Is epoxy flooring suitable for outdoor recreational areas and swimming pools?

Facility managers of swimming pools, outdoor recreational areas, and ancillary facilities such as locker rooms face the challenge of providing a safe and sanitary flooring system in areas that are often wet and subject to heavy foot traffic.

What flooring options are available?

Hazardous areas require a durable flooring solution; typical surfaces include rubberized floors or cool deck coatings, which are prone to peeling, tearing, and cannot stand up to the chlorinated environment of swimming pools or waterparks.

Epoxy flooring for swimming pool areas is also a popular choice because it is tough enough to withstand chlorine and the wear and tear. In addition, it’s a flooring system that is easy to maintain all while delivering a sanitary environment.

Slip-resistant flooring for the safety of your facility users

Swimming pools, waterparks, and locker rooms floors are constantly wet and thus are a slip hazard for visitors. Facility managers know the impact a nasty fall can have on their insurance costs, legal fees, and reputation, and so have to take all the steps necessary to provide a slip-free floor for their guests’ safety.

Everlast® Epoxy flooring for swimming pool areas is manufactured using small, natural marble stones that give it a textured, slip-resistant finish. For added slip and fall protection when used in areas prone to wet conditions, a non-slip additive can be included to give the flooring a sandpaper-like texture for added grip.

Keep recreational areas sanitized and clean

It’s not easy to maintain a high-level of hygiene in damp conditions or provide long-term protection against mold, mildew, and bacteria.

However, the epoxy flooring we use in swimming pool areas includes an EPA-registered antimicrobial formula that penetrates every layer of the floor, offering excellent protection against microorganisms, keeping your flooring sanitary, and repelling bad odors.

It’s especially important to reassure customers that your facility is clean as recreational centers welcome  visitors back in the days and weeks after the coronavirus pandemic. The characteristics of epoxy flooring will reassure all visitors that recreational facilities are taking hygiene seriously.

Wet area flooring with minimal maintenance

Aquatic recreational areas often require vast areas of flooring both poolside and within the locker rooms. Cleaning and maintaining the flooring is often an expensive and time-consuming process, especially with hard-to-clean rubberized or concrete flooring choices.

Everlast® Epoxy flooring for swimming pool areas is different. It doesn’t require expensive and intensive cleaning because debris and dirt can be removed with an application of Everlast® Floor Cleaner, which works best when it’s left to work its magic and later is simply rinsed away. 

Our extremely low-maintenance epoxy flooring can also be hosed or pressure washed for a deeper clean, which is a fast, effective way to remove grime.  Recreational facility managers can save thousands of dollars each year on the labor costs associated with keeping pool areas clean by installing Everlast® Epoxy flooring.

Epoxy flooring lasts for decades

Facility managers are looking for a flooring solution that will last for many years.  Replacing the flooring of a waterpark, swimming pool area or large locker room is expensive, which makes it all the more important to choose a floor that will provide long-lasting value.

Initially, a tiled, rubberized, or concrete flooring system may seem like a cheaper option. However, smart facility managers who want a long-term solution know that epoxy flooring will last for years and not look tired and worn after just a year or two, unlike other flooring systems.

We’ve seen facility managers blow their budget on maintaining inferior flooring that has peeled, cracked, or showing signs of extreme wear and tear. In comparison, epoxy flooring means you’ll never be stuck in a “fix and repair” situation, as it has no seams or joins that can chip or trap dirt.

We use only the highest quality epoxies, which are 160-mm thick, unlike the competition that uses only a thin 60-mm layer. This ensures our flooring system can cope with constant heavy foot traffic and still look brand new.

Its seamless surface is nonporous too, so there are no issues with water ingression or leakages seeping under the floor, all of which make it a long-lasting, waterproof choice for any area subjected to wet conditions.

Will look great indoors or outdoors

For weatherproof outdoor flooring, we recommend Everlast® Outdoor Tough, which is a truly UV-resistant resin, making it perfect for outdoor pools and waterparks. It has a polyavatic binder that provides exceptional freeze/thaw resistance during colder months too. Outdoor Tough is available in a choice of 20 colors that permeate every layer of the floor, ensuring that your floor color won’t fade for years to come.

For indoor pools and locker rooms, you can count on Everlast® Epoxy for an aesthetically superior finish. Our expert installation team can also include logos into the design for an attractive, professional look.

Choose Everlast®  Epoxy flooring for swimming pool areas

If you’re looking to replace a floor in an aquatic environment and want to avoid flooring that harbors dirt and debris, or if you want to cover up a concrete floor with a durable alternative that doesn’t crack, is slip-resistant, and easy to install, you’ve come to the right place—choose Everlast® Epoxy.   

In a world in which hygiene is more important than ever, choose epoxy flooring for your wet recreational area; it’s designed to help you, your staff, and your customers remain safe.

Speak to our friendly Everlast® Epoxy team to discover the full range of commercial aquatic environment flooring options and request your FREE samples.