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.

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CUPS, a self-serve yogurt store chose Bomanite Micro-Top for its ability to provide custom colors and graphics that matched the cool vibe of the beach-themed store.  CUPS provides a guest experience that is very different from the normal yogurt bar or ice cream shop. Dance music with lighting and murals provide a club-like experience with an edgy vibe that draws crowds and celebrities.

In order to create a cool and inviting space, Bomanite Licensee Beyond Concrete, had to first remove the extensive existing glue and surface and do some much needed crack patching for the current retail space. Once the Bomanite Micro-Top overlay was in place Bomanite Hydrocoat sealer and Bomanite Interior Floor Finish were applied to provide the low-maintenance and protection needed for the day to day foot traffic.

Micro-Top by Bomanite, a is a cutting-edge technology, that uses a paper-thin concrete medium, that provides a coloration system like no other.  A troweled-on cementitious topping that tenaciously bonds to virtually any substrate provides a canvas where works of art are graphically produced, utilizing custom logos, unlimited graphics, swirls of color or marbleized hues to reach the perfect color combination.

Bomanite Micro-Top has the ability to transform damaged concrete or an expanse of plain, gray concrete into a distinctive and dynamic area, bringing bold colors and designs where they’ve never been before. Micro-Top is an ideal replacement for carpeting or laminate flooring as no costly blasting is necessary before application-resulting in significant savings of time and money and making it perfect for a retail makeover.

When the Northside Church in Clovis, California decided to reinvent their stretch of lawn as a dynamic new multi-purpose plaza, the primary goal was to create something special, whether it be for celebrating the birth of a child, affirming one’s faith or for friends and family gatherings and church events welcoming one and all.

“In early conversations about the new entry plaza, the church’s goal was to provide a place for people to connect – to their faith and to one another,” says Terry Broussard, Principal with Broussard Associates, who led landscape architecture services for the redeveloped space in front of the church, which opened in September 2016. The new multi-purpose plaza accommodates a wide range of church functions ranging from large-group baptismal weekend services and small-group prayer studies. Broussard believes that effective landscape architecture ought to positively impact the way people live, work, play and pray and strives to mix architecture, horticulture, engineering and art into a single practice.

“The church was committed to the idea of creating a space that invited others in. Thinking of those who might not be attracted to traditional churches was key.” To expand the range of interest and energize the plaza during daily use, The Frappe House, a new handcrafted coffee shop was built animating the baptismal pool and amphitheater seating. In all, the plaza design objectives were to connect the church’s primary entrance, the youth ministry center next door and the coffee shop while also servicing individual and group baptismal celebrations in a harmonious space.

“This plaza really has a lot of interesting programming possibilities beyond the baptismal space,” says Broussard. The design blends a lot of forms and walls, rock work and fire pits, along with both integrated and moveable seating choices. Roll up garage doors and roughhewn raw materials fill The Frappe House to capture contemporary design sensibilities common to many chain coffee shops. “The whole design has a more progressive, culturally relevant feel than church spaces do traditionally.”

The challenge was in working to accommodate a diverse program of possible uses and group sizes. Baptismal weekend services might be attended by a hundred or more while weekday bible study may engage only a handful of teens after school. Appropriate exterior spaces that accommodate many different groups and purposes also had to be fit into a relatively small area tucked between three structures of independent functions. Creating harmonious connections throughout the plaza while having a modern, socially contemporary design aesthetic led Brussard to the use of curvilinear patterns spiraling out from the baptismal pool in the center of the design. Radiating outward, the patterns form seating areas, viewing sections and gathering spaces as the plaza steps up from the baptismal pool toward each building. The use of curves allows the energy of each space to easily be focused on either the main building it serves or conversely toward the center during baptisms. The key to tying it all together, Broussard shares was in the primary hardscape choice – decorative concrete.

Broussard took the clients to see several different decorative concrete projects and then introduced them to Heritage Bomanite. The final scope of work included 41,000 square feet of flat work, 650 lineal feet of walls, and some 4,000 square feet of  the Bomanite custom polished concrete Patene Teres System in The Frappe House. Northside Christian Church ended up selecting a combination of the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems; Sandscape Refined Antico finish in Bomanite Light Brown, and Bomanite Sandscape Texture  in three colors to get the cohesive yet varied look they wanted in order to connect the exterior spaces.

 

The KU School of Business Capitol Federal Hall serves as a destination point for students who are determined to move business forward. From state-of-the-art technology to research labs, this will be a hub for collaboration and innovation.

Bomanite Licensee, Musselman and Hall Contractors worked closely with the local architecture firm, Gastinger Walker, during the design development phase of the project allowing the project specifications and samples to be fine-tuned, making sure this 166,500 square foot four story facility was at the top of its class. The Kansas University School of Business Capitol Federal Hall has 20 classrooms, a 350 set auditorium and nearly two dozen collaborative spaces.

The atrium lobby, common area, and gathering space was completed with the Bomanite Custom Polishing Renaissance system. The large common area in the atrium lobby was designed to be a living room-like “entrepreneurship incubator” with 15,800 square feet of 4” thick integrally colored topping slab. The slab was integrally colored with Bomanite’s Coal Gray. The slab was ground to a “salt & pepper” aggregate exposure and polished to a semi-gloss finish. The placement of the topping slab included multiple sets of cast-in-place steps as well as an ADA accessible ramp.

The centerpiece of the project, and building as a whole, is the 24’ diameter Jayhawk symbol at the west entry of the atrium lobby. The Jayhawk involved the installation of an intricate zinc inlay with a polishable overlay. To learn more about the KU School of Business and see the development of the facility visit: http://capfedhall.ku.edu/

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Bomanite is happy to announce the Annual Decorative Concrete Project Award winners! The Bomanite Company held their Annual Conference in El Paso, TX this year where winners of the 2016 Awards were announced. Bomanite Licensee Bomel Construction Company located in California, received the Gold AND Grand Award for their outstanding project the Great Wolf Lodge Resort. The custom boardwalk pattern and Alicante Pattern with a Bomanite Alloy Finish showcased great talent and design for this grand indoor waterpark.

Bomanite Licensee, Musselman and Hall Contractors, located in Missouri, brought home two Gold Awards. A Gold Award was received for their Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Sandscape Texture work for the Garmin Expansion project. Bomanite Con-Color was used intricately with three different shades to create the design to match the exterior of the building. Their project KU School of Business Capitol Federal Hall used the Bomanite Custom Polishing Renaissance System to provide durability and sustainability, with the center and focus of the project on a 24’ Jayhawk logo.

Texas Bomanite, located in Dallas and Austin, was awarded the Gold Award for the Best Grasscrete Pervious Concrete Project for their work at the Sprouts Farmers Market, providing LEED status to an environmentally conscious corporation.  Licensee, Concrete Arts, located in Wisconsin received the Gold Award for the Best Specialty Project for their artistic techniques installed for the Light Rail System.

Additional awards were given for Silver, Bronze and Honorable Mention categories, to view all of the winners and their amazing projects, please see the link below.

We’d like to thank all of our Bomanite licensed contractors who submitted entries for this year’s award contest. The Bomanite Decorative Concrete Annual Project Awards has been a tradition for more than 30 years for Bomanite Licensed Contractors to submit their outstanding projects for the year. Bomanite Licensees compete among the best of the best in order to be recognized for their hard work and creative talents. The winners are announced at the Bomanite Annual Conference, held in various cities from year to year. This is a taste of artwork and craftsmanship in the decorative concrete market that can be achieved by the Bomanite network of decorative concrete craftsmen. Please take a look at the award winning projects.

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The Great Wolf Lodge Resort is the largest family of indoor water parks that opened in 2016 in Garden Grove, California. The 12-acre family entertainment resort has a hotel and conference center and is California’s first and only indoor water park. 18,000 square feet of retail and dining options make this truly a grand resort.

Working with Ridge Landscape Architects, Bomanite Licensee Bomel Construction, employed the Bomanite Imprint System designed to fit with the incredible theme and very unique architecture. Multiple uses of the Bomanite Boardwalk stamp were installed at the entrances and entryways using a Bomanite Adobe Tan Integral Color and Bomanite French Gray Release Agent to enhance the Lodge woodsy exterior build. The Boardwalk Pattern was framed with opposing Bomanite Integral Colors and Bomanite Release Agent borders. The Alicante pattern, resembling the flow of water or an incoming wave, provided a unique and interesting walkway that was seeded with 3/8” white china rock in dark gray and exposed with a light sandblast, mimicking water, sand and rock to invite the customer into the themed water park.

The Bomanite Imprint System adds a distinctive architectural touch to any project, together with the durability to stand up to the toughest traffic loads and environmental conditions. For over six decades, Bomanite Imprint Systems have offered homeowners and design professionals a virtually limitless palette of colors, textures, and patterns to choose from.

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The state-of-the-art Armand Hammer Alumni-Student Center was the first new construction project on campus in 30 years and designed by KSQ Architects, to provide a modern, sleek and youthful structure. Under the Bomanite Toppings Systems, Bomanite Chemical Stain was chosen to set the design in motion, and installed by Bomanite Licensee, Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc.

The $11 million building encompasses 28,000 square feet and was designed to provide food, fun and fellowship for ORU’s students and alumni. Approximately 16,384 square feet of Bomanite Chemically Stained flooring was provided throughout the building to complement a vibrant, youthful color palette that delineates student activity zones into quiet spaces, pool tables and video game consoles, live performance areas, an Internet café and a 12’ x 21’ screen for viewing concerts, sporting events or video game competitions.

The project was completed in three phases working around other trades to keep the building of the project moving and on schedule. Several dilutions of Bomanite Chemical Stain were used to achieve the mix of lighter and darker colors and then sealed with an acrylic sealer for protection.

Bomanite Chemical Stains are water and acid-based solutions of metallic salts formulated to “color-etch” new or existing concrete surfaces. These penetrating solutions react with cements to form insoluble precipitants of varying colors to produce permanent, transparent color that will not chip, crack, peel or fade. Bomanite Chemical Stains give concrete an attractive variegated or marbleized appearance in a variety of earth tone colors, such as tans, browns, reddish browns, and greens.

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Completed in 2014, this luxury residential tower includes a restaurant, café, main lobby, tech center, office space and fitness center. The Bomanite Licensed Contractor, Bomel Construction worked with designers, Rios-Clementi and GC Pankow to provide walkways, paths and outdoor entertaining area with a sophistication that matches the world class architecture. The Bomanite Exposed Aggregate System, Bomanite Revealed was installed in two finishes. One with a white base, beach tint and seeded with mother of pearl shells aggregate and the other with a gray base, black tint and inyo white rock to match the upscale lifestyle.

The Emerson brings elegance to downtown LA living and boasts over 250 residential units ranging in size from studios to one- and two-bedroom layouts. The Emerson promotes a warm sense of community within an urban landscape.

Rising 20 stories above the epicenter of Los Angeles’ arts and culture scene, The Emerson unifies architecture, exquisite design and a marquee location. Panoramic views of the entire city from residences and amenity spaces create an awe inspiring setting for city living and instill a feeling of connectivity to downtown Los Angeles.

The Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems can provide 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.

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The Waterpark of America project involved the installation of approximately 22,400 square feet of monolithic Bomanite imprinted decorative concrete flooring in a Slate Texture Pattern on five different levels, including steps, curbing, structural bridges and ramps along with over 1500 lineal feet of pool coping which is poured and finished monolithically with the decks.

This project is unique because of the different techniques and products that were utilized, by Bomanite Licensee, Bulach Custom Rock, to produce the final result. The floors started as cast-in-place concrete, in which a base coat of Bomanite Color Hardener was troweled into the floor, and then imprinted. After the floor was cured for a short period of time, a second Bomanite color was added to the floor using a proprietary staining technique that gives the floor a beautiful variation. This process not only produced an exquisite final product, but due to the lack of dust, this process provided a much safer working environment for employees and other trade workers nearby. All coping areas were finished at the same time as the decks using a mixture of products to create a finished look that allows the coping to be part of the deck without having to be poured independently.

Another unique part of this project is the tremendous coordination that was involved with all the other trades. Because these floors were poured as monolithic slabs, these floors were being poured at the same time as overhead electrical, underground plumbing, painting, and theming, which made it very difficult to maintain a constant pouring schedule having to continuously work around lifts, scaffolding and excavating equipment all at the same time in an enclosed area. All of these things, together with being able to use application of products and techniques in a “thinking out of the box” situation is what makes Bomanite Licensees stand out from the crowd.

Contact us today to learn more about the Bomanite Imprint Systems and how you can incorporate into your design a highly slip resistant flooring for a commercial waterpark, theme park or even a hotel pool deck. Visit our website to see more photos of this project.

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The Peoria Courthouse Plaza was completed the day before Thanksgiving, allowing the Annual Courthouse Plaza Christmas Lighting Festivities to go off without a hitch or incident thanks in part to Bomanite Licensee WM. Aupperle & Sons.

The County worked with the Bomanite Licensed Contractor and Drewberry Architects in choosing imprinted decorative concrete for their renovation project. 18,000 square feet of English Sidewalk Slate Texture was installed with a Shale Gray and Coquina Color Hardener and a Natural Gray Release Agent.

The courthouse plaza was transformed from worn out asphalt hexagon pavers to a modern Bomanite Stamped Concrete “state of art” showcase. According to the county of Peoria “ the asphalt hexagon pavers had served their purpose over the years. There were many areas that were in such despair that they were an eye sore and maintenance nuisance. We were fortunate to work with [Aupperle] to establish some tight and realistic budget figures to take to the Facilities and Space Planning Committee for recommendation and approval for an asphalt paver replacement project. Full County Board approval was realized and an operating budget was established to allow us to solicit public bids for this project. We were pleased that [Aupperle] stuck with us throughout this process and that they ultimately furnished us with the low responsive bid that allowed us to award the project to them.”

A 100 work day schedule was projected with a 3 phase renovation in order to keep the plaza open during the renovation. With extreme weather conditions, abandoned utilities, public traffic, limited elevation change, Aupperle was able to remove the existing asphalt pavers and concrete sub-base, re-establish grade, retrofit/repair drains, inlets and masonry walls, pour and imprint new Color Hardened Bomacron pavment all in 48 days!

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