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Bomanite Toronto Ltd Creates Extraordinary Durable Bomanite Imprinted Concrete Driveway for Homeowners

The Jones family was looking to update their driveway from the standard concrete that was installed throughout the neighborhood.  Located in Burlington, Ontario the homeowners contacted local Canadian Bomanite Licensee, Bomanite Toronto Ltd to discuss details, options and colors for their exterior concrete project. Bomanite Toronto had 1,830 square feet to work with for the homeowners. Along with the driveway, the front porch design was to be incorporated for an overall cohesive look.

Canadian Homeowners Invest in Bomanite Decorative Concrete with an installation by Bomanite Toronto using the Yorkshire Stone Pattern for their Driveway and Patio in Burlington, Ontario Canada

After visiting Bomanite Toronto’s showroom and reviewing several samples, color combinations, different patterns and textures, the homeowners chose the Bomacron Yorkshire Stone imprint pattern set at a 45 Degree angle for an eye-catching design to enhance their driveway and front patio entrance. Yorkshire Stone is a pattern and texture from the Bomanite Imprint Systems collection that allows for a clean, traditional Ashlar look with a texture similar to English Slate, but with more striation giving an overall Sandstone-like appearance. Yorkshire Stone is appropriate for all applications where consistent depth of tool joints and texture are desired. Yorkshire Stone has a distinct, but light texture that is enough to have a good slip resistance with a light sealer application, that is durable enough and works with the Canadian winters, great for underfoot while taking in the groceries or for kids playing outside. The Yorkshire Stone Pattern is combination of Individual stones available in both a Horizontal and a 45-degree texture in sizes varying from 6” x 24”, 12” x 12”, 12” x 18”, 18” x 18”, 18” x 30”, 24” x 24”, 30” x 30” and 36” x 36” providing a custom pattern and custom fit to any design.

Canadian Homeowners Invest in Bomanite Decorative Concrete with an installation by Bomanite Toronto using the Yorkshire Stone Pattern for their Driveway and Patio in Burlington, Ontario Canada

Bomanite Toronto had to work with and around the existing concrete walkway that traveled throughout the residential community in order to install the new driveway entrance. In doing so they collaborated with the homeowners to choose contrasting and complimentary colors that would be cohesive with the existing walk and the house colors. Bomanite Shale Gray Color Hardener and a Gray Release Agent were chosen for the driveway and patio steps. A border was created along the driveway and patio area using Bomanite Brownstone Color Hardener. The patio steps were shaped, textured and colored with the Brownstone Color Hardener giving it a popping edge detail and adding character to the home’s exterior, matching the house nicely.

Canadian Homeowners Invest in Bomanite Decorative Concrete with an installation by Bomanite Toronto using the Yorkshire Stone Pattern for their Driveway and Patio in Burlington, Ontario Canada

Bomanite Imprinted Concrete surfaces are the most durable surfaces of their type on the marketplace. Correctly placed and finished concrete combined with Bomanite Color Hardener results in long lasting installations that will incur decades of use. The homeowner’s choice of using Bomanite Decorative Concrete as an innovative design is a smart investment that will outlast the plain concrete installed in their residential community.

Only Bomanite cast-in-place architectural concrete provides the beauty of natural paving with the durability and affordability of concrete. With more than 200 creative patterns and an endless palette of colors, Bomanite offers an unmatched range of innovative design options to turn ordinary concrete into something extraordinary.

AWARDS: Bomanite Toronto won the 2017 Best Bomanite Imprinted Project under 12,000 Sq. Ft – Silver Award for their extraordinary concrete work.

Bomanite of Tulsa Creates Bomanite Alloy Geometric Shaped Pool Deck Design for Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, a four-diamond property, located in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area made waves with the opening of their new resort swimming pool. The latest addition, along with the opening of a luxury spa, provides hotel guests an opportunity to relax and refresh. At 100 feet long and more than 3,400 square feet, the adult pool features a Baja shelf that holds 20 in-pool lounge chairs coupled with a 20-person hot tub.

Hard Rock Casino located in Tulsa, OK makes waves with Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Alloy Finish for the Stylish, Architectural Concrete Pool Deck in two Bomanite Color Hardener and Integral Color Geometric shapes installed by Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc.

At poolside, guests have the opportunity to rent luxury cabanas and day beds and utilize loungers and fire pits. There is also a live entertainment area and a full-service bar offering a variety of frozen drinks and color-changing, bottoms-up centerpiece drink dispensers. The new pool area is a contemporary design created by Howell and Vancuren Landscape Architects, Allison Landscape & Pools and Bomanite Licensee, Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. The almost 10,000 square feet of pool deck design is comprised of various geometric shapes installed by Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. with two Bomanite Alloy Exposed Aggregate System Colors, Nickel Gray and Gobi Desert.

Hard Rock Casino located in Tulsa, OK makes waves with Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Alloy Finish for the Stylish, Architectural Concrete Pool Deck in two Bomanite Color Hardener and Integral Color Geometric shapes installed by Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc.

Bomanite Alloy is an architectural exposed concrete with varying exposure depths using non-native quartz and decorative aggregates that are surface seeded on concrete. With its’ low life cycle cost, Bomanite Alloy is a win for hotel casino pool decks, exterior walkways and access paths, providing improved wear resistance for light-to moderate-duty vehicular or foot traffic that comes with the daytime hard rock club goers, wedding venues or corporate events and concerts.

Hard Rock Casino located in Tulsa, OK makes waves with Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Alloy Finish for the Stylish, Architectural Concrete Pool Deck in two Bomanite Color Hardener and Integral Color Geometric shapes installed by Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc.

The Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Alloy finish specified, provided a perfect slip resistant, durable, low maintenance surface for the well-known gaming hotel, creating a cohesive deck area that sparkles with the nighttime glitz and glam of a casino with a look that is complimentary to the design vocabulary of the project. Bomanite Alloy is a suitable Bomanite Decorative Concrete choice for architectural luxury designs, posh, sleek and stylish!

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa joined the exclusive ranks of the best hospitality establishments in the country, earning the American Automobile Association’s most coveted distinction, the Four Diamond Rating. According to AAA, a Four Diamond property is one that is “refined, stylish with upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities, and high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.” It’s no wonder that the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino was recently voted Tulsa World’s Best in the World Hotel 2019!

ADDITIONAL AWARDS: Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. won the 2017 Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Project Bronze Award

Hard Rock Casino located in Tulsa, OK makes waves with Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Alloy Finish for the Stylish, Architectural Concrete Pool Deck in two Bomanite Color Hardener and Integral Color Geometric shapes installed by Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc.

Bomanite November Newsletter 2019

OUTDOOR ROOMS AND STYLIZED BOMANITE CONCRETE SYSTEMS MAKE FOR A WELCOMING SPACE

The homeowners of this large backyard lot recognized the possibilities that could provide them with outdoor spaces for dining, entertaining, and relaxing using multiple Bomanite Concrete Systems throughout this welcoming resort like space. Bomanite Licensee, Concrete Arts, Inc. being the homeowner, wanted a place for his family that showed the creativity and beauty of concrete and its endless possibilities. Working with Landscape designer Mark Huri early on helped with the transformation. From his experience, Huri knew that with the right layout and a small bit of terracing, it could provide an opportunity to stylize a very special retreat. The design incorporated a full-size pool deck, cabana, courtyard and waterfall feature… READ MORE

GREAT WOLF LODGE MINNESOTA CREATES MAGIC WITH BOMANITE THIN-SET OVERLAY

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…READ MORE

Musselman & Hall Contractors win award for sophisticated Bomanite Micro-Top Elmwood Restaurant Floor

Elmwood is a modern American restaurant founded by, Adam Altnether and Chris Kelling, inspired by their respective St. Louis and California roots, with influences from abroad. The restaurant boasts an open-yet-closed kitchen, a charcoal-burning grill, and the only charcoal-fueled oven in the United States. The menu highlights classic midwestern dishes inflected with global flavors and is complemented by a wine program proudly focused on California vintners, with a selection of offerings from international winemakers.

When Adam and Chris collaborated and decided that their new “live fire” restaurant in Maplewood would have some unusual aesthetic touches, they knew they both wanted to be in the mix of the design and construction phases. They contacted Architect Kyle Nottmeier to help fuel their vision and create an environment that looked like nothing else; exposed beams, artisanal pieces, neon signs, soft concrete floors, metal, brick and tiled walls.

The architect contacted Bomanite Licensee, Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC about flooring options for the restaurant space, given the challenges it presented they needed a contractor with full expertise in commercial renovations. The space had both wood framed floors as well as concrete decking with everything covering it from terrazzo to tile underlayment. After reviewing product samples and colors presented by Musselman & Hall Contractors, it was determined the best option would be the Bomanite Toppings Systems Micro-Top.

Bomanite Micro-Top uses cutting edge technology, that tenaciously bonds to virtually any substrate. It can be applied with a squeegee or troweled onto the surface at a thickness of approximately 20 mils. With the condition of the Elmwood Restaurant floor, Bomanite Micro-Top was perfect for renovating the multiple floor surfaces. Once awarded the project, Musselman & Hall Contractors began working directly with the owners as they were self-performing some of the construction and serving as the construction managers during the renovations.

Knowing that the floor demanded a substantial amount of preparation before the Bomanite Micro-Top could be placed, Musselman & Hall Contractors chose to place a layer of wire lathe over the areas of wood framed flooring, then covered the lathe with Bomanite Repair Mortar. They also used the Bomanite Repair Mortar to level and patch over the remaining area after grinding the surface with 25 grit diamonds. The floor was in such poor condition, the owners were excited just to see the prepped and primed floor without even one coat of Bomanite Micro-Top placed.

Once the surface prep was finally completed, the first base coat of Bomanite Micro-Top (white base) with a Bomanite Shale Gray tint was placed. The surface was primed with Bomanite XP Primer for the first base coat and primed using Bomanite Micro-Top liquid diluted for each following coat. Each base coat was sanded and then thoroughly cleaned. The finish coat was applied with steel trowels to provide some character in the floor. The idea was to emulate the look of a hard-troweled concrete floor. The effect turned out perfectly, pleasing the owners and architect.

The Bomanite Micro-Top floor along with the vertical areas at the entry ramp and stairs were given a final seal with two coats of Bomanite XP Primer FC and then two coats of Bomanite Natural Beauty floor finish. The transition of the floor astounded the other contractors and the owners. Musselman & Hall Contractors helped transition this neighborhood restaurant with Bomanite Decorative Concrete, providing a place for private conversation, relaxation and authentically creative food.

With Bomanite Micro-Top, a wide range of colors can be applied to create uniformity or blended to create variegation in the finish. Bomanite Micro-Top can reduce costly forming and coloring in outdoor treatments. Limitless color combinations and graphic designs can be used to transform damaged existing concrete or other materials into cementitious art forms, without affecting surrounding materials and fixtures. Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC won the 2018 Best Bomanite Toppings Systems Project Bronze Award for their thoroughness and expertise with renovations of commercial interior flooring.

Bomanite October Newsletter 2019

Starbucks Creates Sustainable Community Design with Bomanite Modena SL Polished Concrete Floors

The General Contractor, J.E. Foster Building Company, contacted Bomanite Licensee, Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC about a new Starbucks Coffeehouse being built in the Brookside community of Kansas City. Starbucks was considering the incorporation of new flooring material in a prototype store.Starbucks design studios are located around the world so that their designers can fully understand the communities they serve. The mission of each designer is to create a spectacular Starbucks café experience that is steeped in the local culture and reflects the unique characteristics of each neighborhood…. READ MORE

Iron Chef Restaurant Angeline by Michael Symon Designed with a Bomanite Modena SL Polished Concrete Floor by Beyond Concrete

Located in Atlantic City’s Marina District, the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is steadfast at introducing diverse, innovative and world-class dining experiences. Guests looking for a one-of-a-kind culinary experience on the East Coast will find that the Borgata offers a wide array of restaurants and world-renowned chefs under one roof, including Wolfgang Puck (Wolfgang Puck American Grille), Bobby Flay (Bobby Flay Steak), Michael Schulson (Izakaya Modern Japanese Pub), Geoffrey Zakarian (The Water Club hotel at Borgata), restaurateurs Greg and Marc Sherry (Old Homestead Steak House) and now Michael Symon’s AngelineREAD MORE

Continuing Education Classes Offered

Looking to learn more about decorative concrete, applications, finishes and systems? Looking to earn continuing education credits? The Bomanite Company and it’s licensed network offers AIA and ASLA/LA CES programs. We have 8 programs plus a Showroom Tour (call for locations) that cover the range of exposed aggregate systems, polishing concrete systems, pervious void structured systems and stamped concrete along with interior design ideas. Visit our Website Resources page to find a presentation that fits your needs: https://bomanite.lojoweb.com/continuing-education/

Texas Bomanite Receives Award for Cypress Waters Lobby using Bomanite VitraFlor

Cypress Waters is the newest 1,000-acre master-planned community to rise up in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Just five minutes from the DFW International airport, Cypress Waters is centered around a serene 300-acre lake, that entails office, multi-family and retail waterfront developments. The owners, Billingsley Co, wanted Cypress Waters to infuse waterfront living with the design principles of new urbanism and sustainable design. Their goal was to emphasize the benefits of a live / work community, and interconnect over 4.5 million square feet of office space with retail, parks, trails, and a lakeside town center.

Bomanite VitraFlor Custom Polished Concrete Floors installed by Texas Bomanite at the Cypress Waters Business Complex in Coppell Texas perfect for interior flooring lobbies

Bomanite Licensee, Texas Bomanite was brought in by the General Contractor, Adolfson & Peterson Construction to polish and seal 4,500 square feet of interior concrete flooring in the lobby of the 225,000 square foot office building at 9111 Cypress Waters Blvd.  Designed by GFF Architects, Texas Bomanite lended to the modern, sustainable design of the architecture by polishing the concrete to a 1,500 grit with a salt and pepper finish. Texas Bomanite utilized the Bomanite Custom Polishing VitraFlor system; which consisted of grinding, chemical hardening with Bomanite Stabilizer Pro, and honing and polishing with Bomanite VitraFinish.

Bomanite VitraFlor Custom Polished Concrete Floors installed by Texas Bomanite at the Cypress Waters Business Complex in Coppell Texas perfect for interior flooring lobbies

Prior to the final installation of the project Texas Bomanite also provided a 100 square foot mock-up, which allowed the architects and General Contractors a solid idea of exactly what the finished product would look like.  Even the results on plain concrete can be stunning. The Bomanite Custom Polishing VitraFlor system can be utilized on existing or new uncolored concrete.

Bomanite VitraFlor Custom Polished Concrete Floors installed by Texas Bomanite at the Cypress Waters Business Complex in Coppell Texas perfect for interior flooring lobbies

Bomanite VitraFlor utilizes select un-colored concrete that is placed and finished to standards required for decorative polished concrete flooring. The concrete is ground to expose the desired amount of aggregate, then polished to the required gloss level and treated with a Bomanite stain resist. The primary benefit to Bomanite VitraFlor is the simplicity of installation and durability of the finished floor, lending to its low-maintenance and long-term sustainable features.

Texas Bomanite received the 2018 Honorable Mention Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Award for their outstanding decorative concrete work on the 9111 Cypress Waters Blvd. Business Complex.

Both Universal and Unique, Decorative Concrete Adds Remarkable Elements to Banc of California Stadium

BEAUTIFULLY PRACTICAL Both Universal and Unique, Decorative Concrete Adds Remarkable Elements to Banc of California Stadium – article by Sean O’keefe

Published by California Builder & Engineer Oct 2019

One of the world’s most ubiquitous building materials may also strangely be one of the world’s most underappreciated. Able to withstand everyday foot traffic, tough weather, and the constant passage of time better than almost any material there is, concrete has become an indispensable part of the human experience.

“I love traveling and seeing how other cultures have identified with concrete,” says Ben Feldmann, a landscape architect and urban designer at Studio-MLA in Los Angeles, California. Through more than 25 years of experience, Feldmann has designed landscapes of every scale from courtyards to city parks and everything in between. As a principal at Studio-MLA, Feldmann finds himself working with a talented team of professionals to tackle some of the largest, most high-profile opportunities in the public realm. The recently completed Banc of California Stadium, home to the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) of Major League Soccer, is an excellent example of how design can respond to both ends of the scale – micro and macro – and how concrete can be the constant connection between them.

“The Banc of California Stadium is a major urban anchor intended to improve a corridor, connect to Exposition Park, and pay homage to the recently demolished L.A. Memorial Sports Arena,” says Feldmann. “That’s a big assignment with a lot of little details. The threads that connect the stadium to the city are thoughtful design and the hardscape.”

Designing with Budget in Mind

Located on the southeast corner of Exposition Park, the stadium joins a collection of world-class museums, entertainment venues, gardens, green space, and dining on a sprawling 160-acre campus that is a crossroads of the Los Angeles community. The site work package included approximately 140,000 square feet of concrete in a variety of types and forms. The design logically funnels spectators toward the stadium’s three corner entrances while addressing edge conditions and contributing to Exposition Park’s larger context of both active and passive uses.

“By virtue of budgets, decorative concrete as a design element has to be used judiciously,” says Feldmann. Studio-MLA identified the stadium’s entrances as areas to enhance with the highest-appeal decorative concrete design elements. “We worked with Bomel Construction to consider a lot of options and the end result is a very nice celebration of the whole Los Angeles Football Club experience.”

An Expert in Concrete

Shawn Devine loves concrete as well, it’s in his blood. Devine leads Bomel’s architectural and site division and has worked with concrete for over 30 years. Bomel is one of the largest concrete contractors in the U.S., building structural solutions for office towers, hotels, and parking structures along with both decorative and traditional flat work. Devine joined Bomel in 2011 to lead the architectural and site division. Today, Devine and the Bomel Construction team are delivering some of the most complex, high-profile architectural concrete projects in Southern California.

“We started pricing the stadium’s site work back in August 2015. The hardscape started out as pavers, and that wasn’t cost-effective,” says Devine. Over eight rounds of cost estimating in support of general contractor, PCL Construction, Devine’s team helped work through a variety of design alternatives before ultimately deciding on cast-in-place concrete as the primary building material. Working with the ownership team and designers at Gensler, the team scrutinized formwork layouts, rebar patterns, material choices, and saw cut pattering to deliver a beautiful design solution that could be built at a cost that worked within PCL’s Guaranteed Maximum Price.

“We incorporated three different Bomanite products, a heavy dose of craftsmanship, and Bomel’s commitment to quality and durability,” says Devine of the materials selected and the contracted scope. Bomel is part of a nation-wide network of Bomanite licensed contractors who share information, resources, expertise, and a commitment to exceptional craftsmanship in their work. Bomanite works with licensees to research and develop acute material mixes tailored to project specifics like team colors, local or exotic aggregates, coloring, and finishing techniques.

A proprietary mix of Bomanite’s Exposed Aggregate Sandscape in a San Diego Buff color was used to enhance the pedestrian experience at entrances, on benches, and as planter walls for trees and shrubs throughout plazas and on the roof deck landing. Clear and mirror glass flakes were broadcasted onto nearly 50,000 square feet at three entry plazas to add luster and friction to integrally colored concrete in LAFC hues. Spectator queuing is intuitively integrated underfoot as bands of Bomanite’s Exposed Aggregate Alloy in Cobblestone grey lead fans to ticket takers. A perimeter of Bomanite’s 11.5-inch Boardwalk imprint was also used to frame a raised seating area supporting the stadium’s food court.

Delivering on Expectations

One of the site’s most unusual design elements is the Flight Wall, a sculpted wall of fluted angels’ wings used to add prominence to a raised event podium. Cast in a one-of-a-kind, CNC-routed form liner, the concrete had to be poured along two feet of slope, and cure in place before the liner was released and peeled away.

“We take pride in delivering on big expectations, and Bomanite products are an important part of that,” says Devine. Being a team player, coming to the table with issues, solutions, and a willingness to collaborate is essential to success on high-profile, mega projects. Reliable, durable, beautiful Bomanite decorative concrete products are well-known and trusted by architects and landscape architects around the world.

“We rely on quality materials to bring a high-impact design to life. Bomanite is an industry leader in decorative concrete and lives up to expectations,” finishes Feldmann. “The Banc of California Stadium was a true test of everyone’s creativity, craftsmanship, and experience on a grand scale. The result is a thing of beauty.”

Beyond Concrete Installs High-End Bomanite Modena Polished Concrete Floor for Iron Chef Michael Symon

Located in Atlantic City’s Marina District, the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is steadfast at introducing diverse, innovative and world-class dining experiences. Guests looking for a one-of-a-kind culinary experience on the East Coast will find that the Borgata offers a wide array of restaurants and world-renowned chefs under one roof, including Wolfgang Puck (Wolfgang Puck American Grille), Bobby Flay (Bobby Flay Steak), Michael Schulson (Izakaya Modern Japanese Pub), Geoffrey Zakarian (The Water Club hotel at Borgata), restaurateurs Greg and Marc Sherry (Old Homestead Steak House) and now Michael Symon’s Angeline.

Angeline by Michael Symon located in the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City uses Bomanite Decorative Concrete Bomanite Modena SL Custom Polished Concrete Floors installed by Beyond Concrete from Keyport, NJ for a Hi-end Iron Chef Restaurant

Angeline is Iron Chef and James Beard Award winner chef Michael Symon’s ode to classic Italian food, inspired by his heritage and personal history. Growing up with Greek and Sicilian influences, Michael Symon creates meaningful dishes that showcase his unabashed love for food, passionate hospitality and zest for life. The menu captures nostalgia with red-sauce style favorites from family recipes, including his mother Angeline’s Sunday Sauce. The design of the restaurant needed to reflect this balance of old and new world.

Parts and Labor Design, a New York-based interior design firm, whose breadth of work includes restaurants, bars, hotels and retail projects at every scale, collaborated with Philadelphia’s famed Cope-Linder Architects to pull together the design of the 8,200-square-foot Italian restaurant Angeline by Michael Symon. The 223-seat fine dining experience features a bar area, main dining room and private dining space, with the intent to showcase the soulful cooking and joyful personality synonymous with the award-winning chef. It’s described as a mix of casino glam with the comfortable familiarity of a typical neighborhood Italian restaurant.

Angeline by Michael Symon located in the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City uses Bomanite Decorative Concrete Bomanite Modena SL Custom Polished Concrete Floors installed by Beyond Concrete from Keyport, NJ for a Hi-end Iron Chef Restaurant

Bomanite Licensee, Beyond Concrete, having worked previously on several other top-chef restaurants at the Borgata, was brought in by Cope-Linder Architects to make sure the restaurant interior flooring was up to the design standards and within budget. Knowing the specification called for approximately 1,800 of square feet of polished concrete floors, Beyond Concrete proceeded with showcasing several custom samples with variety of colors and depth of exposure, to the architect as well as to ABC’s The Chew co-host Chef Michael Symon. The Bomanite Modena SL Custom Polishing System was chosen for its sleek and modern design, complimenting the mixed media used throughout the dining establishment.

In preparation for the Bomanite Modena SL System the floorings base slab needed to be corrected as it was extensively out of level and in poor condition. Custom colors in black and brown pigments were mixed for the final color placement of the Bomanite Modena SL System. Once cured, the flooring was ground and polished to a medium satin finish and given two coats of Bomanite Stainguard for that final seal and durable protection. Beyond Concrete’s expertise in the field made sure that the high-end restaurant was engineered for a super star review.

Angeline by Michael Symon located in the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City uses Bomanite Decorative Concrete Bomanite Modena SL Custom Polished Concrete Floors installed by Beyond Concrete from Keyport, NJ for a Hi-end Iron Chef Restaurant

The Bomanite Modena Custom Polishing System is an engineered interior cementitious topping that is blended with selected aggregates and then ground and polished to the desired gloss level. The Modena system transforms existing or worn surfaces into beautiful walkways, showrooms, restaurants and lobbies and is available in a range of colors and patterns using decorative sawcuts. Additional topically applied stains and a variety of aggregates, such as recycled glass or porcelain along with regionally sourced materials, are all options in creating a beautifully designed, environmentally friendly 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.

AWARDS: Beyond Concrete received the 2018 Best Bomanite Custom Polishing Project Honorable Mention Award for their work on Angeline by Michael Symon.

Angeline by Michael Symon located in the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City uses Bomanite Decorative Concrete Bomanite Modena SL Custom Polished Concrete Floors installed by Beyond Concrete from Keyport, NJ for a Hi-end Iron Chef Restaurant

Grasscrete System used for an Emergency Vehicle Access for Office Complex

The office complexes at 16845 Von Karman Ave, Irvine California received an emergency vehicle access area that uses the Bomanite Grasscrete System. Bomanite Licensed contractor, T.B. Penick & Sons, Inc. worked with Wolcott Architecture to select the sustainable pervious concrete system that would work best with the intended use for the commercial development property.

Bomanite Grasscrete Partially Concealed Pervious Concrete System is Installed by TB Penick as an Emergency Vehicle Access for Office Complex in Irvine California

The Partially Concealed Grasscrete System is engineered to provide long-term durability, low maintenance and structural strength. Access around or to buildings for fire trucks or other emergency vehicles are typically concealed with grass and defined with curbs, bollards or landscaping to complement the design of the structures and walkways. The Partially concealed Grasscrete emergency fire truck lane creates a walkway between buildings providing greenspace for employees.

Bomanite Grasscrete Partially Concealed Pervious Concrete System is Installed by TB Penick as an Emergency Vehicle Access for Office Complex in Irvine California

Grasscrete, pervious concrete, constructed with one time use formers is time proven. Because of its structural integrity and continuous reinforcing, Grasscrete is not subject to the differential settlement that can occur with precast blocks and thin plastic products. The combination of concrete, steel and aggregate interlock ensures that Grasscrete can bear isolated loads; such as downriggers placed in an emergency situation with no support blocks. The robustness of the system minimizes the potential for failure during critical use.

Bomanite Grasscrete Partially Concealed Pervious Concrete System is Installed by TB Penick as an Emergency Vehicle Access for Office Complex in Irvine California

The sustainable Grasscrete Molded Pulp Former System, used for the office complex project, has been engineered and field proven to bear the continuous weight of up to 114,000 pound vehicles along with such customized applications as military tank use or light speed rail track access– even when the sub-base becomes saturated making this ideal for this Emergency Access area.

Beyond Concrete installs Award Winning Bomanite Alloy Street Design for Two World Trade Center

Bomanite Licensee, Beyond Concrete, was called upon to help with the Landscape Architects street design for the new World Trade Center Tower Two. The plan called for a street design with sitting area located between the two towers, connecting the next to be constructed Tower Two, and the newly finished Tower One.

Being that this project was the World Trade Center rebuild security was top notch during the installation. Working at the site required daily security passes for all Beyond Concrete’s crew members. It took as much as two hours each day to go through the security checks, lunch breaks required the General Contractor, Posillico Civil, Inc. to provide an escort so the Beyond Concrete team could return to the work area.

The theme of the design was to have the overall tone set in the gray family, starting from light gray at the building line and transitioning to dark gray by the street area. The project design consisted of approximately 7200 sq. ft. of 7” thick, epoxy reinforced concrete, poured in five twelve-foot-wide strips, each strip approximately 120 feet long. The 12 ft. wide strips were divided into 12’ x 12’ squares and saw cut into 3’ x 6’ rectangles for dimension and style.

The World Trade Center Tower project required multiple samples and conversations with the architect given the complexity of design and the various pour thicknesses the site dictated. The original request was for the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Sandscape Texture System in five different shades of gray to be installed in sequence, exposing local sands within the integrally colored concrete.

It was determined that in order to have a consistent appearance there needed to be two processes used on site to accommodate the conditions that both resulted in the same finish. A bonded overlay for thinner sections and an unbonded topping slab for thicker. Once the process was determined and the architect saw the more decorative Bomanite Alloy finishes, the decision to use the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Alloy System was clearly the best choice.

Some sections of the installation required priming and a mortar bed that was slurry overlayed with Bomanite Alloy Color Hardener. The standard areas used conventional concrete with the Bomanite Alloy Color Hardener applied in a traditional dry-shake fashion. All areas received the same final finishing and exposure of the fine reflective aggregates contained within the Alloy.  The color started with Bomanite Nickel Gray Alloy and progressed towards the street with Shale Gray, Castle Gray, Coal Gray and ended with Cobblestone Gray.

Beyond Concrete achieved the Architects vision with the best Bomanite Decorative Concrete System and in conjunction provided a low-maintenance, high wear resistant, architectural concrete finish for the 2 World Trade Center Tower Street Design. For their outstanding work, Beyond Concrete received the 2018 Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Project Bronze Award. Bomanite Decorative Concrete at its finest!