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The Lee Partyka Dealership located in Hamden, Connecticut needed a flooring surface that was tough enough as the Chevy Silverado, efficient as the Chevy Cruze and polished like the timeless redesigned Chevy Camaro. They sought out Bomanite Licensee Premier Concrete Construction (PCC), a decorative concrete craftsman, that has installed millions of feet of durable, low maintenance, hard-working polished concrete floors.

Together the Partyka Dealership and PCC worked through hard concrete product, on-site samples and colors to come up with the best solution and design for the dealership interior flooring. The Modena Monolithic Bomanite Custom Polishing System was chosen for 6,000 square feet of space. Blended with exotic glass and basalt aggregates, the Modena Monolithic, an engineered interior cementitious polished topping is perfect for renewed or worn surfaces.

Bomanite Modena Monolithic is generally installed at a 3/4” to 1 1/2” thickness dependent upon the size of aggregate with thicker section thickness possible for select applications. Bomanite Modena Monolithic may be lightly walked on 24 hours after placement, with grinding and polishing generally taking place after three days or longer of cure time.

The Bomanite Modena system is a low-cost alternative for renovation projects and provides the durability and strength for this exceptionally long lifespan system. With the industry’s lowest lifecycle costs, low to zero VOC and minimal maintenance requirements, Bomanite Modena Monolithic was the optimal choice for the Partyka Dealership.

The primary benefits to the Bomanite Modena Custom Polished System are the range of colors available, the aggregate characteristics, the excellent durability of color and the ability to transform ordinary concrete into highly decorative flooring.

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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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Did you know that Bomanite Custom Polished Concrete floors have excellent abrasion resistance? Deerfield Academy Hess Center for the Arts worked with Bomanite Licensee, Premier Concrete Construction to choose Bomanite Modena for their renovated space. Installed for high durability, for everyday foot traffic, musical equipment and powerful art exhibits, this engineered interior cementitious topping is blended with selected aggregates, ground and polished to the desired gloss level. Available in a range of colors and patterns using decorative sawcuts, topically applied stains, variety of aggregates are all options in creating a beautifully designed and functional floor. The Modena system is a low-cost alternative for renovation projects and provides the durability and strength for this exceptionally long lifespan system. With the industry’s lowest lifecycle costs, low to zero VOC and minimal maintenance requirements, Modena by Bomanite is the optimal choice for renewed surfaces.

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Deerfield Academy Hess Center for the Arts – Bomanite Modena Polished Concrete Floo

Educational Center Polished Concrete Floor

Deerfield Academy Hess Center for the Arts – Bomanite Modena Polished Concrete Floor

Educational Center Polished Concrete Floor

Deerfield Academy Hess Center for the Arts – Bomanite Modena Polished Concrete Floo

Educational Center Polished Concrete Floor

Deerfield Academy Hess Center for the Arts – Bomanite Modena Polished Concrete Floo

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Bomanite Licensee, Premier Concrete Construction, LLC, based out of New Hampshire created a warm and inviting Patene Teres polished concrete floor for homeowners looking to add a distinctive look to their new 6,000 square foot home. The concrete was poured over a Radiant Heating System, polished, stained and saw cut into desired shapes to provide an elegant, warm look and feel to the home. The homeowners commented that the floor was so smooth that it actually felt “soft” to them even in bare feet!

The Patène Teres system utilizes Bomanite Chemical Stains and Bomanite Concrete Dyes to color fully cured concrete as part of the polishing process. The concrete slab typically starts out as uncolored gray or for some applications have Bomanite Integral Color in the concrete or had Bomanite Color Hardener applied to the surface during concrete placement and finishing. The floor is ground then stained or dyed. With the use of skilled saw cutting techniques, patterns or designs can be achieved in conjunction with the Patène Teres process. From simple monotone shades through bright and vibrant colors, the final appearance can be metropolitan chic or variegated and rustic. Patène Teres by Bomanite is intended primarily for new construction or major renovation projects, has the widest range of design variations and provides a highly architectural appearance.

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Founded in 1964 as Continental Cars, First Texas Honda is a part of family-owned and operated Continental Automotive Group in Austin. In late 2012, First Texas Honda completed a state-of-the-art renovation to the Steck Avenue showroom and is now the largest Honda dealership in the world at over 140,000 square feet.

Bomanite Licensed Contractor, Texas Bomanite worked with project designer Architect’s Inc. in the initial design phase in providing several different flooring systems for First Texas Honda, which is the largest Honda dealership in the world at over 140,000 square feet.

Texas Bomanite was asked to provide 95,665 square feet of diamond polished concrete flooring in the service areas and service drive. The finishes ranged from 800 grit to 100 grit. In the showroom area and service building, 37,150 square feet of custom colored Bomanite Micro-Top was installed with over 40,000 linear feet of decorative scoring. The highlight of the showroom was the Honda logo. 270 square feet of the front entry features the Broadcast Aggregate system by Bomanite, and the front entry walks and bridge deck features over 7,515 square feet of the Bomanite’s Sandscape exposed system.

Classic Honda Logo in Bomanite Micro-Top

Classic Honda Logo in Bomanite Micro-Top

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Bomanite Micro-Top Office Floor

Bomanite Micro-Top Office Floor

Bomanite Micro-Top First Texas Honda Showroom

Bomanite Micro-Top First Texas Honda Showroom

Bomanite Polished Concrete Maintenance Car Bay

Bomanite Polished Concrete Maintenance Car Bay

Bomanite Polished Concrete Floor

Bomanite Polished Concrete Floor

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Regis High School worked with Larson Incitti Architects in choosing finishes for their new Performing Arts Center. The owner desired a low maintenance yet natural looking floor for the main lobby and corridor. They also desired a finish that could withstand daily foot traffic as well as have a low lifecycle cost.

After a visit to Colorado Hardscapes’ Design Center with the owner, their maintenance staff, and the architect, the team decided on a polished and stained concrete floor to meet their needs. The architect chose natural Bomanite stain colors and gentle decorative scoring to enhance the floor’s design.

Colorado Hardscapes worked with the general contractor, Haselden Construction, to perform the custom polished concrete floors for the client. Using a natural palette of Bomanite stains, the floor gives a warm and Colorado feel to the design of the building. The Bomanite polishing process provides for a low maintenance floor…

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Megaplex 13 Box Office – Polished Concrete Floor

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Megaplex 13 Food Court – Polished Concrete Floor

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems

Megaplex 13 Food Court – Polished Concrete Floor

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems

Megaplex 13 Box Office – Polished Concrete Floor

Megaplex 13 at the Junction in Ogden, Utah was in need of a sustainable flooring solution that provided low maintnenace requirements. Bomanite’s Custom Polishing System was chosen for it’s green beenfits and installed in the entry and into the food court areas. Unlike traditional floor finishes, such as carpet or vinyl tile, polished concrete does not require extensive maintenance procedures such as waxing, burnishing or wet vacuuming. Bomanite Licensee, Architectural Concrete & Design based in Draper, Utah worked with the client to provide a beautiful polished concrete floor finish.

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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TCU Amon G. Carter Stadium Redevelopment - Fort Worth, Texas

TCU Amon G. Carter Stadium Redevelopment – Fort Worth, Texas

Bomanite is happy to announce the 2012 Annual Project Award winners! Bomanite Licensee Texas Bomanite located in Dallas, TX, was announced as the Grand Award winner for their outstanding work on the TCU Amon G. Carter Stadium Redevelopment project. The notable project also won the Gold Award in the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Category.

Texas Bomanite took home a Gold Award for the Best Bomanite Toppings Systems Project for their work on the First Texas Honda Dealership, while Bomanite Licensee, Edwards Concrete Company out of Florida, took Gold for their imprint work at Paddock Square using the Bomanite Dried Earth Texture to create a old mud trail. Premier Concrete Construction, LLC, a Bomanite Custom Polishing Licensee installed a Bomanite Modena Monolithic floor at the Partyka Dealership in Hamden, Ct, winning them a Gold Award.

We’d like to thank all of our licensed contractors who submitted entries for this year’s award contest. The Bomanite Annual Project Awards has been a tradition of many 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 work submitted for the 2012 contest. 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, presented in PDF format.