Renovating a Swimming Pool Deck

Renovating a Swimming Pool Deck

We enjoy challenges and this job site was certainly a challenge! This customer contacted us to apply our Polyurea Concrete Coatings on specific areas of their pool deck. They wanted to use our products to create an “edge” to their swimming pool and to provide comfort / durability to their outdoor living space.

Staying true to their reputation – Brandon and Coe did a fantastic job with this detailed installation! They spent the time necessary measuring exact distances around this swimming pool, prepping the job site, installing the product and insuring the job site stayed clean throughout the whole process.

Now our client is left with a stunning pool deck that looks beautiful and is much tougher than the stained concrete that preceded it!

This fiberglass swimming pool has a cantilever concrete deck. That means that the deck is 100% concrete – this allowed us to installed our Polyurea Floor Coating around the edge to create a custom coping look!

Fiberglass Swimming Pool with Cantilever Concrete Coping

For those who have a detailed eye for swimming pools, this particular swimming pool is a fiberglass pool with a cantilever deck. Fiberglass pools are single body pools constructed out of fiberglass and installed by excavating and setting the swimming pool – in one fell swoop. Often times fiberglass pool builders will install a concrete pool deck all the way around their swimming pools.

Being in the concrete renovation business, this is the perfect material for us to apply our Polyurea Concrete Floor Coating on! Our Vinyl Chip System (developed by Penntek Coatings) requires a concrete base for installation. That’s because our Polyurea Base coat adheres only to concrete surfaces. That being said, we needed to prep this job site for our products to properly adhere to the surface and ensure a proper installation.

Because this pool deck is a concrete cantilever, we had one single surface to work with. Our client had a specific request for our installation method on this job site. They requested for Brandon and Coe to create a “Coping” finish around the swimming pool. In essence, they wanted a nearly 2′ radius of our product installed all the way around their swimming pool. In order to achieve this, Brandon and Coe needed to accurately measure their chalk lines around the edge of the swimming pool and spend time focusing on the details.

Prepping The Job Site for our Installation

In order for Brandon and Coe to make this installation look neat and tidy, they needed to do the proper amount of prep work. Since this was a swimming pool deck, keeping the water clean and clear is essential. To achieve this, Brandon and Coe installed a polymil liner over the surface of the water and adhered the polymil material to the edge of the swimming pool with painters tape.

Additionally, they collected measurements in equal increments around the pool edge. This insured that our diligent crew created a pool coping that run parallel to the pool with equal distance on all sides.

Here you can see Brandon and Coe double checking their chalk lines before commencing with the installation of our Polyurea floor system. We love the detail of their work and know that our clients appreciate their attention to detail as well!

Measure Twice – Apply Once: Keeping Our Eyes on the Details

1 Day Coatings is all about the details. In fact, our crews have installed some pretty amazing Polyurea floor systems! From Commercial Kitchens, to Prisons, Hospitals, Machine Shops, Sports Car Garages, Back Patios & Sidewalks, Driveways, Pool Decks and much more – we focus on installing our products to your design tastes.

Our teams work in groups of 2 or 3 so that we can properly prep, install and clean up our job sites. This delivers the highest level of customer service, speed and accuracy so that our clients are left with a beautiful Polyurea floor system in a short amount of time!

In other words, we install our Polyurea Vinyl Chip System so that our floors can enhance your lifestyle and beauty of your home or work space. Our crews are detail oriented and we pride ourselves on our edge work, stamped floors and custom colors!

We created a custom finish to this concrete deck with a coping edge & by surfacing their outdoor living space. Our products create a smooth texture that is comfortable, safe and tough! Now client now loves their outdoor living space!

Cantilever Coping & The Outdoor Living Space

Alas, Brandon and Coe blew us away again and did a fantastic job on their finished product at this job site! Their detailed work on the pool edge created a fantastic design that leads the viewer to believe the coping is made of some other material than concrete. By installing our product along this pool edge, it creates a stunning design and enhances the safety and durability of this swimming pool deck.

Our Polyurea Conrete Coatings are able to hold up tough against all types of abuse, including:

  • Pool Chemicals
  • Foot Traffic
  • UV Light
  • Abrasions and Impact

Did we also mention that our surface is 100% Anti-microbial and 100% Anti-bacterial? Additionally, when wet Polyurea floor coatings provide a higher coefficient of friction than wet concrete. This means that our Polyurea material won’t be as slippery as concrete and creates a safer environment for you and your loved ones to walk one. That’s a huge benefit to our client who now has their surface closest to the water covered with our superior Polyurea floor coating!

Essentially, our Polyurea surfaces are tough, beautiful and provide a much safer environment than standard concrete.

Selecting a Custom Color

Additionally, our client selected a Custom Color: Smoke with 10% Primary Blue. Creating custom colors like this is part of what we do at 1 Day Coatings. We have a wide array of Vinyl Chip Flakes to choose from and being our client means that you can mix and match your colors to create a pattern that you love.

Whether it be your favorite color, business logo, school colors or favorite sports team – we can create a color that is 100% custom and matches your pride or hobby!

Getting started with us is easy! By completing our Contact Form, we can provide you with a quick Instant Estimate for your job site. Just upload some images of your home or work space along with some basic measurements. This gives us a chance to “visit” your job site before setting foot on property. You’ll be amazed at our speed and dependability!

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started today with a free instant estimate for your home or office!

Back Patio & Side Walk Installation

Back Patio & Side Walk Installation

At 1 Day Coatings, we believe in the importance of improving the lifestyle of our clients. After all, what other reason would we have to sell a product if it didn’t enhance and improve the lives of our customers?

We are avid advocates of our Polyurea floor system. This revolutionary floor coating system provides a superior level of protection for your interior and exterior concrete surfaces. Capable of delivering an all-in-one package, our Polyurea floor coatings (developed by Penntek) offer exceptional value, including:

  • 100% Antibacterial & Antimicrobial
  • Easy to Keep Clean
  • Smooth Texture with Superior Grip (due to orange peel-like texture)
  • Stands tough against grease, spills, drops, foot traffic and much more

In essence, we are selling a product that protects your outdoor living spaces and makes it easier on you to maintain them. In addition to the benefit that our Polyurea flooring provides our clients, we also back it with an industry leading 15-year Residential & 5-year Commercial warranty. Our warranty is the best around! In fact, if you have any problems with our product after installation we will treat, maintain, repair or replace any section based on manufacturer defect. What other concrete surface product can you find that offers the same level of protection?

Create a Unique Outdoor Living Space

We believe that our Polyurea floor coating is the perfect solution for your outdoor living spaces. These areas of the home are often subject to high amounts of foot traffic and accidental spills from liquids and food.

In addition, back patios and porches are gathering spaces for family and friends to enjoy time outdoors together. Isn’t it important that your floors avoid any and all types of grease stains from cooking outdoors? We certainly think so and believe that you’ll love the low maintenance aspect of our product line!

Did you know that all concrete surfaces are naturally porous? It’s true! Concrete by nature has thousands of microscopic channels or cavity left over from installation. Water, oils & grease are capable of imbedding themselves into these cavities and creating stains in your back patio. The scary part is once these agents have imbedded themselves in your concrete, the chances of removing the stain is little to none.

Polyurea – The Perfect Solution for Grease, Stains & Foot Traffic

But not with our Polyurea floor coating! Our product seals your concrete surface and allows for zero penetration to the concrete surface beneath. It also does not absorb oils, grease or water – which gives you the chance of cleaning your surface easily and with little worry! Peace of mind has a value associated with it and it often leads to relaxation and enjoyment!

Excellent for Comfort – Compared to Concrete Decks

Relating to the level of comfort that our floors provide your indoor and outdoor living spaces – just look at the makeup of our product. Our polyurea floor coating is comprised of several core ingredients to create the finished product.

Starting with the bare concrete surface, we first install our Base coat (polyurea) in a smooth even layer. This layer acts as a sealing and bonding agent for our Vinyl Chip Flakes to adhere to. Secondly, we apply our Vinyl Chip Flakes as layer #2 for our flooring systems. This layer is 100% customizable and is the way that we achieve our color and your specific design!

Lastly, we seal our flooring system with a Polyaspartic Polyurea Topcoat. This is layer #3 of our flooring system. Here we apply a clear finish that provides a top-level seal for our floors and provides exceptional protection that is backed by our superior warranty!

We Can Cover Any Concrete Surface

Do you have a concrete surface at your home or office that you would like to protect with our state-of-the-art flooring system? Luckily, if it’s a concrete surface – we can cover it! From residential back patios to Commercial Applications such as Warehouses, Manufacturing Plants, Locker Rooms, Veterinary offices & much more – we enhance the perfect of your operation!

The ability of our Polyurea floor system to provide benefits in the commercial landscape is second to none. Want some proof? Just check out our Recent Commercial Installations to see first hand some of the installations where we’ve installed our product.

Get a Free Estimate Today!

Lastly, if you’d like a free Instant Estimate – please feel free to fill out our Instant Estimator form. Here you can upload images of your concrete surface and provide us with some basic information such as: address, contact information and dimensions of your space. This allows us to have some insight into your project and saves time with creating a quote for your application.

Polyurea Chip System for Back Patios

Polyurea Chip System for Back Patios

There is a growing trend in our marketplace. Home owners are deciding to invest more time and money into creating an outdoor living space. People are deciding to forego the television and spend more time outdoors with family, friends and loved ones. The idea is to enjoy time outdoors and enhance your level of relaxation by escaping the hustle and bustle of life.

Like all aspects of owning a home, the more time you spend in a space – the nicer you want it to be. In terms of outdoor living spaces, we offer a premium flooring product developed by Penntek Coatings. Designed to stand up to the toughest environments, they created the Polyurea Chip System.

Polyurea is a superior product that enhances the longevity & durability of concrete surfaces. It works for most concrete surfaces and extends the performance, comfort, durability and longevity of your floors

We Protect Your Floors with Our Superior Warranty

No other flooring product on the market offers the level of protection as our superior warranty program! We offer a 15-year Residential & 5-year Commercial warranty on all of our Polyurea floor installations. Should your floors ever chip, flake, tear or peel – we’ll be there to fix it and make it right.

Even after installation, our floors remain flexible and can easily be repaired if damaged. This gives us confidence in the Penntek Coatings product line and provides our customers with peace of mind. They know that we will be there to protect their floors after their installation and stand behind this remarkable product.

Never Worry About Spills, Abrasions, Scuffs or Drops

Polyurea is the perfect product for an outdoor living space! It’s able to hold up against UV, Grease, Spills, Stains, Drops, Abrasions, Chemicals and Scuffs.

Additionally, our Polyurea Chip System provides greater traction than traditional concrete decks. Polyurea creates an Orange Peel-Like texture when applied to concrete surfaces. This boosts the level of comfort for your feet and provides a safer surface for you and your family to enjoy.

If you have an active outdoor lifestyle and like to grill, swim or play games – you need our Polyurea floors to protect both you and your home!

Customize Your Outdoor Living Space with a Wide Array of Color Choices

If you’re looking to spruce up your outdoor living space – look no further! Our Polyurea Chip System is easily customizable and provides our clients with an array of pre-selected color options. Additionally, if you want something more creative and desire to blend a custom color pattern together – no problem!

We have a wide array of Chip Flakes to choose from and can easily blend any color pattern together. This is a great option for those who want a custom feel to their outdoor living space.

Resurfacing a Free Form Pool Deck!

Resurfacing a Free Form Pool Deck!

If you’re a home owner, you’ve likely been been in this scenario. You have a beautifully decorated space: one that you’ve decorated, invested time and money into. Yet, despite your efforts – you still have that one area that drives you nuts. Maybe it’s a wall that needs to be removed, some cracks in the floors, or an ugly concrete surface.

Many of our clients are home owners who take pride in their spaces. They want their house to be a “home” and desire each space to be beautiful, functional and relaxing. So why would your concrete surface be any different? After all, the flooring (whether it be indoor or outdoor) contains the largest surface area of your home. It’s also the area that your guests walk upon and see more than any room or outdoor space.

Knowing that our floor surfaces are the most visible and certainly the most used area of the home – wouldn’t you want it to look beautiful and be protected for a long time? We certainly think so and that’s why we passionately inform our clients that we have a product they’ll love!

A Company Based on Kingdom Concepts

1 Day Coatings first started with a dream of helping our clients resurface old areas of their home. We believe that making old things new is a biblical, Kingdom concept. After all, didn’t Jesus make all of us new when he washed our sins away so we could connect with the Father?

In the same way, we can resurface old concrete surfaces to make them stronger and more beautiful than they originally were! Whether you’ve got an indoor living space or an outdoor entertainment area – our product is strong enough to withstand:

  • Abrasions
  • Impacts
  • Heavy Foot Traffic
  • UV Rays (resistant to fading)
  • Chemicals

Reasons to Resurface a Pool Deck

If you own an outdoor living space such as a swimming pool, outdoor kitchen or sitting area – you’re familiar with dirt, dust and debris. These areas of our homes provide excellent spaces for entertainment, but they also take a lot of abuse from its exterior environment and human interaction.

From swimming pool chemicals to grilling grease, drink spills, impact from toys, the playing of animals and moving furniture – our outdoor spaces take a lot of abuse! Long story short, it’s often the busyness of life that wears down our outdoor spaces – requiring a resurface to restore it’s original beauty.

The Different Types of Pool Decks: How We Compare

Since our inception, we’ve seen all types of exterior concrete surfaces. From epoxy coatings, pebble deck, salt rock finish, broom finish, kool deck and much more – these surfaces are good for the short term but don’t compare to our premium finish! What’s the key difference? Well, for starters our product consists of polyurea – a material that is much stronger and way more flexible!

In addition, our floors provide greater slip resistance due to their “orange peel-like” texture. This is a huge benefit for owners of swimming pools due to the added safety for users of all ages!

In addition, our polyurea floor coatings are highly customizable. We provide a common list of pre-assorted colors on our website, but there are literally thousands of color combinations you can create. This is a fun and attraction benefit of our product! If you have a college, high school, church, business or any space that you want to represent your sports team or organization – we can bring that space to life!

We’re Great with Detailed Projects!

As you can see from the images of this project – when resurfacing concrete pool decks there is a lot of details to consider. From the pool coping, to changes in elevation, steps and crack repairs – we have a lot of concrete to patch up and treat. It’s projects like this that we love because they showcase the skill set of our team!

1 Day Coatings prides itself on restoring all types of concrete surfaces regardless of the age or current condition. In fact, it’s often the ugliest spaces or most complex layouts that provide the most stunning results!

Here you can see how our teams totally transformed this outdoor living space! The free form layout of this pool deck combined with the details of the pool coping made it a project worthy of showcasing.

Contact Us for a Free Quote Today!

Do you have an area of your home that needs some love and attention? Are you tired of looking at those concrete cracks, oil stains or chipped surfaces? Believe us, we see concrete in all different states when we first arrive on the job site. But trust us, when we are done with your surface – you won’t even recognize the new floor before your eyes!

Our team loves transforming and renewing indoor and outdoor spaces! If you’d like a free estimate, we invite you to fill out our Instant Estimator! We’d love to meet you and help you create something new and beautiful for your home or business (or both)!

Outdoor Patio & Counter Top Renovations

Outdoor Patio & Counter Top Renovations

Our talented team of 1 Day Coatings experts is eager and ready to convert any outdated kitchen space to a stunning masterpiece. We can convert any worn out counter top, floor, patio ,side walk, driveway or garage into a newly renovated & beautifully finished surface.

Restoring Life to Your Outdoor Living Space

Do you enjoy entering groups of people in your own backyard? There is a huge trend in America towards creating exceptional outdoor living spaces. Rather than investing inside the home, people prefer to use their hard earned dollars to create comfortable:

Among the most popular of these choices is the rise of outdoor kitchens. Since the turn of the new millennium, there have been some brilliant advances in the quality, construction & materials available to create outdoor cooking areas. Direct cooking has now evolved into indirect, convection, infrared, charcoal, gas, wood pellets, smoking & much more. In fact, there are so many different ways to cook meats that you’re immediately flooded with options the moment you decide to take on the project!

But what about your outdoor surfaces: such as flooring & counter tops? Have you put any thought into the types of materials you want your family to spend their hours, days & weeks walking on and using while outside? Is it important to you that your floors are safe, slip resistant, UV & fade resistant, withstands abrasions, impacts & spills?

If you answered YES to any of the above questions, it’s time for you to take a look at our 1 Day Coatings product line. Our team of experts is able to help you create the perfect outdoor living space with our quality Vinyl Chip Flake system. From new construction to resurfacing concrete floors & counter tops, our product is the top of the line and provides you with all of the safety measures listed above.

Our team is able to grind away your old surface materials and apply our 1 Day Coatings Vinyl Chip Flake system. Here you can see our technician grinding away the top layer of stain & sealant on this concrete counter top. Do you have a counter top like this that you’d like to renovate & update?

Remove The Old Epoxy & Applying 1 Day Coatings

Take this outdoor remodel for example. This client contracted 1 Day Coatings to restore their outdoor living space. By removing their old surface materials, i.e.: Basic concrete deck / patio (located near the above ground space) & Stained & sealed concrete counter tops – we were able to create a stunning outdoor living space!

Instead of leaving these materials the same, they decided that our Vinyl Chip Flake system was exactly what they were looking for. Our dedicated team of experts was able to install our product in just one day.

Our process is simple yet involved. It required us to grind away the existing to layer of stained & sealed concrete (of the counter tops) and to apply our 1 Day Coatings product.

Alas, after a day’s hard work – you can see how beautiful this neutral color pattern fits right into this outdoor living space. We’ve given this home a fresh look and our client now has a safe & durable surface to cook meals for family and friends!

Custom Color – Slip, Slip & Abrasion Resistant

This client opted in for a custom color arrangement (which closely resembled the Mediterranean color – seen on our Color Options page). With a natural blend of grey, tan, brown & cream – this custom color is soothing & very neutral. In fact, many of our clients often choose neutral color patterns for their floors & counter tops due to the freedom it allows for the rest of our their outdoor decor.

By sticking with a neutral color pattern – it’s easy to them incorporate many other neutral materials & products. From outdoor furniture, to rugs, accessories such as clocks, lamps, tables & more – sticking with neutrals helps the entire space blend together in a professional looking manner.

Lastly, it’s important to reiterate that our floors provide a superbly high level safety & longevity. Our floors & counter tops provide slip resistant materials (which improves the safety from rain, pool water or sprinklers) to our durable abrasions resistant material. 1 Day Coatings keeps your family safe for hours of outdoor fun & entertainment.

Let’s Create Your Next Backyard Masterpiece

Do you have a outdoor project that you’ve dreamed of for years and need the right contractors to help achieve it? If so, we’d love to partner with you and provide you with additional information about our products and services. Our team of experts can provide you with a free instant estimate and answer any question you have about our products.

We have been transforming backyards left and right all while receiving stellar reviews from our clients. In addition, if you’d like to see first hand our recent projects – we invite you to check out our Blog page as well as our Facebook page. We regularly post our projects so that our clients can see our many start to finish photos. Let us know what we can do for you!

Pool Deck Renovation – Replacing a Chipping Kool Deck

Pool Deck Renovation – Replacing a Chipping Kool Deck

Our 1 Day Coatings product line is, in our professional opinion (slightly biased), the best industrial floor coating product on the market. We can install our products in just one day and provide our clients with both a 5-year Commercial & 15-year Residential warranty.

On the flip side, there are many products that you can purchase “over the counter” at places like Lowes & Home Depot. Many of these “off brands” will give you an installation guide which makes the buyer feel empowered and capable of doing it themselves.

Unfortunately, most home owners quickly discover that applying floor coatings by themselves is harder than it appears. Problems often arise within a time period of a few months to a few years. Flaking, Chipping or De-laminating are the most common issues that we see in the field.

Manufacturers of these off-brand products do not provide their clients with a warranty. They can hind behind the mask of “not professionally installed.” This leaves the home owner holding the bill – with wasted product and a surface that is difficult to remove. It’s a frustrating circumstance and one that we see too often in our industry.

Here you can see the old Kool Deck system. Our client was experiencing peeling and chipping and contacted us to replace this existing floor system with our 1 Day Coatings product.
Here you can see the old Kool Deck system. Our client was experiencing peeling and chipping and contacted us to replace this existing floor system with our 1 Day Coatings product.

Removing an Old & Chipping Kool Deck Coating

This week, our teams removed a Chipping Kool Deck system from a back patio / pool deck. This home owner contacted us after they began to experience the same issues listed above. It’s applied correctly, Kool Deck is a wonderful product that provides many benefits to clients. For starters, it helps to cool the patio surface – which in Texas is a very nice benefit!

However, like all products, if they are not installed correctly (or if the product naturally starts to fail) they no longer become viable. Our client contacted us and requested for us to remove this Kool Deck system and install our 1 Day Coatings product instead. We were happy to fulfill this request and completed the project in just one day!

As you can see from the image above, our products provide a nice, smooth finish. Clients often refer to our system having an “orange-peel” like texture to it. It’s softer surface and higher surface traction creates a perfect surface for our clients to walk on barefoot. Our 1 Day Coatings product is extremely comfortable to walk on and provides long lasting benefits to our clients. Backed by a 15-year residential warranty, it’s hard not to see how our products are more comfortable, stronger and a better all around choice!

Here you can see our commercial grinder. We use these rigs to grind and remove existing floor coatings so we can expose a fresh layer of concrete. This is part of our “prep work” and it’s essential for a properly installed and long lasting product. We focus on the details!

We’ve Got The Tools: Commercial Floor Grinders

Removing a Kool Deck system (or any other system for that matter) requires some elbow grease and the right hardware. Because Kool Deck and other systems are applied with an epoxy bond coat, they have to be mechanically removed. We’ve invested some serious capital into industrial floor grinders so we can remove all types of durable surfaces.

Trust us, we see these types of floor coatings all the time! In fact, we are used to removing stubborn epoxy floor coatings and have done it on dozens of occasions. You might say that removing low quality floor coatings and replacing them with our high quality industrial floor coating is a specialty of ours!

Alas, this image shows our finished product and how beautiful our finished product looks on this pool deck!

Our Installation Process: Remove, Repair, Clean & Install

So, first things first – we utilize our commercial floor grinder to evenly remove the existing floor coating. We grind the floors evenly until we get down to a fresh layer of concrete – which is what our polyurea basecoat adheres to.

After the floor is ground down to a fresh layer of concrete we then look for defects and begin the repair process. Utilizing our CR Mender Repair System, we can fill and repair a wide array of cracks, pits and joints. Our CR Mender helps to create a smooth surface for our products to adhere to. It’s also the perfect time for us to repair your concrete and spot treat areas where failures may appear.

Thirdly, once we’ve repaired the concrete with the CR Mender, we can then clean the surface and apply our Polyurea Basecoat. This polyurea basecoat is highly durable and adheres to the fresh concrete – creating a solid bond coat. From here we distribute our Vinyl Chip Flakes and seal our finished product with our Polyurea Top Coat.

We Can Install on All Types of Surfaces

Our 1 Day Coatings product is brilliant because it can be installed on a wide array of surfaces. From pool deck coatings (such as this) to industrial floors and commercial kitchens – we’ve done it all! In fact, our clients love our products so much because it enhances their ability to enjoy their lives without worrying about their floors.

We provide our clients with an industrial floor coatings that won’t chip, peel or flake due to any of the following criteria:

  • Abrasions
  • Drops
  • Chemicals
  • UV Light
  • Foot Traffic
  • Scrapes or Scratches

Overall, it is a very simple product in regards to technicality, but it requires attention to detail and familiarity with installation. We’ve installed literally hundreds of Vinyl Chip Systems and have created some amazing results! For a portfolio of our work – check out both our Blog & Photo Gallery. Here you can see for yourself how we’ve made the difference in our clients homes, offices and commercial settings!