Textured Decking Materials

A low maintenance floor covering that contains a textured surface will beautfy the decking around a public pool and will instill safety. Compare the following flooring options that are often used to cover areas that tend to get wet and that are frequented by many people.

Concrete And Textured Concrete

Concrete is a common decking material that surrounds pools. One of the drawbacks associated with this type of material is that it tends to get slick when water is applied to it. Due to the potential injury threat of slipping and falling, a commercial pool owner may need to pay an increased insurance rate if they fail to have a textured layer added to an existing deck.

A textured surface will improve the safety rating of a deck. Concrete stamps, stenciled concrete, and broom finishes are used to texture a concrete surface. With any of these upgrades, the deck will initially need to be pressure washed and dried. If there is any existing damage to the deck, it will need to be repaired. A contractor will apply a layer of concrete to the deck and will use the texturing procedure that the client has chosen.

Rubber Tiles And Sheet Rubber

Rubber tiles and sheet rubber are constructed of an authentic, synthetic, or recycled rubber material. Tiles and sheets are usually cut into squares or rectangles. The added padding of either product will reduce the impact of falls. Products will have a slightly rough texture.

Rubber tile and sheet rubber products are prone to tearing and chemical breakdown. Dirty substances may wind up becoming trapped along seams. Daily maintenance should be performed and an effort should be made to avoid applying chemicals to the decking that surrounds the pool. When it is time to add chemicals to the pool water, tiles or sheet rubber pieces that are in the vicinity will need to be temporarily covered to protect the flooring materials.

Poured Rubber

Poured rubber flooring consists of a premium blend of rubber granules. Custom colors can be incorporated into a floor covering. The seamless property of poured rubber will prevent a covering from tearing or coming loose. Poured rubber can withstand moisture and varying temperatures.

The rubber mixture that is used for this type of flooring will need to be hand-mixed onsite. After a contractor prepares the original deck for the addition of the poured rubber, a trowel will be used during the application process. This type of covering may require occasional touchups. A contractor can advise you on when an existing covering will require another coating of rubber granules.

Contact a company that offers commercial pool deck resurfacing services to learn more.