Your choice of swimming pool tiles is an essential finishing touch required to make your pool unique and beautiful. They improve not only the aesthetics but also the functional element of your facility.
Just like the tiles used on your walls, floors, and splashbacks, there is virtually an infinite number of types, styles, shapes, and colours of tiles for your swimming pool.
If you’re planning to construct or upgrade your pool, visit us at Ceramic Tile Supplies to choose from our vast array of styles and products. Our showroom will inspire you with pool design possibilities!
Here are some of the tile choices available to give your pool a beautiful finish:
Different Types of Tiles
There are generally four types of tile to choose from: mosaic tile, porcelain tile, glass pool, and stone tile.
You need to select the right type of tile for your amenity, because factors like heavily treated water can penetrate and affect some sorts of tile. The tile you choose should, therefore, be specifically designed for use in a pool. It should be vitreous or impervious – this ensures the tile doesn’t absorb much water.
At Ceramic Tile Supplies, we stock plenty of styles that can be used underwater. Check out our range here, or read on to learn about different types!
Mosaic Swimming Pool Tiles
If you are looking for a tile that will add colour and vibrancy to your swimming pool, then a mosaic tile is what you need. This type comes in a wide range of designs, colours, and sizes. The tiles can be made of glass or ceramics and are easy to install.
Mosaics can be used either on the bottom of the pool, the sides, or both, depending on how eye-catching you want it to look! When used at the bottom, they require maintenance and a good cleaning to eliminate the build-up of pool chemicals, mould, and algae.
Porcelain tiles are a highly popular choice because they require only basic cleaning and installation. The process of making them begins with heating clay at very high temperatures until it becomes waterproof. The heating process causes the tiles to harden and allows the colour to bake in; thus, the colour and design doesn’t fade even when exposed to extreme temperatures, like those of the Australian summer!
These tiles also have a vitreous lustre, are soft to touch, and easy to install. Porcelain tiles are available in different textures, colours, and patterns. They would be a perfect choice for your facility. The only downside is that they can break easily when put under much pressure, so be careful when handling.
For use in a swimming pool, glass is a spectacular material. It gives your facility a miraculous feel, especially when the pool is lighted at night.
Glass won’t be affected by sunlight, water, or pool chemicals. Glass tiles make the pool look larger, because it reflects light. The downside is that they can be pricier than other materials, and can be more difficult to install because of its delicate nature.
Using stone tiles gives your pool a natural element, making it look like a pond or lake. Different types of stones can be used, including limestone, sandstone, and granite. Most stones are porous, and a sealant should be applied every few years. Installation can take a while, and should be performed by a professional.
We hope you’ve gained some inspiration for decorating your pool. Want some personalised help? Come to one of our showrooms and chat to an expert today!