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 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
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”.