Friday, January 20, 2012
When guests walk into our NJ indoor amusement park, one of the first questions we get ask is: “Is this real wood?” Here at iPlay America, we take pride in our unique design where City Meets The Boardwalk and our floors tell it all. Our NJ family fun destination has everything from NJ laser tag to NJ go karts! Stop on by today to have some quality family time in New Jersey!
When Bob McDaid first contacted Andre E. Garrote, decorative concrete manager with Prendergast Landscape Contractors, Chesterfield, N.J., about creating a variety of decorative floor finishes at his iPlay America indoor theme park in Freehold, N.J., Garrote saw it as his chance to take on a project that showed his range as a decorative concrete artisan. McDaid wanted a wooden boardwalk look on one side of his park and a worn asphalt road look on the other side, all made from concrete.
Creating a wood-look boardwalk
Garrote and his team started creating samples for the project in February 2010. “The boardwalk sample was one where I hit the nail on the head right from the get go,” Garrote says. “I used the H&C Stampable Overlay with a wood plank stamp. The wood plank was then stained with two H&C Semi-Transparent Decorative Stains to create a weathered look.”
During the installation of the boardwalk, Garrote’s crew changed the directions of the wood planks in different areas for a realistic effect. In an area where park go-ers transition from the boardwalk onto a pier where the rides are, Garrote’s crew added king boards for a visual transition. “The wood plank gives me the greatest satisfaction, especially when I hear everyone who walks on it asking themselves, ‘Is this real wood?'” Garrote says.
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