Decorative Concrete Delight: Bomanite Modena SL, Musselman & Hall, Hallmark

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Close up of flooring and artwork at Hallmark Corporate Offices in Kansas City, MO, featuring Bomanite Modena SL decorative concrete installed by Musselman & Hall Contractors.

Hallmark, a leader in creative expression, recently embarked on an ambitious project to renovate 17,000 square feet of their corporate office space in Kansas City, MO.  This major refresh was aimed at creating an inviting, modern environment to attract top talent to the office.  The renovation was a collaborative effort with JE Dunn as the main contractor and Burns McDonnell as the project designer, but it was Bomanite Licensee Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC, working directly with Hallmark, who played a critical role in the sample development of the decorative concrete flooring that became the centerpiece of the new design.  The meticulous sample development process highlighted Musselman & Hall’s commitment to excellence and attention to detail.

Pioneering Perfection: Musselman & Hall’s Expertise

View of Crown Café entrance at Hallmark Corporate Offices in Kansas City, MO, featuring Bomanite Modena SL decorative concrete installed by Musselman & Hall Contractors.

Musselman & Hall brought their extensive expertise to the forefront of this project.  Engaging directly with Hallmark through the sample development process, they ensured that the chosen materials would not only meet but exceed the desired aesthetics and performance requirements.  This partnership was crucial in selecting the Bomanite Modena SL system decorative concrete, part of the Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems, which provided the perfect blend of beauty and durability for the office space.  It offered a sophisticated look that aligns with Hallmark’s modern aesthetic vision.

Construction view of hand broadcast of glass aggregates at Hallmark Corporate Offices in Kansas City, MO, featuring Bomanite Modena SL decorative concrete installed by Musselman & Hall Contractors.

The coloration and design chosen was Bomanite Modena SL with titanium dioxide and surface seeded Honey Lemon size 01 glass with brass inlay terrazzo strips.  Through trial and error, Musselman & Hall Contractors found with the low loading and size of glass they had to approach their self-leveler installation differently than in previous installations.  Their crew of concrete craftsmen hand broadcast onto the surface after the first spike roll.  A second light handed spike roll was used to seat the glass.  Previous failed attempts showed the aggregate being organized into faint lines by the spike roller when they tried other methods.

Transforming Surfaces with Modena by Bomanite

View of counters, cases, and flooring at Hallmark Corporate Offices in Kansas City, MO, featuring Bomanite Modena SL decorative concrete installed by Musselman & Hall Contractors.

Modena by Bomanite offers an innovative solution for transforming existing or worn surfaces into stunning walkways, showrooms, and lobbies.  This engineered interior cementitious topping is blended with selected aggregates and then ground and polished to the desired gloss level, creating a beautiful and durable floor.  The Modena system is available in a variety of colors and patterns, utilizing decorative saw cuts to enhance its aesthetic appeal.  Additionally, topically applied stains and a variety of aggregates, such as recycled glass or porcelain, provide options for creating a uniquely designed, environmentally friendly, and functional floor.  The Modena system is an excellent choice for those looking to revitalize their space with a low-cost, high-impact solution.

Durable and Cost-Effective Flooring Solution

Close up of flooring and glassed offices at Hallmark Corporate Offices in Kansas City, MO, featuring Bomanite Modena SL decorative concrete installed by Musselman & Hall Contractors.

One of the standout benefits of Bomanite Modena is its exceptional durability and strength, making it ideal for high-traffic areas.  This flooring system is designed to last, offering one of the industry’s lowest lifecycle costs.  Its cementitious toppings are bonded to the surface of cured or plastic concrete or correctly prepared wood substrates, ensuring a solid and lasting installation.  The Bomanite Modena SL, TG, and MONOLITHIC systems provide various aggregate sizes and applications, allowing for tailored solutions to meet specific project needs.  With low to zero VOC emissions and minimal maintenance requirements, Modena by Bomanite is not only cost-effective but also environmentally friendly, contributing to a sustainable building design.

Versatility and Customization

View of artwork and seating area at Hallmark Corporate Offices in Kansas City, MO, featuring Bomanite Modena SL decorative concrete installed by Musselman & Hall Contractors.

The versatility of Bomanite Modena is another significant advantage, offering a wide range of customization options to suit any design vision. The system’s ability to incorporate different aggregates and colors means it can be tailored to match the specific aesthetic requirements of any space.  Whether it’s a commercial lobby needing a high-gloss, sophisticated finish or a showroom requiring a unique and eye-catching floor design, Modena can deliver.  The engineered toppings are ground to expose the desired amount of aggregate and polished to the required gloss level, then treated with a Bomanite stain resist for added protection.  This customization ensures that each installation of Bomanite Modena is as unique as the space it enhances, providing both beauty and functionality.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Macro view of floor and terrazzo strip at Hallmark Corporate Offices in Kansas City, MO, featuring Bomanite Modena SL decorative concrete installed by Musselman & Hall Contractors.

For this project, Musselman & Hall Contractors received the 2023 Best Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Project HONORABLE MENTION Award.  Musselman & Hall Contractors is renowned for their deep knowledge, exceptional expertise, unwavering dedication to quality, and meticulous focus on precision.  The completed project has turned Hallmark’s headquarters into a contemporary and welcoming workspace, showcasing the company’s commitment to innovation and employee well-being.  The stunning Bomanite Modena SL system decorative concrete flooring, expertly installed by Musselman & Hall, serves as a standout feature of the project, seamlessly blending aesthetics and functionality.  This renovation establishes a new benchmark for corporate office environments, highlighting the importance of thoughtful design and skilled execution.

 

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