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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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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.