Deflection Bead Case Study: JW Marriott Mall of America

Bloomington, MN

Among the quarter of a billion dollar Mall of America expansion, the luxury $105 million JW Marriott boasts 14 stories, 342 rooms, full-service restaurant, pool, and multiple meeting spaces.

To maintain its high-end looks, Zintl Inc, used Trim-Tex Deflection Bead. A flexible gasket that protects interior walls and corners from cracking as the building moves. This gasket deflects compression away from drywall so it stays looking as sharp as the day it was first installed. The tear away strip acts as a guide for the taping knife, a mask for mudding, and leaves a crisp finished edge every time.