If you are looking at getting a swimming pool, one thing you will need a lot of is tiles. Here we look at top tips to help you choose the right swimming pool tiles.
If you’re in the market for a swimming pool to add a touch of luxury to your home, you’re going to be in the market for tiles, all kinds of them in fact. From tiles in the changing room, to tiles around the side of the pool and tiles in the pool, there are a lot of tiles to choose.
Unfortunately choosing the tiles goes far beyond how they look, there are lots of aspects to think about with your swimming pool tiles that go way beyond their aesthetic.
Selecting the right swimming pool tiles will ensure your swimming pool and pool house not only look stunning, but they will also be safe, durable and fit for purpose.
Here are some top tips to help you choose swimming pool tiles:
Your budget is so important when it comes to buying tiles, because it is so easy to overspend. The more intricate your design, designer your tiles or rare your tiles, the more money they will cost you. Once you have an idea of the amount of tiles you need for the whole project, you can get an idea of estimates for the price, and then eventually quotes for specific tiles. Budget when you have a rough idea of costs so that you don’t go over your agreed price.
You might want a certain tile because of how it looks, or another type because of how it feels under foot, but your first concern should always be safety. Tiles that are being walked on around the pool or with wet feet need to have a grip function and be anti-slip. You can add a covering to tiles to make them anti-slip but with swimming pools it is best to have that feature straight away.
Think about how much effort it will be changing the water over every time a tile is broken in the pool. It is also harder to spot pool tile breakages in the water, which may result in injuries to those using it. Get the most durable pool tiles for the pool so the issue of in pool breakages is minimal and that means choosing porcelain tiles.
When you buy a lot of tiles, or you pay a company to source the tiles for you (the company building the pool) you should be able to get a guarantee on the tiles so you can have them replaced when they break. With such a big project and because you are buying so many tiles, companies may well offer this as a sale feature.
If you are not planning on moving out of your home any time soon, go for a pool design you love, with tiles that appeal to your family. If you know you will sell your home on, opt for pool and floor tiles that you know will appeal to most people.
Remember to take your time and do your research, it will be worth it in the end when you have the most perfect tiles for your pool!