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The Dr. Sanford and Lois Benjamin Healing Garden is a welcome haven enhanced and architecturally engineered using Bomanite Imprint Systems with Bomacron decorative concrete patterns installed by licensee, Carolina Bomanite. What used to be a plain gray concrete pad adjacent to the emergency room waiting area at Carolina Medical Center-Mercy in Charlotte, NC, is now a beautiful 4,000 square foot garden where loved ones and hospital staff can relax and heal. The serene area has a courtyard, sitting areas, walkways and plenty of landscaping.

CMC Mercy Hospital Heals with a Bomanite Imprinted Concrete Serene Garden with Walkways, Courtyards, Vegetative Vertical Wall, Scultpures and Soothing Nighttime LightingCarolina Bomanite worked carefully with the Landscape Architect, Bloc Design to turn the space into a tranquil garden, designed with intentional and specific elements that aid in therapeutic benefits to all cognitive aspects of a person including emotional, physical, and spiritual. The 1,500 square feet of Bomanite imprinted concrete has multiple textures, colors, and patterns including Bomacron Regular Slate and Bomacron Small Sandstone. Pebbles and stones were strategically placed and included into the walkways to provide a tranquil, but easy to navigate setting. The text in the decorative concrete circle was “etched” into the concrete and Bomanite Con-Color was used to highlight the thought provoking words.

CMC Mercy Hospital Heals with a Bomanite Imprinted Concrete Serene Garden with Walkways, Courtyards, Vegetative Vertical Wall, Scultpures and Soothing Nighttime LightingA donor wall recognizes the people who supported the donor funded project. Prominent in the garden is an outdoor pergola, a vegetated vertical wall (called a Living Wall), focal point sculpture, lush vegetation, and seating.  As stated in this Charlotte Observer article, “The garden is meant to be a healing space where staff and caregivers can take a break and where patients and family members can come to get out of the hospital atmosphere and heal. Patients who are waiting for test results or recovering from surgery may find the garden to be a peaceful environment during stressful times.”

During construction, the location and access to this small area directly outside of a busy hospital emergency entrance created a difficult work environment for the crew. Most days their trucks had to park two blocks away in a small back lot behind the hospital. From seemingly chaotic stressful challenges of the construction site emerged a truly beautiful healing garden that features gorgeous decorative concrete for this busy uptown hospital. The Bomanite Imprinted Concrete System is not only pleasing to the eye, it obviously also helps in the healing of body and spirit for patients, visitors and staff.

CMC Mercy Hospital Heals with a Bomanite Imprinted Concrete Serene Garden with Walkways, Courtyards, Vegetative Vertical Wall, Scultpures and Soothing Nighttime Lighting

CMC Mercy Hospital Heals with a Bomanite Imprinted Concrete Serene Garden with Walkways, Courtyards, Vegetative Vertical Wall, Scultpures and Soothing Nighttime Lighting

CMC Mercy Hospital Heals with a Bomanite Imprinted Concrete Serene Garden with Walkways, Courtyards, Vegetative Vertical Wall, Scultpures and Soothing Nighttime Lighting

 

Dreaming of a place to lounge, entertain and relax? This is entertaining at its best. The Homeowners wanted an entertainment space that would work for friends, family and client gatherings. After a visit to the local Bomanite Licensees showroom, Heritage Bomanite, located in Fresno, Ca. to review samples, colors, and systems they knew they could bring their grand vision to life. In wanting to create a backyard oasis, they chose several different systems in complimenting colors that provided an enticing atmosphere for outdoor living year round.

Residential remodel inlcudes mecca entertainment space for all ages using bomanite stamped concrete for the pool deck and exposed aggregate antico process for patios and outdoor living areasThe expansive backyard pool deck and patio of 2,200 square feet were cast-in-place and stamped with the Bomacron Slate Texture for the majority of the space. Bomanite Sand Color Hardener with a Light Brown Release Agent were used to provide a natural look for the Slate pattern. The textured concrete deck provides slip-resistance and durability. Two important benefits of the Bomanite Imprint System.

Residential remodel inlcudes mecca entertainment space for all ages using bomanite stamped concrete for the pool deck and exposed aggregate antico process for patios and outdoor living areasThe Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Antico Process System was incorporated and used to separate the gathering areas, creating cozy niches. The stacked stone outdoor firepit visiting spot with seat walls and steps were given the decorative concrete treatment as well.

Residential remodel inlcudes mecca entertainment space for all ages using bomanite stamped concrete for the pool deck and exposed aggregate antico process for patios and outdoor living areasThe Cabana houses a hi-end Top Chef’s kitchen with a polished concrete countertop, built in fireplace, four TV’s, hanging heaters and multiple places for dining, visiting and entertaining top-notch guests. The flooring for the seating area was proposed using the Antico Process in a Light Brown color with Sawcuts to provide that element of separation and design.

Comparable in appearance to natural travertine or manufactured cast stone, the Antico Process can emulate and compliment these types of higher end finishes in a cost-effective fashion, providing that designer feel and look. The Exposed Aggregate Antico Process is best suited for exterior applications and works well with the Bomanite Imprint Systems, stamped concrete in lighter colors that are often used for pool decks, patios and other areas where light reflectivity is desired.

The homeowner’s remodel also included a pool waterfall, a Bocce Ball court and outdoor restroom to complete the overall design; making entertaining a breeze and a dream a reality!

 

PLAID collaborated worked with Lenexa City and PGAV to design outdoor spaces for the new Lenexa Civic Center to express as they noted a “prairie deconstructed theme, which embodies the spirit and character of the native prairie (landform, geology, and vegetation) and the history of Lenexa in a contemporary, sustainable, and sophisticated motif.”

Lenexa City developed and opened a 300,000 plus-square-foot mixed-use campus, that includes a new City Hall, Park University, a Public Market, and a community Rec Center along with public gathering spaces. Bomanite Licensee, Musselman & Hall Contractors, had the opportunity to work with PGAV Architects and Plaid Collaborative on the design of the pedestrian plaza as part of the Civic Center.

The three primary outdoor spaces created were the Festival Plaza (a large plaza for public gatherings and celebrations), the Vista (a space for activities that support the adjacent community recreation center and farmers market), and the Strata (a collection of intimate spaces for City Hall and public market patrons). The idea was for each space to have different uses, different scale and configuration but a common pallet of materials, furnishings, and details were woven through the design to complement the building architecture, provide visual continuity, and reinforce an overall sense of place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lenexa Civic Center Festival Plaza incorporates Bomanite Sandscape Texture Exposed Aggregate System with Bomanite Con-Color Staining Techniques. The Festival plaza incorporated 13,000 square feet of the Bomanite Sandscape Texture Exposed Aggregate System and then was stained with pops of vibrant and subtle colors of Bomanite Con-Color that were cohesive with the overall design. The detailed stain pattern created unique challenges and used four colors: Travertine Beige, Franciscan Red, French Gray, and Gunmetal Gray. Once the color was in place the plaza was sealed with Bomaseal C-18 to help withstand the outside elements of weather and human traffic.

The center piece of the project was the 700 square feet History Node designed with Bomanite Alloy to add a bit of sparkle. The Bomanite Alloy Exposed Aggregate System in Natural Gray was chosen for this portion of the plaza, installed, and then engraved with 23 significant names, dates, and events unique to the history of Lenexa. The text was of varying scale from 4” to 9” tall. Layout and execution was critical, and accuracy was of the utmost importance.

 

The project conception was citizen-led and has helped Lenexa visualize their dream of starting a new downtown. This is a beautiful project and exhibits the potential and beauty of quality Bomanite Decorative Concrete.

The Great Wolf Lodge opened one of their latest resorts in Bloomington, MN. The Gensler Architect team was hired for the renovation project. With one of a kind entertainment options, Bomanite Licensee, Bulach Custom Rock (known for their work on themed projects) was able to provide 5,000 square feet of the specified flooring that matched the outdoor adventure theme. With the existing floor in place, Bulach Custom Rock came through with the Bomanite Thin-Set Stampable Overlay Toppings System in three different patterns that were used intersecting in multiple areas which provided some challenges for the layout.

The Great Wolf Adventure Park houses several non-water attractions, including the Rustic Ridge Rock Wall and the Howlers Peak Ropes Course, that guests embark on an invigorating, multi-level climbing challenge traversing over Oliver’s Mining Co. where they can search for keepsake gemstones. For the mining area Bulach Custom Rock created the look and feel of actual dirt with the Bomacron Erosion Series Dried Earth Texture and added pathways of stone with the Bomacron Small Sandstone pattern.

Additional activities include MagiQuest, the brand’s exclusive live-action adventure game where players follow clues and use interactive magic wands to discover relics and runes needed to defeat a fierce dragon. The Bomacron Fishscale Belgian Block pattern was used to create that old world feel of stone castles. The MagiQuest area was produced using the Bomanite Shale Gray Integral Color then utilizing a Bomanite Natural Gray Color Hardener wash before it was sealed.

The difficulty of the project was in both access and area control. Whereas multiple trades were utilizing the same spaces at the same time, Bulach Custom Rock installed all the stampable overlay during the overnight hours with the use of mostly temporary lighting. Due to Bomanite Thin-Set’s benefits of being trafficked quickly, Bulach Custom Rock was able to have the flooring installed on schedule.

Bomanite Thin-Set is a specially formulated polymer modified topping mix that will bond to any stable, structurally sound substrate. This unique system allows the installation of a thin, imprinted concrete topping when installed at 3/8″ thick and can be feathered to a zero edge that was helpful when the overlay needed to seamlessly match up to an existing tile floor entrance for the Great Wolf Lodge.

Bomanite Thin-Set is an extremely effective alternative to the demolition or remodel of an existing substrate, making it a perfect choice for the Great Wolf Lodge Renovation.

 

The Great Wolf Lodge in Minnesota Renovated with Bomanite Thin-Set Toppings Stampable Overlay with three different Bomacron Patterns; Fishscale Belgian Block, Small Sandstone and Dried Earth Texture

 

The Great Wolf Lodge in Minnesota Renovated with Bomanite Thin-Set Toppings Stampable Overlay with three different Bomacron Patterns; Fishscale Belgian Block, Small Sandstone and Dried Earth Texture

The Great Wolf Lodge in Minnesota Renovated with Bomanite Thin-Set Toppings Stampable Overlay with three different Bomacron Patterns; Fishscale Belgian Block, Small Sandstone and Dried Earth TextureThe Great Wolf Lodge in Minnesota Renovated with Bomanite Thin-Set Toppings Stampable Overlay with three different Bomacron Patterns; Fishscale Belgian Block, Small Sandstone and Dried Earth Texture

 

 

 

Downtown Tulsa’s newest luxury apartments are within walking distance of the historic Brady Arts District, the Blue Dome District and Tulsa Performing Arts Center and offers amenities for an active lifestyle. This high end residential apartment offers everything one would need to live life to the fullest. Residents can enjoy a workout in the 24/7 state-of-the-art exercise facility, relax in the large swimming pool with a tanning ledge, plan social get-togethers or family outings in the outdoor kitchen and BBQ grill area.

The Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Alloy System is a perfect match for the luxury living at The Edge at East Village Apartments. Bomanite Licensee, Bomanite of Tulsa worked with the designers at Alaback Design Associates and after reviewing samples, they chose Bomanite Alloy for its highly architectural reflective properties and surface slip-resistance qualities for the apartment pool deck. The pool coping was placed using Bomanite Alloy as well. Radius saw cuts were incorporated into the design to continue the detail of the pool.

Bomanite Alloy is a unique alternative to other decorative concrete finishes. Its low life cycle cost is a bonus for multi-unit complex developers, providing improved wear resistance for light- to moderate-duty vehicular or foot traffic, assisting in low maintenance for the heavily used patio and pool deck areas of the The Edge Apartments. Due to the use of Bomanite Sand Color Hardener, these highly durable surfaces are available in a wide range of aggregates and permanent light fast colors to help reduce heat island effect. Bomanite Alloy is highly sustainable as well as a suitable choice for architectural luxury designs.

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Bomanite is happy to present the Annual Decorative Concrete Project Award winners! The Bomanite Company held their Annual Conference in Fresno, CA this year where winners of the 2017 Awards were announced. Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes located in Denver, Colorado, received the Grand Award for their outstanding project DELO – Downtown East Louisville. The streetscape was completed with the Bomanite Sandscape Texture system, while seat walls and columns reflected the Sandscape Refined System, the detail and work showcased immense talent and design for this up and coming community.

Colorado Hardscapes DELO project also took a Gold award for the Best Exposed Aggregate Systems Over 12,000 sq. ft. as well as a Gold for their Private Residence exposed aggregate work in the Under 12,000 sq. ft. category.

Bomanite Licensee, Musselman and Hall Contractors, located in Missouri, brought home two Gold Awards. A Gold Award was received for their Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems work for the Cerner Innovation Campus project. Bomanite Integral Color with the Renaissance Custom Polishing system was installed throughout the interior of the building; lobby, corridors, common spaces, dining hall and café. Their project MMGY, a travel marketing firm, earned a Gold with their renovation of an 800-sq. ft. lobby cork floor. The Bomanite Custom Polishing Modena System provided a fast track solution producing a stunning white winning polished concrete floor.

Licensee, Edwards Concrete, located in Winter Garden, Florida, was awarded the Gold Award for the Best Imprint Systems Over 12,000 sq. ft. Project for their work at the Tanger Outlets in Daytona Beach. Breaking the mold of a traditional outlet mall, Tanger Outlets Daytona styling is a combination of beach-industrial and mid-century modern where brand name stores occupy the interior space connected by the decorative concrete outdoor walkways and plaza spaces.

Heritage Bomanite, located in Fresno, California received the Gold Award for the Best Imprint Systems Under 12,000 sq. ft. The grand display of pool decking, cascading waterfall, cabana space, quaint sitting areas with firepits, bocce ball courtyard, state of the art cook’s outdoor kitchen with concrete countertops is a residential backyard entertainment venue for all.

Bulach Custom Rock, Bomanite Licensee located in Minnesota grabbed a Gold for the Best Toppings Systems Project. Their work on the Great Wolf Lodge showcases the mixed designs that can be used with the Bomanite Thin-Set Toppings System incorporating decorative concrete features that work well to simulate flooring that fits with the themed Resort.

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

Bomanite Decorative Concrete Craftsmen Awards

Bomanite Licensees at the Bomanite Annual Project Awards in Fresno, California

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 40 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.

The Veterans Administration (VA) Central California Health Care System originally hired Heritage Bomanite to place plain gray concrete with a broom finish for their Walk of Honor Memorial project. Heritage Bomanite worked with the VA and TETER Architects & Engineers Company and had them visit their architectural design showroom. Many samples were reviewed and they were so impressed with the quality, durability, look and feel that they decided to upgrade to the Bomanite Sandscape Texture System.

The walk is a landscaped area that leads visitors to the center’s Wall of Honor. The integrally colored concrete and Sandscape finish path has a hand cut pattern in dark and light grey colors. Heritage Bomanite installed the red granite stars along with the decorative concrete finish. The walls are locally quarried Black Granite with more than 1,100 Veterans names engraved.

TETER was so moved by the project that their staff gathered donations that made it possible for the VA to purchase a Battlefield Cross bronze statue for the Walk of Honor. TETER’s Jonathan Schlundt who served as Project Manager on the memorial stated, “The entire process was inspirational in many ways—from the participation of staff creating a plethora of designs, the involvement and advice from community activists alongside the VA, and the commitment of local contractors; but the best part was seeing what the project meant to the Veteran’s and their loved ones on opening day.”

The VA stated that the Walk of Honor was a significant undertaking that will enhance the physical, spiritual and mental healing of Veterans, families and visitors. Each November following Veterans Day, the VA will host a dedication ceremony to add names of Veterans to the memorial.

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Bomanite Licensee, Musselman & Hall Contractors (M&H) worked with the local architecture firm Gould Evans during the design development phase of the Garmin Expansion project. M&H assisted with the project specifications and samples. The design team and owner’s representatives visited the M&H architectural concrete showroom multiple times to discuss project particulars and review samples until the team was able to fine tune the project finishes.

Musselman & Hall placed 40,800 SF pedestrian plaza as part of a building expansion project at the Garmin headquarters in Olathe, KS. Garmin brings GPS navigation and wearable technology to the automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and fitness markets. Nearly 25,800 SF of the plaza was done utilizing the Bomanite Sandscape Texture Finish, Multiple planter beds, cast-in-place Sandscape finished concrete benches, a continuous 1’ x 8’ joint spacing, and the detailed stain pattern created unique challenges to this project.

The entire plaza was saw cut and v grooved, or bevel cut, on a 1’ x 8’ joint spacing, joint layout was extremely critical, the jointing was continuous throughout the 700’ long plaza and any variance in joint layout would be obvious and would not be acceptable.

Musselman & Hall used Bomanite Con-Color to stain the Sandscape Texture portion of the plaza. The stain pattern incorporated three Bomanite Con-Colors; Cobblestone Gray, Nickel Gray, and Natural Gray. The stained Bomanite Sandscape was then sealed with Bomanite Sealer BomaSeal C-18.

This is a beautiful project and exhibits the potential and beauty of quality architectural concrete. This project won the Gold Award for the Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Project.

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Bomanite Licensee, Bomanite New England, has opened its showroom in Braintree, MA. The newly opened Design Center is approximately 1,100 square feet that displays decorative concrete systems on the floor and walls.

Rotating racks displaying large system samples and designer sample boards are throughout the space showcasing Bomanite Polished Concrete, Bomanite Overlay Microtopping Systems, Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems such as Bomanite Sandscape, Bomanite Revealed and Bomanite Alloy. The long standing original Bomanite Imprinted Concrete can be found on the interior floor space as well as samples to view different textures. The decorative concrete wall features a sampling of innovative systems mixed with newly designed concrete graphic patterns and colors providing a custom look and feel.

Bomanite New England can work with you and your clients to select a system that is perfect for your project and can customize a look that entails several Bomanite systems to fit any budget or design requirements.

Take away samples are available in standard 3” x 3” chip sizes and box sets. Additional sizes in 6” x 6”, 12” x 12” and 24” x 24” are offered as well. If needed supplementary samples can be shipped directly to customers from the Bomanite’s Denver Colorado manufacturing facility. Custom samples are available with each sample cast using processes that are similar to how the concrete is constructed in the field.

Bomanite New England will be hosting an Open House on October 3, 4 and 5 for local specifiers, architectural and design firms to tour and learn more about decorative concrete, its’ features and feasibility for commercial, municipal and residential projects. The Open House will feature the following informative sessions on polished concrete and other types of decorative concrete:

  • Specifying Polished Concrete:
    Bomanite Experts will show you how to create a performance based polished concrete specification. You will also learn how to turn your design intent into a successful installation, by knowing how concrete is polished and what to look for throughout the construction process.
  • Design Flexibility for Decorative Concrete Exteriors:
    Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems bring the vintage decorative concrete option back into the forefront of the industry with innovative systems and longer-lasting products, combining the durability you need with the beauty you desire. Bomanite Sandscape, Alloy and Revealed will be featured. We will cover specifying and design choices during this informative session.
  • Design Flexibility of Decorative Concrete Interiors:
    Polished concrete. Dyed concrete. Stained concrete. Overlays. Toppings. Terrazzo. See all the Bomanite options for durable, easy to maintain concrete interiors for floors and walls.

You can register for a specific session or visit during the general hours. For more information about the Bomanite New England Open House and to register visit: http://bomanitenewengland.bomanitelicensee.com/decorative-concrete-showroom-opens-braintree/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bomanite is the leader in decorative concrete for interior and exterior applications, with Bomanite Licensed Contractors and Architectural Design Centers throughout the U.S.A. and Canada. Bomanite provides the specifying community an opportunity to learn about architectural concrete paving and flooring solutions through concrete samples and educational seminars. Bomanite partners exclusively with a network of experienced and specially trained concrete professionals dedicated to the highest standards of quality and service.

 

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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