Decorative pool tiles are so much fun for pools, fountains and Jacuzzi! They can be used for the waterline.
One of the most exciting things is watching the tiles getting set into the empty hole and after the water is in – to finally see how beautiful your new pool is – with your own…custom…designed..tiles!!
There is often a misconception that decorative pool tiles have to be made in porcelain to withstand the temperature – cold temperatures. But we have found that clay-based tiles do just fine – especially in the Los Angeles vicinity but as one goes into much colder temperatures we can also use a much denser tile that can easier withstand the shrinkage and absorbs even less water over time.
Depending on the style of house – for a modern house you might like modern tiles cleaner designs and less color and for a more traditional house using more Spanish tiles might be the way to go. Either way, you can bring your design, or reproduce something historical to add your special touch to your home.
If having a deco is not for you then you might consider a small fountain that will give some interest or a point of focus to your pool. Often even a small growth pattern on a tile can add some expressive styling to your pool and the area surrounding it.
Additionally, you can create some interest and color to your pool by using hand glazed tiles that are solid or field tiles and create an undulation of color throughout your pool.
Keep in mind that the tiles should be glossy or at the very least semi-glossy so that water absorption is kept at a minimum.