Overhead view of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan™ of Las Vegas

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Location: Las Vegas, NV
Surface System Used: AquaFlex®


The Cosmopolitan is a luxury hotel and casino located in the heart of the Las Vegas strip. The resort opened in 2010 and is one of the newer additions to Sin City. The Cosmo, as it’s also called, boasts three pool areas that see heavy guest traffic beginning in the spring and lasting through the fall. The aquatic surface originally used on their pool surrounds and adjoining areas has underperformed, leading to cracking, bubbling and peeling issues, which has led the Cosmo to replace the surface with AquaFlex, a Landscape Structures product provided by Surface America.

For the Cosmo project, Surface America supplied AquaFlex material to PebbleStone Coatings, a locally owned and operated surfacing installer in Las Vegas. PebbleStone is currently installing AquaFlex at two pools, with the final pool installation scheduled for next year. In total, 114,000 square feet of AquaFlex will be used on the pool decks, pool coping, stairs, ramps and vertical walls. The Cosmo is using various color combinations for the project and is integrating designs and borders, including a two-color deck design with interlocking circles.

The Cosmo chose AquaFlex for many reasons. Most importantly, it is a terrific anti-slip surface, and the product has a longer lifecycle than other surfaces on the market because it flexes with the sub-deck and will not form hairline cracks, like their original rigid surface did. AquaFlex is also easy to clean and offers a high-end look.

“Our relationship with Surface America and AquaFlex has been excellent. The product has withstood the test of time for us in other projects and has proven to be a long-lasting, durable surface. AquaFlex has significantly reduced liability resulting from guests slipping and falling. And it has a much lower cost of ownership than other pool deck surfaces,” shares PebbleStone Coatings’ Jim Brendel.

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