How to pick the right Pool Tile?
Find the Right Material for Your Pool Tiles
Whether you are building your dream pool or giving your current one a facelift, a factor you will need to consider is the material of your tiles. This is an important decision that affects the look of your finished product, the amount of maintenance required, and the cost. The most common finishes are the following:
- Ceramic or porcelain
Which pool tile material is best for you? It all depends on what you are looking for.
Glass mosaic tile for pools has become a very popular choice in recent years. There is a near-endless variety of colors, shapes, and styles. These can range from small mosaic glass pieces to larger 6” x 6” tiles. Glass is best if you want to make the biggest impact with your design. The shimmer beneath the water offers a look unlike any other. Glass tiles are also an extremely durable pick but be sure to have a qualified professional install them. Maintenance is also a breeze, as these require only a wipe-down. While glass tiles can be the most expensive type, their sturdiness and ease of upkeep usually make the investment worthwhile.
Ceramic or Porcelain
If you are looking for the most inexpensive alternative, ceramic or porcelain tiles may be for you. These are common in larger community pools due to their hardiness and offer a budget-friendly way to create a beautiful surface that needs only to be cleaned with detergent and water.
Stone tiles provide the most natural finish. This moderately priced option provides a textured surface that prevents slipping and can stand up to years of use. Most stone tiles are only recommended for the exterior of the pool as the chemicals on water can damage the surface of the tile if in direct contact with it. Some stone also requires a bit more care. If you’re selecting stone tiles for your pool, always verify if that type of stone is recommended for this type of application.
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If you are in the market for pool tiles, Mosaic Tile Outlet has an enormous assortment of glass, ceramic, and stone selections. We are happy to help you find the product that is perfect for your project.