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Pool tiles, pavers & surfaces made with natural stone will enhance your pool building or pool renovation project aesthetically while providing high performance and low maintenance. Natural stone offers permanence and elegance to modern construction, just as it has throughout the ages.
These natural stone tiles and pavers are very durable and will stand the test of time. They are suitable to be used around swimming pools and for general outdoor paving.
Your pool is one of the most important features of your property. It serves as a welcome respite after a tiring workday or a refreshing break during hot and humid days or nights. It’s just right then to ensure that your pool looks and functions the best it can. And when it comes to improving the safety, beauty, and functionality of pool areas, your choice of pool pavers is a vital factor.
The ancient Romans had some serious luxury available when they felt like a dip in the baths. Think vast columns and arches with marble and mosaics tile images. But even they might be inclined to envy the gorgeous array of tiles available to the average modern pool owner.
The two most common types of pool interior tiles are ceramic mosaics and glass mosaics. The Pool Tile Company director Amanda James says ceramic mosaics should really be called porcelain mosaics, as they need to be very dense and have low water absorption for use in swimming pools.
Pool tiles made of ceramic mosaics are the more traditional pool tiles. “Tilers like them because they bond really well to the shell of the pool and have stood the test of time,” Amanda says. “They are normally cheaper to buy and lay than glass mosaics.” The down side is that there is a limited colour range to choose from. “Glass mosaics have become more popular in the last 10 years,” Amanda says. “Pool buyers like them because there is a huge colour range to choose from and a variety of effects such as pearl, crystal and gold available. They shimmer and sparkle, bringing the pool to life.”
Fortunately, there are a lot of exciting pool tiles options that you can choose from. Materials such as brick, rubber, concrete, and natural stones (bluestone, travertine, granite, marble, sandstone, limestone) are just some of the excellent pool pavers available. Whether you’re a contractor or a property owner, these paving materials will surely help you come up with excellent pools that can be enjoyed for decades.
Aside from the wide options of paver types, it’s also possible to choose from numerous designs, patterns, and themes. For example, you may choose from various patterns, such as herringbone, running bond, zigzag, parquet, as well as custom patterns. Meanwhile, you could also take your pick from these colors: tan, golden copper, caramel, apricot, sandstone, rust, and many more.
When it comes to shapes, you may choose square, pentagon, oblong, octagon, rectangle, oval, hexagon, diamond, and the like. It’s also possible to mix two or more shapes to achieve interesting patterns that will create a focal point out of your pool area.
Pool pavers can be used in various areas in and around the pool itself. These paving materials serve various benefits that property owners, their families, and guests will enjoy and appreciate for decades. Specifically, these are the areas where these pavers can be used:
• Pool decks. The area around the pool must be slip resistant to avoid slip-and-fall accidents. It should be attractive to make the pool area stand out easily. In this regard, you may choose pavers, such as flagstone, brick, sandstone, or rubber since these paver types are both slip resistant and decorative.
• Pathways leading to pools. The areas close to the pool should also be made to look stunning and safe from accidental slippage. Good thing there a lot of excellent pool pavers that can ensure these.
• Sitting walls. Aside from pool lounges and chairs, sitting walls can also provide a welcome rest from all those hours doing laps or just wading in the pool.
• Steps. Steps leading to the pool are likewise needed to be aesthetically superior, as well as guaranteed safe. This is possible with the use of premium pavers.
Meanwhile, when it comes to the installation of premium swimming pool pavers, there are certain things that you must consider. You must determine the design that will complement your property’s general theme or design. Likewise, also consider your budget, as it will be vital in deciding which specific material to use. Lastly, try to determine your specific needs. Do you need a sitting wall and other amenities? Or you’ll just focus on the pool deck? These factors will ensure that you’ll truly benefit from and enjoy the various pool features that your contractor will create for you.
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