A perfectly planned out pool is a great addition to any home. It is very versatile as it can be used for leisure in the sun, as a place to host visitors or parties and to make any backyard more beautiful. Choosing the right pool tiles for your pool can be confusing. There are so many materials to choose from, all with their pros and cons. Add to that, a host of colours and different shades to choose from and things get more complex! Below are four questions you can ask yourself as a guide to make sure the pool tile you choose is the best option for your pool.
What are the advantages of pool tiles?
Lining the bottom of your pool with a beautiful tile gives it a great finish. Pool tiles are not only beautiful, but they are also smooth and durable. Pools that are lined with tiles are also easier to maintain and add to the resale value of your house. Did you know that the colour of the pool tiles you choose can also affect the appearance of the water in the pool? The right tiles can make the water appear bluer.
What is the best quality of pool tiles?
There are many choices to make when choosing pool tiles. You can choose ceramic tiles which are resistant to cracking under extreme temperatures and are anti-slip when they are wet or when they are dry. Stone tiles can be used to achieve a rustic, spa-like or earthy look. They are low maintenance and blend in well with the surroundings and complement the watercolour.
Glass tiles are also durable but have extra sparkle and elegance. They also come in smaller sizes when compared to ceramic tiles which make them more suited to having intricate designs or artworks on the floor of your swimming pool. You need to be careful where you get glass pool tiles as bad quality ones are prone to cracking when there is a rapid temperature change.
What is the best colour for pool tiles?
Gone are the days when all the pools had blue tiles. There is now a wide range of colours to choose from. Aquamarine, ivory, tan, graphite-grey and coral to name a few. Remember that colours will change shades in different lighting and when they are submerged in water so choose a tile that whose colour changes you’re happy with. Some tile suppliers have submerged demos of applied tiles and most will have pictures of previous applications as well.
What is the best way to clean the pool tiles?
Regularly cleaning your pool tiles will make them look newer for longer and keep your swimming pool looking its best. Buy the right cleaning solution for your pool tiles. Calcium carbonate build-up is white and flaky whereas calcium silicate is grey-whitish. A good calcium releaser will leave your pool tiles sparkling every time. For tougher build-up removal, pumice stones or sulfamic acid are good options. Try these products on a patch first before applying to the whole pool.
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