Bomanite Licensee, Musselman & Hall Contractors (M&H) worked with 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. 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. Any variance in joint layout would be obvious and would not be acceptable.
M&H 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 Sandscape was then sealed with 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.
Bomanite Con-Color is a tinted, non-toxic, odorless, hydrolyzed lithium quartz compound that penetrates into concrete and cementitious toppings, reacting to form a hard, abrasion resistant permanent crystalline structure. Bomanite Con-Color will allow the concrete or topping to breathe, permitting moisture vapor transmission, but retards the transfer of damaging and discoloring alkali materials. When applied to concrete, Bomanite Con-Color will provide variegated and translucent coloring effects without creating a film or coating that can be worn away. Bomanite Con-Color is a viable alternative to traditional acid-based stains when a larger color palette or ease of installation is required. Bomanite Con-Color is an excellent design choice for plazas, walkways, entertainment venues, graphical signs and vertical surfaces.
Advantages of Designing with Bomanite Con-Color
• Wide range of colors
• Compatible with all cementitious Bomanite systems
• Allows necessary vapor transmission
• Eliminates dusting of concrete
• Increases concrete’s density at the surface
• Increases surface abrasion resistance
• Internal humidity stabilization
• No VOC/VOS content
• Permanent application
• Prevents free-moisture migration
Bomanite Con-Color offers the kind of versatility traditional concrete treatments can’t match and can be combined with our Imprint Systems, Toppings Systems, Custom Polishing Systems or Exposed Aggregate Systems to create architectural concrete that is nothing short of breathtaking.
City Beach is the Bay Area’s one-of-a-kind family recreation, sports and corporate event center. This large urban activity center can host up to 1,500 guests and needed flooring that could withstand the pedestrian traffic while providing a fun graphical motif. Bomanite Licensee, Bay Area Concretes, Inc. worked with COO, Michael Riter in choosing a Bomanite system and color scheme to fit with the atmosphere of this lively family friendly facility. Bomanite Micro-Top was chosen for it’s durability and wide color selections.
Bay Area Concretes installed 6,000 sq. ft. of Bomanite Micro-Top starting with creating a colorful “Sunshine” Graphic” at the City Beach entryway. Multiple Micro-Top colors were used along with an overall wash of Bomanite Chemical Stain in Auburn and Pine.
City Beach wanted an eye-catching human checkerboard element for their entertainment hub. Custom Micro-Top colors were used to create the large game board on the floor, providing fun for all.
The City Beach Restaurant also received a playful floor that included an extensive sawcut scheme and custom color blend.
Bomanite Micro-Top makes a bold statement of individual style and personality. Micro-Top provides a durable, colorfast, high-strength graphic splash to any project, making City Beach a one-of-a kind event center. Visit City Beach website to learn more about the activities available or to plan an event.