12th October 2011
Flexflooring recently completed a domestic project transforming a tired pool surround consisting of patio slabs into a new stylish yet safe Rubbaflex surface.
The original patio slabs had been in situ for a number of years and as well as looking unsightly, were dangerously uneven. In addition, the copings were also stained and unsightly. The installation of our Rubbaflex safer surface allowed the owners the opportunity to create an entirely different feel for their pool surround by introducing coloured rubber. The clients decided on a popular Flexflooring mix known as Arctic, which comprises of equal parts white, light grey and bright blue and has the overall effect of cool, calm water, tying in perfectly with the swimming pool and contrasting well with the surrounding flora and shrubbery.
In order to install Rubbaflex, the slabs were lifted and removed, allowing the area to be screeded. This provided a new stable base for Rubbaflex and increased the size of the pool surround in the process. The coping stones were also re-laid and jet washed, allowing Flexflooring to install Rubbaflex over the cantilever of the coping to the top of the liner lock. Continuing the Rubbaflex floor over the coping as well as the screeded pool surround creates a totally seamless look, which is unusual yet appealing.
Simon Hubble, Flexflooring’s Director commented, “Our Rubbaflex product, can be trowelled both horizontally and vertically making it one of the most versatile safety surfaces available on the market. In this case, it offered our client a viable alternative to installing expensive new coping stones.” On completion Flexflooring’s clients are left with a flawless surface, which looks great and is slip resistant when both wet and dry.