27 May 2016
Why you should consider a tiled pool finish
Every pool needs a finish. A finish is what gives your pool its appearance and own unique character. While the finish of your pool is influenced by the nature of the pool’s construction, pool owners have a lot of choice and variety when it comes to crafting a special ambiance and feel for their pools.
Tile-based finishes have been a feature of pools for millennia, with modern mosaic designs drawing a huge amount of influence from Roman and Greek baths of old. While there have been many advances in the variety of pool finish materials, there’s still a lot to be said for the classic tiled look. A fully tiled, customised tile finish is one of the premium finishes available—it’s certainly one of the most popular! Here’s why:
Turn your pool into a work of art
Mosaics are one of the oldest art forms in the world, with virtually limitless possibilities for creativity and innovation.
One of the strongest advantages of a tile finish is that it is infinitely customisable thanks to mosaics. Individual tiles can easily be used to create a completely unique design specific to your pool and personal tastes thanks to a wide variety of colours, shapes, and sizes.
As the Home Design Lover blog points out, “There are decorative tiles with different prints while there are also plain ones. You can combine plain coloured tiles and arrange them artistically to create some visual impact.”
Just take a look at some of these mosaic designs, for example, which illustrate the range of possibilities that tiles offer. Individual tiles can also be hand painted for that extra bit of character and personality. You can also combine tiles with other pool finishes—consider adding a tile motif to a stone pool, for example. With tiles, your pool can become your very own home masterpiece.
There’s a variety of tiles to meet your requirements
There’s much more to tile finishes than ceramic tiles. While ceramics are perhaps the traditional material, these days, you have many more options. You can now get tiles in porcelain, glass, and stone, all of which can be combined to make your pool interior or room truly stand out. Glass tiles can give your water a spectacular, glimmering appearance, while porcelain is a resilient, scratch-resistant option.
Tiles: a low-maintenance solution
Many prospective pool owners are concerned about the maintenance demands of owning a private pool. With the right equipment and regular servicing plan in place, your pool is already on track to being a low-maintenance, long-lasting fixture of the home. However, a tile finish is a particularly durable and robust low-maintenance solution. These tiles are built to last and could save you from unnecessary cleaning or refurbishment further down the line—installed correctly and well care for, they should not need replacing.
Tiles are one of the most popular pool finishes for a reason. They’re low-maintenance, infinitely customisable, and beautiful. If you want to find out more about this style of finish, get in touch with one of our experts today.
At London Swimming Pool Company we specialise in swimming pool construction, design and refurbishment, so if you need advice on a brand new pool, contact us for an initial discussion – there’s no substitute for expert advice.