By SM.14 Mar, 2017
Thinking of doing a bit of renovation work around your swimming pool? Or building a pool in your house? Then you are probably trying to make up your mind as to what to do about the flooring. There are so many options available in the market today, which does not necessarily make it easy for you to make a decision. How do you select the best type of flooring? And how do you determine if a particular type of flooring is the right one for your pool area? If your head is filled with questions and concerns like this, then here are a few of them answered to make things easier on you;
Will it be slippery?
One of the major point to consider when picking the type of flooring for the surrounding area of your swimming pool is whether it will be too slippery, resulting in unnecessary accidents when the floor gets wet with water from the pool. You should be careful to pick paving with a matte and rough finish such as liquid limestone pool surrounds, as this will create more friction, especially when the floor gets wet, and eliminate any possible dangers related to slipping and falling. Also, you can add a few rugs and mats to increase the frictional force around the pool and also advise those who use the pool to make use of these rugs to wipe their feet once they come out of the pool.
Will it be Too Warm?
Another thing to take into consideration is whether the flooring will be comfortable to walk on barefoot. If the paving or tiles are too hot, it will be difficult to walk on it, especially for the kids. Liquid limestone pool surrounds and other such material which do not support heat but instead resist it, will ensure that the floor near the pool will be comfortable to walk on, even during the day.
Is it Easy to Maintain?
When you pick the material to pave the pool area with, think about how easy or difficult it would be to clean and maintain it. The floor area around the pool will need regular cleaning and upkeep to ensure that the swimming pool remains hygienic and fit for use. This area will also tend to get dirty and muddy easily as people will walk across it from the garden to use the pool while the floor is wet. So you will need to select the type of flooring which will best be able to withstand the wear and tear and also be easy to clean off.
Will it withstand the Weather?
When you pick out flooring for an outdoor area, you have to make sure that the material you pick will be able to sufficiently withstand weather conditions, come sun or rain. If the colour fades away or the tiling cracks because of the harsh sunlight, or if the tiles start coming apart because of the excess rainwater, then the money you spend on the flooring will not be worth it.