Being able to blend the outdoor and indoor areas in just one sitting provides the chance for homeowners to choose complementary materials. With the help of a good designers, swimming pool tiles can help connect a softscape with a hardscape. This includes foliage, flowers, and plants. Just like how a granite-tiled floor in your living room can extend outside to be the pool’s decking, a carefully tiled patio can transition into the water as the entry to the beach.
In addition, coordinating accessories that will pick up a color in your tiles bring forth a uniform setting. After all, design is always established by using subtle details.
Some of the popular styles like vanishing-edge pools, beach entries, spa spillways, and complex water features can be great canvases to achieve stunning tile. Below are the most popular tile types for pool finishes.
Different Pool Finishes
Glass Tile Pool Finishes
Glass is a very popular choice in the recent years. Although this is an expensive choice for swimming pool tiles, some customers alternate its use with other types of finish or tile, thus creating splashed of scale and color.
This type of tile is nonporous and durable and can even be made from recycled materials. Using it as a medium, glass can complement the transparent water. It also has the ability to be molded into different shapes to achieve abstract of pebble-like effects.
Stone Tile Pool Finishes and Coping
In order to achieve a textured and natural feel and look, customers opt for stone tile. Large format ones can even be used on a deck or patio and blended into the coping in order to create a monolithic appearance. At the same time, it can fit within a Mediterranean or classical design.
This type of tile is affordable to be used in large areas as it provides slip-resistance and even maintains warmth. Some of the popular design elements for this type includes sandstone, limestone, honed granite tile, bluestone, cobblestones, and pavers. The soft colors and textures are warm and inviting.
Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Finishes
For a very long time now, porcelain and ceramic have been staples in pool finishing. Of all types, they are considered to be the least costly and can even be hand-painted with intricate design or can be formed into a mosaic.
Textured porcelain is great as it blends well with the surrounding landscape. Glazed porcelain on the other hand offers a striking and bold accent. Porcelain and ceramic are a great choice for pool owners who are looking for ways to add a more customized look or create a waterline accent without having to extend their budget.
With all these options that you can choose from, the task of making your swimming pool beautiful and functional is now possible and can be done in a fun way.