Is your pool looking a bit tired? Perhaps it’s in disrepair or has become unsafe? Or maybe you’re about to build a brand new pool?
Whatever your reason, tiles are a major consideration. With an abundance of options now available to you, it’s easy to get struck down with decision paralysis. So we’ve compiled this simple guide to help make the process easier for you.
What to consider when designing your pool
Before you start to make any serious decisions, we recommend creating a mood board so you can understand the overall look you want to go for. This will help you to narrow your search, and make it easier for people like us to help you, as we can get a better understanding of the vision inside your head!
When it comes to pool tiles, there are three key areas you need to consider:
- Pool Edge or Pool Coping
- Pool Bottom
Within each of these, you will need to make choices around functional elements and aesthetics.
Let’s look at each area in more detail:
Pool Edge or Pool Coping
Pool coping is the material used above the tile line that caps the edge of the pool. It protects the pool structure, and when installed correctly, it maintains the integrity of the pool water by ensuring any external water flow is directed down the drains and not back into the pool.
When choosing a tile for your pool coping, it’s important to ensure it’s durable and safe. You want something that is:
- Hard Wearing, so it can withstand all weather conditions
- Not Too Rough, so it’s comfortable to walk on with bare feet and grab onto when getting out of the water
- Temperature Resistant, so it doesn’t get too hot underfoot
As far as we’re concerned, Travertine is the best option for both your pool coping and the surrounding pool area. It not only ticks off all the above requirements, it’s also incredibly good looking!
Why Travertine Tiles are a great choice
Travertine is a stone formed naturally in hot springs. This is what gives the stone its signature holes across its surface – they’re caused by the hot water percolating through the stone. The benefits of using Travertine for your pool coping and pool surrounds include:
- 100% Natural Stone
- Hard Wearing
- Erosion Resistant
- Stays Cool Under Foot
- Versatile Design
- Elegant Aesthetic
As you can see, Travertine Tiles are an incredibly stylish option for your pool, and even an entire section of your home!
They come in a wide range of styles and soft muted colours, including:
- Classic (Ivory)
- Elite Silver
Our particular Travertine Stone Products are hand-sourced from Turkey. The range comes in 3 grades: commercial, standard and premium, which means you can easily find an affordable solution for your project.
Get Creative with Waterline Pool Tiles
Waterline pool tiles follow the perimeter of the pool underneath the pool coping. They’re typically half submerged underwater, with around 3 inches visible at the top.
Quality Waterline Tiles are important because they prevent sunscreen, body oils, pollen and other substances from creating yellow scummy lines around the waterline of your pool. They also take on the minerals and calcium deposits that can build up as a result of hard water.
Waterline Tiles are your opportunity to have fun and get creative with your pool design. This is where you can really bring your aesthetic to life, and find the perfect compliment to your chic Travertine pool surround.
Add a splash of colour:
Experiment with patterns:
Or keep it classic:
To Fully Tile or Not To Fully Tile – That Is The Question
Although fully tiled pools do require a larger budget, they’re very low maintenance, safe and incredibly visually appealing. When it comes to your tile options, the possibilities are almost endless. As with the Waterline Pool Tiles, you can either keep it classic and simple or really let your creative juices flow with full mosaics and patterns:
Have we got you excited about your pool project?
If you’re embarking on a pool project, please come into our West Gosford Showroom for some free professional advice, and check out our wide range of Travertine and Pattern Pool Tiles.