Should you tile your pool or spa?

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pool-tile-installation-and-repair-ctWhat are the Benefits of Tiles?

If you are looking for a high end look to your pool, adding tiles is the way to go. Tiles are a premium upgrade becaus of their durability and appearance.  Also, if you compare tiles to vinyl, tiles are more durable and easier to clean and require less maintenance.

There are two types of tiles used as pool tiles.  There are ceramic and glass tiles.  They are usually under 100mm in size. They have a mesh backing forming a sheet around 300 x 300mm in size. Over the past 15 years, glass have gained in popularity.  Because they are made from glass, there are no pores as do ceramic tiles.  This means the manufacturers need to include latex additives so they stick to the pool.  Because of the added manufacturing processes, they are more expensive then ceramic pool tiles.

What are the Benefits of Fully Tiling

Tiles are very durable and offer almost limitless design choices. And they look great!  They are easy to maintain and gentle on your feet.  And as mentioned before, they look great!

Should You Tile to the Waterline?

Waterline tiles give your pool or spa the finishing touch look.  They allow you to match the pool color and surroundings.  With the right color, they can make the pool water look bluer. Waterline tiles do not have a washed out.

Tiles are easier to clean than cement based rendered surfaces such as pebblecrete used in concrete pools. Waterline tiles greatly increase the ease of cleaning the dirt that deposits on the walls of the pool at the waterline.

On a fibreglass pool, waterline tiles give the look that the pool is constructed from concrete.