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Bomanite Modena SL Polished Concrete Overlay takes Nickel and Suede’s Flagship Store to new Heights

Be Brave. Take a Chance. Change Your Life. These words are the mantra of Nickel & Suede, believing that trying something new can change your life. What started out in a basement and now has become a multimillion-dollar business with a 12,500 square foot facility for their Headquarters, Nickel & Suede just opened their flagship store with many more retail spaces to come.

The Missouri local, Kilee Nickels and her husband Soren tell the story of how the idea and need for a pair of statement earrings became a bigger than life moment.

Kilee’s simple teardrop design made from a leather purchase inspired by her family’s previous belt business was an immediate success and she set about making earrings for others. Kilee and her husband, Soren Nickels founded Nickel & Suede in 2014 and have grown the company to thirty employees while keeping their product made in the United States. The Kansas City couple creates lightweight, statement earrings made of leather and high-quality materials such as 14 karat gold. They started their company in the basement of their home but quickly outgrew the space and knew they needed to expand. They reached out to Kansas City based Hufft Design, recognized as one of the top 50 design firms by Architect Magazine, to help them create a plan for growth. Hufft designed their retail store in their new 12,500 square-foot headquarters in Liberty, Missouri. The facility is a master’s course in retail design, providing a refined shopping experience that evokes the quality of the Nickel & Suede products. Hufft designed the Nickel & Suede floor system with a honey-colored wood island inset into a Bomanite Custom Polished concrete floor.

Nickel and Suede installed a Bomanite Custom Polished Concrete Modena SL Flooring System in their new retail flagship store located in liberty, Mo with the help of Bomanite Licensee Musselman and Hall.

Bomanite Licensee, Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC had previously worked with Hufft on their award-winning designs for the Tuft & Needle store in Overland Park, Kansas. The contractor and designers had worked together to choose a polishable overlay for the Tuft & Needle shopfront that would allow minimal issues with transitions, but still create a durable and attractive floor. That first installation ended up being just the ticket, so Hufft decided to utilize the same high performance self-leveling concrete polish overlay, Bomanite Modena SL in the Nickel & Suede flagship shop. The overlay was to be installed at only ⅜” thick, so preparation was key. The Musselman & Hall foreman, Johnathon Eggert, and his crew used large abrasive diamond grinders to profile the entire interior floor as preparation for the overlay. A five-man crew was able to place the entire floor in just one day using small onsite mixers. The new flooring overlay only needed 24 hours to cure before it could be finished. Diamond tooling was used to polish the floor to a satin finish. A Bomanite penetrating sealer was applied to provide resistance against stains while still keeping a low maintenance surface. The warm gray floors show no perceptible aggregate and are an integral part of the overall design aesthetic.

Nickel and Suede installed a Bomanite Custom Polished Concrete Modena SL Flooring System in their new retail flagship store located in liberty, Mo with the help of Bomanite Licensee Musselman and Hall.

Soren Nickels had this to say about his experience, “We wanted to build up the concrete floor to the level of our decorative inset, while going for a refined concrete look. We were introduced to Musselman & Hall with the understanding that their creative work in concrete concepts would give us some trustworthy options. This definitely proved to be the case. We wanted to avoid any surprises, so we let our trust in their experience lead the way. We felt that the product they recommended would match what we were looking for-even with all the particulars we asked for. The team that showed up to do the work definitely proved to be careful masters of their craft. In our minds it was fine-finish work and they delivered. We even made a few last-minute adjustments that were handled with ease, flexibility and speed. ”

The finished retail interior floor is a simple, but elegant representation of the design flexibility of decorative architectural concrete and Bomanite’s diverse sustainable offering of flooring and paving systems. As Nickel & Suede continue to inspire individuals to be brave and try new things. We encourage you to imagine the possibilities and let Bomanite Decorative Concrete make those dreams a reality.

Awards & Press:

  • Bomanite Decorative Concrete Awards March 2020: Bomanite Custom Polishing System Bronze Award
  • Kansas City Business Journal Capstone Award March 2020

Texas Bomanite Receives Award for Cypress Waters Lobby using Bomanite VitraFlor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bomanite Annual Awards Announced

Bomanite is pleased to present the Annual Decorative Concrete Project Award winners! The Bomanite Company held their Annual Conference in Denver, CO March of this year, where winners of the Bomanite Annual Awards Program were announced at the Annual Banquet Dinner.

Bomanite Licensee Harrington Bomanite Corp. located in Massachusetts received the Bomanite Outstanding Project Grand Award as well as the Best Imprint Systems Gold Award for their winning ideas at the Castaway Island – Canobie Lake Park. The Tidal River project addition of 45,000 sq. ft. was completed with the Bomanite Imprint systems with over 9 color hardeners, 4 Release Agents and 4 different patterns. The detail and work showcased vast talent and design to be able to incorporate a drainage system in the 2 plus acre site that satisfied state and local environmental concerns. The meandering brook concept of stamped concrete stole the show.

Bomel Construction Company Inc. located in Irvine, California stepped away with the Best Exposed Aggregate Gold project for their work on the Banc of California LAFC Stadium. The exterior hardscape incorporated the Bomanite Sandscape Texture and Alloy systems along with a sculpted honeycomb seating element. In all, over 150,000 sq ft of hardscape was installed.

Bomanite Licensee, Colorado Hardscapes, located in Denver, CO, was awarded the Gold Award for the Best Toppings Project for their work at the Coloradan. Breaking the mold of a traditional planter and seat wall surface, Bomanite Micro-Top ST delivered a sand-finished surface that accomplished the original architectural intent.

Heritage Bomanite, located in Fresno, California received the Gold Award for the Best Specialty Project. The grand display of the Clovis Community Hospital Cancer Center Fountain with cascading and bubbling water provides a space of serenity for patients and their visiting family members.

Premier Concrete Construction, Bomanite Licensee located in New Hampshire grabbed a Gold for the Best Grasscrete Project. Their work on the Wendt Residence showcases the sustainability and strength that can be used with the Pervious Concrete System incorporating a backyard area that that can accommodate large delivery vehicles for the Artist/Musicians studio and most important storm water management.

Additional awards were given for Silver, Bronze and Honorable Mention categories, to view all the winners and their amazing projects, please click here.

We’d like to thank all the Bomanite licensed contractors who submitted entries for this year’s award contest. The Bomanite Decorative Concrete Annual Project Awards has been a tradition for more than 50 years for Bomanite Licensed Contractors to submit their outstanding projects for the year. Bomanite Licensees compete among the best of the best to be recognized for their hard work and creative talents. The winners are announced at the Bomanite Annual Conference, held in various cities from year to year. This is a taste of artwork and craftsmanship in the decorative concrete market that can be achieved by the Bomanite network of decorative concrete craftsmen. Please take a look at the award-winning projects.

2018 List of Bomanite Award Winners

Bomanite Previous Concrete Systems Project

  • Gold Award: Premier Concrete Construction, LLC – Wendt Residence Backyard – Grasscrete
  • Silver Award: Premier Concrete Construction, LLC – Robichaud Residence Driveway – Grasscrete

Bomanite Specialty Project

  • Gold Award: Heritage Bomanite – Clovis Community Hospital Cancer Center Fountain – Bomanite Coloration Systems
  • Silver Award: Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC – Harrisburg High School Logo – Bomanite Exposed Aggregate System Alloy
  • Bronze Award: Concrete Arts – Backyard Resort – Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems; Revealed, Bomanite Exposed Aggregate System Antico, Bomanite Imprint Systems, Bomanite Thin-Set Toppings Systems

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Project

  • Honorable Mention: Mussleman & Hall Contractors, LLC – Starbucks Brookside – Bomanite Custom Polishing System Modena SL
  • Honorable Mention: Texas Bomanite – Cypress Waters Business Complex – Bomanite Custom Polishing System VitraFlor
  • Honorable Mention: Beyond Concrete – Angelina’s Restaurant – Bomanite Custom Polishing System Modena SL

Bomanite Toppings Systems Project

  • Gold Award: Colorado Hardscapes – The Coloradan Planter Walls – Bomanite Micro-Top ST Toppings Systems
  • Silver Award: Premier Concrete Construction, LLC – Robichaud Residence Hockey Rink – Bomanite Broadcast Aggregate Topping System
  • Bronze Award: Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC – Elmwood Restaurant – Bomanite Micro-Top Toppings Systems

Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Project

  • Gold Award: Bomel Construction Company, Inc. – Banc of California LAFC Stadium – Bomanite Exposed System Sandscape Texture, Bomanite Exposed Aggregate System Alloy
  • Silver Award: Colorado Hardscapes – 50Fifty DTC – Bomanite Exposed Aggregate System Sandscape Refined
  • Bronze Award: Beyond Concrete – World Trade Center – Bomanite Exposed Aggregate System Alloy

Bomanite Imprint Systems Project

  • Gold Award: Harrington Bomanite Corp. – Castaway Island, Canobie Lake Park – Bomanite Imprint Systems
  • Silver Award: Colorado Hardscapes – Gaylord Rockies Resort – Bomanite Imprint Systems
  • Bronze Award: Connecticut Bomanite Systems –Insurance Co Plaza – Bomanite Imprint Systems

Bomanite Outstanding GRAND AWARD

  • GRAND Award: Harrington Bomanite Corp. – Castaway Island, Canobie Lake Park – Bomanite Imprint Systems

Infinite Campus utilizes Bomanite Custom Polished Systems to Design a Beach Themed Interior Floor

Infinite Campus is the largest U.S. owned K-12 student information management firm that is nestled among natural wetlands and a city park. Wanting to allow views to the exterior natural elements, the Finn Daniels Architect firm made sure the design incorporated architectural precast concrete wall panels, a glass curtain wall, and metal panels to provide views as well as creating an energy efficient building. The interior features open work spaces, two story garden elements with crossing bridges, a central rotunda, training rooms, and a full food service cafeteria.

Infinite Campus used Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Modena Monolithic and Renaissance Deep Grind to create a Natural looking Floor with a Beach Vibe

When planning the cafeteria interior floor, the owner, Infinite Campus and Finn Daniels Architects wanted a free-flowing design that would complement existing epoxy terrazzo floors and carpet. The area needed to work with the natural elements already set and required low maintenance with a reflective sheen. During the conceptual stage the design team determined that the decorative concrete indoor flooring project should emulate the feeling of a sandy beach or shoreline which would shimmer and glisten like shells and sea glass in the sun. Bomanite Licensee Concrete Arts, Inc. provided the natural beach look by installing the Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems with Bomanite Modena Monolithic for the winding middle sea shell area and Bomanite Renaissance Deep Grind for the shoreline perimeter.

Infinite Campus used Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Modena Monolithic and Renaissance Deep Grind to create a Natural looking Floor with a Beach Vibe

The two unique appearances were accomplished by first pouring the two perimeter pours of Bomanite Renaissance utilizing integral color to achieve the desired shade of concrete. Then the Bomanite Modena Monolithic portion was poured to complete the winding area in between. The soft gray color of the Bomanite Modena Monolithic was enhanced with black and blue natural aggregates blended with blue recycled glass. Mirrored glass, sea shells and mother of pearl were also hand-seeded to create the shimmer and iridescence reminiscent of that perfect beach feel.

Infinite Campus used Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Modena Monolithic and Renaissance Deep Grind to create a Natural looking Floor with a Beach Vibe

Bomanite Modena Monolithic is a poured-in-place monolithically bonded concrete overlay utilizing integral colorants blended with engineered cements and aggregates. Bomanite Renaissance Deep Grind is a poured-in-place colored concrete slab with selected aggregates ready-mixed and finished to receive a deep grind and polish. Once both areas were placed and sufficiently hardened, Concrete Arts began the grinding and polishing process. This exposed the beauty of the glass and aggregate while providing a low maintenance, durable surface with great sheen and light reflectivity.  When the sun shines through the glass curtain wall on the new cafeteria floor it evokes that happy feeling like a day at the beach.

Infinite Campus used Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Modena Monolithic and Renaissance Deep Grind to create a Natural looking Floor with a Beach Vibe

Bomanite Annual Awards Announced

Bomanite is happy to present the Annual Decorative Concrete Project Award winners! The Bomanite Company held their Annual Conference in Fresno, CA this year where winners of the 2017 Awards were announced. Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes located in Denver, Colorado, received the Grand Award for their outstanding project DELO – Downtown East Louisville. The streetscape was completed with the Bomanite Sandscape Texture system, while seat walls and columns reflected the Sandscape Refined System, the detail and work showcased immense talent and design for this up and coming community.

Colorado Hardscapes DELO project also took a Gold award for the Best Exposed Aggregate Systems Over 12,000 sq. ft. as well as a Gold for their Private Residence exposed aggregate work in the Under 12,000 sq. ft. category.

Bomanite Licensee, Musselman and Hall Contractors, located in Missouri, brought home two Gold Awards. A Gold Award was received for their Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems work for the Cerner Innovation Campus project. Bomanite Integral Color with the Renaissance Custom Polishing system was installed throughout the interior of the building; lobby, corridors, common spaces, dining hall and café. Their project MMGY, a travel marketing firm, earned a Gold with their renovation of an 800-sq. ft. lobby cork floor. The Bomanite Custom Polishing Modena System provided a fast track solution producing a stunning white winning polished concrete floor.

Licensee, Edwards Concrete, located in Winter Garden, Florida, was awarded the Gold Award for the Best Imprint Systems Over 12,000 sq. ft. Project for their work at the Tanger Outlets in Daytona Beach. Breaking the mold of a traditional outlet mall, Tanger Outlets Daytona styling is a combination of beach-industrial and mid-century modern where brand name stores occupy the interior space connected by the decorative concrete outdoor walkways and plaza spaces.

Heritage Bomanite, located in Fresno, California received the Gold Award for the Best Imprint Systems Under 12,000 sq. ft. The grand display of pool decking, cascading waterfall, cabana space, quaint sitting areas with firepits, bocce ball courtyard, state of the art cook’s outdoor kitchen with concrete countertops is a residential backyard entertainment venue for all.

Bulach Custom Rock, Bomanite Licensee located in Minnesota grabbed a Gold for the Best Toppings Systems Project. Their work on the Great Wolf Lodge showcases the mixed designs that can be used with the Bomanite Thin-Set Toppings System incorporating decorative concrete features that work well to simulate flooring that fits with the themed Resort.

Additional awards were given for Silver, Bronze and Technical Mention categories, to view all of the winners and their amazing projects, please see the links below.

We’d like to thank all of our Bomanite licensed contractors who submitted entries for this year’s award contest. The Bomanite Decorative Concrete Annual Project Awards has been a tradition for more than 40 years for Bomanite Licensed Contractors to submit their outstanding projects for the year. Bomanite Licensees compete among the best of the best in order to be recognized for their hard work and creative talents. The winners are announced at the Bomanite Annual Conference, held in various cities from year to year. This is a taste of artwork and craftsmanship in the decorative concrete market that can be achieved by the Bomanite network of decorative concrete craftsmen. Please take a look at the award-winning projects.

Colorado Hardscapes DELO Downtown East Lousiville Community with Bomanite Sandscape Texture Streetscape Bomel Construction install of Bomanite Revealed Exposed Aggregate at Roberts Pavilion Claremont McKenna College Campus Heitage Bomanite Sandscape Texture Exposed Aggregate Walkway at the Village Courtyard in Fresno California Colorado Hardscapes multi system residential install with Bomanite Sandscape Texture, Bomanite Polished Concrete Interior Floors and Bomanite Grasscrete exterior hardscapes Texas Bomanite installed Revealed and Bomanite Alloy Courtyard at the Link Recreation Center Bomanite of Tulsa created a game winning pool deck at the Hard Rock Casino with Bomanite Exposed Alloy decorative concrete Musselman and Hall pulled out all the stops with replacing a cork floor with a beautiful Bomanite Modena Polished Concrete Office Floor Concrete Arts gave the Inifinite Campus a modern update with Bomanite Modena Polished Concrete floor Colorado Hardscapes breathed new life into the Dairy Block with their installation of the Bomanite Modena Polished Concrete Floor Musselman and Hall provided Cerner Innovations Campus with an integral color polished Concrete Bomanite Renaissance floor Texas Bomanite provided interior polished concrete hallways at the Briscoe Carpenter Livestock Center Premier Concrete Construction created a high gloss reflection for the Derby Line Edwards Bomanite Concrete provided a stamped Bomanite boardwalk pattern for the beach themed Tanger Outlet Daytona Beach Texas Bomanite placed the Bomacron Erosion series shifting sand with Bomanite Sandscape Texture to create a pool deck worthy of the Hilton Anatole Hotel Heritage Bomanite created an entertainment venue with this residential backyard decorative concrete walkways, pool decks and cabana Bomanite Toronto Private Residence Stamped Concrete Driveway, Steps and porch Shepherds Construction designed a private residence stamped concrete backyard Bulach Custom Rock used multi Bomacron imprinted concrete for the Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota Colorado Hardscapes created a Bomanite Toppings System overlay for the Bellevue Block B with Bomanite Micro-Top