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.
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.
Waterpark of America
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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Homes are original as the people that live in them and so is Bomanite Architectural Concrete. Whether your home is a Spanish bungalow or Victorian mansion you will always come home to the genuine quality of Bomanite. Bomanite integrates both personality and product, crafting solutions to bring your ideas to life.
Bomanite Architectural Concrete is not only for residential applications like pool decks, patios, walkways and entries… rugged, long-lasting Bomanite is also ideal for commercial and municipal applications. Not only does Bomanite hold up under heavy traffic, it can add extraordinary beauty to an ordinary public thoroughfare. Whether you’re planning a residential patio, a commercial driveway or a municipal sidewalk, you can always count on Bomanite’s enduring quality and craftsmanship.
Entertaining guests comes easy with a well designed, thought out outdoor space. Create flowing walkways, circular cozy niches with Bomanite Imprinted Concrete Systems. Visually, stamped concrete blends in beautifully with other building materials and architectural styles and is readily adaptable to different design schemes, ranging from Old World to Ultra-Modern.
Stamped concrete can also be used in conjunction with other decorative concrete elements such as exposed aggregate or acid staining creating an expression of lifestyle and imagination.
Imprinted Concrete’s versatility makes it an ideal flooring and paving material for a variety of applications from interior to exterior including:
• Workplace • Hospitality • Sport Arenas • Educational • Professional • Retail • Government • Residential
• Food Service • Healthcare • Automotive • Manufacturing
Unlike pre-cast unit pavers or natural stone, Bomanite Imprinted concrete can be constructed in a wide variety of texture, color and pattern options. Custom patterns and textures are developed on a regular basis for onetime projects or logos, themed spaces or custom homes. With 60 standard Bomanite Color Hardener and matching Bomanite Integral Colors plus customs and Bomanite’s Patène Artectura staining options, such as Bomanite Chemical Stain, Bomanite Interior Concrete Dye and Bomanite Con-Color, Bomanite offers the most expansive and versatile color palette on the market today.
The Sprint Center is Kansas City’s home for sports, concerts, family shows, collegiate competitions, tournaments and special events. Bomanite Licensee, Musselman & Hall installed 64,000 of concrete hardscapes during the construction of the arena. A small portion of their work involved The Moon’s Plaza. The project designer, Chris Doyle, created The Moons as the Percent-for-Art component of the Sprint Arena, in Kansas City, Missouri.
In front of the huge glass arena, Mr. Doyle created a plaza with three elliptical gardens, each with a water component. Hanging above each of the gardens is a moon, a circular LED video screen that shows individuals flying across the screen simulating orbiting the arena. Musselman & Hall, brought the surface to life resembling rock and sand textures with Bomanite’s Imprint and Exposed Aggregate Systems. A custom imprint pattern of random rocks was designed to achieve a look of natural stone once stamped and colored with Bomanite Black Color Hardener. Along with the imprinted surface Bomanite Sandscape Texture integrally colored in white was woven through the design to provide contrast, movement and
flow to the surroundings.
Sprint Center Moon’s Plaza
Moon’s Plaza Bomanite Stamped and Exposed Concrete
Bomanite Licensee, Texas Bomanite worked many hours when they took on a large decorative component of the municipal intersection of Belt Line Road and MacArthur Boulevard in Coppell, Texas. Since it’s a major intersection, avoiding traffic congestion due to road construction was of utmost priority and construction was expected to take at least 30 days. Various lanes of traffic were shut down while Texas Bomanite reconstructed and replaced the brick paving intersection with decorative stamped concrete. Texas Bomanite poured 200+ cubic yards of concrete in a single day using 3 crews working on 3 different areas of the intersection simultaneously to keep the project moving and completed in 11 days. A Star design was created using the Bomanite Running Bond Used Brick Pattern and saw cuts along with several Color Hardeners and Release Agents to create the red and gray pop of color.
Decorative Concrete Intersection Coppell, Texas
Bomanite Decorative Concrete Pool Deck
Bomanite Decorative Concrete Waterfall Feature
The homeowners of a private residence in Sandy, Utah worked with Bomanite Licensee, Architectural Concrete & Design for their backyard pool and patio hardscape. This outdoor area has a pool deck, waterfall feature, fire pit, several patio spaces and stairs that received a cohesive decorative concrete design using the Bomanite Imprint System with several standout coloring techniques.
The pool deck and upper patio were poured and the concrete colored with Bomanite Coquina Color Hardener and then a sweat textured finish was applied. Once the color hardened concrete was cured, multiple coats of Bomanite Chemical Stain in Pine and Ebony were applied and then to create the grid design, sawcuts were made in a 4′ 6″ pattern. The pool coping and waterfall feature were stained to compliment the rock surround on the waterfall.
The lower patio deck, stairs and fire pit were stamped with the Bomacron Slate Texture mat to provide a simple separation but collective design with the pool deck area. Bomanite Desert Tan Color Hardener and several Bomanite Release Agents in Autumn Brown, Light Brown and Mexican Tile were applied.
The homeowners were thrilled with the overall Bomanite backyard design and how it complimented and integrated with the landscaping of rock walls, creek beds and walking paths.
Bomanite Decorative Concrete – Pool Coping
Bomanite Decorative Concrete – Patio Stairs
Bomanite Decorative Concrete – Fire Pit
Bomanite Imprinted Concrete Pool Deck
Bomanite Imprinted Concrete Pool Deck
Bomanite Imprinted Concrete Pool Deck
Bomanite Imprinted Concrete Pool Deck
Bomanite Imprint Licensee, Stephens and Smith Construction worked with the homeowner to select the overall design, patterns and colors for their patio and pool deck renovation. The homeowners existing concrete and stoops had a spray texture overlay and stenciled brick borders in a pinwheel design. The owners had seen stamped concrete and were interested in changing their deck and giving it a fresh new look.
Stephens and Smith demolished the existing deck and was able to dispose of all the rubble on site, saving the homeowner in disposal fees. The demo did take a few extra days due to the uneven real brick that was discovered under the overlay. Once all was removed, Stephens and Smith was able to regrade and place the concrete in four pours that had to be transported 160’ to 200’ due to the length of the driveway and expansive 20 acre lot. The concrete was stamped with the Bomacron Slate Texture and Bomacron 8” Used Brick Border for an updated clean and inviting backyard space.
BEFORE: Greenway Station Shopping Center – Paver Failure
AFTER : Greenway Station Shopping Center – Bomanite Imprint Systems
Greenway Station, located in Middleton, Wisconsin, built in 2003 is an open-air shopping center designed as a pedestrian-friendly environment with convenient store front parking. With its attention to architectural details and landscaping the upscale, open-air lifestyle center includes strolling walkways, extensive gardens, a spacious courtyard and a 60-foot clock tower. The brick pavers installed originally throughout the shopping center were failing badly and the Greenway staff contacted Bomanite Licensee, Bastian Concrete Construction for a solution. Working together Greenway appointed Bastian Concrete as the preferred contractor for installing only Bomanite Systems and products.
All of the work needed to be done while the stores remained open, which meant different projects, areas for renovation were done at odd hours to make it all come together. Bastian Concrete removed and hauled away all the pavers and base; all the used brick pavers were given to the local stone quarry for resale/recycling. Bastian Concrete then reset the base, took care of many drainage problems in the regrading and repoured the sections with Bomacron imprinted concrete. Several imprint patterns; Running Bond Used Brick, Herringbone Used Brick and Soldier Course Used Brick were chosen for the shopping center and paver replacement project to compliment the original design and upscale outdoor shopping experience.