Loveland Library – creating a concrete floor of earth, water and wood

When Loveland Library began the renovation of their Loveland Galleria library, they started to consider ways to enhance their existing flooring surface. The options seemed dismal with overlay materials such as carpet tiles or VCT. As a result, they hired Oz Architecture who designed a concept with earth, water, and wood.  With those design elements in mind, the approached Colorado Hardscapes on what is possible with a concrete overlay.

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To achieve the concept of earth, water and wood, Oz designed an abstract pattern designed for the floor with Bomanite Modena – a concrete overlay with similar attributes to terrazzo. The base used CanyonCity aggregate, integral colors, and approximately 7,340 pounds of recycled glass. During the polishing process, Colorado Hardscapes applied two concrete dyes in specific areas to achieve an organic and flowing finish.

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To achieve the design concept, a lot of details and thought went into the flooring.  This made the design complex, the materials unique, and the end result spectacular. 

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