State Library Victoria Rejuvenation with Bona
Bona Certified Contractors Borthwick Timber Floors have completed a major flooring restoration project at one of Australia's most treasured historic icons, the State Library of Victoria. Borthwick installed around 5,500 sqm of new floors throughout the National Trust protected complex and refurbished approximately 2,500 sqm of existing floors.
The Library first opened to the public in February 1856 and is the busiest public library in Australia, attracting 1.8 million visitors a year as a celebrated cultural institution in Melbourne. The Library has grown over the years to span an entire city block, and is comprised of 23 buildings built over the last 160 years. The complex housed the Melbourne Museum from 1906 to 1997 and the National Gallery of Victoria from 1999 to 2002. As of 2017 it is known simply as State Library Victoria.
Home Reno with Bona Finish
Check out this awesome project completed by Bona Certified Contractors D&D Hardwood Flooring in New South Wales. The job was also featured as a spread in House & Garden Magazine!
The project was undertaken during a complete renovation of an existing home in Sydney's northern beaches, which used new timber flooring throughout all living areas and bedrooms. The newly installed solid European Oak floorboards by D&D came up amazing; after first being sanded, the floors were sealed with Bona Prime Intense and then on top of this coats of Bona Traffic HD extra matt were applied. Bona Traffic HD AntiSlip was also used on the stair cases to provide additional grip and safety.
Deck Guard Protects Waterfront Home
Bona’s DeckGuard was used to protect and extend the life of the decking on this luxury waterfront home in Calicut, India. The custom built home’s deck was badly worn and was in need of an effective refurbishment that would last. Extreme rain and the effects of the elements had created mildew and unsightly blemishes on the deck. Pair that with the extreme UV exposure, and you have a very tired deck. The owner sought a solution that could safeguard the deck while also providing a fresh, new look.
The Architect teamed up with Bona to offer a quick & simple solution – Bona Deck Guard. It is a water-based liquid resin polymer product, designed to restore and protect hardwood or synthetic decks, as well as outdoor furniture. The owners decided on using the DeckGuard Medium Brown colour to give the deck a deep rich appearance. Application was a simple process that started with brushing loose dirt & grit from the deck. Then, the deck was cleaned using the Bona PowerScrubber and Bona Deep Clean Solution. Once the deck was dry, 2 Coats of Bona Medium Brown Deck Guard were applied. The deck was cured and ready to walk on in 24hrs.
Korean Gallery, British Museum
The Korean gallery in the British Museum was created in 2000 thanks to the generosity of the Korea Foundation, and refurbished in 2014 with a grant from the National Museum of Korea. Bona Traffic Matt was used from inception on a floor which was installed to match the elegance of the Korean artefacts of the museum, with a classic natural understated look. The flat Matt appearance protects the floor without detracting from the exhibits.
This gallery creates an encounter with the Korean peninsula’s art, history and culture, through the important collections of the British Museum and partner institution the National Museum of Korea
Kings Hall Parliament House
King's Hall forms a gracious space in the heart of Old Parliament House in Canberra, now the Museum of Australian Democracy, and boasts a tall coffered ceiling, clerestory windows, white plaster walls with intricate mouldings, colonnades & decorative skylights. The original timber floor of basket weave Jarrah parquetry with inlaid Mountain Ash edge detailing gives a rich contrast to the lightness of the room.
The hall is a truly majestic setting and was the hub of the original Parliament building. It came to symbolise the openness of parliamentary democracy and representative government in Australia.
Brooke Street Pier, Hobart
The Brooke Street Pier is a floating pontoon building in the waterfront area of the city of Hobart, Tasmania, right next to the famous Constitution Dock. It was constructed in 2014–15 at a cost of A$13 million. It weighs 5,300 tonnes and was Australia's largest floating building upon completion. Bona Finishes are used throughout the pontoon to coat the Parmate Anthracite dark engineered hardwood floors. Parmate floors come pre-coated with Bona finish, making re-coating a simple and cost effective process when necessary.
The floors can also be re-sanded if required. Pedestrian traffic on the Pontoon is extensive and is in a harsh salt water environment. The Pontoon also incorporates the Ferry Terminal facilities for the infamous MONA art gallery and carries thousands of visitors a day.
Chatime Cafe, Adelaide
Chatime is the fastest growing iced tea franchise in Australia. Founded in Taiwan in 2004 Chatime has now expanded to over 1000 locations around the globe. The outlets attract heavy foot traffic, and the effect of this on any type of flooring can be brutal. For this environment Bona Traffic HD was chosen to coat the floors. The wear properties of Bona Traffic HD are superior to other products on the market and ensure maximum life span of the floors. By following the recommended maintenance program the floors can simply be re-coated when needed without the necessity of sanding back to bare wood.
Moseley Bar & Kitchen, Adelaide
Life's better at the beach! The redeveloped Moseley Bar & Kitchen has transformed the previous Irish themed venue into a premium beach side destination. The Moseley Bar & Kitchen is a focal point of beach side Glenelg, with a calendar of events and experiences the venue is fast becoming a South Australian icon. The venue has multiple dining areas, bars and lounges, with each separate area featuring timber floors, all of which are finished with Bona non-toxic coatings. The overall effect is tactile, inviting and creates a perfect hospitality venue atmosphere.
Minno Apartments, Adelaide
The Minno Apartments is a luxury development in the cosmopolitan Adelaide suburb of Wayville. Minno’s architecturally distinguished development offers 40 luxury apartments reflecting the neighbourhood’s vibrant atmosphere and epitomises contemporary living at its best. The floors in the apartments feature beautiful Tasmanian Oak hardwood to add to the luxury feel and are finished with Bona's water-based Mega finish in silk matt (satin) sheen.
Adelaide Oval Parmate
Adelaide Oval is the largest sports ground facility in Adelaide, South Australia, located in the parklands between the city centre and North Adelaide. The stadium is used both for sporting events as well as major concerts, in fact David Bowie played his first concert in the Southern Hemisphere at the Adelaide Oval in 1978! Thankfully the stadium has been substantially refurbished in the intervening years with over $500 million being spent 2011 - 2014 to replace stands and upgrade the facilities.
The Blackbutt hardwood timber flooring used in the corporate areas is a stand out feature. Naturally Bona Traffic HD was chosen to protect these beautiful floors, with Bona Traffic HD Anti-Slip being used for the staircases.