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Pool House in Alexandria, VA gets epoxy coatings.

No more ugly floor paint & rubber mats for this Alexandria, Virginia commercial pool association.

1 STRONGHOLD FLOORS applied decorative chip epoxy coatings to this commercial pool house.
2 The new decorative chips coatings replaced old floor paints and rubber mats.  These coatings have a traction additive.
3 Coatings were applied down in the trench drainage as well.
4 Coatings installed by STRONGHOLD FLOORS extended into the guard station too.
5 The Bren Mar Recreation Association is only one of many commercial pool associations to use STRONGHOLD FLOORS to rejuvenate old concrete floors.
6 Before and after picture of the pool house floor.

Project Details at a Glance

LOCATION Alexandria, Virginia
PROJECT Commercial Floor Coatings
COATING SYSTEM Decorative Chip, Epoxy & Polyaspartic Polyurea
FLOOR SIZE 1,500 Square Feet
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Commercial pool house renovates concrete floors with decorative epoxy coatings!

A few years ago, we assisted the Bren Mar Recreation Association with renovations to their Pool House/Guard House (located in Alexandria, Virginia).   Renovations were completed in time for a normal, annual opening around Memorial Day.

The association chose our epoxy coatings to replace the existing floor paints and rubber mats for the following reasons:

  1. In some locations, the existing floor paints were peeling.
  2. The rubber mats used over the floor paints held moisture and were difficult to clean/remove trapped dirt & debris.
  3. Generally, the existing flooring solutions were unsightly
  4. They knew our coatings have been used successfully in commercial pool houses in northern Virginia, northern Maryland and central Pennsylvania.
  5. STRONGHOLD FLOORS could tailor the decorative chips used in the epoxy & polyurethane  coatings to their desired color pallet.
  6. We are a licensed Virginia contractor in the Commercial Improvement Contractor specialty.

This 1,500 square foot flooring project required our crews to remove old paints, coatings and glues.  We utilized several different types of tooling under our planetary floor grinders to fully remove all floor paint and glues; ending with the concrete’s surface ground open to white concrete.  We also needed to repair typical concrete cracking and a more extensive issue with corner of the pool house’s concrete slab.

What about our epoxy coatings around a residential pool?

While we do not apply our coatings around actual pools, our coatings are regularly used in residential pool houses – both new and existing.   Inside the pool houses, we typically install our decorative chip coatings or decorative quartz coatings.     We do not recommend smooth, metallic epoxy coatings in environments where the user’s typically have wet, bare feet.

Regarding the actual concrete pool deck, the simplest option is to seal the concrete with a soak-in, hydrophobic sealer such as CSF-21 Silane/Siloxane Penetrating Sealer.  More can be learned in the article:  Protect Your Concrete In-Ground Swimming Pool Deck With Sealer.

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