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