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Texas Bomanite Installs Beautiful Bomanite Custom Polished Concrete to Enhance Cutting Edge Design

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems were utilized in the Hines office space at The Stack Deep Ellum and were perfect to provide a custom polished flooring surface with durability and beauty.

 

 

The Stack Deep Ellum is a 16-story mixed-use building located in the Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas, Texas.  It features 14,000 square feet of street-front retail space and nearly 200,000 square feet of state-of-the-art office space.  The building’s design is edgy and innovative, while providing function and blending seamlessly with the energetic vibe of the neighborhood.

 

International real estate firm, Hines, is part of the team that developed The Stack and now occupies 11,000 square feet of prime office space, a natural move for them as they created the building to foster collaboration and creativity.

Bomanite Custom Polished Concrete Provides Durability and Boosts Beauty

 

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems were utilized in the Hines office space at The Stack Deep Ellum and were perfect to provide a custom polished flooring surface with durability and beauty. ` Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems were utilized in the Hines office space at The Stack Deep Ellum and were perfect to provide a custom polished flooring surface with durability and beauty.

 

Bomanite Licensee Texas Bomanite was asked by Balfour Beatty Construction to provide Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems decorative concrete flooring throughout the hallways of The Stack’s 16th floor office space, including a central café area called “The Hub”.  Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor and Bomanite Patène Teres custom polished concrete to create the stunning flooring surfaces.

 

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems were utilized in the Hines office space at The Stack Deep Ellum and were perfect to provide a custom polished flooring surface with durability and beauty. ` Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems were utilized in the Hines office space at The Stack Deep Ellum and were perfect to provide a custom polished flooring surface with durability and beauty.

 

The Bomanite VitraFlor system consists of initial grinding, chemical hardening with Bomanite Stabilizer Pro, and honing and polishing with protection from Bomanite VitraFinish.  Bomanite Patène Teres uses Bomanite Chemical Stains and Bomanite Concrete Dyes to color fully cured concrete as part of the polishing process and for this project was utilized in conjunction with Bomanite Concrete Dye.  This project included 4,615 SF of polished concrete at a 400-grit finish in the hallways and 680 SF with pattern, scoring, and dye in The Hub.  The design in The Hub consisted of a geometric triangle pattern in two different shades of Bomanite Black Orchid Concrete Dye.  Bomanite custom polished concrete was selected so that the office space would uphold beauty while maintaining durability against the high foot traffic expected in the office.

 

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems were utilized in the Hines office space at The Stack Deep Ellum and were perfect to provide a custom polished flooring surface with durability and beauty. ` Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems were utilized in the Hines office space at The Stack Deep Ellum and were perfect to provide a custom polished flooring surface with durability and beauty.

 

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Texas Bomanite created a surface that is practical and purposeful, provides durability and versatility, and complements the edgy and innovative style throughout the space.  The stellar execution and quality of work by Texas Bomanite earned them the 2022 Bronze Award for Best Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Project.  The office space was complete and ready for visitors in a little over 6 months and Texas Bomanite enjoyed working alongside a great crew while providing a strong, durable flooring surface inside The Stack.

 

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems were utilized in the Hines office space at The Stack Deep Ellum and were perfect to provide a custom polished flooring surface with durability and beauty. ` Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems were utilized in the Hines office space at The Stack Deep Ellum and were perfect to provide a custom polished flooring surface with durability and beauty.

Bomanite of Tulsa Transforms Tulsa Tech’s Entrance

Bomanite of Tulsa installed Bomanite Granite Setts imprinted decorative concrete pavement at Tulsa Tech in Tulsa, OK.

 

In 1965, the inaugural Tulsa Tech campus was established on 40 acres with only a handful of buildings, driven by the vision of improving the lives of upcoming generations of Oklahomans.  Today, after more than half a century, this campus has become the primary hub for Tulsa Tech’s healthcare career training, the cultivation of skills for future engineering students preparing for college, and the education of students in conventional trades such as construction, electrical work, welding, and various other vocational disciplines.

Bomanite of Tulsa installed Bomanite Granite Setts imprinted decorative concrete pavement at Tulsa Tech in Tulsa, OK.

 

 

The Tulsa Technology Center, Lemley Memorial Campus embarked on Phase III of construction that encompassed a comprehensive Entry Package, including a roundabout, pavement, parking lots, and sidewalks and building entryways.  Flintco LLC was selected as the Main Contractor for the project and they used Timber Wolf Excavating as the Sub-Contractor.  Bomanite of Tulsa was chosen to create the architectural design concept of over 21 thousand square feet of decorative concrete for the Entry Package.  Bomanite of Tulsa completed their portion of the project in 2022.

Bomanite Granite Setts Set Standard for Cobblestone Look

Bomanite of Tulsa installed Bomanite Granite Setts imprinted decorative concrete pavement at Tulsa Tech in Tulsa, OK.

 

The TTC Lemley Phase III Entry Package decorative concrete project included various Bomanite Systems.  Most prominent was the Bomanite Imprint Systems concrete pavement using 11,120 square feet of Bomacron Pattern Granite Setts in 6” x 6” size.  The definition of a Sett is a small rectangular paving block made of stone, such as granite, used to provide a durable road surface, like a cobblestone, but in this instance, it is architectural, concrete.  The coloration for this installation utilized Bomanite Coal Gray Color Hardener and Bomanite Cobblestone Gray Release Agent.

Bomanite of Tulsa installed Bomanite Granite Setts imprinted decorative concrete pavement at Tulsa Tech in Tulsa, OK.

 

In addition to the imprinted concrete installation, two Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems were also used.   The first consisted of 8,817 square feet of Bomanite Sandscape Refined decorative concrete pavement installed in the Bomanite Coquina color.  The second of the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems installed was 1,352 square feet of Bomanite Alloy pavement in the Bomanite Café au Lait color.  Bomanite Alloy utilizes advanced application procedures to produce a finished product that showcases the seeded aggregate, with a low life cycle cost due to the pre-aged nature of the surface.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Bomanite of Tulsa installed Bomanite Granite Setts imprinted decorative concrete pavement at Tulsa Tech in Tulsa, OK.Established in 2002, Bomanite of Tulsa has garnered a well-deserved reputation for its excellence in crafting architectural concrete through the cast-in-place method.  For this project, Bomanite of Tulsa received the coveted 2022 Bronze Award for Best Bomanite Imprint Systems Project.  The hallmark of working with Bomanite of Tulsa lies in their collaborative and transparent communication approach.  Their decorative concrete artisans take pride in delivering concrete products that not only endure but also maintain a remarkable appearance over time.  Bomanite of Tulsa is dedicated to comprehending the unique challenges and opportunities associated with each project, crafting concrete solutions that are not only aesthetically suitable but also cost-effective and durable.  Their team seamlessly integrates with clients to visualize and actualize superior construction quality while adhering to project budget and schedule constraints.  Students, Faculty, and visitors will enjoy the beauty of this project for a lifetime.

 

Bomanite of Tulsa installed Bomanite Granite Setts imprinted decorative concrete pavement at Tulsa Tech in Tulsa, OK. ` Bomanite of Tulsa installed Bomanite Granite Setts imprinted decorative concrete pavement at Tulsa Tech in Tulsa, OK. ` Bomanite of Tulsa installed Bomanite Granite Setts imprinted decorative concrete pavement at Tulsa Tech in Tulsa, OK.

Colorado Hardscapes Executes Expert Installation of Bomanite Sandscape Refined

Republic Plaza in downtown Denver, Colorado features a stunning installation of Bomanite Sandscape Refined cast-in-place benches and planter walls by Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes.Located in the vibrant heart of the central business district between 16th and 17th Streets in downtown Denver, Republic Plaza is a 56-story iconic high-rise building.  Built in 1984, Republic Plaza includes 1.2 million SF of office space and three retail levels and rising 717 feet currently holds the title of tallest building in the entire Rocky Mountain region.

Republic Plaza recently underwent renovations to the main lobby, lower-level concourse, and exterior plaza that leads to the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall.  Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes was selected to create decorative concrete elements in the exterior plaza area.  Originally, the plans called for precast benches and planter walls.  Colorado Hardscapes asked general contractor The Weitz Company if they would consider a cast-in-place option instead.  After looking at the numbers, Weitz was interested in seeing other cast-in-place benches installed by Colorado Hardscapes and following their portfolio review, approved moving forward with a mock-up of cast-in-place benches utilizing Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems and featuring Bomanite Sandscape Refined.

 

Republic Plaza in downtown Denver, Colorado features a stunning installation of Bomanite Sandscape Refined cast-in-place benches and planter walls by Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes. ` Republic Plaza in downtown Denver, Colorado features a stunning installation of Bomanite Sandscape Refined cast-in-place benches and planter walls by Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes. ` Republic Plaza in downtown Denver, Colorado features a stunning installation of Bomanite Sandscape Refined cast-in-place benches and planter walls by Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes.

Bomanite Sandscape Refined Showcases Product Consistency

Republic Plaza in downtown Denver, Colorado features a stunning installation of Bomanite Sandscape Refined cast-in-place benches and planter walls by Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes.One of the most difficult aspects of this project was the shape of the wall.  Not only did it include a reverse batter, 2” bull nose, and channel for lighting, but it was also on a curve.  Colorado Hardscapes knew that a mock-up was the best option for this project to establish expectations and to address any issues they might encounter.  By utilizing custom CNC contoured foam, they were able to cast the desired shape at their design center.  Colorado Hardscapes typically uses this method for their water feature basins, but it also worked out perfectly for the specialty benches.

Republic Plaza in downtown Denver, Colorado features a stunning installation of Bomanite Sandscape Refined cast-in-place benches and planter walls by Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes.

 

 

Once everyone approved the mock-up, the Colorado Hardscapes crew started on site.  In total, they installed 156 linear feet of Sandscape Refined curved benches and 189 linear feet of Sandscape Refined planter walls with a more conventional shape.  The biggest challenges of this project were the difficult access and hot summer temperatures.  Working right off 16th street, they were limited to only using Tremont Street for access in addition to the complications of downtown in general.  This required them to place the benches in smaller loads.  Despite placing multiple batches, the Sandscape Refined showcases a consistent finish and color from one side of a pour joint to the next.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Republic Plaza in downtown Denver, Colorado features a stunning installation of Bomanite Sandscape Refined cast-in-place benches and planter walls by Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes.With its superior structural capacities, faster production time, and cost-effectiveness, cast-in-place concrete offers an outstanding solution for various construction projects.  Colorado Hardscapes discussed with the client how this method could benefit them in terms of visual appeal and utility features, and they were able to gain the client’s trust with their successful installation using cast-in place methods.

Republic Plaza in downtown Denver, Colorado features a stunning installation of Bomanite Sandscape Refined cast-in-place benches and planter walls by Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes.

 

 

 

Colorado Hardscapes showcased confidence in their ability as a Bomanite Licensed Contractor and utilized previous successes by taking potential clients to past projects, proving their ability to create amazing results.  The mock-ups they created were an invaluable resource, and moreover, by speaking up about cast-in-place concrete, they saved the owner a significant amount of money on the project while creating an end-product even more beautiful than the original precast option.  The 2022 Silver Award for Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Project was awarded to Colorado Hardscapes for their superior effort on this project – not only did they go the extra mile to provide the client with resources that would gain their trust, but they also provided an exceptional product that will stand out and be a feature at Republic Plaza.

Republic Plaza in downtown Denver, Colorado features a stunning installation of Bomanite Sandscape Refined cast-in-place benches and planter walls by Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes.

Jeffco Concrete Crafted Pelham High School Flooring

Jeffco Concrete created Bomanite Micro-Top decorative concrete logo flooring at Pelham High School in Pelham, AL.Pelham, AL, a suburb of Birmingham, with a population of over 24,000, home to 11,584-acre Oak Mountain State Park, and with lots of city parks, has a small-town suburban rural mix feel.  The public schools are highly rated because education isn’t just community-focused, it’s community-inspired.  The Pelham City Board of Education chose Bradford Building Company as the main contractor for an interior renovations project, valued at just over a million dollars, of Pelham High School.   Of all the buildings on all the campuses Pelham City BOE oversees, the Pelham High School gymnasium is the oldest, built in 1973.  The gymnasium lobby is the section that has the most visitors of all the buildings on all the campuses.  Thus, making that flooring spectacular, to put the best foot forward, was a priority.

Picked as project designer, Lathan Associates Architects PC worked with Bomanite licensee Jeffco Concrete Contractors to create decorative concrete flooring that also incorporated a logo for the school.  It’s all about the P – the school’s name: Pelham HS; the school mascot: Panthers; the name of the mascot: Paws.  Bomanite Toppings Systems using Bomanite Micro-Top® was selected specifically because of the logo specification.

Bomanite Micro-Top® Tackles Tough Projects

Jeffco Concrete created Bomanite Micro-Top decorative concrete logo flooring at Pelham High School in Pelham, AL.Jeffco Concrete Contractor mechanically ground the gymnasium lobby floor to remove existing epoxy.  The floor then received 2-coats of White Micro-Top® Base and 1-coat of Finish in two separate colors.  Colors were color matched to represent the school complimentary colors.  The floor was then sealed with a urethan floor sealer.  The resulting floor has a distinctive shine, a beautiful school logo, and sweeping elements of coloration design.

Micro-Top® by Bomanite, a revolutionary cutting-edge technology that employs an ultra-thin layer of concrete to deliver a one-of-a-kind coloring system.  This advanced approach involves applying a cementitious topping with remarkable adhesion capabilities to virtually any surface, including concrete, wood, metal, plastic, or asphalt.  Unlike conventional chemical stains that are limited by standard color palettes, Micro-Top® surpasses expectations where other coloring methods fall short.  What sets Bomanite Micro-Top® apart is its versatility in covering diverse surfaces with an extensive spectrum of colors and graphics possibilities, all while offering a cost-effective alternative to labor-intensive formwork and intricate design processes.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Jeffco Concrete created Bomanite Micro-Top decorative concrete logo flooring at Pelham High School in Pelham, AL.In recognition of their exceptional work on this project, Jeffco Concrete Contractors received the prestigious 2022 Bronze Award for Best Toppings Systems Project.  Since 1986, Jeffco Concrete has been delivering outstanding Bomanite Systems installations for both residential and commercial clients in the Southeast.  With their expertly trained team of decorative concrete artisans, they consistently surpass customer expectations, amassing over 50 awards for their outstanding craftsmanship.  Their ability to transform project deadlines and specifications into stunning works of art, delivered punctually and within budget, remains a constant.  This project’s results elicited excitement and enjoyment from all stakeholders.  Only one thing remains to be said, “Go Panthers”.

Jeffco Concrete created Bomanite Micro-Top decorative concrete logo flooring at Pelham High School in Pelham, AL.

Musselman and Hall Creates Transformational Hardscape with Bomanite Sandscape Texture

Bomanite Sandscape Texture provides Rolla residents with a distinct decorative concrete median as part of their realignment of University Drive.One of the key projects of the Move Rolla Transportation Development District included the realignment of University Drive.  Rolla, Missouri residents have consistently rated transportation, specifically congestion relief, as the top focus of City efforts over the last 18 years.  This realignment addressed their long-time concerns by realigning University Drive to a new arrival district area for Phelps Health and Missouri S&T.  Providing this multimodal transportation network for Rolla’s primary transportation routes was imperative to improve mobility and safety, to connect major activity centers, maximize economic development opportunities, and to provide aesthetic improvements that create a sense of place for Rolla residents.

Bomanite Sandscape Texture Provides Durable and Decorative Detail

Bomanite Sandscape Texture provides Rolla residents with a distinct decorative concrete median as part of their realignment of University Drive.

 

Included in this project was the construction of a large roundabout with 15,000 SF of decorative median islands.  The addition of the roundabout helps to ease traffic by diverting vehicles away from the City’s other two interstate exits and creates a new front door to the Missouri S&T campus.  Bomanite Licensee Musselman & Hall Contractors was enlisted to install the decorative concrete median islands and utilized Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems for their installation.  Bomanite Sandscape Texture was installed with Bomanite Brownstone Integral Color and Bomanite Color Hardener in Rattan.

Bomanite Sandscape Texture provides Rolla residents with a distinct decorative concrete median as part of their realignment of University Drive.

 

Musselman & Hall placed the integrally colored concrete paving and then broadcast the color hardener.  They created a custom 15-inch hexagon template that was used to sandblast the color hardener from the surface.  This was done in a very specific pattern that was illustrated by the design team to achieve a two-tone design, further emphasizing the pattern, and highlighting the distinct textural detail.  Because of the complexity of design, this process required extreme attention to detail and the sandblasting process alone took two weeks to complete.

 

Musselman and Hall’s Meticulous Workmanship Takes the Spotlight

Bomanite Sandscape Texture provides Rolla residents with a distinct decorative concrete median as part of their realignment of University Drive.

 

The Musselman & Hall team brings a unique approach to concrete installation, making them the perfect partner for this truly unique project.  With an extremely high level of detail, this installation required diligent and meticulous workmanship.  Sandblasting the linear hexagon pattern around the oblong roundabout island was a huge challenge as each hexagon had to be exact for the design to meet up all the way around and not show misalignment at any point.

 

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Bomanite Sandscape Texture provides Rolla residents with a distinct decorative concrete median as part of their realignment of University Drive.

 

The result is seamless, showcasing the attention to detail and precision that Musselman & Hall is well known for while highlighting a beautifully designed and executed decorative concrete installation.  Musselman and Hall was awarded the 2022 Gold Award for Best Bomanite Specialty Project and the striking feature they created not only provides a safe and convenient transportation environment but also creates a sense of place for the community to enjoy and appreciate.

 

Bomanite Sandscape Texture provides Rolla residents a decorative concrete median on University Drive. ` Bomanite Sandscape Texture provides Rolla residents a decorative concrete median on University Drive. ` Bomanite Sandscape Texture provides Rolla residents a decorative concrete median on University Drive.

Heritage Bomanite Builds Bedtower Fountain

Clovis Community Hospital in Clovis, CA features a decorative concrete fountain installed by Heritage Bomanite.California’s central valley, home to the city of Clovis, is an area that’s booming because it ranks as one of the state’s most affordable places to live, among other factors.  Community growth contributes to a resulting hospital services demand and thus the demand for the newest expansion of Clovis Community Medical Center, completed in the summer of 2022.  This phase of expansion encompassed:

  • a new 148-bed tower along with a sizable surgery/emergency addition.
  • department expansions for food service, maintenance, and materials management.
  • a new double-height main entrance.
  • a new trauma bay emergency area with six operating rooms on the floor above it.
  • a rapid assessment screening area for the Emergency Department to alleviate congestion.
  • a place for ambulances to stack and be able to offload without impacting the public.
  • outdoor space design.
  • and more.

 

Bomanite Fountain Flows Serenely

Clovis Community Hospital in Clovis, CA features a decorative concrete fountain installed by Heritage Bomanite.

Clovis Community Medical Center chose Clark Construction as the main contractor.  Working with Vineyard Pools, Heritage Bomanite was selected to construct the main feature fountain for one of the outdoor areas.  Heritage Bomanite and Vineyard Pools have a successful history of creating fountains for the Clovis hospital, so Heritage Bomanite was the perfect choice for this project.  Terry Broussard, of Broussard and Associates, the designer on both projects, oversaw the construction and exceeded expected results for this particular project.

Clovis Community Hospital in Clovis, CA features a decorative concrete fountain installed by Heritage Bomanite.

 

 

The very small project site made the onsite work even more challenging, requiring the work to be completed while the adjacent space was open to pedestrians.  The formwork was quite complex, and the trough needed to be 100% level to allow for even water flow over the edge.  Epoxy coated rebar was installed throughout the structure.  Integrally colored decorative concrete was used, and the finish was smooth troweled.  The project required a combination of pre-cast and cast-in-place decorative concrete.  The 42 pre-cast trough covers were poured at Heritage Bomanite’s shop using the same integral color, with care being taken of the size specifications so each piece would fit properly into its individual stainless steel mounting brackets.

 

 

Heritage Bomanite Has Honored History

Clovis Community Hospital in Clovis, CA features a decorative concrete fountain installed by Heritage Bomanite.Like all Bomanite licensees, Heritage Bomanite has no equal in the industry in specialty concrete by providing unbeatable quality and unsurpassable service on every project.  This project is a spectacular example of their quality craftsmanship during decorative concrete installations.  Precision and professionalism are a hallmark of the work done by Heritage Bomanite.  They are concrete artisans who welcome the challenge presented by projects others would not attempt.  They know how to beat deadlines, deliver under budget, construct in ongoing operational settings, and create concrete works of art that keep their clients coming back for more.  Over the years they have won many Bomanite Awards as a testament to their abilities.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

For this project, Heritage Bomanite was awarded the 2022 Bronze Award for Best Bomanite Specialty Project.  Chosen specifically because of their previous project performance and craftsmanship, Heritage again exceeded expectations of all stake holders by delivering another beautiful fountain for the Clovis Community Hospital.  It is no wonder why they were chosen to provide pivotal project expertise.  Hopefully the time spent near this fountain will be as healing as it is comforting and enjoyable.  Patients, visitors, and staff can expect many years of this fountain providing peace, pleasure, and solace.

 

Clovis Community Hospital in Clovis, CA features a decorative concrete fountain installed by Heritage Bomanite. ` Clovis Community Hospital in Clovis, CA features a decorative concrete fountain installed by Heritage Bomanite.

Carolina Bomanite Installs Bomanite Imprint Systems to Create Custom Decorative Concrete

Carolina Bomanite installed Bomanite Imprint Systems outside of the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery at Grandfather Mountain in Linville, North Carolina.The Wilson Center for Nature Discovery is located about halfway up Grandfather Mountain in Linville, North Carolina and was constructed as part of an $8.37M addition and expansion plan.  This new space doubles the size of the original Nature Museum, offering more than a dozen new state-of-the-art interactive exhibits that help explore the natural history, flora, fauna, geology, and weather of the mountain.  To optimize the natural surroundings at Grandfather Mountain, moveable walls and large banks of windows were incorporated, helping to bring the great outdoors inside.

Bomanite at its Best

Carolina Bomanite installed Bomanite Imprint Systems outside of the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery at Grandfather Mountain in Linville, North Carolina.

 

In the spring of 2022, Bomanite Licensee Carolina Bomanite Corporation was asked by friend and colleague, Landscape Architect Ron Cutlip, about installing a series of walkways and plaza space for the new addition to this iconic North Carolina tourist destination property.  After a site visit by owners John and Donna Fletcher on a blustery early spring day with winds gusting to 30 mph and the temps below freezing, the decision was made to utilize Carolina Bomanite and its team of skilled craftsmen to perform the design build concrete work.

 

Carolina Bomanite installed Bomanite Imprint Systems outside of the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery at Grandfather Mountain in Linville, North Carolina.The installation features Bomanite Imprint Systems and showcases the Bomacron Slate Texture pattern with various custom animal print installations including deer, racoon, bear, eagle, and turkey prints.  The selection of Bomanite Imprinting Tools is unsurpassed in the industry with well over 400 distinct patterns and associated textures.  Bomanite molds are developed from natural products such as stone or wood as well as unconventional surfaces like metal, plastic, or whatever your imagination brings to the table.  The animal print installations were coordinated with help from multiple naturalists employed by the Conservancy to ensure realism.  The naturalists, landscape architect, and Carolina Bomanite finishers collaborated to apply the prints based on a realistic situation – for example, was the bear trotting, walking, loping, or galloping – this approach was applied to each animal print installation, guaranteeing technical accuracy, and creating exceptional and extraordinary concrete.

Expertise Executed

Carolina Bomanite installed Bomanite Imprint Systems outside of the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery at Grandfather Mountain in Linville, North Carolina.

 

Due to a tight timeframe revolving around one of North Carolina’s top summer tourist destination points, work was accelerated with assistance from employees of the Conservancy, including use of their heavy equipment and the equipment operator.  Due to the harsh winter temps and weather, all concrete was placed on a minimum of 6”-8” of coarse aggregate.  Even during the late spring and summer install months, it was not uncommon to see fog, sleet, snow, freezing rain, and bright sunshine all in the same day.  Owens Corning partnered with Carolina Bomanite to proudly donate the Pinkbar+ composite rebar for this project.

 

Carolina Bomanite installed Bomanite Imprint Systems outside of the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery at Grandfather Mountain in Linville, North Carolina.

 

Along with the plaza and walkways, Carolina Bomanite also constructed seat walls cast in place with 300-million-year-old hand and machine placed boulders that later were planted with material native to the mountain in their crooks and niches.  Linville stone, a local source material, capped off these natural looking seat walls that are a welcome respite after climbing the mile high swinging bridge located at the top of this 1,400-acre property.

 

Carolina Bomanite installed Bomanite Imprint Systems outside of the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery at Grandfather Mountain in Linville, North Carolina.The transformation of a once barren hillside area was developed into a connector path and plaza leading to the animal habitat where the public can view otter, elk, bald eagles, and black bears.  The property is a habitat for 16 distinct ecological communities and 73 rare or endangered species and great care not to disturb the surrounding flora was critical due to the sensitive nature of this property earmarked as a United Nations Biosphere Reserve.

 

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Carolina Bomanite installed Bomanite Imprint Systems outside of the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery at Grandfather Mountain in Linville, North Carolina.

 

With the goal to enhance the Conservation Campus and share the wonders of Grandfather Mountain with more visitors more broadly and deeply than ever before, the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery provides the perfect platform for discovery.  Whether experiencing the 16 natural communities that comprise Grandfather Mountain, following migration patterns throughout the park, or exploring the diverse species at the Fauna Wall, the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery offers an educational experience that everyone can enjoy.  Carolina Bomanite’s stunning installation enhanced the inherent beauty and wonder that puts Wilson Center for Nature Discovery on the top list of museums to visit and it’s no wonder they were awarded the 2022 Gold Award for Best Bomanite Imprint Systems Project.  With over 49 years in the architectural concrete business, Carolina Bomanite provides unparalleled expertise and dedication to excellence, which are inherent in the flawless installation of durable and distinct decorative concrete at Wilson Center for Nature Discovery.

Premier Concrete Construction Creates Award Project

Premier Concrete Construction installed Bomanite Modena TG decorative concrete flooring at 100 Forge in Watertown, MA.

 

 

The new nine-story, 165,600 sq. ft. building, 100 Forge by Boylston Properties, is the first purpose-built lab building in Watertown, MA.  It is also the tallest at 130 feet, affording the life sciences tenants with one of the greatest views of the Boston skyline.  Other features that please the companies and the employees that occupy this building are 14-foot floor-to-floor height, floor-to-ceiling glass with natural light and views, seven outdoor decks and patios, efficient first floor design for back of house lab infrastructure, a bicycle lobby, a storage area with lockers and showers, a private shuttle to Harvard Square, and a dedicated freight elevator with 5,000 lb. capacity.

Premier Concrete Construction installed Bomanite Modena TG decorative concrete flooring at 100 Forge in Watertown, MA.

 

 

 

 

 

Along the Charles River with a close proximity to Cambridge and Boston, the tenants of 100 Forge enjoy a nearby bountiful bevy of amenities that create a unique urban-suburban experience.  Located in Arsenal Yards, there are dozens of eclectic restaurants, bars, curated shops, and fitness studios nearby, as well as a hotel, grocery store, movie theater, childcare services, apartments, and open outdoor spaces.  It is truly a distinctive deluxe life sciences landmark workplace where scientists are inspired to connect, explore, and innovate.

 

Bomanite Process Produces Perfect Possibilities

Premier Concrete Construction installed Bomanite Modena TG decorative concrete flooring at 100 Forge in Watertown, MA.

 

 

 

 

Boylston Properties chose Ayers Saint Gross as the architectural designers and Erland Construction as the main contractor for this project.  Erland contacted Bomanite licensee Premier Concrete Construction, LLC directly based on a good experience on a past project.  Premier Concrete Construction began working right along with the design team and helped get them started on the color selection process.  Premier supplied color samples as well as aggregate samples.

Premier Concrete Construction installed Bomanite Modena TG decorative concrete flooring at 100 Forge in Watertown, MA.

 

 

 

 

Premier Concrete Construction then cast small samples for initial approval and then proceeded with the mockup phase in separate elevator lobbies to showcase the intricate divide strip layouts.  The 4,330 SF project was completed with a seamless install time in one mobilization, and Premier Concrete Construction was able to deliver the floor to the owner a little ahead of schedule.  It’s a good example of how the Bomanite process and relationship works from start to finish on a project.  The entire process from design to completion was approximately one year.

 

Bomanite Modena Means Successful Solution

Premier Concrete Construction installed Bomanite Modena TG decorative concrete flooring at 100 Forge in Watertown, MA.

Premier helped facilitate the design team’s choice of Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems and Bomanite Modena for the 100 Forge project. The design details chosen for this project were Dovetail, Iron Ore, and Caviar epoxy colors with natural and mirror aggregates.  Bomanite Modena is an engineered interior cementitious topping, applied to cured concrete, that is blended with selected aggregates and then ground and polished to the desired gloss level and to expose the desired amounts of aggregates.  With the industry’s lowest lifecycle costs, low to zero VOC and minimal maintenance requirements, Bomanite Modena is the optimal choice for renewed surfaces, or, as in this case, new construction.

Premier Concrete Construction installed Bomanite Modena TG decorative concrete flooring at 100 Forge in Watertown, MA.

 

 

 

The primary benefits to Bomanite Modena TG are the range of colors available, the variety and size of decorative aggregates, the excellent durability, and the ability to create a predictable and relatively uniform surface appearance, making it perfect for high traffic public access buildings such as airports, hospitals, government buildings, and schools.  The various Bomanite Modena TG products are engineered to work with a range of aggregates such as granite, glass, mirror, marble, porcelain, etc. typically ranging from 1/8” through 5/8” in size.  Unlike comparable terrazzo flooring, Bomanite Modena TG is designed specifically to be polished with a fine aggregate gradation like that of concrete.  Bomanite Modena TG is integrally colored and may be seeded with additional aggregate.

 

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Premier Concrete Construction installed Bomanite Modena TG decorative concrete flooring at 100 Forge in Watertown, MA.

 

 

For this project, Premier Concrete Construction received the 2022 Silver Award for Best Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Project.  Chosen specifically because of their previous project performance and craftsmanship, Premier Concrete Construction again exceeded expectations of their client by delivering early and creating unforgettable upscale flooring.  The scientists who work at this beautiful building, and strive daily towards innovation, cannot help but be inspired by the augmented ambiance from the decorative concrete flooring installed.

Colorado Hardscapes Expertly Executes Award-Winning Bomanite Sandscape Installation

Lone Rock Retreat in Bailey, CO, showcases a stunning installation of Bomanite Sandscape decorative concrete that was expertly installed by Colorado Hardscapes.Lone Rock Foundation is a non-profit philanthropic organization that supports the public non-profit education ecosystem throughout the United States.  Lone Rock Retreat is their educational resort in Bailey, Colorado that was designed for the educational community.  The Lone Rock Retreat campus offers a combination of educational training facilities, a wellness center, and a lodge that serves as the centerpiece of the property.  These facilities are supported by 60 cabins on a 7-acre campus and a multitude of food options that are curated by their in-house culinary team.  Lone Rock Retreat strives to allow individuals to reflect, reconnect, and reenergize.  They provide an inspiring environment that nurtures and challenges leaders to have the imagination and stamina to transform public education and continue to make positive changes within the communities they serve.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Lone Rock Retreat in Bailey, CO, showcases a stunning installation of Bomanite Sandscape decorative concrete that was expertly installed by Colorado Hardscapes.Teaming up with Hyder Construction, OZ Architecture, and Confluence, Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes originally joined the Lone Rock Retreat project as a rammed-earth builder.  They earned continued trust across an ever-expanding package of scopes as the project unfolded, making them the trade-partner of choice.  Colorado Hardscapes performed almost every service they offer including walls, flatwork, pools, floors, staining, and caulking.

In all, Colorado Hardscapes placed 5,645 SF of uncolored Bomanite Sandscape, a premium sand-finish from the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems collection, a stained Bomanite Sandscape labyrinth, an 8-foot tall, specialized board-formed wall, 1,458 SF of deep-grind polished concrete floors, three spas, and a plunge pool.  All flatwork installed on this project also incorporates radiant heat snowmelt systems.

Bomanite Sandscape is Product of Choice

Lone Rock Retreat in Bailey, CO, showcases a stunning installation of Bomanite Sandscape decorative concrete that was expertly installed by Colorado Hardscapes.

 

 

Although Colorado Hardscapes was not originally called to install the pool deck, plazas, and sidewalks, it made sense for them to perform the work because they already had a presence on site and Hyder, OZ, and Confluence knew the high quality of work that would be performed.  On areas specified as concrete pavers, Colorado Hardscapes asked the team to consider a Bomanite Sandscape finish with narrowly spaced, linear decorative sawcuts, which they quickly approved.

Lone Rock Retreat in Bailey, CO, showcases a stunning installation of Bomanite Sandscape decorative concrete that was expertly installed by Colorado Hardscapes.

 

 

 

The labyrinth was originally specified to be installed by Colorado Hardscapes because of the intricate staining and outlining sawcuts.  The execution of this project required a lot of effort to ensure the sawcut lines maintained a parallel and symmetrical shape and resulted in an impressive and beautiful final product.

 

Licensee Expertise Equates to Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Lone Rock Retreat in Bailey, CO, showcases a stunning installation of Bomanite Sandscape decorative concrete that was expertly installed by Colorado Hardscapes.

 

Hyder, OZ, and especially Confluence deferred to Colorado Hardscapes many times for their expertise during the planning and execution of the hardscape portions of this project.  Their confidence allowed Colorado Hardscapes to do what they do best.  Moreover, as a Bomanite licensed contractor, Colorado Hardscapes had a recognized skillset and the confidence to suggest better hardscape options and technical solutions for the project.

Lone Rock Retreat in Bailey, CO, showcases a stunning installation of Bomanite Sandscape decorative concrete that was expertly installed by Colorado Hardscapes.

 

 

According to Ron Pilcher with Lone Rock Foundation, “The Lone Rock Foundation enthusiastically endorses Colorado Hardscapes for their well-executed decorative hardscaping features, including decorative walls (Rammed Earth and Board Form), spa work, specialty flatwork, and an intricately stained labyrinth.  It was a pleasure working with their team as they are experienced, professional, and responsive to all questions or concerns we had throughout the construction process.  Moreover, their craftsmanship is extremely detailed – they take great care in making sure each project is completed with excellence.  I highly recommend Colorado Hardscapes to anyone looking for a team of skilled professionals to bring their vision to life.”

Lone Rock Retreat in Bailey, CO, showcases a stunning installation of Bomanite Sandscape decorative concrete that was expertly installed by Colorado Hardscapes.

 

 

Despite the extremely high-risk site, Colorado Hardscapes did not record any lost time, even when dealing with rocky, slippery terrain, mountain weather, high scaffolding, and of course, COVID-19.  Ron said it best, Colorado Hardscapes takes great care in making sure each project is completed with excellence.  Their diligence, attention to detail, and exceptional quality work helped set the stage for Lone Rock Foundation, providing an inspiring environment, and earning them the 2022 Bronze Award for Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Project.  Lone Rock Retreat provides a space for community, one where inspiration, aspiration, and collaboration transpire so that generations of teachers can continue to make positive changes and enrich the education of children across America.

Lone Rock Retreat in Bailey, CO, showcases a stunning installation of Bomanite Sandscape decorative concrete that was expertly installed by Colorado Hardscapes.

Heritage Bomanite Awarded Micro-Top Honor

Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Micro-Top decorative concrete flooring at a private residence in Coarsegold, CA.

 

 

Home is where what truly matters happens.  Home is a magical, mystical manor that wraps warmth around your heart and around your soul.  This specific manor’s milieu has been enduringly elevated by the homeowner’s decision to install this superb, soothing, and sumptuous decorative concrete flooring.  Heritage Bomanite worked with the customer to create this design and color scheme.  The ultimate effect is eye-catching and dramatic, and this home in Coarsegold, CA, is now truly unique and one-of-a-kind.

 

Alternating Squares Are Show Stoppers

Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Micro-Top decorative concrete flooring at a private residence in Coarsegold, CA.Working closely with the homeowner to achieve the perfect color scheme and design, Heritage Bomanite utilized a multi-stage installation process.  The subfloor was first stiffened using metal lathe and mortar.  The Bomanite Micro-Top® was troweled on with Light Brown MT Bomanite Integral Color and then cut in the diamond pattern.  Alternating squares were stained with Seal Brown Bomanite Chemical Stain.  Then the floor was sealed prior to being grouted using white grout.  The final stages, the decorative concrete flooring was then cleaned, sealed again, and waxed.  This highly detailed process was obviously worth the effort.

 

Bomanite Micro-Top® Makes Creative Choice Easy

Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Micro-Top decorative concrete flooring at a private residence in Coarsegold, CA.

 

One of the of Bomanite Toppings Systems, Bomanite Micro-Top® is a cutting-edge technology of using a paper-thin concrete medium, providing a coloration system like no other. This state-of-the-art system utilizes a troweled-on two-part cementitious topping that tenaciously bonds to virtually any substrate, including concrete, wood, metal, plastic, or asphalt.  Micro-Top® is a combination of a liquid polymer and a colored powder mixture that can be applied onto the surface at a thickness of approximately 20 mils (the thickness of a credit card).

 

Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Micro-Top decorative concrete flooring at a private residence in Coarsegold, CA.Micro-Top® can reduce costly forming and coloring in outdoor treatments as well.  Unlimited 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.  Micro-Top® succeeds where other coloring methods have failed because it is not confined to the standard color palette or color limitations of chemical stains.  Micro-Top® provides a canvas for graphical works of art like logos, unlimited graphics, swirls of color or marbleized hues to reach the perfect color scheme.  Not only can Micro-Top® be installed as interior flooring, but also spotted as accent areas, continued up a wall, traversed up the side of a building or applied directly to a street section.  From retail centers to theme parks, restaurants to hotels, commercial offices to residential applications, Micro-Top® makes a bold statement of individual style and personality.  Micro-Top® provides a durable, colorfast, high-strength graphic splash to any project while providing a cost-effective method to achieve those architectural impacts.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Micro-Top decorative concrete flooring at a private residence in Coarsegold, CA.

 

Heritage Bomanite was awarded the 2022 Silver Award for Best Bomanite Toppings Systems Project for this project.  Representing more than 45 years of continual excellence in cast-in-place concrete, Heritage Bomanite is committed to premium quality by paying attention to the details.  The details are the defining difference in this project that elevates it to the level of award winning.  Guiding the homeowner every step of the way in their design, color, and decorative concrete choices has enabled Heritage Bomanite to create another contented customer who will enjoy their new creative concrete flooring for years into the future.

 

Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Micro-Top decorative concrete flooring at a private residence in Coarsegold, CA. ` Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Micro-Top decorative concrete flooring at a private residence in Coarsegold, CA.