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Architectural Concrete & Design’s Courtyard Creation at Utah State Board of Education

Architectural Concrete & Design installed Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete at Utah State Board of Education.In July 2022, the Utah State Board of Education, in Salt Lake City, UT, witnessed a remarkable transformation of its courtyard, a project that not only redefined its outdoor space but also set a new standard for design innovation.  Bomanite Licensee Architectural Concrete & Design, a firm renowned for its expertise in architectural decorative concrete, took on the challenge to install a new courtyard with Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems using Bomanite Sandscape® Texture.  This project was unique in its approach, employing two pours of two integral colors – Bomanite Coloration Concentrate “Dark Gray DM” and “Pewter DM” – to create a visually striking and highly functional outdoor area.  The goal was not merely to renovate the existing space but to elevate it into a modern, aesthetically pleasing, and multi-functional courtyard.  Working with an in-house design team, Architectural Concrete & Design envisioned a space that could seamlessly blend with the architectural ethos of the USBE building while introducing an element of contemporary elegance.  The decision to use Bomanite Sandscape® Texture in two contrasting colors was driven by a desire to create a dynamic and engaging environment that could inspire creativity and tranquility.

Two-Phase Pour Precision and Expertise

Architectural Concrete & Design installed Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete at Utah State Board of Education.The installation process is a testament to Architectural Concrete & Design’s mastery and concrete craftsmanship.  The project was executed in two phases to accommodate the two-color scheme.  Precision was key, as the team of concrete artisans meticulously planned the pours to ensure sharp, clean lines between the colors, achieving a seamless transition that visually expanded the space.  One of the significant challenges faced during the installation was maintaining the integrity of the design amidst the logistical complexities of executing two separate pours, creating an intricate interplay of shades that added depth and dimension to the courtyard.  This project has not only enhanced the aesthetic and functional value of the courtyard but also demonstrated the potential of architectural concrete to bring design visions to life.

 

Durability Meets Design

Architectural Concrete & Design installed Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete at Utah State Board of Education.One of the project’s core considerations was selecting a material that could withstand the rigors of Utah’s climate while maintaining its visual integrity.  Bomanite Sandscape® Texture, known for its durability, low maintenance, and the ability to incorporate multiple colors into the design, can withstand the rigors of high foot traffic and provides a non-skid surface.  It was an ideal choice, ensuring that the courtyard would remain a vibrant and inviting space for years to come.  It is now a visually appealing outdoor space and a picturesque setting for photos of smiling award recipients.  Architectural Concrete & Design, through their creative use of Bomanite Sandscape® Texture and meeting design goals, has showcased the transformative power of architectural decorative concrete.  This project stands as a beacon of modern design, inspiring future projects to push the boundaries of creativity and functionality.

Architectural Concrete & Design installed Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete at Utah State Board of Education.

Belarde Beautified Bank of America Plaza Courtyard

Belarde Company installed Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete at 800 5th Ave in Seattle, WA.In the heart of the Central Business District in Seattle, WA, 800 5th Ave, a 42-story, 935,243 square foot, Class A tower, previously known as Bank of America Fifth Avenue Plaza, dominates its portion of the landscape and the skyline.  It is the tenth-tallest building in Seattle with construction completed in 1981, an era when high-rise buildings were supposed to make you feel a little bit intimidated and in awe.  The building and courtyard required renovation to transform them into inviting spaces where people feel encouraged to linger, dine, meet, and collaborate.

Bank of America picked Sellen Construction Company, INC as the main contractor and Olson Kundig was selected as Project Designer.  Because of their proven track record of excellence and professionalism, Bomanite Licensee Belarde Company was chosen to install the decorative concrete on the courtyard and stairways.  Belarde Company collaborated with all stakeholders and Bomanite Sandscape® Texture with “black” integral color was picked for the project.  To get the project dark enough for the end user, Belarde Company used Bomanite Black Con-Color to stain the entire project prior to sealing with a clear color enhancing acrylic sealer.  Belarde was forced to use maximum 7-yard loads due to the steep hill that concrete trucks and line pumps had to work off, a unique challenge created by Seattle’s downtown topography.

Bomanite Sandscape® Texture Transforms Terrains

Belarde Company installed Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete at 800 5th Ave in Seattle, WA.Bomanite Sandscape® Texture, part of the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems, is crafted using a unique blend of concrete mixtures, additives, and decorative mineral aggregates to create a finish that closely resembles evenly sandblasted concrete or fine “quarried stone”.  This technique usually involves integrating Bomanite Integral Color and may include specific natural sands like slag, granite, quartz, or limestone, chosen for their regional availability and quality.  Bomanite Sandscape® Texture is also compatible with topically applied products like Bomanite Con-Color and Bomanite Chemical Stain.

Additionally, the Bomanite Sandscape® Texture is offered in the “Refined” Series, which, while similar to the conventional Sandscape, features fine quartz aggregates embedded in Bomanite Color Hardener.  This creates a “sugar cube finish,” where the concrete’s texture resembles that of sugar cubes.  The Bomanite Sandscape® Texture Refined Series comes in various standard and custom options, including eco-friendly light-reflective formulas that reduce the heat island effect without needing white cement.

Ideal for both new constructions and significant renovations, Bomanite Sandscape® Texture is typically installed as a full-depth slab on grade or as thick, un-bonded toppings over 3 inches thick on membrane applications.  The success of the final product heavily depends on the quality of aggregate selection and the precision in placing and finishing.

Bomanite Licensees Leverage Training and Expertise

Belarde Company installed Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete at 800 5th Ave in Seattle, WA.Founded in 1998 as the Belarde Company, this firm’s connection with Bomanite dates to the mid-1980s, when John Belarde, its owner, was part of his father’s concrete construction business. The Belarde Company, serving Washington, Oregon, and Alaska, is recognized as a leading provider of architectural concrete for major commercial projects in the Pacific Northwest, known for its commitment to quality, advanced technical expertise, and safety on the job site.  The team at Belarde Company collaborates with owners, architects, landscape architects, and builders to grasp the unique aspects of each project, crafting concrete solutions that align with cost, quality, schedule, and design goals.  In the construction phase, the Belarde team’s concrete experts focus meticulously on site and formwork preparation, applying Bomanite processes with precision to ensure exceptional quality in every project.

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.

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.

Connecticut Bomanite Bestowed Award for School Project

Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete is used to create plank effect in renovation at Chamberlain Elementary by Connecticut Bomanite.A K-5 school that enrolls 83% economically disadvantaged students, Chamberlain Elementary in New Britain, CT, has completed a stunning $55 million renovation that has the students exited to go to school every day.  It’s not just about the curriculum, nor the quality of the teaching staff, but the overall ambiance and esthetics of a school can create a conducive atmosphere to make young minds more eager to learn.  Connecticut Bomanite Systems, as part of the renovation, was contracted by the main contractor, Mather Construction, to build two front entries, three patios, and a stepped seating area, all in decorative concrete.

 

Planks Lead to Learning

Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete is used to create plank effect in renovation at Chamberlain Elementary by Connecticut Bomanite.The architect at Kaestle Boos Associates, Inc., had a firm idea of what he wanted as the final outcome.  He wanted a “plank” layout, and based on that, Connecticut Bomanite guided him towards Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems using Bomanite Sandscape® Texture.  To achieve the plank layout, Connecticut Bomanite made the control sawcut layout 10’ by 10’ and the remainder of the sawcuts were decorative.  The “planks” were colored with Walnut Bomanite ConColor.  The surrounding decorative concrete used Bomanite Integral color Travertine Beige.  A consistent and very eye-pleasing look and feel was achieved throughout the entire installation.

Bomanite Sandscape® Solution Satisfies Specs

Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete is used to create plank effect in renovation at Chamberlain Elementary by Connecticut Bomanite.

 

Where an alternate to a conventional concrete finish is required, Bomanite Sandscape® Texture is designed for outdoor applications.  Bomanite Sandscape Texture resembles very evenly sand blasted concrete and can incorporate specialized colored sands and/or aggregates exceeding 3/8” diameter, utilizing specialized mix designs, additives, topical treatments, and advanced application procedures.   The finish is an economical alternate to other decorative concrete finishes while producing a monolithic concrete slab at low life-cycle cost due to the pre-aged nature of the surface.  Used in combination with a variety of color and staining options, Bomanite Sandscape Texture creates consistent texture and durable hardscapes ideal for plazas, walkways, shopping centers, schools and more—anywhere improved wear resistance for light-to-moderate-duty vehicular or foot traffic is necessary.  These highly durable surfaces are available in a multitude of standard and custom options, including light-reflective formulations that reduce heat island effect.   The architectural decorative concrete design possibilities are endless, and only limited by your imagination.

Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete is used to create plank effect in renovation at Chamberlain Elementary by Connecticut Bomanite.

 

Bomanite Sandscape Texture is also available in the “Refined” Series.  Similar in design to conventional Sandscape, the Refined Series is based on the exposure of fine quartz aggregates bound in Bomanite Color Hardener.  The resulting texture is known as “sugar cube finish”, the feel of the concrete mimics the texture of formed sugar cubes.  Due to the use of Bomanite Color Hardener, the Bomanite Sandscape Texture Refined Series is available in a multitude of standard and custom options, including cost effective light-reflective formulations that do not require the use of white cement to reduce heat island effect.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete is used to create plank effect in renovation at Chamberlain Elementary by Connecticut Bomanite.For this project, Connecticut Bomanite Systems received the 2022 Honorable Mention Award for Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Project.  Stakeholders, community leaders, community families and their children were very pleased with the decorative concrete created by these innovative creative craftsmen.  Connecticut Bomanite has long been known for its resolute commitment to quality and mastering the technical aspects of architectural concrete.  Chamberlain Elementary School can enjoy the benefits of this project long after this current batch of students graduates and have children of their own.

Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete is used to create plank effect in renovation at Chamberlain Elementary by Connecticut Bomanite.

Bomanite 2022 Annual Awards to Decorative Concrete Craftsmen

An air of anticipation filled the room at the Bomanite Annual Awards for 2022 Bomanite Decorative Concrete Projects, held last week in Houston, TX.  The Bomanite Licensee concrete craftsmen and artisans gather annually to learn hands on new trade techniques, new Bomanite products, business strategies, and exchange ideas and tips with Bomanite Licensees from everywhere.  However, the culmination of all that hard work, camaraderie, and new knowledge is the awards presentations.

With a vast knowledge and years of experience, these Bomanite Concrete Craftsmen define decorative concrete.  Strong.  Durable.  Artistic.  Creative.  Bomanite Licensees work on anywhere from multimillion-dollar commercial projects to affordable residential housing, new builds, and improvements, and everything in between.

Musselman and Hall installed Bomanite Revealed at Omaha Riverfront Revitalization project in Omaha, NE, garnering the GRAND AWARD at the Bomanite Decorative Concrete Awards.Musselman and Hall Contractors, LLC received the 2022 GRAND AWARD for Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Project for their exceptionally challenging project at the Omaha Riverfront Revitalization in Omaha, NE.  The daunting challenge for this project was the degree of difficulty using our Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems and 8,200 SF of Bomanite Revealed bonded overlay over existing walls and stairs to reconstruct three urban parks along the riverfront.  Dan Kroesen of Musselman and Hall Contractors said, “This project challenged us to think and work creatively to build a project we take great pride in.”

Musselman and Hall installed Bomanite Renaissance at the MCPL Green Hills project in Kansas City, MO, capturing the Gold Award at the Bomanite Decorative Concrete Awards.Musselman and Hall Contractors, LLC also captured the 2022 Gold Award for Best Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Project for MCPL Green Hills located in Kansas City, MO.  They exceed the goal of this project which was to create a seamless design between the interior Cafe and the outdoor patio.  That concept ultimately resulted in a cast-in-place bench that is bisected by a glass curtain wall separating the Café from the exterior patio.  Using Bomanite Renaissance, with deep grind, they placed and polished 2,200 SF of flooring in the Library Café and installed an 1,800 SF patio outside to match the aesthetics of the interior flooring.

Musselman and Hall installed Bomanite Sandscape® Texture with Sandblasting at Rolla University Drive Realignment in Rolla, MO, gets the Gold Award at the Bomanite Decorative Concrete Awards.And to top off their trifecta of awards, Musselman and Hall Contractors, LLC received the 2022 Gold Award for Best Bomanite Specialty Project for Rolla University Drive Realignment in Rolla, MO.  Using Bomanite Sandscape® Texture they constructed a large 15,000 SF oblong roundabout decorative concrete island.  They then created a 15” hexagon template to Sandblast the color hardener from the surface in a very specific pattern.  The Sandblasting alone took two weeks and required a high level of detail and workmanship to Sandblast the linear hexagon pattern around an oblong roundabout without misalignment of ending and stopping points.

Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Patène Artectura at NX Restaurant in Fresno, CA, taking home the Gold Award at the Bomanite Decorative Concrete Awards.Heritage Bomanite took home the 2022 Gold Award for Best Bomanite Toppings Systems Project for NX Restaurant in Fresno, CA.  Utilizing the Bomanite Patène Artectura System, they created very intricate interior flooring consisting of 2,865 SF of custom color and brass terrazzo strips installed with incredible accuracy to make them look like continuous lengths.  Polishing was completed once an artist had applied the concrete stain to create the ocean effect of waves lapping onto a sandy beach.

Carolina Bomanite installed Bomanite Imprint Systems at Wilson Center for Nature at Grandfather Mountain in Linville, NC, earned the Gold Award at the Bomanite Decorative Concrete Awards.Carolina Bomanite Corporation earned the 2022 Gold Award for Best Bomanite Imprint Systems Project for Wilson Center for Nature at Grandfather Mountain in Linville, NC.  This popular tourist destination is located about halfway up Grandfather Mountain and the project doubled the size of the original Nature Museum.  The installation began in the early spring and was on a tight schedule for completion before the tourist season beginning in early summer.  The crew often encountered fog, sleet, snow, freezing rain and bright sunshine all in the same day.  The pattern chosen was Slate Texture and the project also highlights Custom Patterns of Deer, Racoon, Bear, Eagle, and Turkey Prints.

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.  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 only be achieved by the Bomanite Licensee network of decorative concrete craftsmen.  Additional awards were given for Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mention categories.

2022 List of Bomanite Award Winners

Bomanite Imprint Systems

  • BRONZE: Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. – TTC Lemley Phase III Entry Package – Oklahoma – Bomacron Pattern: 6” x 6” Granite Setts
  • SILVER: Concrete Arts – Private Residence – Wisconsin – Bomacron Pattern: Step Faces: Custom Form Liner; Flat Areas: Regular Slate
  • GOLD: Carolina Bomanite Corporation – Wilson Center for Nature at Grandfather Mountain – North Carolina – Bomacron Pattern: Slate Texture,
    Custom – Deer, Racoon, Bear, Eagle, and Turkey Prints

 

Bomanite Toppings Systems

  • BRONZE: Jeffco Concrete Contractors, Inc. – Pelham High School – Alabama – Bomanite Toppings Systems – Micro-Top
  • SILVER: Heritage Bomanite – Private Residence – California – Bomanite Toppings Systems – Micro-Top
  • GOLD: Heritage Bomanite – NX Restaurant – California – Bomanite Patène Artectura Systems

Bomanite Specialty Project

  • BRONZE: Heritage Bomanite – Clovis Community Hospital Bedtower Fountain – California – Bomanite Specialty Project – Specialty Walls
  • SILVER: Stephens & Smith Construction Co., Inc. – Behind Bars – Nebraska– Bomanite Specialty Project – System: Micro-Top
  • GOLD: Musselman & Hall Contractors – Rolla University Drive Realignment – Missouri – Bomanite Specialty Project – Bomanite Sandscape with Sandblast

 

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems

  • HONORABLE MENTION: Texas Bomanite – The Epic Phase II – Texas – Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems – Patène Teres
  • BRONZE: Texas Bomanite – Hines at the Stack – Texas – Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems – Patène Teres, VitraFlor
  • SILVER: Premier Concrete Construction, LLC – 100 Forge – Massachusetts – Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems – Modena TGE
  • GOLD: Musselman & Hall Contractors – MCPL Green Hills – Missouri – Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems – Renaissance

 

Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems

  • HONORABLE MENTION: Connecticut Bomanite Systems – Chamberlain Elementary School – Connecticut – Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems – Sandscape
  • BRONZE: Colorado Hardscapes — Lone Rock Retreat – Colorado – Bomanite Exposed Aggregates Systems – Sandscape
  • SILVER: Colorado Hardscapes – Republic Plaza – Colorado – Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems – Sandscape Refined
  • GRAND AWARD:  Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC – Omaha Riverfront Revitalization – Nebraska – Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems – Revealed

 

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.

Heritage Bomanite Adds Safety and Stylish Design with Bomanite Sandscape® Texture

Heritage Bomanite added safety and stylish design to the Maravillosa senior living complex by installing Bomanite Sandscape Texture for the pool deck and patio area.Maravillosa at Campus Pointe is a luxury senior apartment community in Fresno, California.  This breathtaking retirement community is located in the heart of the city with nearby shopping, amazing restaurants, a movie theater, coffee shops, and the local farmer’s market.  The pet-friendly apartment community is also close to local parks for both dog and owner to enjoy.

Heritage Bomanite added safety and stylish design to the Maravillosa senior living complex by installing Bomanite Sandscape Texture for the pool deck and patio area.Maravillosa is an active adult community with conveniences that are curated for the residents including a community garden, game room, library, and an outdoor pool area for swimming and lounging.  Heritage Bomanite was enlisted to carry out the owner’s vision for the outdoor pool deck and patio and provide a relaxed, elegant space for the residents to enjoy year-round, utilizing Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems for the installation.

Safety Features and Stylish Design

Heritage Bomanite added safety and stylish design to the Maravillosa senior living complex by installing Bomanite Sandscape Texture for the pool deck and patio area.Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems offer a variety of modernized mixes and an unlimited palette of colors, textures, and aggregate options to choose from.  Bomanite Sandscape® Texture decorative concrete was installed to create the pool deck and patio and was specifically picked in place of flagstone pavers to create a consistent paving surface while providing cost savings and a high-quality finish.  Sandscape® Texture by Bomanite is designed for outdoor applications, making it the ideal choice for the pool deck area at Maravillosa because it will provide increased surface and slip resistance for pool-side patrons and their guests.

Design Collaboration Equates to Design Success

Heritage Bomanite added safety and stylish design to the Maravillosa senior living complex by installing Bomanite Sandscape Texture for the pool deck and patio area.Heritage Bomanite worked closely with Wallace & Smith General Contractors and project designer Broussard Associates Landscape Architects to create a superior hardscape surface that would be cost-effective while providing extreme durability and safety for the residents.  Bomanite Sandscape® Texture is a tried-and-true favorite for both Heritage Bomanite and the project designer and to take the design to the next level, intricate sawcuts were incorporated into the flatwork design.  This feature perfectly enhances the stylish, sophisticated aesthetic across the Maravillosa grounds, adding decorative detail and providing another elegant element of design.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Heritage Bomanite added safety and stylish design to the Maravillosa senior living complex by installing Bomanite Sandscape Texture for the pool deck and patio area.Heritage Bomanite has developed a reputation for high quality, excellent customer service and superior product design and installation.  They strive to provide the very highest level of quality installation, which is beautifully showcased at Maravillosa Senior Living, and earned them the 2021 Honorable Mention Award for Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Project.  Their top-quality service and support combined with their detailed installation resulted in a stunning pool deck and patio that complements the exterior aesthetic and will provide safety and sophisticated style for the Maravillosa residents.

Bomanite Toronto Provides Private Residence with Refined Revamp

Bomanite Toronto installed Exposed Aggregate using Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete.Every homeowner seeks that special WOW factor that says elegant, opulent, and posh when it comes to curb appeal.  These Toronto, CA, homeowners achieved it by contracting Bomanite Licensee, Bomanite Toronto, to complete a full home decorative concrete project which included the front driveway, back patio, pool deck and stairs.  The project was a total 2,200 sq. ft. of concrete using Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems including two of those systems, Bomanite Sandscape® Texture and Bomanite Sandscape Refined.  The front driveway was completed in a natural exposed aggregate using Bomanite Sandscape® Texture which is designed for outdoor applications creating consistent texture and durable hardscapes.  Utilizing specialized mix designs, additives, topical treatments and advanced application procedures, Bomanite Sandscape® Texture resembles sand blasted concrete.  The final product is a monolithic concrete slab with a low life cycle cost due to the pre-aged nature of the surface and is a unique and beautiful alternate to other decorative concrete finishes.

Bomanite Toronto installed Exposed Aggregate using Bomanite Sandscape Refined decorative concrete.On the back patio, pool deck and stairs, Bomanite Toronto installed Bomanite Sandscape Refined to emulate Indiana Limestone. The effect is nothing less than stunning!  Beyond the aesthetic appeal, this extremely light color creates a light-reflecting surface which helps eliminate the heat island effect of normal concrete and keeps the concrete temperature low and walkable for bare feet. The finished Bomanite Sandscape Refined product resembles fine textured stone or etched limestone block with light sand exposure throughout the surface. The resulting texture is known as “sugar cube finish”, meaning the feel of the concrete mimics the texture of formed sugar cubes.  Bomanite Sandscape Refined is an architectural exposed concrete with a very fine exposure depth and longer lasting than paved stone.  With the additional desirable attributes of a more durable abrasion-resistant surface that is more cost effective than natural materials, Bomanite Sandscape Refined is the perfect solution for this project.

Expertise Meets Customers’ Needs

Bomanite Toronto installed Exposed Aggregate using Bomanite Sandscape Refined decorative concrete.Bomanite Toronto Ltd. operates under three guarantees: top quality, unbeatable value, and professional service.  They only work with a network of licensed concrete contractors with the specific skills and necessary resources to maintain its high standard of quality and provide the expected caliber of decorative concrete services. This highly skilled network of concrete craftsmen has access to the manufacturing and technical support from Bomanite.  Bomanite Toronto prides itself in corporate responsibility and a vast quantity of projects that showcase their abilities to provide spectacular solutions and solve specific project specifications.

 

Bomanite Toronto installed Exposed Aggregate using Bomanite Sandscape Refined decorative concrete.A visit to Bomanite Toronto’s extensive showroom stimulates your imagination and allows you to realize the possibilities.  Bomanite Toronto is proud of providing customers with outstanding outcomes.  Through hard work and quality performance, they have been able to complete beautiful results for over 40 years.  They excel at decorative outdoor living spaces.  At Bomanite Toronto Ltd. you will find and explore concrete flooring and paving that is innovative enough to capture and complement the beauty of the surrounding environment, yet durable and easy to maintain.  It’s a fun experience seeing possibilities in decorative concrete you haven’t even imagined yet.

Bomanite Toronto installed Exposed Aggregate using Bomanite Sandscape Refined decorative concrete.Only Bomanite Licensed Contractors have access to Bomanite products, systems, technology, training and tools. This is the only way to maintain quality and it’s worked for over sixty years.  Experience. Consistency. Training. Service. Support.  Quality products installed by quality people.  Bomanite architectural concrete products offer the design flexibility and versatility you’ve only dreamed about.  Bomanite Sandscape Refined is an architectural exposed concrete with a very fine exposure depth using non-native quartz aggregates bond in Bomanite Color Hardener that is surface seeded on concrete. The Bomanite Sandscape Refined System utilizes specialized concrete mix designs, dry shake color hardener and/or integral color, topical treatments and advanced application procedures to produce a finished product that showcases the fine aggregate.  Bomanite Sandscape Refined is intended for both new construction and major renovation projects.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Bomanite Toronto installed Exposed Aggregate using Bomanite Sandscape Refined decorative concrete.Bomanite Toronto earned the 2021 Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Project Bronze Award for this project by making Bomanite Sandscape Refined the star of the show.  This project is another example of their enduring and established concrete craftsmanship.  The homeowners will enjoy the pristine beauty of their backyard and appreciate the low maintenance, walkability, and durability qualities built into the design and choice of their decorative concrete.  The finished project is sure to be the eye-catching envy of the neighborhood for many years to come.

 

Bomanite Toronto installed Exposed Aggregate using Bomanite Sandscape Refined decorative concrete.

Colorado Hardscapes Creates Decorative Concrete Paseo Using Bomanite Sandscape

Colorado Hardscapes created a stunning paseo at Market Station using Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete paired with Bomanite Ebony Chemical Stain. Market Station is downtown Denver’s newest development and includes the entire city block bounded by 16th, 17th, Market, and Blake Streets.  This revitalization project combined 80,000 SF of retail, 95,000 SF of office space, 225 residences, and below grade parking.  To create additional indoor/outdoor space, the Market Station Basecamp was created by activating the alley way area.  This paseo features design details that celebrate the outdoor recreation culture of Colorado and offers an active space for the public to enjoy food, drink, art, and interaction.

Colorado Hardscapes created a stunning paseo at Market Station using Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete paired with Bomanite Ebony Chemical Stain. Project developer Continuum Partners contracted with landscape architecture firm,  Dig Studio, to figure out the hardscape design on the decks, along the streets, and throughout the paseo.  Having successfully worked with both firms in addition to Kiewit, the general contractor, Colorado Hardscapes was selected to perform the concrete installations.  Colorado Hardscapes worked with Dig Studio to develop the colors, the scoring layout, and construction details, becoming a partner in the process, rather than just an installation contractor.

Form and Function Fulfilled

Colorado Hardscapes created a stunning paseo at Market Station using Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete paired with Bomanite Ebony Chemical Stain. Multiple Bomanite systems were chosen for this project, including Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems and Bomanite Toppings Systems.  Dig Studio chose Bomanite Sandscape Texture with alternately stained panels.  The initial design called for a more pointed saw cut design that resembled a chevron pattern, but Colorado Hardscapes recommended a reduction in the pattern angle to prevent cracking.  Determining the darker color on alternate panels of the Bomanite Sandscape Texture concrete required several rounds of samples, including a 150 SF mockup at the Colorado Hardscapes yard, which led to the use of Bomanite Paténe Artectura featuring Bomanite Ebony Chemical Stain.

 

Colorado Hardscapes created a stunning paseo at Market Station using Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete paired with Bomanite Ebony Chemical Stain. The entire scope of work included approximately 18,753 SF of Bomanite Sandscape Texture flatwork.  Used in combination with a variety of color and staining options, Bomanite Sandscape Texture creates consistent texture and durability, making it ideal for this application at Market Station.  Furthermore, broom finished sidewalks, various walls, benches, trench drains, planter walls, planter curbs, truncated domes, curb and gutter, storm inlets, specialty sawcuts, staining, and Bomanite Micro-Top walls were also completed by Colorado Hardscapes.

 

Challenges and Achievements

Colorado Hardscapes created a stunning paseo at Market Station using Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete paired with Bomanite Ebony Chemical Stain.

 

 

 

Project challenges included developing a thickness and reinforcement that would qualify the pavement for emergency equipment access.  Additionally, due to construction scheduling, the pavement could not be continuously placed, but had to be poured in a manner that allowed it to look as if all concrete was completed in one pour.

 

 

Colorado Hardscapes created a stunning paseo at Market Station using Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete paired with Bomanite Ebony Chemical Stain. These challenges were on top of having to coordinate the snow melt system, which required an extra layer of mesh and proper placement of chairs for all the reinforcement and snowmelt tubing so that the concrete could be sawcut without cutting through the radiant tubing.  The layout of the scoring also needed to meet both the crack control concerns as well as the decorative scoring needs.  Despite the many technical challenges that came with this project, the uniqueness of the paseo has created a memorable spot for those living in the area or visiting Denver for the first time.

 

 

Colorado Hardscapes values the back-and-forth discussion with their clients because it allows for a better understanding of the project, reduces the chances of unexpected outcomes, and better establishes expectations.  Colorado Hardscapes was specifically chosen for this project to provide a premier Bomanite Sandscape Texture finish with precise staining and complex, detailed sawcuts and rightfully so as they earned the 2021 Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Project Gold Award for their spectacular executionTheir accuracy and expertise in the installation of Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete at Market Station aided in transforming the heart of LoDo, providing a paseo with a unique, urban aesthetic, and creating an extraordinary alternative destination.