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Musselman & Hall Masterfully Modernizes Lee’s Summit High School with Bomanite Belcolore

Bomanite Belcolore decorative concrete installed at Lee’s Summit High School, MO, by Musselman & Hall Contractors.

 

In Lee’s Summit, MO, Lee’s Summit High School underwent an $80 million dollar renovation.  The 60,000 SF expansion featured a new centralized media center, outdoor learning spaces, and an extensive transformation of the façade as well as the existing classrooms and public spaces.  The total duration of project construction took approximately two years to complete.  JE Dunn was chosen as the main contractor and Multistudio was chosen as the Project Designer.  Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC was selected to execute the architectural vision of decorative concrete which consisted of an expansive installation of Bomanite Belcolore system throughout the public spaces and thoroughfares.  The project also utilized precast stair elements with monolithic tread and riser matching the flooring.  The stakeholders chose Bomanite Charcoal Gray color hardened polished floors and precast treads.  Installing the Belcolore finish on a large scale as well as in the precast treads were both charting in new territory not just for Musselman & Hall, but seemingly anywhere.

Bomanite Belcolore decorative concrete installed at Lee’s Summit High School, MO, by Musselman & Hall Contractors.The treads were doubly challenging with the monolithic battered riser.  They were poured upside down into the forms by first spraying a ¼” thick coat of concentrated color hardener mixed with water and other admixtures using a hopper gun.  Then back built with a lightweight aggregate concrete mix. The floors were poured as a 3″ thick topping slab.  Musselman & Hall placed a standard floor mix and roughly floated.  Then once the slab had set enough to allow their concrete craftsmen to get on it without sinking, they spread a pound and a half of color hardener per square foot.  When the hardener had soaked through, from the slab moisture, they worked it to a cream with 4-foot pan walk behind power trowels.  Eventually they switched to combo blades to get the final finish desired.  After the slabs were cured out and phasing allowed, they gave the floors a fairly standard paste polish with only minor accommodations made for the color hardened surface.  The project was in numerous phases and stretched from Nov 2021 to July 2023.  Some of the stair treads were cast and stored for over a year before installed.

Bomanite Belcolore Bold Breakthrough in Concrete Coloring

Bomanite Belcolore decorative concrete installed at Lee’s Summit High School, MO, by Musselman & Hall Contractors.The Bomanite Belcolore system, part of the Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems, is revolutionizing the way decorative concrete surfaces are finished and maintained in both new constructions and major renovations. This innovative system utilizes Bomanite Color Hardener, which is applied directly onto the surface of freshly placed concrete.  The Color Hardener is evenly distributed over the surface and then expertly troweled, akin to the traditional finishing of concrete.  This method not only ensures a uniform color distribution but also enhances the surface’s durability.  Once the concrete has cured, it undergoes a paste polishing process to achieve the desired gloss level, followed by treatment according to the standard Bomanite VitraFlor System. This approach eliminates the need for topically applied dyes or stains, offering a more robust and long-lasting finish.  The final product is a high-gloss, abrasion-resistant surface that is distinguished for its beauty and durability.

Bomanite Belcolore decorative concrete installed at Lee’s Summit High School, MO, by Musselman & Hall Contractors.

 

One of the standout features of the Bomanite Belcolore system is its superior abrasion resistance, which makes it ideal for high-traffic areas where longevity is key.  The range of color options available with the Bomanite Color Hardener is significantly broader than those offered by integrally colored concrete, allowing for customization and versatility in design.  This vast variety ensures that each project can achieve a unique aesthetic without sacrificing the structural integrity of the concrete.  Furthermore, the Bomanite Belcolore system is specifically designed for environments undergoing significant transformations, such as new buildings or extensive refurbishments, where a reliable and effective flooring solution is critical.  By integrating the color during the concrete’s initial placement and finishing stages, the system also streamlines the construction process, reducing additional steps and materials typically involved in achieving such high-quality results.

Bomanite Belcolore decorative concrete installed at Lee’s Summit High School, MO, by Musselman & Hall Contractors.

 

The application of the Bomanite Belcolore system offers numerous advantages for architects and builders looking to incorporate durable, architecturally pleasing decorative concrete surfaces in their projects.  Not only does the system provide a wide array of vibrant, intense color choices, but it also contributes to a more sustainable construction practice by eliminating the need for frequent repairs or replacements.  This method aligns with modern construction standards that prioritize both aesthetic appeal and environmental sustainability.  The ease of maintenance and the enduring quality of the finishes ensure that the installations remain attractive and functional for years to come.  As more construction and renovation projects seek innovative solutions that combine form and function, the Bomanite Belcolore system stands out as a leading choice for achieving superior, polished decorative concrete surfaces.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Bomanite Belcolore decorative concrete installed at Lee’s Summit High School, MO, by Musselman & Hall Contractors.Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC was awarded the 2023 Best Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Project GOLD Award.  The project planners and architects collaborated closely with Musselman & Hall, experts in decorative concrete applications, to ensure the material’s optimal use throughout the school’s hardscape, where durability meets design.  This partnership has facilitated a tailored approach, adapting the unique properties of Bomanite Belcolore to meet the specific needs of Lee’s Summit High School.  The installation process itself was a painstaking operation, focusing on achieving high-quality finishes that are both functional and visually appealing.  Musselman & Hall’s meticulous attention to detail guarantees that the renovated areas will stand the test of time while enhancing the overall educational experience.

Bomanite Belcolore decorative concrete installed at Lee’s Summit High School, MO, by Musselman & Hall Contractors.

Texas Bomanite Transforms Texas Bankers Association Flooring

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete at Texas Bankers Association in Austin, TX.Founded in 1885, the Texas Bankers Association is the first state banking association in the United States.  It is also the largest state-based banking trade organization in the country.  The Association focuses on member-centric policies, professional development, issue advocacy, and premier services.  Representing a diverse group of Texas banks including large and small, state and national, thrift, and community institutions, it is committed to community development. Its members play a crucial role in bolstering local economies and fortifying Texas communities, embodying their motto of “Strong Banks for Stronger Communities.”  To build a new ground-up Headquarters office building in Austin, TX, Texas Bankers Association contracted Beck Group as the main contractor, and utilized Beck Architecture as the project designer.  Texas Bomanite was chosen to realize the architect’s vision in decorative concrete throughout the lobby and the entrance to the building.

From Piece of Tile To Total Project

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite Modena TG decorative concrete at Texas Bankers Association in Austin, TX.This project was solely designed from a piece of tile that the architect wanted to use in the elevators and bathroom floor and wanted the decorative concrete flooring to match.  Over several months, many design meetings, and samples, Texas Bomanite created a white Bomanite Modena TG floor with #3-#5 Bomanite Blanco Mexicano aggregates.  Bomanite Modena is one of the Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems.  Texas Bomanite included 1/8″ zinc divider strips to break up the floor and tie into the silver finishes throughout the lobby.  The architect also wanted a seamless transition from the outside to the inside and Texas Bomanite added on a white Bomanite Revealed™ front entry with the same aggregates.  Bomanite Revealed™ is one of the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems.  This lobby was the genesis of many projects that showcase a continuous flooring from the inside of the building to the outside of the building created by concrete craftsmen at Texas Bomanite.

Project Presented Complex Challenges

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite Modena TG decorative concrete at Texas Bankers Association in Austin, TX.

 

Coordination was required between the structural engineer to place the sub slab control joints with the design intent in mind of the Bomanite Modena TG.  The project had hallways emanating from the central lobby and coordinating the pours so that the crew wouldn’t be trapped off of one end of the lobby also took some coordination. The service elevator and pedestrian elevators were all surrounded by Bomanite Modena TG so coordinating the pour schedule with the needs of continued construction throughout the building posed some painstaking planning.

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite Modena TG decorative concrete at Texas Bankers Association in Austin, TX.Texas Bomanite used all three of its divisions to complete this project.  The polish division performed all interior prep work, installation of zinc strips, and polishing of the Bomanite Modena TG.  The concrete division performed the installation of the Bomanite Modena TG and Bomanite Revealed™ decorative concrete, paying close attention that the large aggregates were tightly floated against all of the zinc strips, and against the exposed, curved concrete walls. The front entrance of the building is on a hill so creating and leveling the front steps and ADA ramp posed to be quite difficult.  The clean and seal division performed the exterior prep work and exposing and sealing of the Bomanite Revealed™.  Challenges also came with the existence of white concrete on a construction site.  Many methods of protection and coordination and collaboration with other trades were required to keep the finish white throughout the remainder of construction.  The zinc strips also posed challenges.  The Bomanite Modena TG had to be polished slowly and with white or neutral tooling to avoid staining the floor.  Texas Bomanite had to use various methods to remove the zinc shavings from the floor as they moved through the process.

Two Bomanite Systems Sustain Design Concept

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite Modena TG decorative concrete at Texas Bankers Association in Austin, TX.Using two Bomanite Systems to achieve the desired design concepts was necessary in this project.  Bomanite Modena TG is an engineered cementitious topping designed for bonding to cured concrete or prepared wood substrates.  Once set, this topping is ground to reveal internal aggregates and then polished to the desired gloss level, followed by a protective Bomanite stain-resistant seal or coating.  Key benefits include a wide range of colors, diverse aggregate options, superior durability, and a consistent surface appearance.  This makes it ideal for high-traffic areas in public buildings like airports, hospitals, government offices, and schools.  Bomanite Revealed™ is an architectural concrete that showcases decorative aggregates at varying exposure depths, bound within a unique binder on primed concrete.  This system employs preblended binders, light-fast pigments, specialized admixtures, and advanced application techniques to highlight the seeded aggregate.  Unlike typical surface-seeded installations, Bomanite Revealed™ achieves 100% exposure of the aggregate without any native sands marring the appearance.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite Modena TG decorative concrete at Texas Bankers Association in Austin, TX.Texas Bomanite has a renowned reputation for their expertise in decorative concrete craftsmanship, especially in creating seamless transitions throughout the entry from outdoor to indoor.  They were able to exceed the expectations of the project stakeholders.  The Texas Bankers Association project benefited from Texas Bomanite’s capabilities and expertise.  First impressions are crucial when entering a building, both for employees and potential tenants.  The Texas Bankers Association is set to make a stunning first impression for many years to come.

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite Modena TG decorative concrete at Texas Bankers Association in Austin, TX.

Texas Bomanite Transforms Two Elementary Schools

Buildings have a life span, but more importantly they often have an earlier shelf life, as was the case for two elementary schools in Central Texas.  The Del Valle ISD (Independent School District) is a public educational district located in the Del Valle area, which is an unincorporated part of Travis County, TX.  This district provides educational services to a significant portion of southeast Travis County.  The district encompasses several incorporated communities, including Creedmoor, Webberville, the majority of Mustang Ridge, and some sections of Austin.  In conjunction with the 2019 voter approved Bond proposition, and an architecture schematic subsequently created by Pfluger Architects, Del Valle ISD contracted American Constructors as the General Contractor to demolish and replace two of the district’s oldest campuses, Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary and Smith Elementary.  American Constructors selected Texas Bomanite to install the decorative concrete in both schools.

 

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary
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Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Smith Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Smith Elementary

 

Texas Bomanite was asked by American Constructors to provide over 70,000 SF of Diamond Polished, Dyed, and stamped concrete throughout the elementary school for each of the schools.  The project scope and timeline took three months to complete and included an initial mockup for each school prior to installation, 1500 grit polished concrete with Salt and Pepper aggregate exposure, a dyed concrete geometric design throughout the floors, and a school logo unique to each school.  The colors used for the geometric floor design were Sweet Potato, Black Orchid, Pineapple, Blueberry, Pine Green, and Turquoise.  The decorative concrete chosen for both of the installations were Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems using Bomanite VitraFlor and Bomanite Patène Teres, Bomanite Toppings Systems using Bomanite Patène Artectura, and Bomanite Imprint Systems.

 

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary
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Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Smith Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Smith Elementary

Many Systems Many Satisfied Stakeholders

The Bomanite Custom Polishing System’s patented technology, when combined with Bomanite’s renowned color and craftsmanship, results in the finest concrete floor finish in the industry.  The process involves a polish that chemically bonds with the concrete, locking in the color, while the mechanical application seals the surface, preventing contaminants from penetrating.  One application, permanent results.  Lustrous color, protected by a tight, beautiful sheen.

 

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary
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Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Smith Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Smith Elementary

 

The Bomanite Custom Polishing System is offered in a range of finishes, from satin to gloss, and provides outstanding slip, abrasion, and impact resistance.  Surfaces treated with this system are also water and oil-repellent, as well as dust-proof.  Unlike coatings with a limited lifespan, this finish does not necessitate replacement, recoating, or waxing.  Its application is safe for the environment, being non-toxic, non-flammable, and odorless.  Additionally, maintaining the surface’s shine is easy with routine cleaning, making it user-friendly.

 

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary
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Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Smith Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Smith Elementary

 

The Bomanite Custom Polishing System VitraFlor, even when applied to gray concrete, can yield remarkable results.  This system, which is the foundation for all other Bomanite systems, can be used on both new and existing uncolored concrete.  With Bomanite VitraFlor, Bomanite fulfills its promise of making all concrete both functional and fashionable.  The process includes initial grinding, hardening with Bomanite Stabilizer Pro, honing, and polishing, capped off with protection from Bomanite VitraFinish.  Of all the Bomanite Custom Polishing systems, Bomanite VitraFlor is the most cost-effective option, mainly intended for new construction or extensive renovations.

 

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary
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Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Smith Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Smith Elementary

 

Meanwhile, the Bomanite Patène Teres system is designed to color fully cured concrete during the polishing process, using Bomanite Chemical Stains and Bomanite Concrete Dyes. Starting with a base of uncolored gray concrete, which may include Bomanite Integral Color or Bomanite Color Hardener applied during placement, the floor undergoes grinding, staining, or dyeing, and then follows the standard Bomanite VitraFlor System process. The key advantage of Bomanite Patène Teres lies in its ability to introduce a wide spectrum of topical colors to concrete. When combined with skilled saw cutting techniques for patterns or designs, this process can elevate concrete to a form of art, offering a range from simple monochromatic tones to bright, vibrant hues and a variety of finishes from urban sophistication to varied, rustic styles.  Like Bomanite VitraFlor, Bomanite Patène Teres is primarily aimed at new construction or major renovation projects.

 

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary
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Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Smith Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Smith Elementary

 

Bomanite Imprint Systems provide cast-in-place concrete flooring and paving that not only enhance the architectural appeal of any project but also possess the resilience to withstand heavy traffic and various environmental conditions.  With a history spanning over fifty years, these systems offer a vast selection of colors, textures, and patterns, all at a cost significantly lower than traditional materials.  Boasting over 100 patterns and numerous custom tooling possibilities, Bomanite Imprint Systems comes with an extensive range of coloring choices. They emulate natural textures such as slate, granite, limestone, sandstone, cobblestone, and used brick, allowing for creative and diverse design options.

 

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary
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Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Smith Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Smith Elementary

Texas Bomanite Best-In-Class

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary

For Del Valle ISD, Texas Bomanite has once again proven why they are the company of choice for concrete craftsmanship expertise to provide decorative concrete for any school.  The overall results of these two projects far exceeded the expectations of all involved parties.  The ultimate beneficiaries of the work done by Texas Bomanite are the student body of each respective school.  Currently, in one of the fastest growing areas of the state, Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary has 93% minority student enrollment and 91% economically disadvantaged students.  For Smith Elementary, the numbers are 80% and 84% respectively.  These students and their future successors deserve the beautiful environment in which to learn and thrive that Texas Bomanite has built for them.

Heritage Bomanite Renders Restaurant Radiance in Fresno

Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Patène Artectura decorative concrete for Saizon Restaurant in Fresno, CA.This project started with the name NX Restaurant but was renamed before opening to Saizon Restaurant located in The Row at Heritage Grove shopping center at Willows and Shepherd Avenues in NE Fresno.  Billed as Napa Valley meets Mexico, it specializes in a contemporary American cuisine with Mexican influences and a distinct California point of view.  However, the menu is not the only attraction to this popular restaurant.  The ambience feels like you have been transported out of Fresno to a big city restaurant with an upscale feel yet maintaining incomparable hospitality that is the hallmark of Fresno.

Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Patène Artectura decorative concrete for Saizon Restaurant in Fresno, CA.

 

 

The main contractor of the project was Fresno Sierra Contractors and the designated designer was Studio UN LTD.  Because of their long history of exemplary installations and their proven ability to complete complicated design plans, Heritage Bomanite was chosen to install the decorative concrete flooring.  Working closely with the designer and the owner, Bomanite Patène Artectura, part of the Bomanite Toppings Systems, was specifically selected to realize the vision of the design team.

Stained Concrete Creates Ocean Lapping Sandy Beach

Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Patène Artectura decorative concrete for Saizon Restaurant in Fresno, CA.The project was new construction of a new Restaurant.  First, Heritage Bomanite had to grind and prime the area.  Secondly, they installed Brass Terrazzo strips with incredible accuracy to make sure they looked like continuous lengths.  Heritage Bomanite then installed the Bomanite Patène Artectura decorative concrete.  Polishing was completed once an Artist had applied the concrete stain to create the ocean effect lapping on to a sandy beach.  Finding the right level of shine and sand beach effect, using several applications of sealer, to the satisfaction of all project stakeholders, was one of the most difficult aspects of the project.

Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Patène Artectura decorative concrete for Saizon Restaurant in Fresno, CA.

 

 

The use of custom colors by Heritage Bomanite, and an Artist working with concrete stain, has created a truly unique decorative concrete flooring that is exclusive to this restaurant.  The bar area features the Artist’s concrete stain simulating the gentle motion of ocean waves washing over a sandy beach and generates an exceptional environment not often seen successfully created in concrete.  The talented concrete craftmanship of the Heritage Bomanite crew allowed everything to seamlessly flow together.

Bomanite Patène Artectura Artistic Concrete Canvas

Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Patène Artectura decorative concrete for Saizon Restaurant in Fresno, CA.Bomanite Patène Artectura presents a revolutionary coloration system that redefines concrete surfaces as an artistic canvas, enabling the creation of diverse and unique design statements.  This innovative system is ideal for those looking to mimic natural textures like sun-bleached flagstone or the sophisticated appearance of fine Italian marble.  Bomanite Patène Artectura offers a wide array of design possibilities, enabling the crafting of distinct and one-of-a-kind floors that are not only visually appealing but also durable and simple to maintain. This system of specialized coloring techniques empowers you to transform mundane concrete projects into captivating works of art, filled with creative effects and personalized touches.

Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Patène Artectura decorative concrete for Saizon Restaurant in Fresno, CA.Bomanite Patène Artectura is not just about aesthetic enhancement; it’s also a practical and cost-effective solution for upgrading plain, grey concrete into stunning, artistic masterpieces.  Whether the setting is indoors or outdoors, residential, or commercial, or involves new construction or retrofitting, Bomanite Patène Artectura adapts seamlessly to your needs.  Its versatility surpasses that of traditional concrete treatments, making it an ideal choice for a variety of projects.  Additionally, Bomanite Patène Artectura can be effortlessly integrated with other concrete systems, such as Bomanite Imprint Systems, Bomanite Toppings Systems, Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems, or precast elements.  This integration fosters the creation of architectural concrete that is not only functional but also visually striking and breathtaking.

The broad spectrum of applications for Bomanite Patène Artectura is remarkable.  It’s perfectly suited for a tranquil residential entryway, a sleek commercial countertop, or a bustling restaurant floor, accommodating any project requirement.  With Bomanite Patène Artectura, you gain access to a virtually unlimited range of options that align with any design vision and budget. This flexibility and diversity in application mean that every project can be tailored to meet specific aesthetic and functional needs, resulting in spaces that are not only unique but also reflect a high standard of craftsmanship and creativity.  Bomanite Patène Artectura is truly a game-changer in the realm of decorative concrete, offering unparalleled opportunities for innovation and artistic expression in concrete design.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Heritage Bomanite received the 2022 Gold Award for Best Bomanite Toppings Systems Project.  For over 45 years, Heritage Bomanite has exemplified excellence in cast-in-place decorative concrete, focusing intently on quality through meticulous attention to detail.  This project showcased the professionalism and the skilled decorative concrete craftsmanship of the Heritage Bomanite crew.  Diners at this restaurant, for years to come, will enjoy not only the food but the ambiance enhanced by the beautiful concrete flooring.

 

Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Patène Artectura decorative concrete for Saizon Restaurant in Fresno, CA. ` Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Patène Artectura decorative concrete for Saizon Restaurant in Fresno, CA. ` Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Patène Artectura decorative concrete for Saizon Restaurant in Fresno, CA.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Musselman & Hall Installs Multiple Bomanite Systems to Create Unified Design

Musselman & Hall installed multiple Bomanite Systems to create a unified design from the interior to exterior flooring surfaces at Green Hills Library Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

 

The Green Hills Library Center in Kansas City, Missouri is one of over 30 library service outlets in the Mid-Continent Public Library district.  This location opened in September 2022 and spans approximately 35,000 square feet.  Green Hills Library Center offers a community programming room, children and teen areas, a story time room, and meeting and collaboration rooms for public use.

 

Musselman & Hall installed multiple Bomanite Systems to create a unified design from the interior to exterior flooring surfaces at Green Hills Library Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

 

Helix Architecture + Design collaborated with Sapp Design Architects to support MCPL’s design and construction of new destination branches that target specific needs in the community.  Green Hills was designed to be a cutting-edge culinary literacy center and the culinary center area is set to open later this year.  The culinary center will house a demonstration kitchen with seating for programs and classes as well as a commercial kitchen space that will be available for food-based businesses.  This destination branch will promote literacy through food – they will offer guest appearances by specialty chefs, help to improve patron health by inspiring people to prepare healthy meals, and incorporate a play area that features healthy produce to also extend the culinary education offerings to children.

Delivering the Bomanite Promise – Again

Musselman & Hall installed multiple Bomanite Systems to create a unified design from the interior to exterior flooring surfaces at Green Hills Library Center in Kansas City, Missouri.Working previously on the MCPL Colbern Road Library Center with contractor JE Dunn Construction, Bomanite Licensee Musselman & Hall Contractors was again enlisted to install Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems, this time featuring Bomanite Renaissance custom polished concrete.  Renaissance by Bomanite provides a lustrous finish to floors made with premium Bomanite Integral Color.  The primary benefit to Bomanite Renaissance is the simplicity of installation.  With no topical dyes or products needed to achieve color in the floor, the process is much like polishing uncolored concrete, making the system more efficient to install compared to other more labor-intensive coloring systems.  Renaissance by Bomanite is intended primarily for new construction or major renovation projects and was the perfect choice to create a durable and decorative flooring surface inside the Green Hills Library Center.

Seamless Design Flow

Musselman & Hall installed multiple Bomanite Systems to create a unified design from the interior to exterior flooring surfaces at Green Hills Library Center in Kansas City, Missouri.Musselman & Hall placed and polished 2,200 SF of Bomanite Renaissance deep grind polished concrete.  They also installed a cast-in-place bench that is bisected by a glass curtain wall separating the café from the exterior patio.  To create a unified aesthetic from inside the library café to the exterior, they installed an 1,800 SF outdoor patio to match the design of the interior floor.  The patio was framed with a band of Bomanite Revealed, one of the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems applications.

 

Musselman & Hall installed multiple Bomanite Systems to create a unified design from the interior to exterior flooring surfaces at Green Hills Library Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

 

Bomanite Revealed is suited for exterior applications—anywhere that improved wear resistance for light to moderate-duty vehicular or foot traffic combined with an architectural finish is necessary.  Due to the use of the Bomanite Revealed binder, these highly durable surfaces are available in a multitude of standard and custom options, making it ideal to create the seamless design from the exterior hardscape to the interior flooring finish at Green Hills Library Center.

 

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Customizing and tailoring Bomanite Systems to a specific project allows designers, architects, and owners to have a measure of control over the quality and finished product of their designs.  Musselman & Hall gives designers the ability to select concrete construction materials installed according to specific construction means and methods, which translates directly to the quality of the finished product.  Green Hills Library Center features two superb Bomanite product installations by Musselman & Hall.  The installations of Bomanite Renaissance and Bomanite Revealed integrate seamlessly and provide a stunning result, which earned Musselman & Hall Contractors the 2022 Gold Award for Best Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Project.  Their versatile design resulted in an interior flooring surface and exterior hardscape surface that provide durability and offer a beautiful aesthetic for library patrons to admire as they explore the new library and its many innovative features and offerings.

Musselman & Hall installed multiple Bomanite Systems to create a unified design from the interior to exterior flooring surfaces at Green Hills Library Center in Kansas City, Missouri. ` Musselman & Hall installed multiple Bomanite Systems to create a unified design from the interior to exterior flooring surfaces at Green Hills Library Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

Musselman & Hall Magnifies Design Theme with Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems

Musselman & Hall magnified the design theme at Colbern Road Library Center by installing Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems utilizing Bomanite VitraFlor.The Colbern Road Library Center in Lee’s Summit, Missouri is one of over 30 library service outlets in the Mid-Continent Public Library district.  Originally opening in 1993 and after many years of use by its beloved patrons, the Colbern Road branch was due for a revamp, including an addition to accommodate new programming and technological features.

The new Colbern Road Library Center offers a significantly larger children’s section, additional meeting rooms and seating, co-working and collaboration spaces, an extensive community room, and an area that presents small business services to entrepreneurs and people exploring different careers.

Imagination to Realization

Musselman & Hall magnified the design theme at Colbern Road Library Center by installing Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems utilizing Bomanite VitraFlor.Imagining what the new library could be, project designers at Sapp Design Architects reminisced about passing notes as children, which ultimately led to the idea of paper airplanes.  This theme resonated with the owner and played into the programs slated for the new library center.  All facets of design relate back to the folded paper airplane, including the large screen wall façade that greets patrons as they enter and the multi-colored airplanes that offer way-finding clues throughout the library.

To further embellish the design theme, Bomanite Licensee Musselman and Hall Contractors was selected to employ Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems by installing Bomanite VitraFlor.  Bomanite VitraFlor is the standard system that all other Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems are based on.  Utilizing select un-colored concrete that is placed and finished to the standards required for decorative polished concrete, ground to expose the desired amount of aggregate, and then polished to the required gloss level, Bomanite VitraFlor was the optimal choice to create a paste polish finish on the slab placed by the concrete contractor.

Delivering the Bomanite Promise

Musselman & Hall magnified the design theme at Colbern Road Library Center by installing Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems utilizing Bomanite VitraFlor.To further emphasize the library’s theme after the concrete finishing process was completed, Musselman and Hall engraved a host of paper airplane outlines into the surface.  These intricate engravings mimic the acrylic paper planes that fly overhead throughout the library and add distinct detail that is not only eye-catching but further enhances the architectural design and embellishments.

 

As demonstrated here with Bomanite VitraFlor, even the results on gray concrete are stunning.  Bomanite promises that all concrete can be functional and stylish and Musselman and Hall’s stellar installation and craftsmanship delivered that promise.  Musselman and Hall Contractors want to help you achieve the exact look you imagine using the most exceptional products and techniques.  They did exactly that at Colbern Road Library Center by executing a polished concrete installation featuring eye-catching paper airplane engravings that fully enhance and complement the library’s theme.

 

Musselman & Hall magnified the design theme at Colbern Road Library Center by installing Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems utilizing Bomanite VitraFlor. . . Musselman & Hall magnified the design theme at Colbern Road Library Center by installing Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems utilizing Bomanite VitraFlor.