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The difference between commercial-grade bollards and the bollards at Home Depot can be confusing. Sometimes light-duty bollards are all you need. See when commercial-grade bollards are appropriate for the home-owner or residential construction firm—as driveway barriers, lighting bollards, and more.
Tactile paving is a system of textured indicators on the ground’s surface that can be felt underfoot or by cane. Tactile paving with an attention pattern has a series of truncated domes forming a grid pattern. A guiding pattern has a series of rounded narrow bars or lines.
West Coast Contemporary architecture comes out of postwar modernist ideas. The current vernacular has simple forms to highlight the environment’s beauty. Small details matter. See how Seattle bollards vs. Portland bollards each capture their city’s style.
Vancouver is The City of Glass, with a sleek modernist style. We take a walking tour, noting downtown Vancouver bollards, and document how these small posts enhance the city’s West Coast contemporary style while guiding and protecting vehicle, bicycle, and foot traffic.
New York vs. California bollards? Differences in culture, geography, climate, and history make for differences in built environment. We analysed our sales figures to find differences in the small choices of east coast vs. west coast.
Decorative plastic post covers turn plain steel security bollards into architectural highlights.
Powder-coating is a durable, long-lasting finish for metal objects that protects the objects from corrosion and weathering. Available in colors similar to paint, it can also add visual appeal or visibility. Learn more about powder coating on our blog.
Traffic posts made of steel and concrete are often ugly, yellow-painted eyesores. Metal post covers are available in a variety of architectural styles and beautify these bollards. Explore the options and installation methods to turn traffic guidance posts into complementary elements of the streetscape.
The word “bollard” used to describe mooring posts for vessels in port—the term “bollard pull” is even a standard measurement of a watercraft’s drawing force. Now, most bollards are inland; the term has come to describe the little traffic guiding or security posts that dot the urban landscape.
Concrete is often a structural material, doing supportive work. Only some architectural schools use decorative concrete to make a statement, or to achieve an aesthetic effect. Read more about its artistic use in everything from buildings to bollards.