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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.

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.

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.

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.

Texas Bomanite Creates Vibrant VitraFlor Flooring for Seminary

Texas Bomanite installed beautiful, durable Bomanite VitraFlor at Dallas Theological Seminary in a high foot traffic area.What does a Leap of Faith look like?  It begins with a situation like Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) faced in April 2020.  A $14 million building had been three years in the making and was yet to be built.  With donations earmarked and targeted to cover the construction already in the bucket, the project was pending the issuance of city permits.  The permitting process had been delayed because of incredibly significant growth in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  The COVID pandemic struck March 15, 2020, and three weeks later the final permits from the city of Dallas were issued.  Not knowing when things would get back to normal, the only logical conclusion was a Leap of Faith by DTS, and the building project started in May.

Texas Bomanite installed beautiful, durable Bomanite VitraFlor at Dallas Theological Seminary in a high foot traffic area.

 

Dallas Theological Seminary is a highly esteemed and recognized seminary with locations all over the country and in Europe.  Texas Bomanite was asked by the main contractor, Hill & Wilkinson, to provide Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems decorative concrete flooring throughout DTS’s new chapel and student center. Bomanite Polished concrete was selected so that it would remain both beautiful and durable against the high foot traffic the chapel and student building anticipated on a daily basis.

 

Beautiful Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Define Durable Decorative Concrete

Texas Bomanite installed beautiful, durable Bomanite VitraFlor at Dallas Theological Seminary in a high foot traffic area.The patented technology of the Bomanite Custom Polishing System chemically reacts with the concrete to lock in the color, and the mechanical application closes the surface to keep out contaminants.  One application, permanent results.  Lustrous color, protected by a tight, beautiful sheen.  The Bomanite Custom Polishing System offers exceptional resistance to slipping, abrasion and impact.  Available in finishes from satin to gloss, finished surfaces also repel water and oil and are dust-proof.  This finish does not require replacement, recoating, or waxing and thus is superior to limited-life coatings.  The non-toxic, non-flammable and odorless application is environmentally friendly.  And surface care is user-friendly as routine cleaning will maintain luster.

Texas Bomanite installed beautiful, durable Bomanite VitraFlor at Dallas Theological Seminary in a high foot traffic area.The Bomanite Custom Polishing VitraFlor System was chosen for this project.  Texas Bomanite installed over 13,000 SF of (Class D – Large Aggregate Exposed) Bomanite Polished Concrete at an 800-Grit finish.  Bomanite VitraFlor is ground to expose the desired amount of aggregate, then polished to the required gloss level and treated with Bomanite VitraFinish for protection.  The primary benefit of Bomanite VitraFlor is the simplicity of installation and durability of the finished floor, lending to low-maintenance and long-term sustainable features.  VitraFlor by Bomanite is intended primarily for new construction or major renovation projects.  Now even ordinary concrete can live up to Bomanite’s promise that all concrete can be functional and stylish.

Bomanite Licensee Delivers During Difficult COVID Pandemic

Texas Bomanite installed beautiful, durable Bomanite VitraFlor at Dallas Theological Seminary in a high foot traffic area.Texas Bomanite, part of the distinguished Bomanite Licensee network, was established in 1987 and has since grown to become one of Texas’ largest and most respected architectural concrete contractors with offices in Dallas and Central Texas.  They are renowned for their team of dedicated, talented, and professional concrete craftsman who collaborate closely with owners and designers to tailor an architectural concrete plan to budget and to specs.  They complete projects especially during difficult construction scenarios.  For Dallas Theological Seminary, it may have been a Leap of Faith to begin such a large construction project during the height of COVID, but the choice of Texas Bomanite to deliver the vision of the project was a certainty.  Chafer Chapel and Student Life Center Live Cam

 

Texas Bomanite installed beautiful, durable Bomanite VitraFlor at Dallas Theological Seminary in a high foot traffic area.

 

Premier Concrete Construction Create Residential Flooring Magic

Premier Concrete Construction installed Bomanite Belcolore and Bomanite Modena SL flooring.Homeowners want their house to make more than just a purposeful and deliberate statement, they want it to evoke an emotional response.  This New Hampshire house goes far beyond that baseline by making a proclamation of being a chic and sophisticated, sumptuous living space.  The homeowner achieved that goal by installing spectacularly gorgeous decorative concrete flooring, but it was journey.  He had a very specific image of his floor in his mind.  The basement floor had already been poured using the wrong integral color.  He wanted more of a beige.  So, he contracted Bomanite licensee Premier Concrete Construction, LLC for a solution to the problem.  After a discussion with the homeowner, it was agreed that a Bomanite Modena SL system would be used for that area – a perfect solution for this scenario.

Five-Star Show-Stopper Interior Flooring

Premier Concrete Construction installed Bomanite Belcolore and Bomanite Modena SL flooring.The first floor had yet to be poured.  Premier Concrete Construction worked with the existing concrete contractor to install the Bomanite Belcolore color hardener during the actual concrete pour of the first floor.  Premier Concrete Construction returned several weeks later to begin the polishing necessary for an installation of the Bomanite Custom Polishing System using Bomanite Belcolore.  The specifications were a low gloss with very minimal exposure, almost to a cream level. The downstairs Bomanite Modena SL system was completed first and then Premier Concrete Construction began the multiple sets of stairs and the first floor to match the basement level. They ended up having to use some dye coloring after initial grinding on the first floor to get the color just right.

Bomanite Systems Define Decorative Concrete

Premier Concrete Construction installed Bomanite Belcolore and Bomanite Modena SL flooring.Bomanite Modena SL is engineered, and factory blended to be polished.  Bomanite Modena SL is a polymer-modified, cementitious interior bonded floor topping that is blended with selected decorative aggregates then placed with no finishing.  Bomanite Modena SL also uses hard quartz aggregates to fill in the gaps around the softer decorative aggregates, allowing it to maintain that hard polished surface naturally rather than relying on waxes or floor finishes.  Once fully cured Bomanite Modena SL is ground to expose the aggregates and polished to the desired gloss level.  Bomanite Modena SL can be installed over concrete or properly prepared wood substrates, with cove base and stair components generally pre-cast.  Bomanite Modena SL is engineered to work best with aggregates such as granite, glass, marble, porcelain, etc. that range from 1/16” to 1/8” in size.  Bomanite Modena SL may be integrally colored in a wide range of options and unlike comparable self-leveling toppings, Bomanite Modena SL is designed to have additional aggregates added prior to being ground and polished.  With the industry’s lowest lifecycle costs, low-to-zero VOC and minimal maintenance requirements, unmatched durability and strength, Bomanite Modena SL is the optimal choice for highly decorative concrete and even for renewed surfaces.

Premier Concrete Construction installed Bomanite Belcolore and Bomanite Modena SL flooring.The Belcolore by Bomanite System incorporates Bomanite Color Hardener onto the concrete at the time of placement.  Once cured the concrete is lightly ground to expose variegated amounts of aggregate, then polished to the required gloss level and treated with a Bomanite stain resist.  The primary benefits to Bomanite Belcolore are the range of colors available, the fine aggregate characteristics and the excellent durability of color.  The unique look of a polished, color hardened floor sets Belcolore by Bomanite apart from other conventional concrete polishing systems.  The key to color hardened floors is surface density and pigment loading.  The select quartz aggregates, polymers and cement content significantly increase the abrasion resistance of a Belcolore by Bomanite floor over conventional concrete – especially concrete made with softer, less abrasion resistant aggregates such as limestone.  A higher pigment loading combined with white cement-based formulations such as utilized with Bomanite Color Hardener results in consistent color throughout the floor.  Alternately multiple colors can be broadcast and incorporated into the concrete creating a mottled, highly variegated appearance.  In either case the use of color hardener negates the appearance of coarse sands and stone along with the effect of raw material variations common to ready-mixed concrete.  The system chemically closes surface pores and mechanically polishes the floor, locking down color beneath an impenetrable shine.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Premier Concrete Construction installed Bomanite Belcolore and Bomanite Modena SL flooring.Bomanite licensee Premier Concrete Construction, LLC is renowned for their consistent commitment to detail, their problem-solving prowess, and their skilled decorative concrete craftsmanship.  It is little wonder this project garnered them the 2021 Bronze Award for Best Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Project.  They relished the challenge of solving a color issue for new concrete and working with the homeowner to help him realize the vision that existed in his mind and imagination of his own flooring.  The solution they provided is an eco-friendly, durable, low-maintenance, high-performing, breathtaking work of concrete art, sure to bring this stakeholder a sense of satisfaction and enjoyment for years to come.  The statement his house now makes is sleek and stylish and aesthetically beautifully bold.

Musselman & Hall Creates Custom Seeded Aggregate Finish with Bomanite VitraFlor Polished Concrete

Musselman & Hall created a custom seeded aggregate finish with their installation of Bomanite VitraFlor polished concrete.Cornerstone Elementary school in Excelsior Springs, MO was built in response to continued growth and ongoing maintenance issues and serves as a replacement for the existing Westview Elementary, which was renovated and converted into the Excelsior Springs School District’s new early childhood center.  Included in the new building and learning spaces at Cornerstone Elementary are a music room, art room, gymnasium, cafeteria, media center, and administrative support areas, serving over 500 students with forward-thinking design, addressing the needs of learners, and providing flexibility to adapt to new learning advancements and techniques.

 

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Deliver the Best Flooring Finish

Musselman & Hall created a custom seeded aggregate finish with their installation of Bomanite VitraFlor polished concrete.Musselman & Hall Contractors was the preferred decorative concrete provider for this project and utilized Bomanite VitraFlor to create the custom polished concrete flooring.  VitraFlor by Bomanite is the standard system by which all other Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems are based.  VitraFlor utilizes select un-colored concrete that is placed and finished to standards required for decorative polished concrete flooring.  The concrete is ground to expose the desired amount of aggregate, then polished to the required gloss level and treated with a Bomanite stain resist.  Bomanite VitraFlor provides superior durability and functionality that made it the optimal choice for the installation at Cornerstone Elementary.

Bomanite Licensees Are Decorative Concrete Experts

Musselman & Hall created a custom seeded aggregate finish with their installation of Bomanite VitraFlor polished concrete.While the school was still in early design development, Musselman & Hall worked with project designer Incite Design Studio to develop a custom seeded aggregate finish for portions of the school’s interior flooring surfaces.  After several rounds of samples, the designers settled on a blend of white, orange, and black natural aggregates from Cactus Canyon quarries.  Musselman & Hall was able to push this project even further by displacing a large precast house and producing the matching precast treads on site.

 

Musselman & Hall created a custom seeded aggregate finish with their installation of Bomanite VitraFlor polished concrete.

 

 

Given that the stair treads were cast in house, Musselman & Hall had to make sure their loadings were all correct for the decorative aggregate seeding in the cafeteria.  The foreman was provided with takeoffs showing square footages of specific areas, from which he preloaded the aggregates into buckets in amounts specific to that surface area to ensure that each area of the wide-open cafeteria was seeded consistently and accurately.  Their attention to detail and precision guaranteed a spectacular finished flooring surface that coordinated perfectly with the pre-cast stairs.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Musselman and Hall Contractors is renowned for their expertise in decorative concrete, helping their clients achieve the exact look they’ve imagined while using the most exceptional products and techniques.  With a decorative concrete team that remains on the cutting edge of the concrete industry, it’s no wonder that Musselman & Hall’s impressive installation of Bomanite VitraFlor at Cornerstone Elementary earned them the 2021 Silver Award for Best Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Project.  Their expert installation of VitraFlor custom polished concrete at Cornerstone Elementary has provided an easy to maintain and durable flooring surface with beautiful, seeded aggregates and a stunning sheen, adding distinct detail and dramatic flair while creating a beautiful feature inside the school.

Musselman & Hall created a custom seeded aggregate finish with their installation of Bomanite VitraFlor polished concrete. Musselman & Hall created a custom seeded aggregate finish with their installation of Bomanite VitraFlor polished concrete.