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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.

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.

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.

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!

Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. won the 2017 Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Project Bronze Award for their stunning work on the Hard Rock Hotel Pool Deck.

Private Residence – Backyard Resort

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 using multiple Bomanite Concrete Systems.

As you step out the back of the house, you have a BBQ and dining area to catch some great sunsets. At the next level you are greeted with an infinity water feature that cascades down to the main entertaining area creating a beautiful waterfall, providing that serenity of being in the great outdoors. The steps and landing leading to the main area are cast-in-place concrete treated with the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Revealed System that is also used throughout the courtyard and pool deck. The steps are encompassed by unique hand carved, embossed cast-in-place concrete retaining walls that are 12-14” thick with top caps done with the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Antico Process System that is seeded with fine glass to add a bit of sparkle. The Antico Process works well with lighter colors that are often used for pool decks and other areas where light reflectivity is desired and is comparable in appearance to natural travertine or manufactured cast stone, a perfect complement to the retaining walls. The wall stone sizes and coloration were chosen to resemble European Castles and provide an old-world charm backdrop for the complete space. As you step down into the courtyard, slabs of White Bomanite Revealed were cast and surrounded with planting pockets and inlays of grass. The strips of grass help with drainage and break up the expanse of concrete, while providing warmth to an outdoor living space, to enjoy a rushing waterfall and cozy fire pit, for full relaxation.

Designing so that each area has a different function maximizes space and use. The Cabana offers a place of protection from inclement weather and brings the feeling of family gathering in the kitchen. It includes a fridge, gas fireplace and flat screen TV. Perfect elements for a perfect cozy getaway or summertime party. The cast-in-place concrete countertop was created with a 4” edge and overhang. The surface was hand applied with Bomanite Color Hardeners for additional strength and durability while picking up the hue of the retaining walls. It was then textured to resemble natural stone with real stone pieces embedded on the corners for a decorative element.

The Interior Cabana floor was created with the Bomanite Imprinted Concrete System using an Integral gray color, stamped with the Bomacron Slate Texture pattern and then antiqued and color washed in a darker gray. The Cabana walls consisted of the Bomanite Topping Systems Overlay – Bomanite Thin-Set, which was vertically embossed and textured to resemble wood plank using the Bomacron 11 ½” Boardwalk pattern. The apex of the walls utilized a carved plaster and created relief of over 3” in some areas and embossed to resemble a cleft stone, all done in a natural gray to compliment the flooring. Family and friends can enjoy conversation, food, a book or a swim in the great pool.

The pool deck and its coping utilized the Bomanite Revealed System to provide increased surface and slip resistance, a benefit when using the Exposed Aggregate System.  A White Base, hand seeded with Georgia white marble in two sizes and then exposed, produced the surrounding deck that brings light and coolness on a very hot 100 degree summer day. Bomanite Revealed is available in light-reflective formulations reducing heat island effect, making the pool deck walkable and not hot to the touch. This backyard resort has something for everyone, whether a pool party, family celebrations, intimate gatherings or just relaxing in the great outdoors. Bomanite Decorative Concrete can create the look and feel you imagined, welcoming one or all.

Awards: 2018 Best Bomanite Specialty Project – Bronze Award

Zuber Residence Remodel – Pool Deck and Cabana

The Homeowner wanted an entertainment space that would work for friends, family and client gatherings. He visited the local Bomanite showroom to review samples, colors, systems that would bring his vision to life. In wanting to create a backyard oasis, he chose several different systems in complimenting colors that provided an enticing atmosphere.

The backyard pool deck and patio of 2,200 square feet were cast-in-place and stamped with the Bomacron Slate Texture for the majority of the space. Bomanite Sand Color Hardener with a Light Brown Release Agent were used to provide a natural look for the Slate pattern.

The Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Antico Process System was incorporated and used to separate the gathering areas, creating cozy niches. An outdoor firepit and seat walls with steps were given the decorative concrete treatment as well.

The Cabana houses a hi-end Chef’s kitchen with a polished concrete countertop, built in fireplace, four TV’s and areas for dining, visiting and entertaining top-notch guests. The flooring was designed using the Antico Process in a Light Brown color with Sawcuts to provide that element of separation and design.

The homeowner’s remodel also incorporated a pool waterfall, a Bocce Ball court and outdoor restroom to complete the look.

The Hilton Anatole Hotel Jade Waters Pool Complex

The Hilton Anatole Hotel is a landmark that spans 45 lush acres in the Dallas Design District just north of downtown. The hotel was constructed in 1979. The hotel has over 1600 guest rooms, ballrooms, five dining venues, a spa and health club, outdoor pool and 7-acre private Sculpture Garden. The hotel is host to many events, conferences, and conventions.

In 2015, Hilton broke ground on Jade Waters, a $20 million seasonal resort pool complex, utilizing 4 of the 7 acres of garden space. Jade Waters features a lazy river, two 180’ water slides, a children’s area and activity pool, leisure pool, swim-up bar and full-service restaurant. Cabanas and day beds are available in addition to the ample lounge seating. Jade Waters is exclusively for the use of hotel guests and health club members.

General Contractors, T&G Constructors, contacted Texas Bomanite in the Design Development phase of the project to work with Landscape Architecture firm TBG’s design team to provide finish options and budgeting to T&G Constructors. The hardscape portion of the project contains 60,000 square feet. Sample Boards of concrete finishes were provided to TBG prior to full-size mockups being constructed on-site. Two finishes from the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems and three different colors were selected by TBG and Hilton from the jobsite mockups. The finishes were Bomanite Sandscape and Bomanite Sandscape Refined systems. The Bomanite Refined finish was also combined with a Bomanite Custom Imprint System to create a unique finish for the area of the project bounded by the Lazy River and referred to as the “Big Island”. This finish was also installed at the “Beach Entry” of the activity pool. The Imprint System combined with the Bomanite Sandscape finish simulates shifting sands on a beach.

Following approval of the mockups, the construction phase began. Due to unusually wet weather and soil conditions, the project had fallen behind schedule. T&G Constructors required an accelerated schedule to maintain the July opening date for the waterpark. This required crews to work six and seven day workweeks as well as holidays for several weeks. The congested site and wet soils presented another obstacle and required daily meetings with T&G Constructors Superintendents and their subcontractors for coordination of work areas as well as laydown areas. Recycled concrete fines was used in place of cushion sand to provide a better base on which to set forms and pour the concrete. Recycled concrete was also used to provide haul routes to get materials and equipment in and out of the site. The waterpark and garden opened in July of 2016 as scheduled.

Hartford Commons – The Edge Luxury Apartments

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

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

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

Private Residence – Indianapolis, IN

The homeowners contacted Bomanite Licnesee, Harriman’s Bomanite regarding their large back yard remodel project. Bomanite Thin-Set was chosen to install over existing walks, patios, and steps. The project also included a large imprinted courtyard and pool deck that required drainage solutions. Yorkshire Stone, a pattern from the Bomanite Imprint Systems collection, was selected for the 3,526 sq. ft. project. Bomanite French Gray Release Agent was selected for the project as well as additional custom colors.

Residential Pool Deck – Edina, MN

Striving for something with a “wow” factor, the homeowners of this remarkable pool area in this upscale suburban Twin Cities retreat wanted something that was both unique and functional with crisp clean lines. They contacted Bomanite Licensee, Concrete Arts and chose Bomanite Revealed for their project. Notice the sharp edges of the square concrete coping along with the stark brightness the white color encompasses. Blending a unique material with the natural stone retaining walls was the driving force behind the final selections and the result was a spectacular success.

The Spire

Spire Lofts combine modern design with LEED certified elements that provide style and eco-friendly residences. Amenities include multiple swimming pools, a multi-media theater and elevated dog park, ground level retail, restaurants and coffee shops.

Client Need:
The Spire, a 42-story glass residential tower in the heart of downtown Denver, wanted to upgrade its 9th floor public space, patio, and amenities deck. They were looking for an updated and inviting statement. While looking at the paving options at the Colorado Hardscapes Concrete Design Center, the owners came across a sample that was just what they were looking for.

Solution:
For the bulk of the paving, 11,000 sq. ft. of patios and public space, they chose a Sandstone integral color broom finish. This offered the inviting element they were looking for.

Results:
The 700 sq. ft. amenities deck took on a more eclectic and upbeat look with a Bright White Bomanite Revealed base embedded with white and crystal rock. A floating walkway, comprised of sixty-five 2’ x 2’ stepping stones, completed the new look.

Private Residence Pool Deck – Omaha, NE

Bomanite Imprint Licensee, Stephens and Smith Construction worked with the homeowner to select the overall design, patterns and colors for their patio and pool deck renovation. The homeowners existing concrete and stoops had a spray texture overlay and stenciled brick borders in a pinwheel design. The owners had seen stamped concrete and were interested in changing their deck and giving it a fresh new look.

Stephens and Smith demo’d the existing deck and was able to dispose of all the rubble on site, saving the homeowner in disposal fees. The demo did take a few extra days due to the uneven real brick that was discovered under the overlay. Once all was removed, Stephens and Smith was able to regrade and place the concrete in four pours that had to be transported 160’ to 200’ due to the length of the driveway and expansive 20 acre lot. The concrete was stamped with a Slate Texture and 8” Brick Border for an updated clean and inviting backyard space.

Stephens and Smith Construction provides quality products installed by quality people. With two locations in Nebraska, Stephens and Smith offers a variety of decorative concrete products and systems, and are dedicated to the highest standards of quality and service.

University Village Apartments Pool Deck

PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS/INFORMATION

Description:

Bomanite Licensee, Jeffco Concrete Contractors, Inc. located in Tuscaloosa, AL worked with the Blakeney Company to install almost 9,000 square feet of Bomacron Imprinted Concrete. The pattern chosen was large Ashlar Slate for the pool decking of the University Village Apartments.

Residents at the University Village Apartments have a choice of 8 pools to swim in, lounge in and even to play pool in. Bomanite Coquina Color Hardener was used with a mixture of Bomanite Release Agent of Sand and White to achieve the cohesive colors and provide the realistic look of slate.

The light colors chosen for the pool decking also contain a higher solar reflectance. Solar Reflectance is the ratio of the amount of solar radiation reflected from a material to the amount shone on the material. The higher the Solar Reflectance the greater the amount of light from both ultraviolet and the visible spectrum is reflected from the substrate. This is also known as Albedo. The Bomanite Color Hardeners and Release Agents in this project would qualify for a LEED rated project.