Give your pool a whole new and modern look
The role of the pool tiles in the pool design was only limited to the pool edge, but in the course of time the tiles found an ever greater application when pooling. The 50-degree quadrangular pool design gradually evolved into different complex and high-tech swimming pool concepts, so the pool tiles became more and more frequent. The tiles prove to be an essential element in pool construction, as they could give your new pool a modern look, as well as contribute to its unusual or vintage look. In any case, they serve as an eye-catcher and transform the swimming pool into a total eyecatcher!
Each type of tile has its own peculiarities, so you have to be thoroughly informed about the advantages and disadvantages. If, for example, you prefer ceramic tiles, they should be made especially for the outdoor area. Otherwise they will tear and break because of the fairly low temperatures in the winter and the chemical substances dissolved in the water.
How should the pool tiles look like?
The tiles at the pool edge were initially dyed in different nuances of the water blue and therefore served as an optical natural expansion of the water. Thanks to their rich ornamentation and colorful motifs, Spanish-style pool tiles became more and more important in the 1960s. Gradually, the large tiles were 6 × 6 cm. Replaced by smaller mosaic tiles. However, the newly introduced trend tripled the quantity of the required mortar – the drying time drastically increased, the small tiles decayed during installation and should be replaced with new ones.
Although the Spanish tiles give the pool a fancy look, they bring many problems
Spanish tiles are available in a rich selection. Would you choose?
The dark green and cobalt blue ceramic tiles, which appeared in the 80s on the market, proved to be a more practical and stylish one, because they produced one sparkling effect At the interplay of water and sunshine. A few years later the white pool tiles were used. Since these had a rather strong contrast to the usual dark pool floor and much more often needed a special cleaning, they were replaced by the blue tiles again. Today, the neutral and stone-like tiles are becoming more and more the focus of the experts, as these are well-versed in the different pool designs and can be maintained much more effortlessly. Glass tiles and beige ceramic tiles are two other popular variants that have enjoyed increasing interest in recent years.
- ◊Extra Tip: According to experts, it is best to choose glass tiles! As these reflect the elegant water movements, they create an iridescent effect by the refraction of the sunlight in the water. In addition, they can be dyed in a variety of bright colors and reflect the passionate dance of the water in a unique way. The glass can be used equally well in the warm and mild climate as well as in bad weather conditions.
Although the white tiles are a total eyecatcher, their staining is much more eye-catching!
Dark pool floor in green
Or do you rather prefer the classic blue?
Glass tiles are now regarded as a total hit
The color nuances pass in one another and give the funny water play
Stones and glass tiles can be perfectly combined with each other
Beige / Brown glass or ceramic tiles for your unique swimming pool
Put stones around the pool?