It is a very special privilege to have a swimming pool in your home and it requires a bit of attention to turn that privilege into a fun, inviting and relaxed atmosphere. Swimming pool tiles can transform any size pool into a master piece and a pure delight for everyone around. Luckily there is a wide range of tiles available for your pool and you can take your pick according to your taste and budget.
Natural stone tiles are usually great for outdoor swimming pool areas and decks. These are also great to cover the walkways leading up to the pool areas, as they are not slippery and are not affected by water and other outdoor climatic changes. You can also get matching colours of paving stones, coping and other products to give a complete look to your pool side landscape. Sandstone, Travertine and Limestone which are natural stone tiles come in lovely colours with textured finish and give your landscape a very unique look that blends well with the natural surroundings. All natural stone products need to be sealed for easier maintenance and to appear more beautiful. Sealing is considered a must for salt water pools. Nothing adds value and beauty to your property like natural stone.
You also have the option to go for Granite or Basalt. Granite and Basalt have a lot of different finished looks and they all look very grand and go well with other combination of tiles and stones. You have a long list of different kinds of Granite or Basalt from the sandblasted to the polished or from the flamed to the bush hammered and many more to choose from. Granite often comes in big sizes and therefore gives you the benefit to customize its size by having it cut to the specific detail that you require for your pool.
Pools look refreshing and appealing at all times but you also have to know that you can control the colour and look of your pool by choosing the right tiles. Usually blue tiles are used to line the insides of a pool which give the refreshing blue colour to the pool. So you can make the water seem a darker blue by choosing a dark blue tile, which would make the water look slightly darker than the original tile colour. The patterned tiles are ideal to line the stairs or use as an edging on the sides of your pool. The choices are endless, you just have to know what you like best and let your artistic side take over.
Most tiles that are sold by the pool dealers in Australia are suitable to be used in salt water pools as well as in chlorine water. Your pool builder is the best person to guide you about the quantity of the tiles you would need to complete your project. Having spoken to your pool builder you are then best off speaking with a professional tile expert who has the experience and knowledge to guide you more specifically on which pool tiles will be best for your circumstance. Fully lined pools are no doubt the easiest to maintain and also look stunning. A good looking pool area obviously helps increase the value of your property so whilst it may look like a large expense upfront, do keep in mind that it will add tens of thousands of dollars to the resale value of your home.
The choices for your swimming pool tiles are endless and it is the best investment you can make on your property, so enjoy the process of selecting and be confident that choosing the right tiles will last for decades.