Hand-painted tiles (decorative tiles or field tiles) can be used as pool tiles or within a niche indoors or outdoors, the style of tile painting is an ancient art that has been used for years in the decoration of homes and working environments.
As pool tiles or in fountains where there is a lot of moisture or water, we recommend the use of glossy glazes as these offer an extra layer of protection so that your decorative tiles will last a long time. In addition, for high-traffic areas, and for pools we recommend the use of porcelain tiles or heavier bisque quarry tiles – as a base as these absorb less moisture and are generally much more resilient.
Since the beginning of our business (more than 20+ years ago), we have made tiles for residences and commercial spaces alike. There have not been any problems save for one incident where the customer in the Chicago area forgot to cover the pool during the winter season. For this reason, they cracked in the snow and we replaced them.
Our tiles are installed in the Los Angeles Union Station, Malibu Court House, private businesses, In-N-Out, Quiksilver, and more.
As a custom house, we have worked with many types of styles including Spanish tiles (from which the Malibu and the Catalina styles are derived), Moorish tiles as well as, and modern tile styles. We encourage you to pick the style you prefer and we can recreate the looks and colors you desire within your home.
If you live in a Spanish home and have a more modern streamlined taste, pick out more geometric or cleaner modern styles that we can make for you and that will work well in a traditional house.