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Pool Tile Ideas

Are you looking to have an amazing new inground pool installed in your backyard? If so, tiles are a great option. There are many pool tile design ideas to choose from and a variety of materials that will make your pool more inviting. Before selecting the tiles that are right for you, there are a few things you should know that will help you make the best choice.

What Type of Tile is Used for Swimming Pools?

Glass pool tile has become increasingly popular these last few years. Glass is the most expensive type of pool tile, and they come in many varieties. You can select small glass tiles that are formed into mosaic designs. This style choice has a classic feel to it and can completely cover the surface of the pool. To make the design completely original, it’s best to choose glass tiles of varying colors. Or, you can select glass tiles in several shades of the same color for a monochromatic effect. The more expensive the glass tiles are, the more clarity, color, and depth they’ll provide. Some of the tiles are also iridescent which shimmers when the sunlight hits it. This offers a great visual appeal.

Other Pool Tile Texture Options

In addition to glass tiles, you can also select tiles made of stone. Stone provides a natural feel and look to the pool, which is why some customers prefer it. It’s also a good idea to choose the same stone tiles for the deck. Or, use the same tile design for the porch or patio that leads to the pool for a uniform appearance. Stone tiles are also ideal if your interior or exterior has a rustic or Mediterranean theme. Tiles made of stone are slip-resistant, which is great if you host pool parties often or have children who will be using the pool. It’s a more affordable choice than glass tiles, and stones will retain heat after being in the sun all day. This means it will be more enjoyable for you to spend time in the pool during the evening hours.

The veining color and texture of the stone is what makes it unique, so be sure to inspect these three elements of the tile before making your choice. A semi-polished granite tile is a popular option for stone pool tiles, and so is limestone, bluestone, and sandstone. Swimming pool tiles 6×6 are available in these materials, and you can mix up the sizes. For instance, 6×6 tile in granite can border the pool, since it is the most expensive of the stone tiles. The granite can be paired with 3×3 tile in another type of stone to complete the design and add structure to the area.

Porcelain and Ceramic Tile

These types of pool tiles have been used for years since they are the most affordable. The tiles can also be hand-painted to create an artistic design that is specific to your family. Tiles made from porcelain can also blend nicely with your exterior design or landscape if you have a lot of trees surrounding the pool. Porcelain tiles also compliment a rock garden.

You can mix and match pool tile materials for a look that is all your own. Contact the professionals at Pulliam Pools Houston for tile selections and ideas that will make your swimming pool look amazing and even more enjoyable. We are looking forward to hearing from you. Feel free to browse through our website and photo gallery to see all that we do and work that we have completed.