Richert led them to create a work of art for the RYE SoBo apartment complex, earning them the 2021 Best Bomanite Toppings Project Gold Award for their Bomanite Micro-Top XT installation.  Superior service, successful execution, and unbeatable results time and time again are what make Colorado Hardscapes the Front Range’s premier decorative concrete contractor.

The RYE SoBo apartment complex boasts a beautiful Bomanite Micro-Top XT artistic display as well as Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete sidewalks.

Connecticut Bomanite Beautifies Downtown Danbury Transit

Sidewalks featuring Medium Ashlar Slate and Soldier Course Belgian Block patterns decorative concrete Bomanite Imprint Systems.Danbury, CT, has embraced the vision of TOD, Transit-Oriented Development, to help revitalize downtown Danbury.  At the key of their TOD vision is a plan for higher density compact urban development that features walkable, pedestrian-friendly streetscapes and sidewalks, within a 10-minute walk of the train station and, connecting various modes of transit, jobs, housing, services, and amenities.  The streetscapes and sidewalks play a major role in attracting investment, new businesses, and employees to Downtown Danbury.  Whether an area is walkable depends on the physical condition of the space accessible to pedestrians as well as the perception of the physical space and its attractiveness to those who do and could utilize it.  The previous existing streetscape improvements were constructed in 1993 and in need of replacement, as evidenced by this Google Street View picture below from 2018.Google Maps Street View Danbury, CT, Downtown sidewalks July 2018.  The city selected Colonna Concrete & Asphalt Paving, LLC as the main contractor, and Connecticut Bomanite Systems was chosen to install the decorative concrete sidewalks for the roughly $12 million project.

 

Decorative Concrete Creates an Architectural Artistic Aesthetic

Sidewalks featuring Medium Ashlar Slate and Soldier Course Belgian Block patterns decorative concrete Bomanite Imprint Systems.Connecticut Bomanite, working with the City of Danbury, CT, installed the Bomanite Imprint Systems and chose the Medium Ashlar Slate pattern and the Soldier Course Belgian Block pattern.  They were the perfect choices in order to meet the project objective of making the downtown more pedestrian-friendly and appealing to shoppers, diners, and developers.  Instead of the higher cost of installing natural paving materials such as slate or granite, Bomanite Imprint Systems has been used in a wide variety of residential, commercial, and municipal applications to upgrade plain concrete or asphalt.  Bomanite Imprint Systems, the original cast-in-place, colored and imprinted architectural concrete paving, offers unmatched durability to withstand the toughest traffic loads and harshest environmental conditions.

Pick A Pattern, Pick A Color, Bring Your Own

Sidewalks featuring Medium Ashlar Slate and Soldier Course Belgian Block patterns decorative concrete Bomanite Imprint Systems.

 

For over five decades, Bomanite Imprint Systems have offered design professionals and homeowners a virtually limitless palette of patterns, textures, and colors – at a fraction of the cost of traditional materials. Bomanite Imprint Systems gives you more than 400 distinct patterns and associated textures with a wide variety of standard and custom coloring options. You can choose from many natural textures including slate, granite, limestone, sandstone, cobblestone and used brick. For decorative concrete architectural paving, accept no substitutes.

Sidewalks featuring Medium Ashlar Slate and Soldier Course Belgian Block patterns decorative concrete Bomanite Imprint Systems.

 

 

Bomanite molds are developed from natural products such as stone or wood as well as unconventional surfaces such as metal or plastic or whatever your imagination may bring to the table.  Images, logos, borders and highly custom textures are all part of the Bomanite offering.  Bomacron patterns are a textured version of the original Bomanite patterns. This product is cast-in-place, colored and imprinted, plus it provides added dimension of texture and relief between the joint lines (shallow joint configurations).

 

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Sidewalks featuring Medium Ashlar Slate and Soldier Course Belgian Block patterns decorative concrete Bomanite Imprint Systems.Connecticut Bomanite Systems has an unsurpassed reputation of meeting and exceeding their clients’ expectations.  They deliver projects on time, under budget, and according to specs.  For this project they received the 2021 Bronze Award for Best Bomanite Imprint Systems Project.  In a post-COVID world, this sidewalk “refresh” is exactly what the merchants and citizens of Downtown Danbury needed to provide an environment where the arts, culture, commerce, and excitement can thrive.  It helps create the necessary ambience for Danbury’s citizens and visitors to enjoy now and into the decades ahead.

Carolina Bomanite Enhances Grand Entrance at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Using Bomanite Imprint Systems

Carolina Bomanite enhanced the grand entrance at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, North Carolina by installing Bomanite Imprint Systems featuring the Running Bond Belgian Block pattern.Olde Mecklenburg Brewery is located in Charlotte, North Carolina but when you walk through the front doors, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a German Bierhall.  Serving the freshest beer in Charlotte, Olde Mecklenburg Brewery (OMB) is the largest biergarten in the southeast and is set on eight acres of charming countryside property.  The wide-open space provides a natural oasis just minutes away from the city and gives families and friends the perfect place to enjoy a little down time.

Carolina Bomanite enhanced the grand entrance at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, North Carolina by installing Bomanite Imprint Systems featuring the Running Bond Belgian Block pattern.

 

 

 

Looking to expand their facility, OMB reached out to Bomanite Licensee Carolina Bomanite to assist with the design and installation of a more formal entrance.  With a ten-year history of providing concrete installation services with the owner and involvement in every aspect of expansion since 2009, Carolina Bomanite was the optimal choice to complete the project.

Old and New Alike

Carolina Bomanite enhanced the grand entrance at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, North Carolina by installing Bomanite Imprint Systems featuring the Running Bond Belgian Block pattern.

 

 

Bomanite Imprint Systems provide cast-in-place concrete flooring and paving that adds a distinctive architectural touch to any project and was used in all phases of Carolina Bomanite’s decorative concrete work over the years at OMB.  Bomanite stamped concrete provides the durability to stand up to the toughest traffic loads and environmental conditions while offering a virtually limitless palette of colors, textures, and patterns.  The Bomacron Running Bond Belgian Block pattern can be used in a variety of applications from outdoor driveways to walkways and patio settings and was chosen specifically for this project to add character and aesthetic detail.

Carolina Bomanite enhanced the grand entrance at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, North Carolina by installing Bomanite Imprint Systems featuring the Running Bond Belgian Block pattern.

 

 

 

The expansion to the existing sidewalk entrance tasked with matching six-year-old existing imprinted concrete in multiple locations was a challenging factor with this installation.  Bomanite French Gray Color Hardener and Bomanite Cobblestone Gray Release Agent were used, and Carolina Bomanite exceeded coloration expectations, doing an extraordinary job of tying in the existing concrete with the newly poured and colored sections.  Carolina Bomanite’s 25-year history of working with General Contractor Brown & Brown Construction helped to make this project a collaborative success and although the original design was scribbled on a piece of paper, Carolina Bomanite worked to design and install a grand entrance that is reminiscent of a German biergarten and enhances the old-world charm and European style throughout the brewery.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Carolina Bomanite enhanced the grand entrance at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, North Carolina by installing Bomanite Imprint Systems featuring the Running Bond Belgian Block pattern.Since 1974, Carolina Bomanite has been installing and providing architectural flooring and paving products throughout the southeast.  Their exceptional installations at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery have added beautiful and distinct detail over the years and provided an architectural concrete surface that showcases consistency and durability.  The 2021 Honorable Mention Award for Best Bomanite Imprint Systems Project was awarded to Carolina Bomanite for their installation of Bomanite Bomacron Running Bond Belgian Block stamped concrete to create the stunning grand entrance and pathways at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery.  Precision, consistency, and attention to detail are a few keys to Carolina Bomanite’s success in providing a beautiful transformation at this premier craft brewery and their exceptional work will be an inviting backdrop when patrons come to enjoy a fresh pour.

Carolina Bomanite enhanced the grand entrance at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, North Carolina by installing Bomanite Imprint Systems featuring the Running Bond Belgian Block pattern. Carolina Bomanite enhanced the grand entrance at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, North Carolina by installing Bomanite Imprint Systems featuring the Running Bond Belgian Block pattern.

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.

Musselman & Hall Creates Custom Seeded Aggregate Finish with Bomanite VitraFlor Polished Concrete

Musselman & Hall created a custom seeded aggregate finish with their installation of Bomanite VitraFlor polished concrete.Cornerstone Elementary school in Excelsior Springs, MO was built in response to continued growth and ongoing maintenance issues and serves as a replacement for the existing Westview Elementary, which was renovated and converted into the Excelsior Springs School District’s new early childhood center.  Included in the new building and learning spaces at Cornerstone Elementary are a music room, art room, gymnasium, cafeteria, media center, and administrative support areas, serving over 500 students with forward-thinking design, addressing the needs of learners, and providing flexibility to adapt to new learning advancements and techniques.

 

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Deliver the Best Flooring Finish

Musselman & Hall created a custom seeded aggregate finish with their installation of Bomanite VitraFlor polished concrete.Musselman & Hall Contractors was the preferred decorative concrete provider for this project and utilized Bomanite VitraFlor to create the custom polished concrete flooring.  VitraFlor by Bomanite is the standard system by which all other Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems are based.  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.  Bomanite VitraFlor provides superior durability and functionality that made it the optimal choice for the installation at Cornerstone Elementary.

Bomanite Licensees Are Decorative Concrete Experts

Musselman & Hall created a custom seeded aggregate finish with their installation of Bomanite VitraFlor polished concrete.While the school was still in early design development, Musselman & Hall worked with project designer Incite Design Studio to develop a custom seeded aggregate finish for portions of the school’s interior flooring surfaces.  After several rounds of samples, the designers settled on a blend of white, orange, and black natural aggregates from Cactus Canyon quarries.  Musselman & Hall was able to push this project even further by displacing a large precast house and producing the matching precast treads on site.

 

Musselman & Hall created a custom seeded aggregate finish with their installation of Bomanite VitraFlor polished concrete.

 

 

Given that the stair treads were cast in house, Musselman & Hall had to make sure their loadings were all correct for the decorative aggregate seeding in the cafeteria.  The foreman was provided with takeoffs showing square footages of specific areas, from which he preloaded the aggregates into buckets in amounts specific to that surface area to ensure that each area of the wide-open cafeteria was seeded consistently and accurately.  Their attention to detail and precision guaranteed a spectacular finished flooring surface that coordinated perfectly with the pre-cast stairs.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Musselman and Hall Contractors is renowned for their expertise in decorative concrete, helping their clients achieve the exact look they’ve imagined while using the most exceptional products and techniques.  With a decorative concrete team that remains on the cutting edge of the concrete industry, it’s no wonder that Musselman & Hall’s impressive installation of Bomanite VitraFlor at Cornerstone Elementary earned them the 2021 Silver Award for Best Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Project.  Their expert installation of VitraFlor custom polished concrete at Cornerstone Elementary has provided an easy to maintain and durable flooring surface with beautiful, seeded aggregates and a stunning sheen, adding distinct detail and dramatic flair while creating a beautiful feature inside the school.

Musselman & Hall created a custom seeded aggregate finish with their installation of Bomanite VitraFlor polished concrete. Musselman & Hall created a custom seeded aggregate finish with their installation of Bomanite VitraFlor polished concrete.