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Hartford Commons – The Edge Luxury Apartments

Downtown Tulsa’s newest luxury apartments are within walking distance of the historic Brady Arts District, the Blue Dome District and Tulsa Performing Arts Center and offers amenities for an active lifestyle. This high end residential apartment offers everything one would need to live life to the fullest. Residents can enjoy a workout in the 24/7 state-of-the-art exercise facility, relax in the large swimming pool with a tanning ledge, plan social get-togethers or family outings in the outdoor kitchen and BBQ grill area.

The Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Alloy System is a perfect match for the luxury living at The Edge at East Village Apartments. Bomanite Licensee, Bomanite of Tulsa worked with the designers at Alaback Design Associates and after reviewing samples, they chose Bomanite Alloy for its highly architectural reflective properties and surface slip-resistance qualities for the apartment pool deck. The pool coping was placed using Bomanite Alloy as well. Radius saw cuts were incorporated into the design to continue the detail of the pool.

Bomanite Alloy is a unique alternative to other decorative concrete finishes. Its low life cycle cost is a bonus for multi-unit complex developers, providing improved wear resistance for light- to moderate-duty vehicular or foot traffic, assisting in low maintenance for the heavily used patio and pool deck areas of the The Edge Apartments. Due to the use of Bomanite Sand Color Hardener, these highly durable surfaces are available in a wide range of aggregates and permanent light fast colors to help reduce heat island effect. Bomanite Alloy is highly sustainable as well as a suitable choice for architectural luxury designs.

8N Lofts Student Living Community

8N Lofts, is a service-driven student living community located near the city’s Historic Haymarket District on 8th and N Streets. The lofts include a sky deck with a jumbo LED TV, fitness facility, outdoor climbing wall with firepit and seating areas, private courtyards and grilling stations to name a few amenities all along with a 4,200 square foot all-inclusive clubhouse.

Bomanite Licensee, Stephens and Smith Worked with CSO Architects and Hausmann Construction, on creating an outdoor entertaining space that was a perfect fit for the defined areas for using Bomanite decorative concrete for the defined areas.  Two separate courtyards were created with fields of different colors and textures. The courtyards serve as bike storage with a pergola and have multiple areas like sitting area around the fire pit, ping pong table, rock climbing, outdoor kitchen and a wood deck to enjoy the fresh air.

The Bomacron Herringbone Used Brick and Bomacron Running Bond Used Brick patterns were used with a circular design in the shape of the number eight.  Bomanite Color Hardeners in Coquina and Natural Gray with Bomanite Release Agents in Mexican Tile and French Gray complement the building colors and outside décor.

Bomanite Color Hardener provides increased durability, wear resistance and fade resistance, just what is needed for an outdoor entertainment space, student living complex.

Residential Front Patio and Driveway

Bomanite Licensee, Heritage Bomanite, worked with the customer and Landscape Professional to provide an appealing front entry patio and driveway with the Bomanite Imprint System. The customer wanted to minimize the sight of the control joints so bands of concrete and texture were incorporated into the design. Bands can be alternating in color, width, texture and or pattern to give a unique look to an outdoor space.

St. Mikes School

Bomanite Grasscrete Systems provide a variety of landscape solutions while maintaining a sustainable, “Green” product design. As a cast-in-place, monolithic, pervious concrete pavement that is continuously reinforced to provide superior structural integrity, Grasscrete offers the ability to provide year-round access to a variety of applications without compromising surrounding aesthetics or environment.

Bomanite Licensed Contractor, Green Pervious Systems was contacted to provide a solution to an existing entry courtyard that was landscaped with gravel and plants. Due to heavy foot traffic across the landscaped areas it was impossible for the school to maintain the upkeep of the landscaping. Bomanite Grasscrete Systems was selected to replace the gravel courtyard for several reasons, first, it would allow for foot traffic across the courtyard without destroying the planted grass. Second, the courtyard receives storm water runoff from the surrounding buildings and Grasscrete allows the water to be absorbed rapidly in the confined courtyards and provides a porous surface to stockpile snow that is removed from the walks in the winter months.

The Grasscrete System consisted of a lose ¾” gravel aproximately 6” thick for the drain bed which was covered with a filter fabric / weed barrier. The filter fabric then was covered with a 2” sand leveling course for the Molded Pulp Formers. The formers are placed to grade and concrete is placed on the formers and screeded level with the tops. The concrete was given a broom finish and after the concrete had set the tops of the formers are removed and clean topsoil was used to fill the forms. The soil was left approximately ½” low to prevent compaction of the planting material from foot traffic. The forms were then filled with grass seed to complete the system.

Grasscrete offers the ability to provide year-round access for a variety of applications requiring structural paving surfaces without compromising the aesthetics of the exterior landscaping. Grasscrete is a very sustainable product that can employ a large recycled material content both in the form of aggregate and binder such as fly ash or slag—its lifespan is indefinite and can be recycled itself to form the aggregates for future Grasscrete applications; providing Specifiers with a truly sustainable, eco-friendly system to accommodate a variety of needs.

Westview High School

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Westview High School was a new school construction in San Diego. NTD architects had a vision to form out various areas in the project; a large main courtyard, piano keys, a paint palette, basketballs, and theatre masks that would lead directly into the designated buildings. Traditionally, this would require separate pours of integral color concrete. Just constructing the paint palette would have required eleven colors and eleven pours of integral color concrete. The owners and architects found themselves on a road that the budget would not allow them to pursue.

Bomanite Con-Color was the solution. The surface was given a sand finish. Designated areas were saw-cut then the Con-color was applied to different sectors. With the use of 16 Con-Color shades, Bomanite Licensee, T.B. Penick brought the architect’s design to life. The results are magnificent. The main courtyard features a circular feather pattern colored in Franciscan Red and Jet Black. Yellow Haze was used to form basketballs heading toward the gym as well as the paint palette. The paint palette itself is an architectural masterpiece featuring 14 colors altogether. Assorted hues were used to paint stools that from overhead would just look like dabs of paint on a palette. The piano keys followed suit as the raised keys were colored black, and the contrasting ground colored white. As you can see, the design options that Con-Color provides are limitless. Bomanite Con-Color allowed both the contractor and architects to achieve their goals. The contractor maintained the budget, the architect, the design

Standing Bear Museum

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Landplan Consultants Inc. approached Bomanite Licensed Contractor, Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc, for assistance with developing the decorative pavement for Standing Bear Museum/Osage Nation Byway Interpretive Center Improvements in early 2012. An attempt by another concrete contractor had been made, but was unable to keep the project under budget. While working closely with the architect, Bomanite of Tulsa proposed using Sandscape Texture® by Bomanite with accent colors using Con-Color by Bomanite. The riverbed and trail where highlighted using Exposed Revealed by Bomanite glass series.

Solterra The Retreat Clubhouse

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Description:

Solterra, the site of the 2008 Parade of Homes, needed a hardscape solution that fit the Tuscan-themed clubhouse and would be functional for each area of this upscale development, including the main drop-off area, the pool deck, and the patios.

Bomanite Licensee, Colorado Hardscapes, installed Bomacron imprinted and colored concrete and an integral color swirl finish, keeping within the budget and achieving the desired look. The main drop-off, the entry area, and the focal walkway leading to the pool utilized the Bomacron Roman Cobble pattern. Technicians grouted in the stones in the pedestrian areas while the stones in the vehicular areas were stained to look like grout.   The integral color swirl finish completed the unique design with bands used to separate the different areas and to bring detail to the patios. The field areas of these 5-inch, reinforced, monolithic pours received a stained finish to give it a different color than the bands.

The bull nose steps coordinate with the bull nose pool coping. A sandblasted and stained quote from Michelangelo, etched into the concrete, graces both entries. The poured-in place column bases in the amphitheater and the giant planter caps match the precast finish on the walls

Nan McKay Public Housing

Nan McKay needed to update its 40 yr old patio for its residence. They decided to tear out and start fresh and enlisted the help from BKV Group, an architectural firm in Minneapolis. BKV and Bomanite Licensee, Concrete Arts, have a great relationship. They contacted Tom Graf and Mike Dougherty to help form ideas in how they can meet the needs of this public housing development.

They wanted to expand the patio area, create a sustainable structure, make appealing for residence to use, and create a pathway to the trash bin. Together the team decided to amp the area up with color and design scores. BKV took a hold of the design of the project. Bomanite Sandscape Texture was chosen for the area for the design elements, low maintenance and sustainability. The concrete was integrally colored with Bomanite Gobi Desert and poured. Once the concrete was set up, Concrete Arts marked out the design of the patios and cut in faux joints/design scores with a hand grinder. The area was then stained with Bomanite Chemical Stain colors Ebony, Caribbean Blue and Rust Red.