There are many finishes you could choose for your pool, but tiles are considered the premium option – the finish that’s a cut above the rest. Here is everything you need to know about pool tiling.
POOL TILING PROJECTS
BENEFITS OF INVESTING IN TILING YOUR POOL
DESIGNS & PATTERNS
Pavers can be installed in a variety of patterns and designs, one of their many benefits. You could opt for herringbone, basket weave, running-bond, stack bond, circular, or fan patterns. The choice of pattern will depend on your preferences, as well as your choice of material and the shape of the area of being paved.
POOL TILING FAQ
Tiling is the premium finish for a swimming pool. Tiles are highly regarded due to their appearance and durability, and the touch of class they will add to your pool. They also much easier to clean than cement and other pool surfaces, which make your pool maintenance both easier and cheaper. Many people opt for waterline tiles while lining the majority of the pool with cement or gunite, vinyl, or fiberglass. There are definitely good reasons to consider tiling the entire pool, however. They look great, are easy to maintain, and much gentler on your feet.
Ceramic and porcelain tiles are popular choices due to their durability and affordability. For a more premium option, you could consider glass tiles or stone tiles. All of these options have their merits.
Pool tiles are prone to buildups of calcium and deposits of algae. There are numerous products on the market that make it easy for these contaminants to be cleaned off though. Calcium deposits can be scrubbed off with muriatic acid, while algae. You can clean algae off the tiles and grout by rubbing chlorine tablets directly to the area and scrubbing it off with a stiff-bristled brush.
Replacing damaged tiles will require you to lower the waterline to just below the level of the affected tiles. You can then remove the tiles with a chisel and install new ones using thinset mortar.
There are three important criteria when choosing tiles to use on the outside of the pool: they must be slip-resistant, have a high wear rating, and be water-resistant. Always ask your tile supplier/ installer about the suitability of the available options.
Swimming Pool Tiling Contractor
Among our many other areas of tiling and paving expertise, we at Molina pride ourselves on our experience in tiling pool decks and pool interiors. Contact us before you get started on tiling your pool, and let us help you design and install a pool and pool deck that will transform your property. Contact us for more information.