When Rockford School district needed a new school constructed, they specified decorative concrete flooring that was at a reasonable cost but, just as important, durable, and beautiful. Eureka Elementary, located in Eureka, MO, and part of the school district, was recently built by HOF Construction. The project designer, Dickinson Hussman, selected Bomanite licensee Musselman & Hall Contractors to tackle the intricacies of the challenging design. Challenging projects done within the time allotted, even if shorter than optimum, are a forte for Musselman & Hall and they were a perfect match for this project.
Complex Design Done by Skilled Bomanite Craftsmen
Musselman & Hall used Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems with Bomanite Renaissance to complete the 22,500 square foot project. The project required four colors of Bomanite Renaissance poured in contact with each other in a geometric pattern of bands, then ground and polished as one slab. They placed 2-inch-thick topping slabs in four different integral colors. The Bomanite colors used were French Gray, Natural Gray, Sand, and Coquina. The latter required the use of white cement, which was a challenge of its own, because white cement sets very quickly.
The layout of the four colors made it crucial that both the formwork and the placement of topping slabs be installed with absolute precision to achieve sharp construction seams and maintain even aggregate exposure throughout. The schedule required their crews to begin grinding and polishing in the first areas they placed before they were even completed with the slab installations. The crews then ground and polished, as one slab, to a satin sheen and full aggregate exposure.
Renaissance by Bomanite Provides Lustrous Durable Flooring
Bomanite’s Custom Polishing System, Renaissance by Bomanite, provides a lustrous finish to floors made with Bomanite’s premium Bomanite Integral Color. Color-saturation, the hallmark of Bomanite’s integrally colored floors, is unsurpassed with this one-time finish. For rich color at a reasonable cost, this is the perfect finish for any newly designed surface. Other features and benefits of Renaissance by Bomanite are good abrasion resistance, a range of aggregate size is possible with various exposure levels, as well as a natural appearance.
The primary benefit of Bomanite Renaissance is the simplicity of installation and durability of color. With no topical dyes or products needed to achieve color in the floor, the process is much like polishing uncolored concrete. The Bomanite Renaissance system incorporates Bomanite Integral Color into the decorative concrete prior to placement and finishing of the flooring. Once cured 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. Renaissance by Bomanite is intended primarily for new construction or major renovation projects.
Award Winning Decorative Concrete
Musselman & Hall Contractors earned the 2020 Best Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Project Honorable Mention Award for this gorgeous project. When complexity of design meets the expertise of a well-trained Bomanite decorative concrete crew, the results are something that both the client and Musselman & Hall can justifiably be proud of. Challenge met and job well done, Musselman & Hall!
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