Pool tile: A Dreamstone guide to types + options
Whether you’re building a new swimming pool in your backyard or looking for a way to bring life back into an existing one, Dreamstone is here to help. We don’t just offer Orlando pool tile installation and exterior living area expertise. We also have a quick guide to help you determine the type of tile you need to take your swimming pool to an all-new level.
What you need to know about your swimming pool
Let’s start with the basics before we talk about pool tile.
- Your pool is coated in a special finish to give it a more pleasing aesthetic and also to ensure it stays watertight and durable over the years. Additionally, it serves as a type of barrier between your pool and the chemicals you put in it to treat the water.
- Pool tile, however, is what takes it to the next level in terms of design and individuality.
There are tons of options out there when it comes to pool materials, which is why our Orlando tile experts are here to help guide you through the process of choosing the right one.
Let our Orlando pool tile experts help you pick the right design & materials
First, you need to decide what design aesthetic you’re going for – remember, Dreamstone has experts that can consult and help you choose a design. What look are you going for?
- Do you want something vibrant and eye-catching, or something sleeker and more neutral that blends into your exterior living space?
- Do you want a detailed, unique pattern or something simpler?
Let our team help you narrow down the choices before you start the process.
Decide where you want tile to be placed
Next, it’s time to decide where you want the tile to go. There are two basic options when it comes to the location of your pool tile:
- Waterline tiles, which run along the top of your pool down to just below the waterline. They’re more of an accent to the finish, but definitely help to complete the design of your swimming pool.
- Full tiles, which line the entire pool. This particular pool tile design adds a unique dimensional look to the swimming pool, and also makes the space feel more modern.
From there, you also need to decide what else you’ll need in terms of pool tile. Do you have a spa that needs matching tile to complete the exterior living space as a whole? Do you have an infinity edge pool or a weir wall that will require more tile? What about a pool spillway or additional water features? Dreamstone has you covered in all of the above areas with our Orlando pool tile installation team.
You’ll need to nail down a budget. Knowing what you’re aiming for in terms of budget will help you to better choose a design and material, and our team can guide you in the right direction.
Finally, you need to choose a material and design. The most commonly used types of tiles in swimming pools are ceramic, porcelain, mosaic, glass, and stone. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
Types of tile to consider
Ceramic tile is known for its durability and strength and comes in a large variety of colors, shapes, and textures. The only thing to keep in mind is that they don’t reflect as much light as glass tile.
Glass tile – as noted – reflects a ton of sunlight, which makes beautiful reflections in the water and also makes the pool look brighter. It’s low-maintenance and durable as well, and will hold its sheen for years. This is important to consider through intense Orlando summers.
Mosaic tile can be used throughout the entire swimming pool OR mixed in as an accent. They’re perfect for adding unique designs and color to the overall design.
Porcelain tile is durable and mimics the look of natural stone, but at a cheaper cost. However, you can’t use just any porcelain tile for swimming pools, so be sure to check with our Orlando pool tile experts before deciding on anything.
Natural stone tile makes your swimming pool feel more Mediterranean and relaxed and is also a great option for pool decks, as it can be less slippery when wet.
Once you’ve decided on your budget, material, and design, you’re ready to start your swimming pool customization. We can help you nail down a final design, show you samples of materials, and give you a solid quote on how much your swimming pool materials will cost.
Start your pool tile installation today with Dreamstone
Take your swimming pool to the next level today – contact our tile installation experts in Orlando at Dreamstone, Inc. Just call us to schedule a consultation and let us help you make your tile dreams a reality today! You can reach us at (407) 677-5657 today, or email us for more information at email@example.com.