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Elegance and sophistication abound inside the Healthpeak Properties office, where the Bomanite Modena Monolithic cementitious topping was installed to create a stunning flooring surface.

Healthpeak Properties is an innovative company at the forefront of providing premium real estate to the dynamic healthcare industry and is committed to delivering value to their shareholders, customers, and employees.  Their tenancy at the amazing 50 FIFTY DTC comes as no surprise considering the Class AAA 12-story office tower boasts elegance and sophistication with beautiful lines and amazing architectural features.  The complex offers office spaces with floor-to-ceiling glass, lightwells that provide natural light in every office and core space, breathtaking views, and luxury amenities.

Curated Partnerships Equate to Design Success with Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems

Elegance and sophistication abound inside the Healthpeak Properties office, where the Bomanite Modena Monolithic cementitious topping was installed to create a stunning flooring surface.

Looking to create an impressive office space for their Denver based location, Healthpeak Properties partnered with Acquilano Interior Architecture to develop finish plans for the interior spaces.  Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes was brought in to work with Acquilano and general contractor Boots Construction to discuss options for installing the polished concrete flooring in a substantial section of the overall space.

Elegance and sophistication abound inside the Healthpeak Properties office, where the Bomanite Modena Monolithic cementitious topping was installed to create a stunning flooring surface.

Healthpeak Properties wanted to achieve the minimalistic look of an architectural polished flooring surface but with uniform aggregate exposure.  Since polished concrete does not guarantee uniformity, and because there was existing flooring to work with, Colorado Hardscapes proposed to place 5,597 SF of gray Bomanite Modena Monolithic, one of Bomanite’s revolutionary Custom Polishing Systems.  Modena Monolithic by Bomanite is an engineered interior cementitious topping that is blended with selected aggregates, in this case 1/4” to 3/4” in size, and then ground and polished to the desired gloss level.

As Complications are Conquered, Design Dreams are Delivered

Elegance and sophistication abound inside the Healthpeak Properties office, where the Bomanite Modena Monolithic cementitious topping was installed to create a stunning flooring surface.

Although a simple mix, this office space had a few complications to work around.  First, this space exists on the 8th floor, meaning all materials and equipment had to be moved to the 8th level.  Additionally, the elevator lobby and bathroom were recessed for tile requiring Colorado Hardscapes to fill in the recesses with an inch of repair mortar before installing the Bomanite Modena Monolithic.  Finally, the flooring would be placed before Boots Construction built any of the walls.  Due to this technicality, Colorado Hardscapes had to form everywhere besides the elevator room and bathroom and widen the Bomanite Modena Monolithic an extra 4-8 inches next to where each wall would be placed.

Elegance and sophistication abound inside the Healthpeak Properties office, where the Bomanite Modena Monolithic cementitious topping was installed to create a stunning flooring surface.

These added steps are not something that would normally be encountered during the process, but the resulting flooring surface is nothing but spectacular, measuring up to any Modena installation by Colorado Hardscapes.  To honor the existing joints, several sections of aluminum strip inlays were placed, and the floors were polished to an 800-grit, level 3 finish to achieve a slight reflection without being overly slippery.  Colorado Hardscapes provided the perfect solution using Bomanite’s systems and products while accommodating the client’s needs and creating the dream office Healthpeak Properties desired.

Dallas Theological Seminary enjoys beautiful, durable, low-maintenance Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete in their new Chapel and Student Life Center installed by Texas Bomanite.

What does a Leap of Faith look like?  It begins with a situation like Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) faced in April 2020.  A $14 million building had been three years in the making and was yet to be built.  With donations earmarked and targeted to cover the construction already in the bucket, the project was pending the issuance of city permits.  The permitting process had been delayed because of incredibly significant growth in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  The COVID pandemic struck March 15, 2020, and three weeks later the final permits from the city of Dallas were issued.  Not knowing when things would get back to normal, the only logical conclusion was a Leap of Faith by DTS, and the building project started in May.

Dallas Theological Seminary enjoys beautiful, durable, low-maintenance Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete in their new Chapel and Student Life Center installed by Texas Bomanite.

Dallas Theological Seminary is a highly esteemed and recognized seminary with locations all over the country and in Europe.  Texas Bomanite was asked by the main contractor, Hill & Wilkinson, to provide Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems decorative concrete flooring throughout DTS’s new chapel and student center. Bomanite Polished concrete was selected so that it would remain both beautiful and durable against the high foot traffic the chapel and student building anticipated on a daily basis.

Beautiful Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Define Durable Decorative Concrete

Dallas Theological Seminary enjoys beautiful, durable, low-maintenance Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete in their new Chapel and Student Life Center installed by Texas Bomanite.

The patented technology of the Bomanite Custom Polishing System chemically reacts with the concrete to lock in the color, and the mechanical application closes the surface to keep out contaminants.  One application, permanent results.  Lustrous color, protected by a tight, beautiful sheen.  The Bomanite Custom Polishing System offers exceptional resistance to slipping, abrasion and impact.  Available in finishes from satin to gloss, finished surfaces also repel water and oil and are dust-proof.  This finish does not require replacement, recoating, or waxing and thus is superior to limited-life coatings.  The non-toxic, non-flammable and odorless application is environmentally friendly.  And surface care is user-friendly as routine cleaning will maintain luster.

Dallas Theological Seminary enjoys beautiful, durable, low-maintenance Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete in their new Chapel and Student Life Center installed by Texas Bomanite.

The Bomanite Custom Polishing VitraFlor System was chosen for this project.  Texas Bomanite installed over 13,000 SF of (Class D – Large Aggregate Exposed) Bomanite Polished Concrete at an 800-Grit finish.  Bomanite VitraFlor is ground to expose the desired amount of aggregate, then polished to the required gloss level and treated with Bomanite VitraFinish for protection.  The primary benefit of Bomanite VitraFlor is the simplicity of installation and durability of the finished floor, lending to low-maintenance and long-term sustainable features.  VitraFlor by Bomanite is intended primarily for new construction or major renovation projects.  Now even ordinary concrete can live up to Bomanite’s promise that all concrete can be functional and stylish.

Bomanite Licensee Delivers During Difficult COVID Pandemic

Dallas Theological Seminary enjoys beautiful, durable, low-maintenance Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete in their new Chapel and Student Life Center installed by Texas Bomanite.

Texas Bomanite, part of the distinguished Bomanite Licensee network, was established in 1987 and has since grown to become one of Texas’ largest and most respected architectural concrete contractors with offices in Dallas and Central Texas.  They are renowned for their team of dedicated, talented, and professional concrete craftsman who collaborate closely with owners and designers to tailor an architectural concrete plan to budget and to specs.  They complete projects especially during difficult construction scenarios.  For Dallas Theological Seminary, it may have been a Leap of Faith to begin such a large construction project during the height of COVID, but the choice of Texas Bomanite to deliver the vision of the project was a certainty. Chafer Chapel and Student Life Center Live Cam

Dallas Theological Seminary enjoys beautiful, durable, low-maintenance Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete in their new Chapel and Student Life Center installed by Texas Bomanite.
Owners of the Yume Spa in Tulsa, Oklahoma specified a continuous, smooth, and serene flooring finish throughout their medical grade spa facility and Bomanite of Tulsa delivered by installing Bomanite Micro-Top.

The newly remodeled Yume Spa in Tulsa, Oklahoma is a holistic natural spa that is dedicated to helping people look and feel their best.  They look at the mind, body, and skin as one entity, believing healthy skin reflects a healthy body and mind.  The spa experience they offer was created to inspire individuals to reset, renew, and maintain healthier habits while emphasizing relaxation in a naturally infused environment.

Bomanite Toppings Systems Provide Durable Design and Serene Aesthetic

Owners of the Yume Spa in Tulsa, Oklahoma specified a continuous, smooth, and serene flooring finish throughout their medical grade spa facility and Bomanite of Tulsa delivered by installing Bomanite Micro-Top.

As part of the remodel process, new flooring was at the top of the list to fulfill the owner’s desire to further develop a tranquil environment for spa patrons.  Bomanite Licensee Bomanite of Tulsa was enlisted to create a flooring surface with a continuous, smooth finish that would hold up to foot traffic while enhancing the serene, peaceful atmosphere within the spa.

Owners of the Yume Spa in Tulsa, Oklahoma specified a continuous, smooth, and serene flooring finish throughout their medical grade spa facility and Bomanite of Tulsa delivered by installing Bomanite Micro-Top.

Bomanite Toppings Systems can refurbish old, worn-out surfaces and turn them into new and exciting expanses of color, pattern, and texture and this product line was chosen for Yume Spa because installation can be completed at a fraction of the time and cost normally associated with elaborate forming and design work.  For this application, Bomanite Micro-Top was the optimal choice to provide the continuous, smooth finish that was requested while also providing durability, exceptional bond strength, and high abrasion resistance.

Owners of the Yume Spa in Tulsa, Oklahoma specified a continuous, smooth, and serene flooring finish throughout their medical grade spa facility and Bomanite of Tulsa delivered by installing Bomanite Micro-Top.

Micro-Top by Bomanite is a state-of-the-art system that utilizes a troweled-on cementitious topping that tenaciously bonds to virtually any substrate, including concrete, wood, metal, plastic, or asphalt.  When a laminate floor or carpet is removed, no costly, abrasive blasting is required before Bomanite Micro-Top is applied over the substrate, saving both time and money.  To achieve the owner’s desired look, Bomanite of Tulsa first removed the pre-existing laminate and ground the adhesive to ensure the flooring surface was properly prepared for the Bomanite Micro-Top application.  They then applied one coat of Micro-Top base coat and two coats of Micro-Top finish coat, followed by Bomanite Florthane WB, a two-component, water-clear urethane sealer.

Bomanite Licensee Provides High-Quality, Exceptional Results

Owners of the Yume Spa in Tulsa, Oklahoma specified a continuous, smooth, and serene flooring finish throughout their medical grade spa facility and Bomanite of Tulsa delivered by installing Bomanite Micro-Top.

Bomanite of Tulsa is well-known for their architectural concrete installations, providing numerous decorative options using only the highest quality products while working closely with their clientele to provide the highest quality concrete finishes available.  Their exceptional installation at the Yume Spa resulted in a continuous, smooth, and warm to the eye Micro-Top finish throughout the upscale medical spa facility.  The Yume Spa is dedicated to helping clients look and feel their best and this stunning flooring surface beautifully enhances the aesthetic and promotes a peaceful environment for patrons.

Owners of the Yume Spa in Tulsa, Oklahoma specified a continuous, smooth, and serene flooring finish throughout their medical grade spa facility and Bomanite of Tulsa delivered by installing Bomanite Micro-Top.
Bomanite Imprint Systems with custom patterns and Bomanite Bomacron creates a one-of-a-kind experience at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails installed by Bomanite licensee Musselman and Hall Contractors.

Primate Canopy Trails is a 35,000-square-foot outdoor expansion to the Primate House at the St. Louis Zoo in St. Louis, MO. The $13 million exhibit consists of new outdoor homes for primates and includes climbing structures that allow guests to explore the forest canopy next to the animals.  This new exhibit is like a jungle gym for all primates, both zoo animals and human visitors.  Creating a first-of-its-kind zoo experience, it is an outdoor playground that brings a sense of joy and freedom to all who venture there.

Decorative Concrete Conveys Story

Bomanite Imprint Systems with custom patterns and Bomanite Bomacron creates a one-of-a-kind experience at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails installed by Bomanite licensee Musselman and Hall Contractors.

Overhead mesh tunnels connected to the Primate House lead to tall, preexisting live trees and other outdoor habitats with spaces for the animals to climb and perch.  Four tunnels lead to the Primate House, and four lead to the Primate Care Center.  There is even a see-through tunnel that guests can walk through to get a panoramic view of the animals.  Inside the care center, windows provide the primates with a view to the outside, which they didn’t have at the original Primate House.  Two custom-built boxes in each habitat provide shelter from the rain or just a place to spend some alone time. In the winter, the caretakers can add a heating pad to transform the boxes into a warm zone. Each habitat also has custom shade sails and a cool mist fan for warm or hot days.  While down below the paving placed by Musselman & Hall allows guests to wander beneath the trees surrounded by jungle.  Bomanite Imprint Systems custom decorative concrete has the ability to tell a story as well as to enchant the eyes and stimulate the senses.

Bomanite Imprint Systems with custom patterns and Bomanite Bomacron creates a one-of-a-kind experience at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails installed by Bomanite licensee Musselman and Hall Contractors.Bomanite Imprint Systems with custom patterns and Bomanite Bomacron creates a one-of-a-kind experience at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails installed by Bomanite licensee Musselman and Hall Contractors.

Sam Kroesen of Bomanite licensee Musselman & Hall Contractors worked with the designers from PGAV Destinations to develop a hardscape that would not only impress guests but would also mimic the natural habitat of the animals. Musselman & Hall craftsmen placed integrally colored concrete with “Dried Mud” textures and then imprinted the surface with actual jungle leaves and anatomically correct footprints for several monkey species to accurately represent the gait pattern of each species.

Bomanite Imprint Systems with custom patterns and Bomanite Bomacron creates a one-of-a-kind experience at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails installed by Bomanite licensee Musselman and Hall Contractors.

All of the Musselman & Hall work was capped with the jewel of the project, a 17-foot diameter medallion that used stenciling and three colors of Bomanite Color Hardener before being imprinted with an “Embedded Stone” texture to create a large-scale graphic that would hold up to the heavy foot traffic.  Bomanite Imprint Systems are cast-in-place concrete flooring and paving that adds a distinctive architectural touch to any project, together with the durability to stand up to the toughest traffic loads and environmental conditions.

You Dream It, We Will Make It Happen

Bomanite Imprint Systems with custom patterns and Bomanite Bomacron creates a one-of-a-kind experience at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails installed by Bomanite licensee Musselman and Hall Contractors.

Bomanite Bomacron is a textured version of the original Bomanite Imprint decorative concrete, and is also cast-in-place, colored and imprinted, but provides the added dimension of texture and relief between the joint lines. The multitude of available patterns simulates a wide variety of natural materials including slate, granite, limestone, sandstone, wood, and cobblestone.  Of course, as in the case in this project, if none of the existing patterns fit your specifications, custom patterns are in reach of your imagination.  You dream it, and our network of Bomanite licensee’s will make it happen.

Bomanite Licensee Exceeds Expectations

Bomanite Imprint Systems with custom patterns and Bomanite Bomacron creates a one-of-a-kind experience at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails installed by Bomanite licensee Musselman and Hall Contractors.

Bomanite licensee Musselman & Hall Contractors is unsurpassed in the industry for their ability to handle difficult logistics and unusual specifications scenarios.  They are well known for delivering projects that far exceed the expectations of their clients, easily meeting the challenges of budgets and timelines, and providing innovative solutions that specify the best product for each application.  This project is an example of their highly qualified craftsmanship and ingenuity.  Visitors of all ages to the St. Louis Zoo, and even many more yet-to-be-born generations, will be enchanted by their work of concrete art.

Bomanite Imprint Systems with custom patterns and Bomanite Bomacron creates a one-of-a-kind experience at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails installed by Bomanite licensee Musselman and Hall Contractors.
Carolina Bomanite installed Bomanite Imprint Systems to create the porte cochere, entrance, and amenity areas at the Courtyard by Marriott in Mauldin, South Carolina, providing a decorative concrete hardscape with stunning results.

The new state-of-the-art Courtyard by Marriott in Mauldin, SC, was developed by Touchstone Hospitality and offers inviting, flexible spaces, a well-equipped fitness center and outdoor pool, as well as small details and smart design that allow guests to be more productive while maintaining comfortability.

Carolina Bomanite installed Bomanite Imprint Systems to create the porte cochere, entrance, and amenity areas at the Courtyard by Marriott in Mauldin, South Carolina, providing a decorative concrete hardscape with stunning results.

Having successfully worked with Touchstone Hospitality in the past, Carolina Bomanite Corporation was the developer’s top choice to create the decorative concrete hardscape surfaces.  The Carolina Bomanite team stepped up to the challenge to remedy another contractor’s poor workmanship on a previous project and brought the Bomanite family of products and expertise to the rescue.  Since then, the owner refuses to allow any other architectural concrete trade on its building sites.

Unsurpassed Selection and Superiority

Carolina Bomanite installed Bomanite Imprint Systems to create the porte cochere, entrance, and amenity areas at the Courtyard by Marriott in Mauldin, South Carolina, providing a decorative concrete hardscape with stunning results.

The Mauldin Courtyard by Marriott highlights Bomanite Imprint Systems with multiple Bomacron patterns.  The selection and quality of Bomanite Imprinting Tools is unsurpassed in the industry with well over 400 distinct patterns and associated textures.  The hotel’s porte cochere features Bomanite Bomacron Running Bond Belgian Block, which resembles hand cut and tumbled basalt cobblestones, and adds distinct texture and design detail to the hardscape.  The Bomanite Bomacron 10” Boardwalk pattern was installed to create the front entrance as well as an extension at the back of the hotel leading into the enclosed amenity area, giving the lifelike look of real wood while providing the durability of concrete.  Additionally, the Bomanite Bomacron Slate Texture pattern was utilized to create the smoking area adjacent to the front entrance and in the enclosed amenity area at the back of the hotel.  The Slate Texture installation in the amenity area features a 3-4’ sawcut pattern that runs bias to the building, adding versatile texture and rustic, random veining that complements the hotel’s architecture and aesthetic.

Carolina Bomanite installed Bomanite Imprint Systems to create the porte cochere, entrance, and amenity areas at the Courtyard by Marriott in Mauldin, South Carolina, providing a decorative concrete hardscape with stunning results.

To further accentuate the design, darkened float finish bands were incorporated around the salt textured fire table with the incorporation of a channel drain that will handle runoff water from the covered patio seating area.  Form and function come together seamlessly with this design and no details were spared, providing a beautifully stunning hardscape that is durable, distinct, and functional.

Challenges Faced

Carolina Bomanite installed Bomanite Imprint Systems to create the porte cochere, entrance, and amenity areas at the Courtyard by Marriott in Mauldin, South Carolina, providing a decorative concrete hardscape with stunning results.

This project was underway prior to the onset of the pandemic and was thus temporarily delayed as the owner, along with others in the hospitality industry understood the future of travel.  Facing challenges like material shortages and labor inefficiencies in unprecedented scope and duration forced a delay during construction for approximately one year.  Despite the challenges that were faced, Carolina Bomanite was able to exceed the owner’s expectations with their successful completion of the architectural concrete installation.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Carolina Bomanite installed Bomanite Imprint Systems to create the porte cochere, entrance, and amenity areas at the Courtyard by Marriott in Mauldin, South Carolina, providing a decorative concrete hardscape with stunning results.

Carolina Bomanite is experienced in all types of decorative concrete installation and for over 48 years they have set the standard for exceptional quality.  Their seamless installations at multiple Courtyard by Marriott locations have proven their commitment to excellence, resulting in a long-standing partnership with Touchstone Hospitality.  The 2021 Gold Award for Best Bomanite Imprint Systems Project was awarded to Carolina Bomanite for their stunning installation of Bomanite Bomacron Running Bond Belgian Block, 10” Boardwalk, and Slate Texture patterns to create a uniquely distinct decorative concrete hardscape around the Courtyard by Marriott in Mauldin, South Carolina, creating exceptional results and providing a product with superior durability and distinct character that will endure for decades to come.

Texas Bomanite installed decorative concrete flooring using Bomanite Patène Artectura, part of the Bomanite Toppings System at Hotel Drover in Fort Worth, TX.

The staff at Hotel Drover in Fort Worth, TX, pride themselves in guaranteeing your stay will be unique, as no two of the 200 luxurious guest rooms are alike.  This urban ranch oasis, an Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott, embodies a rustic-luxe design throughout. The hotel is the anchor of the award-winning Mule Alley, an entertainment destination transformed from beautifully restored 100-year-old horse and mule barns.  Offering an authentic glimpse of the American west, Mule Alley is part of the Stockyards Historic District featuring the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive on Exchange Ave., a carefully curated collection of restaurants, eateries, entertainment venues, shops, heritage brands, and creative workplaces.

Decorative Concrete Creates Unique Design

Texas Bomanite installed decorative concrete flooring using Bomanite Patène Artectura, part of the Bomanite Toppings System at Hotel Drover in Fort Worth, TX.

For Hotel Drover construction, Texas Bomanite, one of Texas’ largest and most respected architectural concrete contractors, was asked by Commerce Construction Co., LP to provide a decorative concrete floor throughout the hotel lobby, levels 1&2 of the offices, levels 2-6, the event barn area, outside the event barn restrooms, and stained concrete columns in the event barn.  These are six different architectural areas, with six different specifications, but required an overall cohesive design aesthetic specification – no small task and no small challenge in a state that prides itself in everything being bigger.

Texas Bomanite installed decorative concrete flooring using Bomanite Patène Artectura, part of the Bomanite Toppings System at Hotel Drover in Fort Worth, TX.

The hotel lobby included 3,610 SF of 7/8” Modena SL with Chemical Stain – Gray Concrete Overlay that was later Acid Stained with Bomanite – Ebony Stain.  The Ebony Acid Stain was diluted at two different percentages, 10% and 40%, to create the bands and fields as shown in the pictures.  The overlays were sealed with a two-part polyurethane sealing system in a matte finish.  The architect’s use of reclaimed wood to frame each of the decorative concrete flooring overlays adds another dimension of ambiance and intrigue to the outer bands of concrete surrounding the fields.

Texas Bomanite installed decorative concrete flooring using Bomanite Patène Artectura, part of the Bomanite Toppings System at Hotel Drover in Fort Worth, TX.

Levels 0, 2-6 consisted of 14,525 SF of sealed concrete flooring.  Office levels 1&2 consisted of 3,962 SF of Bomanite Ebony acid stain and two-part polyurethane sealing system also in a matte finish.  This compliments the chosen décor and creates a delightful work atmosphere.  The decorative concrete flooring is alluring and allows the eyes to almost flow seamlessly through the space, with just enough shine to brighten anyone’s mood and lighten the daily workload.

Texas Bomanite installed decorative concrete flooring using Bomanite Patène Artectura, part of the Bomanite Toppings System at Hotel Drover in Fort Worth, TX.

The event barn bar was a total of 797 SF consisting of the same 7/8” Modena SL with Chemical Stain – Gray Concrete Overlay that was later Acid Stained with Bomanite – Ebony Stain and sealed the two-part polyurethane sealing system in a matte finish.  Finally, 8 vertical columns in the event barn were stained to match the aesthetic of the rest of the space.  The stain helps to accentuate both the height of the ceiling and the lower stone portions of the columns, and to tie the other design elements in the space together.

Bomanite Systems Allow Artistic Inspiration

Texas Bomanite installed decorative concrete flooring using Bomanite Patène Artectura, part of the Bomanite Toppings System at Hotel Drover in Fort Worth, TX.

Bomanite Toppings Systems includes Bomanite Patène Artectura, a unique coloration system applied topically.  It turns your concrete into a “canvas” for creating an unlimited range of artistic possibilities that fit any budget, and any design criteria, from mild to wild.  Bomanite Patène Artectura achieves dazzling design options that create one-of-a-kind floors, paving or precast options limited only by your imagination.  As in this project, Bomanite Patène Artectura is also especially well-suited for both horizontal and vertical surfaces.  It’s more versatile than you expect, and more economical than you think.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Texas Bomanite installed decorative concrete flooring using Bomanite Patène Artectura, part of the Bomanite Toppings System at Hotel Drover in Fort Worth, TX.

Texas Bomanite is known for their craftsmanship and their ability to deliver and exceed expectations of all project stakeholders.  For this project they received the 2021 GRAND AWARD for Best Bomanite Patène Artectura Project.  Every bucket list will now include Hotel Drover, an aspirational destination hotel experience like no other.  The Hotel Drover exudes the Texas hospitality Fort Worth is known for.  The decorative concrete, installed by Texas Bomanite, exemplifies the quality work of their team of specially trained artisans, which is an award-winning example of the Bomanite licensee network.

Colorado Hardscapes collaborated with general contractor Price Design Group and landscape architect BrightView to create Bomanite Sandscape Texture sidewalks with a specialty scoring pattern as well as 300 SF of custom colored Bomanite Micro-Top XT decorative concrete that proudly portrays a pattern created by late Colorado artist Clark Richert.

The RYE SoBo apartment complex in Denver’s South Broadway Park neighborhood offers relaxed, sophisticated living with distinctive design and uniquely personal features.  RYE SoBo is a community of convenience, and a residency here includes modern amenities and contemporary conveniences like a beer garden, resort-inspired pool, athletic training center, electric car charging stations, a rooftop dog park and pet spa, and a co-working venue.

Colorado Hardscapes collaborated with general contractor Price Design Group and landscape architect BrightView to create Bomanite Sandscape Texture sidewalks with a specialty scoring pattern as well as 300 SF of custom colored Bomanite Micro-Top XT decorative concrete that proudly portrays a pattern created by late Colorado artist Clark Richert.

RYE SoBo is perfectly located for urban adventure and provides a communal environment where active lifestyles blend together seamlessly – eclectic dives and shops, unique cafes and restaurants, bookstores, live music venues, and much more are at your fingertips.  The distinct aesthetic and inspired vibes carry throughout the complex and neighborhood with thoughtful design and modern architectural features.

Bomanite Systems Equate to Installation Success

Colorado Hardscapes collaborated with general contractor Price Design Group and landscape architect BrightView to create Bomanite Sandscape Texture sidewalks with a specialty scoring pattern as well as 300 SF of custom colored Bomanite Micro-Top XT decorative concrete that proudly portrays a pattern created by late Colorado artist Clark Richert.

The RYE SoBo apartment complex incorporates 2,800 SF of decorative flatwork and 8,400 SF of uncolored sidewalks that were installed by Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes.  Included in these installations were Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems and Bomanite Toppings Systems.  Working with Price Design Group as the general contractor and BrightView as the landscape architect, Colorado Hardscapes integrated a specialty scoring pattern into the Bomanite Sandscape Texture sidewalks around the building and achieved the different colors using Bomanite Con-Color in Cobblestone and French Gray.  Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete was an optimal application for this installation to provide added durability while inserting a decorative element that blends well with the artistic nature of Broadway Park.

Colorado Hardscapes collaborated with general contractor Price Design Group and landscape architect BrightView to create Bomanite Sandscape Texture sidewalks with a specialty scoring pattern as well as 300 SF of custom colored Bomanite Micro-Top XT decorative concrete that proudly portrays a pattern created by late Colorado artist Clark Richert.

Bomanite Micro Top-XT is one of Bomanite’s Toppings System applications and has extraordinary adhesion properties and the ability to withstand prolonged pedestrian and vehicular traffic, while also providing a tough, water-retardant coating that made it perfect for this installation.  On the northeast side of the RYE SoBo Apartments, Colorado Hardscapes placed 300 SF of custom colored Bomanite Micro-Top XT in a pattern created by prominent Colorado artist, Clark Richert.  Known primarily for his large, geometrically patterned paintings, Richert derived his work through investigation of five-fold symmetry and quasi-crystal patterns found both in nature and theoretical mathematics.  With 15 different colors in the design, placing each color was laborious and tedious, but perfectly executed by the Colorado Hardscapes team.  Each color is surrounded by a saw cut to accentuate the crisp lines and enhance the dimensionality of the art piece.

Colorado Hardscapes collaborated with general contractor Price Design Group and landscape architect BrightView to create Bomanite Sandscape Texture sidewalks with a specialty scoring pattern as well as 300 SF of custom colored Bomanite Micro-Top XT decorative concrete that proudly portrays a pattern created by late Colorado artist Clark Richert.

You can see this beautiful work of art in person off Alameda in the alleyway between Bannock Street and Cherokee Street in Denver’s South Broadway neighborhood.  Richert originally wanted to use embedded mosaic tiles in concrete to create his piece, but once he saw how vivid and solid Bomanite MicroTop-XT could make each section, it was absolute that Colorado Hardscapes would employ this application instead.  Projects like this are where Bomanite products really shine, allowing the RYE SoBo apartment complex to showcase Richert’s iconic art while enhancing the iconic energy and inspired vibes of the area.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Colorado Hardscapes collaborated with general contractor Price Design Group and landscape architect BrightView to create Bomanite Sandscape Texture sidewalks with a specialty scoring pattern as well as 300 SF of custom colored Bomanite Micro-Top XT decorative concrete that proudly portrays a pattern created by late Colorado artist Clark Richert.

Colored, stamped, etched, or sandblasted, today’s architectural concrete is limited only by the imagination.  Colorado Hardscapes is a national leader in decorative concrete innovation, offering premium quality and lifelong durability in their finished products.  Their collaboration with late artist, Clark Richert led them to create a work of art for the RYE SoBo apartment complex, earning them the 2021 Best Bomanite Toppings Project Gold Award for their Bomanite Micro-Top XT installation.  Superior service, successful execution, and unbeatable results time and time again are what make Colorado Hardscapes the Front Range’s premier decorative concrete contractor.

Colorado Hardscapes collaborated with general contractor Price Design Group and landscape architect BrightView to create Bomanite Sandscape Texture sidewalks with a specialty scoring pattern as well as 300 SF of custom colored Bomanite Micro-Top XT decorative concrete that proudly portrays a pattern created by late Colorado artist Clark Richert.
The Medium Ashlar Slate and Soldier Course Belgian Block patterns are a stunning sidewalk installation of Bomanite Imprint Systems by Connecticut Bomanite Systems in Downtown Danbury, CT.

Danbury, CT, has embraced the vision of TOD, Transit-Oriented Development, to help revitalize downtown Danbury.  At the key of their TOD vision is a plan for higher density compact urban development that features walkable, pedestrian-friendly streetscapes and sidewalks, within a 10-minute walk of the train station and, connecting various modes of transit, jobs, housing, services, and amenities.  The streetscapes and sidewalks play a major role in attracting investment, new businesses, and employees to Downtown Danbury.  Whether an area is walkable depends on the physical condition of the space accessible to pedestrians as well as the perception of the physical space and its attractiveness to those who do and could utilize it.  The previous existing streetscape improvements were constructed in 1993 and in need of replacement, as evidenced by this Google Street View picture below from 2018.  The city selected Colonna Concrete & Asphalt Paving, LLC as the main contractor, and Connecticut Bomanite Systems was chosen to install the decorative concrete sidewalks for the roughly $12 million project.

Google Maps Street View Danbury, CT, Downtown sidewalks July 2018.

Decorative Concrete Creates an Architectural Artistic Aesthetic

The Medium Ashlar Slate and Soldier Course Belgian Block patterns are a stunning sidewalk installation of Bomanite Imprint Systems by Connecticut Bomanite Systems in Downtown Danbury, CT.

Connecticut Bomanite, working with the City of Danbury, CT, installed the Bomanite Imprint Systems and chose the Medium Ashlar Slate pattern and the Soldier Course Belgian Block pattern.  They were the perfect choices in order to meet the project objective of making the downtown more pedestrian-friendly and appealing to shoppers, diners, and developers.  Instead of the higher cost of installing natural paving materials such as slate or granite, Bomanite Imprint Systems has been used in a wide variety of residential, commercial, and municipal applications to upgrade plain concrete or asphalt.  Bomanite Imprint Systems, the original cast-in-place, colored and imprinted architectural concrete paving, offers unmatched durability to withstand the toughest traffic loads and harshest environmental conditions.

Pick A Pattern, Pick A Color, Bring Your Own

The Medium Ashlar Slate and Soldier Course Belgian Block patterns are a stunning sidewalk installation of Bomanite Imprint Systems by Connecticut Bomanite Systems in Downtown Danbury, CT.

For over five decades, Bomanite Imprint Systems have offered design professionals and homeowners a virtually limitless palette of patterns, textures, and colors – at a fraction of the cost of traditional materials. Bomanite Imprint Systems gives you more than 400 distinct patterns and associated textures with a wide variety of standard and custom coloring options. You can choose from many natural textures including slate, granite, limestone, sandstone, cobblestone and used brick. For decorative concrete architectural paving, accept no substitutes.

The Medium Ashlar Slate and Soldier Course Belgian Block patterns are a stunning sidewalk installation of Bomanite Imprint Systems by Connecticut Bomanite Systems in Downtown Danbury, CT.

Bomanite molds are developed from natural products such as stone or wood as well as unconventional surfaces such as metal or plastic or whatever your imagination may bring to the table.  Images, logos, borders and highly custom textures are all part of the Bomanite offering.  Bomacron patterns are a textured version of the original Bomanite patterns. This product is cast-in-place, colored and imprinted, plus it provides added dimension of texture and relief between the joint lines (shallow joint configurations).

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

The Medium Ashlar Slate and Soldier Course Belgian Block patterns are a stunning sidewalk installation of Bomanite Imprint Systems by Connecticut Bomanite Systems in Downtown Danbury, CT.

Connecticut Bomanite Systems has an unsurpassed reputation of meeting and exceeding their clients’ expectations.  They deliver projects on time, under budget, and according to specs.  For this project they received the 2021 Bronze Award for Best Bomanite Imprint Systems Project.  In a post-COVID world, this sidewalk “refresh” is exactly what the merchants and citizens of Downtown Danbury needed to provide an environment where the arts, culture, commerce, and excitement can thrive.  It helps create the necessary ambience for Danbury’s citizens and visitors to enjoy now and into the decades ahead.

Bomanite Sandscape Texture is the perfect product to provide a premium paving surface and it an optimal choice for pool deck and patio design.

Maravillosa at Campus Pointe is a luxury senior apartment community in Fresno, California.  This breathtaking retirement community is located in the heart of the city with nearby shopping, amazing restaurants, a movie theater, coffee shops, and the local farmer’s market.  The pet-friendly apartment community is also close to local parks for both dog and owner to enjoy.

Bomanite Sandscape Texture is the perfect product to provide a premium paving surface and it an optimal choice for pool deck and patio design.

Maravillosa is an active adult community with conveniences that are curated for the residents including a community garden, game room, library, and an outdoor pool area for swimming and lounging.  Heritage Bomanite was enlisted to carry out the owner’s vision for the outdoor pool deck and patio and provide a relaxed, elegant space for the residents to enjoy year-round, utilizing Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems for the installation.

Safety Features and Stylish Design

Bomanite Sandscape Texture is the perfect product to provide a premium paving surface and it an optimal choice for pool deck and patio design.

Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems offer a variety of modernized mixes and an unlimited palette of colors, textures, and aggregate options to choose from.  Bomanite Sandscape® Texture decorative concrete was installed to create the pool deck and patio and was specifically picked in place of flagstone pavers to create a consistent paving surface while providing cost savings and a high-quality finish.  Sandscape® Texture by Bomanite is designed for outdoor applications, making it the ideal choice for the pool deck area at Maravillosa because it will provide increased surface and slip resistance for pool-side patrons and their guests.

Design Collaboration Equates to Design Success

Bomanite Sandscape Texture is the perfect product to provide a premium paving surface and it an optimal choice for pool deck and patio design.

Heritage Bomanite worked closely with Wallace & Smith General Contractors and project designer Broussard Associates Landscape Architects to create a superior hardscape surface that would be cost-effective while providing extreme durability and safety for the residents.  Bomanite Sandscape® Texture is a tried-and-true favorite for both Heritage Bomanite and the project designer and to take the design to the next level, intricate sawcuts were incorporated into the flatwork design.  This feature perfectly enhances the stylish, sophisticated aesthetic across the Maravillosa grounds, adding decorative detail and providing another elegant element of design.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Bomanite Sandscape Texture is the perfect product to provide a premium paving surface and it an optimal choice for pool deck and patio design.

Heritage Bomanite has developed a reputation for high quality, excellent customer service and superior product design and installation.  They strive to provide the very highest level of quality installation, which is beautifully showcased at Maravillosa Senior Living, and earned them the 2021 Honorable Mention Award for Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Project.  Their top-quality service and support combined with their detailed installation resulted in a stunning pool deck and patio that complements the exterior aesthetic and will provide safety and sophisticated style for the Maravillosa residents.

Carolina Bomanite enhanced the grand entrance at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, North Carolina by installing Bomanite Imprint Systems featuring the Running Bond Belgian Block pattern.
Carolina Bomanite enhanced the grand entrance at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, North Carolina by installing Bomanite Imprint Systems featuring the Running Bond Belgian Block pattern.

Olde Mecklenburg Brewery is located in Charlotte, North Carolina but when you walk through the front doors, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a German Bierhall.  Serving the freshest beer in Charlotte, Olde Mecklenburg Brewery (OMB) is the largest biergarten in the southeast and is set on eight acres of charming countryside property.  The wide-open space provides a natural oasis just minutes away from the city and gives families and friends the perfect place to enjoy a little down time.

Carolina Bomanite enhanced the grand entrance at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, North Carolina by installing Bomanite Imprint Systems featuring the Running Bond Belgian Block pattern.

Looking to expand their facility, OMB reached out to Bomanite Licensee Carolina Bomanite to assist with the design and installation of a more formal entrance.  With a ten-year history of providing concrete installation services with the owner and involvement in every aspect of expansion since 2009, Carolina Bomanite was the optimal choice to complete the project.

Old and New Alike

Carolina Bomanite enhanced the grand entrance at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, North Carolina by installing Bomanite Imprint Systems featuring the Running Bond Belgian Block pattern.

Bomanite Imprint Systems provide cast-in-place concrete flooring and paving that adds a distinctive architectural touch to any project and was used in all phases of Carolina Bomanite’s decorative concrete work over the years at OMB.  Bomanite stamped concrete provides the durability to stand up to the toughest traffic loads and environmental conditions while offering a virtually limitless palette of colors, textures, and patterns.  The Bomacron Running Bond Belgian Block pattern can be used in a variety of applications from outdoor driveways to walkways and patio settings and was chosen specifically for this project to add character and aesthetic detail.

Carolina Bomanite enhanced the grand entrance at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, North Carolina by installing Bomanite Imprint Systems featuring the Running Bond Belgian Block pattern.

The expansion to the existing sidewalk entrance tasked with matching six-year-old existing imprinted concrete in multiple locations was a challenging factor with this installation.  Bomanite French Gray Color Hardener and Bomanite Cobblestone Gray Release Agent were used, and Carolina Bomanite exceeded coloration expectations, doing an extraordinary job of tying in the existing concrete with the newly poured and colored sections.  Carolina Bomanite’s 25-year history of working with General Contractor Brown & Brown Construction helped to make this project a collaborative success and although the original design was scribbled on a piece of paper, Carolina Bomanite worked to design and install a grand entrance that is reminiscent of a German biergarten and enhances the old-world charm and European style throughout the brewery.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Carolina Bomanite enhanced the grand entrance at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, North Carolina by installing Bomanite Imprint Systems featuring the Running Bond Belgian Block pattern.

Since 1974, Carolina Bomanite has been installing and providing architectural flooring and paving products throughout the southeast.  Their exceptional installations at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery have added beautiful and distinct detail over the years and provided an architectural concrete surface that showcases consistency and durability.  The 2021 Honorable Mention Award for Best Bomanite Imprint Systems Project was awarded to Carolina Bomanite for their installation of Bomanite Bomacron Running Bond Belgian Block stamped concrete to create the stunning grand entrance and pathways at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery.  Precision, consistency, and attention to detail are a few keys to Carolina Bomanite’s success in providing a beautiful transformation at this premier craft brewery and their exceptional work will be an inviting backdrop when patrons come to enjoy a fresh pour.