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Brownwood Paddock Square, The Villages Florida - Bomacron Dried Earth Texture

Brownwood Paddock Square, The Villages Florida – Bomacron Dried Earth Texture

Brownwood Paddock Square, The Villages Florida - Bomacron Dried Earth Texture

Brownwood Paddock Square, The Villages Florida – Bomacron Dried Earth Texture

Brownwood Paddock Square Cowpath Entrance

Brownwood Paddock Square Cowpath Entrance

Paddock Square, a town square where residents congregate for nightly entertainment with plenty of food and retail opportunities, features water towers, silos, barn and log-cabin structures. The style is designed back to an era when cowboys drove cattle through the state. Bomanite Licensee, Edwards Concrete Company took the ideas of the architect, Michael Pape & Associates, and made them come alive with their talented crew of concrete artist and even added a few of their own designs to make the theme really stand out and create a WOW factor.

At Paddock Square, Edwards Concrete placed integrally colored concrete in an earthy brown shade. Bomanite Color Hardeners and Release Agents were utilized with the Dried Earth Texture stamp to provide an illusion of sun-baked mud and dirt.

The sidewalks to the entrance of Brownwood at paddock Square had to be poured while overhead cranes set the Bronze statues in place. Once the cows, horse and dog were in place the Edwards crew had to pour concrete up to and around the animal feet then stamped the concrete to make it look like the animals were traveling through an old west town on a dried cracked mud path. The cow and horse stamps had to be made to match the size of the animals and scale of the statues. Creative stamping techniques were utilized, for horseshoes, “cowboy” footprints and tracks of wagon wheels. Installers strapped horse stamps onto their own feet and even hired a white dog to strut across the wet concrete. The
Bomacron Dried Earth Texture imprinting tool from Bomanite was employed to weather the faux dirt.

For more information on this project or other questions, contact Edwards Concrete Bomanite. Information on the building of Brownwood is also available on YouTube Episode 8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiypsxPZLWs&list=PL9917AFFAAEA4C534

Brownwood Paddock Square Cowpath Entrance

Brownwood Paddock Square Cowpath Entrance

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Army National Guard Colorado - Bomanite Polished Concrete Floor

Army National Guard Colorado – Bomanite Polished Concrete Floor

Army National Guard Colorado Logo - Bomanite Polished Concrete

Army National Guard Colorado Logo – Bomanite Polished Concrete

The Army National Guard of Colorado, located in Windsor, CO, was looking for a flooring material to showcase their emblem and compliment the new design of space. Inspired by the emblem design at Fort Lupton and Buckley Air Force Base, they called on Bomanite Licensee, Colorado Hardscapes to install an intricate emblem of the Army National Guard logo, as well as place and polish the concrete surrounding the emblem in the front entry, assembly halls and hallways.

Colorado Hardscapes worked closely with Architect, RB+B to design a custom emblem in the concrete, as well as the color and design of the Bomanite polished concrete. The hallways, assembly hall and front entry used Bomanite polished concrete with Bomanite VitraFinish. In the assembly hall, where the concrete was placed by a different subcontractor but polished by Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes, a reactive stain was added around the perimeter. After the project was completed, it was interesting to note the difference in the front entry where Colorado Hardscapes placed and polished the concrete versus the assembly hall where the existing floor was just polished. Placing and polishing the concrete is essential for a uniform look. The emblem in the concrete was improved upon from previous projects because the emblem was ground ¼” deep, placed with logo, filled with a high-solid epoxy, and polished to the same level of the concrete surrounding it.

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