The new state-of-the-art Courtyard by Marriott in Mauldin, SC, was developed by Touchstone Hospitality and offers inviting, flexible spaces, a well-equipped fitness center and outdoor pool, as well as small details and smart design that allow guests to be more productive while maintaining comfortability.
Having successfully worked with Touchstone Hospitality in the past, Carolina Bomanite Corporation was the developer’s top choice to create the decorative concrete hardscape surfaces. The Carolina Bomanite team stepped up to the challenge to remedy another contractor’s poor workmanship on a previous project and brought the Bomanite family of products and expertise to the rescue. Since then, the owner refuses to allow any other architectural concrete trade on its building sites.
Unsurpassed Selection and Superiority
The Mauldin Courtyard by Marriott highlights Bomanite Imprint Systems with multiple Bomacron patterns. The selection and quality of Bomanite Imprinting Tools is unsurpassed in the industry with well over 400 distinct patterns and associated textures. The hotel’s porte cochere features Bomanite Bomacron Running Bond Belgian Block, which resembles hand cut and tumbled basalt cobblestones, and adds distinct texture and design detail to the hardscape. The Bomanite Bomacron 10” Boardwalk pattern was installed to create the front entrance as well as an extension at the back of the hotel leading into the enclosed amenity area, giving the lifelike look of real wood while providing the durability of concrete. Additionally, the Bomanite Bomacron Slate Texture pattern was utilized to create the smoking area adjacent to the front entrance and in the enclosed amenity area at the back of the hotel. The Slate Texture installation in the amenity area features a 3-4’ sawcut pattern that runs bias to the building, adding versatile texture and rustic, random veining that complements the hotel’s architecture and aesthetic.
To further accentuate the design, darkened float finish bands were incorporated around the salt textured fire table with the incorporation of a channel drain that will handle runoff water from the covered patio seating area. Form and function come together seamlessly with this design and no details were spared, providing a beautifully stunning hardscape that is durable, distinct, and functional.
This project was underway prior to the onset of the pandemic and was thus temporarily delayed as the owner, along with others in the hospitality industry understood the future of travel. Facing challenges like material shortages and labor inefficiencies in unprecedented scope and duration forced a delay during construction for approximately one year. Despite the challenges that were faced, Carolina Bomanite was able to exceed the owner’s expectations with their successful completion of the architectural concrete installation.
Award Winning Decorative Concrete
Carolina Bomanite is experienced in all types of decorative concrete installation and for over 48 years they have set the standard for exceptional quality. Their seamless installations at multiple Courtyard by Marriott locations have proven their commitment to excellence, resulting in a long-standing partnership with Touchstone Hospitality. The 2021 Gold Award for Best Bomanite Imprint Systems Project was awarded to Carolina Bomanite for their stunning installation of Bomanite Bomacron Running Bond Belgian Block, 10” Boardwalk, and Slate Texture patterns to create a uniquely distinct decorative concrete hardscape around the Courtyard by Marriott in Mauldin, South Carolina, creating exceptional results and providing a product with superior durability and distinct character that will endure for decades to come.
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