Durable, hygienic epoxy flooring solutions for sports centers and swimming pools

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted businesses across America. But now, as our country starts to rebuild and open the doors of the hospitality and recreational sectors, there is an additional focus on hygiene—especially in sports centers, swimming pools, and gyms.

Responsible businesses have already taken precautions to make their recreational facilities COVID-safe, with additional cleaning rotas and the installation of hand-sanitizing stations. 

The type of flooring that facility managers choose for sports centers and aquatic environments can also contribute to creating a safe and sanitary environment to welcome customers back to.  

Let’s look at the benefits of installing an epoxy flooring solution at your sports center.

A clean, sanitary flooring solution

The floors of sports centers are often wet; locker rooms, shower areas, and the poolside floor space are subjected to damp conditions and rarely have an opportunity to dry out. These are perfect conditions in which bacteria and microorganisms thrive, causing mildew, fungi, and bad odors.

Keeping a tiled or concrete floor clean and hygienic in a damp environment is a challenge.  The joints between tiles are a haven for bacteria—as are any cracks from damaged or broken tiles.

Everlast® Epoxy flooring is different. It has an EPA-registered antimicrobial mold inhibitor formula that penetrates all layers of the floor, not just the surface, to naturally impede the growth of microorganisms and protect your floor. 

A waterproof flooring solution for added protection

Unlike concrete or tiled floors, epoxy flooring is a resin-rich system that melds together the substrate flooring and the troweled-on epoxy. The result is a nonporous, continuous surface that is self-containing and does not absorb fluids.

Everlast® Epoxy’s waterproof flooring is also chemically resistant to disinfectants, urine, and strong detergents, making it a practical and functional choice for showers and toilet areas too.

The ultimate in durable flooring systems

Recreational facilities need to install a flooring system that provides long-lasting durability and reliability. 

After a short time, heavy foot traffic will cause a “wear path” on many floors, which will erode the surface and degrade the thin layer of protective coating, allowing bacteria and moisture to seep in and cause the floor to fail.

If you want peace of mind that your newly installed flooring will last for years, invest in Everlast® Epoxy flooring. It has a thick protective layer that will not crack, lift, or succumb to wear patterns, no matter the number of people who visit your facility.

A safe, slip-resistant surface

Our epoxy flooring is constructed with natural marble stones and quartz, which give it a slightly textured finish. This provides a slip-resistant surface, which is an important consideration for swimming pool areas, where the flooring is often wet.

For increased grip in wet conditions, our nonslip additive can be mixed into the glaze coat to give a sandpaper-feel finish. Keeping your customers safe will reduce slip and trip incidents and could prevent a costly lawsuit.

Hassle-free maintenance

The last thing your staff wants to do at the end of a busy shift is spend time cleaning and maintaining floors. This, coupled with the additional cleaning measures that are required to help beat the COVID-19 pandemic, means a lot of hard work for your employees.

For easy, hassle-free maintenance, install Everlast® Epoxy floors. They can be cleaned with just detergent—we suggest our Floor Care Cleaner Concentrate and water, which removes grime from the nonporous surface with ease. The excess liquid can then be pushed down the drains with a squeegee for a sanitized surface.  

For a deeper clean, our floors can withstand regular power-washings, which means no more scrubbing for your team.

Safe and sanitary doesn’t mean boring

It’s important to keep your recreational facility hygienic and safe—but we understand you still want a welcoming and vibrant environment for your customers to enjoy.

With a choice of over fifty colors, from a warm neutral cream or grey to a spicy cinnamon red or cool aquatic blue, Everlast® Epoxy is sure to have a shade that complements your branding and decor.

To add a finishing touch, our expert installers can install multiple colors or designs—ideal for defining walkway routes or a one-way system to help with social distancing.  If you’d like your logo incorporated into the floor design, that’s not a problem either!

Everlast® Epoxy flooring solutions for sports centers

We have a long-standing reputation for providing health-supporting, durable, and long-lasting flooring solutions for aquatic environments and recreational facilities.

Contact us to discuss your flooring requirements and receive a free, no-obligation quote from our expert flooring specialists so that you can plan a new, hygienic, and durable floor for your establishment.