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    Pool Make-Over: A Guide to the Best Tiles for Your Swimming Pool

     

    Having a swimming pool adds considerable attraction to your garden. However, if you want to make real impact with your pool, then you’ll want to make sure you select the right tiles for the job.

     

    Of course, the primary purpose of a swimming pool tile is to be functional, safe and long-lasting. But thankfully, there are plenty of tiles out there that not only fulfill these criteria, but also look aesthetically stunning too!


    Whether you’re investing in a swimming pool for your home, or simply want to give your existing pool a new lease of life, here is a comprehensive guide to the different types of tiles available to you available courtesy of Advanced Pool & Spa in Florida.

     

    Swimming Pool Tiles: A Guide
    Porcelain. Of all the swimming pool tiles available out there, porcelain is undoubtedly the most common. However, its popularity as a material for swimming pool tiling is justifiably well earned. They are easy and cost-effective to install, and they’ll last several years, providing you take the time to clean them every so often.

     

    They also provide a classic appearance, and are smooth underfoot, which provides a pleasant swimming experience. The only draw-back to porcelain is that they are prone to breakage, especially if hit with something hard. However, it is easy to get them replaced if this happens.

     

    Stone. Stone swimming pool tiles create a very attractive natural look, not entirely dissimilar to the look you might see in a luxury spa. There are many different varieties of stone tiles to select from to help you create a wide range of looks, though be aware, some are quite costly. However, the added touch of class can really make it worth it! Your stone tiles will also need to be sealed every few years, as they absorb water.

     

    Brick. Brick provides a really elegant appearance for your pool and is a very striking material to use. The most popular brick tile color is terracotta / red, but if you have a particular yearning for another shade, there are other choices available. As with stone tiles, brick tiles will need to be sealed, to protect them from water damage.

     

    Mosaic. Mosaic tiles work fantastically well in swimming pools, and can add a real splash of color and fun. The wonderful thing about mosaic tiles is that they allow for a lot of creativity; basically, whatever design you want, it can probably be achieved! Position a large mosaic in the center of the pool for a high-impact effect, or create smaller mosaics around the side for something a little more subtle. Mosaic tiles will need to be cleaned thoroughly every so often, as they are prone to mold build-up.

     

    Stuck for Ideas? Ask an Expert!
    If you really want to give your swimming pool a new sense of style but are completely unsure as to how to go about it, then talk to your local swimming pool specialists. They’ll often have some excellent ideas and suggestions as to how you can create the ultimate attention-grabbing, beautiful swimming pool.

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