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Gabriel’s Retreat Pool Deck

Concrete Arts, Inc was called upon to help create this stunning backyard transformation. The Homeowners previously had a stamped concrete pool deck that weathered the smart winters of Wisconsin and provided summer kid play and family fun gatherings for 12 years. With the kids growing older, the homeowners decided it was time to create and renovate the space to provide a more adult oriented entertaining retreat.

Concrete Arts, Inc. tore out the existing stamped concrete as well as the fencing which was limiting the size and design of the project and was no longer needed per a change in the city ordinance. The homeowner wanted to have several seating areas for entertaining and relaxing so creating shade and expanding the deck was a must. Once the old concrete was removed the footings were installed for the pergola and trellis design. Seventeen 18” x 54” frost footings were drilled and poured. Concrete Arts then started the process of building the imposing structure out of rough-sawn cedar. Simpson decorative fasteners were used to add aesthetics to the structure, and it was stained with Australian Timber Oil.

Once the pergola was built, Concrete Arts was able to begin setting forms for the concrete decking. The existing slide was eliminated and replaced with five water fountains which shoot into the pool for a playful touch. A concrete basin was erected at the side of the deck for the basalt stone fountain water feature providing an artful background with textural variation.
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The homeowners had such success with their stamped concrete pool deck they knew they wanted to continue with the same medium. Upon approval of the decorative concrete samples, Concrete Arts working with award winning designer Mark Hauri from MH3 Design Group for layout and design, installed the Bomanite Revealed Exposed Aggregate System in antique white and slate gray colors with a sprinkling of Mirror Glass for that added sparkle.  A light etching was given to the concrete surface and then a penetrating silicone sealer to provide an extra layer of protection and water repellent.

Bomanite Revealed is a durable monolithic topping system composed of a unique blend of cements, admixtures, recycled pozzolans, pigment and graded mineral aggregates that uses traditional concrete and advanced application technology. Bomanite Revealed creates a beneficial low life cycle cost that fits applications for pool decks, splash pads, plazas, shopping centers, schools and exterior walkways—anywhere improved wear resistance for light- to moderate-duty traffic with highly decorative appearance and durability is required. These highly durable surfaces are available in a multitude of standard and custom options, including light-reflective formulations that reduce heat island effect, hard to achieve colors for concrete, water resistant formulations for wet areas and other specialty applications, providing a Bomanite Decorative Concrete System that is tailored to your project and a suitable system for this beautiful renovated backyard pool deck.

To finish the distinct decorative detail, concrete tables were created in the matching deck color scheme for two seating areas. LED lights were added and poured in the tables for a dramatic nighttime luminosity. A perfect pergola, modern color scheme and romantic planting palette transformed this backyard into the homeowners retreat that will provide many years of sophisticated fun and relaxing moments. The Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems create the elegance needed to match the design in color and type of aggregates available, decorative finishes and designed sawcuts revealing just how brilliant concrete can be.

Bomanite Licensee, Concrete Arts Inc. received the Silver Award for the Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems under 6,000 Sq. Ft project for their installation of this backyard retreat using Bomanite Revealed Decorative Concrete.

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, a four-diamond property, located in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area made waves with the opening of their new resort swimming pool. The latest addition, along with the opening of a luxury spa, provides hotel guests an opportunity to relax and refresh. At 100 feet long and more than 3,400 square feet, the adult pool features a Baja shelf that holds 20 in-pool lounge chairs coupled with a 20-person hot tub.

At poolside, guests have the opportunity to rent luxury cabanas and day beds and utilize loungers and fire pits. There is also a live entertainment area and a full-service bar offering a variety of frozen drinks and color-changing, bottoms-up centerpiece drink dispensers. The new pool area is a contemporary design created by Howell and Vancuren Landscape Architects, Allison Landscape & Pools and Bomanite Licensee, Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. The almost 10,000 square feet of pool deck design is comprised of various geometric shapes installed by Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. with two Bomanite Alloy Exposed Aggregate System Colors, Nickel Gray and Gobi Desert.

Bomanite Alloy is an architectural exposed concrete with varying exposure depths using non-native quartz and decorative aggregates that are surface seeded on concrete. With its’ low life cycle cost, Bomanite Alloy is a win for hotel casino pool decks, exterior walkways and access paths, providing improved wear resistance for light-to moderate-duty vehicular or foot traffic that comes with the daytime hard rock club goers, wedding venues or corporate events and concerts.

The Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Alloy finish specified, provided a perfect slip resistant, durable, low maintenance surface for the well-known gaming hotel, creating a cohesive deck area that sparkles with the nighttime glitz and glam of a casino with a look that is complimentary to the design vocabulary of the project. Bomanite Alloy is a suitable Bomanite Decorative Concrete choice for architectural luxury designs, posh, sleek and stylish!

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa joined the exclusive ranks of the best hospitality establishments in the country, earning the American Automobile Association’s most coveted distinction, the Four Diamond Rating. According to AAA, a Four Diamond property is one that is “refined, stylish with upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities, and high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.” It’s no wonder that the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino was recently voted Tulsa World’s Best in the World Hotel 2019!

Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. won the 2017 Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Project Bronze Award for their stunning work on the Hard Rock Hotel Pool Deck.

Private Residence – Backyard Resort

Bomanite Licensee, Concrete Arts, Inc. being the homeowner, wanted a place for his family that showed the creativity and beauty of concrete and its endless possibilities. Working with Landscape designer Mark Huri early on helped with the transformation. From his experience, Huri knew that with the right layout and a small bit of terracing, it could provide an opportunity to stylize a very special retreat. The design incorporated a full-size pool deck, cabana, courtyard and waterfall feature using multiple Bomanite Concrete Systems.

As you step out the back of the house, you have a BBQ and dining area to catch some great sunsets. At the next level you are greeted with an infinity water feature that cascades down to the main entertaining area creating a beautiful waterfall, providing that serenity of being in the great outdoors. The steps and landing leading to the main area are cast-in-place concrete treated with the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Revealed System that is also used throughout the courtyard and pool deck. The steps are encompassed by unique hand carved, embossed cast-in-place concrete retaining walls that are 12-14” thick with top caps done with the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Antico Process System that is seeded with fine glass to add a bit of sparkle. The Antico Process works well with lighter colors that are often used for pool decks and other areas where light reflectivity is desired and is comparable in appearance to natural travertine or manufactured cast stone, a perfect complement to the retaining walls. The wall stone sizes and coloration were chosen to resemble European Castles and provide an old-world charm backdrop for the complete space. As you step down into the courtyard, slabs of White Bomanite Revealed were cast and surrounded with planting pockets and inlays of grass. The strips of grass help with drainage and break up the expanse of concrete, while providing warmth to an outdoor living space, to enjoy a rushing waterfall and cozy fire pit, for full relaxation.

Designing so that each area has a different function maximizes space and use. The Cabana offers a place of protection from inclement weather and brings the feeling of family gathering in the kitchen. It includes a fridge, gas fireplace and flat screen TV. Perfect elements for a perfect cozy getaway or summertime party. The cast-in-place concrete countertop was created with a 4” edge and overhang. The surface was hand applied with Bomanite Color Hardeners for additional strength and durability while picking up the hue of the retaining walls. It was then textured to resemble natural stone with real stone pieces embedded on the corners for a decorative element.

The Interior Cabana floor was created with the Bomanite Imprinted Concrete System using an Integral gray color, stamped with the Bomacron Slate Texture pattern and then antiqued and color washed in a darker gray. The Cabana walls consisted of the Bomanite Topping Systems Overlay – Bomanite Thin-Set, which was vertically embossed and textured to resemble wood plank using the Bomacron 11 ½” Boardwalk pattern. The apex of the walls utilized a carved plaster and created relief of over 3” in some areas and embossed to resemble a cleft stone, all done in a natural gray to compliment the flooring. Family and friends can enjoy conversation, food, a book or a swim in the great pool.

The pool deck and its coping utilized the Bomanite Revealed System to provide increased surface and slip resistance, a benefit when using the Exposed Aggregate System.  A White Base, hand seeded with Georgia white marble in two sizes and then exposed, produced the surrounding deck that brings light and coolness on a very hot 100 degree summer day. Bomanite Revealed is available in light-reflective formulations reducing heat island effect, making the pool deck walkable and not hot to the touch. This backyard resort has something for everyone, whether a pool party, family celebrations, intimate gatherings or just relaxing in the great outdoors. Bomanite Decorative Concrete can create the look and feel you imagined, welcoming one or all.

Awards: 2018 Best Bomanite Specialty Project – Bronze Award

Zuber Residence Remodel – Pool Deck and Cabana

The Homeowner wanted an entertainment space that would work for friends, family and client gatherings. He visited the local Bomanite showroom to review samples, colors, systems that would bring his vision to life. In wanting to create a backyard oasis, he chose several different systems in complimenting colors that provided an enticing atmosphere.

The backyard pool deck and patio of 2,200 square feet were cast-in-place and stamped with the Bomacron Slate Texture for the majority of the space. Bomanite Sand Color Hardener with a Light Brown Release Agent were used to provide a natural look for the Slate pattern.

The Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Antico Process System was incorporated and used to separate the gathering areas, creating cozy niches. An outdoor firepit and seat walls with steps were given the decorative concrete treatment as well.

The Cabana houses a hi-end Chef’s kitchen with a polished concrete countertop, built in fireplace, four TV’s and areas for dining, visiting and entertaining top-notch guests. The flooring was designed using the Antico Process in a Light Brown color with Sawcuts to provide that element of separation and design.

The homeowner’s remodel also incorporated a pool waterfall, a Bocce Ball court and outdoor restroom to complete the look.

The Hilton Anatole Hotel Jade Waters Pool Complex

The Hilton Anatole Hotel is a landmark that spans 45 lush acres in the Dallas Design District just north of downtown. The hotel was constructed in 1979. The hotel has over 1600 guest rooms, ballrooms, five dining venues, a spa and health club, outdoor pool and 7-acre private Sculpture Garden. The hotel is host to many events, conferences, and conventions.

In 2015, Hilton broke ground on Jade Waters, a $20 million seasonal resort pool complex, utilizing 4 of the 7 acres of garden space. Jade Waters features a lazy river, two 180’ water slides, a children’s area and activity pool, leisure pool, swim-up bar and full-service restaurant. Cabanas and day beds are available in addition to the ample lounge seating. Jade Waters is exclusively for the use of hotel guests and health club members.

General Contractors, T&G Constructors, contacted Texas Bomanite in the Design Development phase of the project to work with Landscape Architecture firm TBG’s design team to provide finish options and budgeting to T&G Constructors. The hardscape portion of the project contains 60,000 square feet. Sample Boards of concrete finishes were provided to TBG prior to full-size mockups being constructed on-site. Two finishes from the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems and three different colors were selected by TBG and Hilton from the jobsite mockups. The finishes were Bomanite Sandscape and Bomanite Sandscape Refined systems. The Bomanite Refined finish was also combined with a Bomanite Custom Imprint System to create a unique finish for the area of the project bounded by the Lazy River and referred to as the “Big Island”. This finish was also installed at the “Beach Entry” of the activity pool. The Imprint System combined with the Bomanite Sandscape finish simulates shifting sands on a beach.

Following approval of the mockups, the construction phase began. Due to unusually wet weather and soil conditions, the project had fallen behind schedule. T&G Constructors required an accelerated schedule to maintain the July opening date for the waterpark. This required crews to work six and seven day workweeks as well as holidays for several weeks. The congested site and wet soils presented another obstacle and required daily meetings with T&G Constructors Superintendents and their subcontractors for coordination of work areas as well as laydown areas. Recycled concrete fines was used in place of cushion sand to provide a better base on which to set forms and pour the concrete. Recycled concrete was also used to provide haul routes to get materials and equipment in and out of the site. The waterpark and garden opened in July of 2016 as scheduled.

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.

Private Residence – Indianapolis, IN

The homeowners contacted Bomanite Licnesee, Harriman’s Bomanite regarding their large back yard remodel project. Bomanite Thin-Set was chosen to install over existing walks, patios, and steps. The project also included a large imprinted courtyard and pool deck that required drainage solutions. Yorkshire Stone, a pattern from the Bomanite Imprint Systems collection, was selected for the 3,526 sq. ft. project. Bomanite French Gray Release Agent was selected for the project as well as additional custom colors.

Residential Pool Deck – Edina, MN

Striving for something with a “wow” factor, the homeowners of this remarkable pool area in this upscale suburban Twin Cities retreat wanted something that was both unique and functional with crisp clean lines. They contacted Bomanite Licensee, Concrete Arts and chose Bomanite Revealed for their project. Notice the sharp edges of the square concrete coping along with the stark brightness the white color encompasses. Blending a unique material with the natural stone retaining walls was the driving force behind the final selections and the result was a spectacular success.

The Spire

Spire Lofts combine modern design with LEED certified elements that provide style and eco-friendly residences. Amenities include multiple swimming pools, a multi-media theater and elevated dog park, ground level retail, restaurants and coffee shops.

Client Need:
The Spire, a 42-story glass residential tower in the heart of downtown Denver, wanted to upgrade its 9th floor public space, patio, and amenities deck. They were looking for an updated and inviting statement. While looking at the paving options at the Colorado Hardscapes Concrete Design Center, the owners came across a sample that was just what they were looking for.

Solution:
For the bulk of the paving, 11,000 sq. ft. of patios and public space, they chose a Sandstone integral color broom finish. This offered the inviting element they were looking for.

Results:
The 700 sq. ft. amenities deck took on a more eclectic and upbeat look with a Bright White Bomanite Revealed base embedded with white and crystal rock. A floating walkway, comprised of sixty-five 2’ x 2’ stepping stones, completed the new look.

Central East High School Pool Complex

PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS/INFORMATION

Description:

Due to an issue with extensive epoxy bubbling and delamination, Central Unified School District was interested in removing and replacing a large portion of the existing pool deck around the competition, activity and receiving pools and replacing it with a solid surface with a non-slip finish.

Bomanite Licensee, Heritage Bomanite bid and won the job and proposed a Bomanite Sandscape Texture Exposed Aggregate finish due to its durability and non-slip qualities. The district accepted Heritage Bomanite’s suggestion after examining the on-site samples that were poured. Work progressed for just under three months during which a wide array of work was completed, including the installation of over 13,000 SF of Bomanite Sandscape concrete with an exposed sand finish.

The complete scope of work included the demolition and removal of the existing epoxy coated concrete, the installation of 550 LF of 2’ cantilevered nose around the competition pool, replacing the slot drains with 1045 LF of PolyCast drain with removable tops, the installation of 2600 LF of self leveling joint sealant and 84 LF of non-sag underwater joint sealant, the installation of all depth marker and water polo tiles, and the installation of over 90 anchors for various diving platforms, hand rails, and water polo goals and stanchions.