Categoría: Trends&Matters 13/07/2023

Everything that you need to take into account when choosing the tiles for your swimming pool

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    With the summer’s arrival, there is no pool that can resist the heat. A bath to alleviate the high temperatures is the best plan during the summer months. That is why having a house with a swimming pool is the perfect dream. Immerse yourself in a world of luxury and elegance with our swimming pool tiles, where beauty is met with functionality to create extraordinary aquatic spaces. Swimming pools have always been the best reflection of the sophisticated and relaxing lifestyle and tiles play a crucial part in the creation of this magical atmosphere. 

    From the vibrant blue and green mosaics that evoke the reflection of crystal clear waters to modern and minimalist designs that enhance the sensation of calm and serenity, swimming pool tiles offer a wide range of creative possibilities. Each tile tells a story, a unique story based on enjoying memorable moments under the sun. 

    Beyond their aesthetic appeal, swimming pool tiles also offer practical benefits. Their strong and durable surface ensures a longer lifespan, which means that you can enjoy its beauty for years without worrying about wear and tear. Additionally, its smooth and anti-slip finish provides a safe and comfortable swimming experience for all the family. 

    It does not matter if you prefer a classic and timeless style or a contemporary and avant-garde appearance, swimming pool tiles allow you to personalize your aquatic oasis according to your tastes and preferences. Whether you choose a bright, bold colour palette or soft and subtle tones, these tiles will provide the perfect foundation to create a unique and exclusive atmosphere. So immerse yourself in the inspiration, discover the endless design possibilities and transform your pool into a magical place that reflects your style and personality.

    In this sense, swimming pool tiles invite you to jump ( take a bold leap into) to a world of beauty and tranquility. Tiles specifically designed for swimming pools often have special characteristics that make them suitable for their use in aquatic environments, such as water resistance, chemical products and temperature changes. They may also have textured or non-slip surfaces to improve safety around the pool. It is important to look for pool specific tiles as they are manufactured with the unique requirements and challenges this environment presents. 

    Types of linings for swimming pools

    Next, we address all the existing possibilities to coat a pool:

    • Tiles: 

    Tiles are a classic and long-lasting option for lining pools. They are available in a wide variety of colours, shapes and designs, which allows for great personalization. Tiles are waterproof, easy to clean, and offer an elegant and sophisticated appearance.

    • Mosaics: 

    Mosaics are small pieces of glass, ceramic, or stone that are unified to create intrinsic and detailed designs. These coatings add an artistic touch to the swimming pool and can create amazing visual effects. Mosaics are strong, durable and can handle temperature and chemical changes.

    • Vinyl liners: 

    Vinyl liners are flexible PVC sheets which adhere to the interior of the swimming pool. They are a popular choice due to their affordability and ease of installation. Vinyl liners are available in a variety of designs and patterns,  and are soft to the touch, making them comfortable to swim in. 

    • Fibreglass liners: 

    Fibreglass liners are prefabricated panels that adjust to the contour of the pool. These liners are long-lasting, resistant to stains and wear, and have a smooth, non-porous surface. Fibreglass liners are quick to install and require minimal maintenance.

    • Paint:

    Paint is an economical option for coating swimming pools. It is applied directly to the concrete or the existenting surface of the swimming pool. Paint provides a fresh, renewed appearance, but is less durable than other types of coatings and may require periodic repainting.

    Every type of coating has its own advantages and unique considerations in terms of cost, durability, maintenance and aesthetic. It is important to assess your needs and preferences before choosing the adequate liner for your swimming pool, making sure it fits your budget and lifestyle.

    Advantages of swimming pool tiling tiles

    As we commented previously, each pool lining material presents a series of advantages that we want to explain to you. Take note!

    1. Durability: Tiles are extremely durable and resistant, which makes them an ideal choice for lining pools. They are able to withstand temperature changes, chemical products and daily wear and tear without losing their structural integrity.
    2. Water and chemical resistance: the tiles are designed to withstand constant contact with water and the chemicals used in pool maintenance. They will not warp, fade or corrode over time, ensuring a long-lasting liner.
    3. Easy maintenance: tiles are easy to clean and maintain. Their smooth, non-porous surface makes it difficult for stains and dirt deposits to adhere which facilitates its regular cleaning. Furthermore, tiles do not require any type of additional sealing, which reduces the necessity for long-term maintenance.
    4. Personalised aesthetic: Tiles offer a wide range of options for design and personalization. You can choose between different colours, shapes, sizes and patterns to create the exact atmosphere that you desire in your pool. Tiles also offer an elegant and sophisticated look that can enhance the general appearance of your pool space.
    5. Anti-slip resistance: Some tiles are designed with textured surfaces or anti-split properties to guarantee safety when walking on them. This is especially important to prevent slips and falls in areas around the pool, where the surface can turn slippery due to the humidity. 
    6. Aesthetic and resale value: Lining tiles add a touch of luxury and sophistication to a pool. The durable beauty of tiles can increase the aesthetic value of your property and enhance its resale appeal.

    All in all, if you are looking for a pool liner that combines durability, beauty, and easy maintenance, tiles are an excellent option that will meet your expectations and allow you to enjoy a beautiful and functional pool for many years.


    The importance of an anti-slip pool flooring

    Counting with an anti-slip pool floor is of much importance for safety reasons. Here we enumerate the most important reasons why it is crucial to have an anti-slip floor:

    1. Accident prevention: The floor around the pool can turn slippery due to constant water and humidity. This increases the risk of slips and falls, which can result in serious injuries. An anti-slip floor helps to prevent these accidents by providing a surface with increased traction, even if it is wet.
    2. Protecting users: The safety of swimmers and the people enjoying the pool is of extreme importance. An anti-slip floor reduces the risk of injuries and guarantees a safer environment for everyone. This is especially crucial in areas where children, elderly people or people with reduced mobility are more susceptible to accidents.
    3. Regulations fulfillment: Many local or regional regulations demand that public or commercial pools have anti-slip surfaces to ensure the safety of users. Fulfilling these requirements is essential to avoid fines and legal penalties.
    4. Confidence and tranquility: Having an anti-slip floor, both the owners and the users can enjoy the pool with more trust and tranquility. Knowing that a proactive measure has been taken to minimise the risks of slips and falls provides a safer and more pleasurable experience when swimming or relaxing around the pool.
    5. Responsibility and legal protection: As a pool owner, it is your responsibility to take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of users. If someone suffers an accident due to a slippery floor, you could face demands and legal responsibilities.

    To sum up, having an anti-slip floor in a pool area is essential. Do not compromise the safety of those who enjoy your pool and take measures to ensure an anti-slip floor to minimise the risks of slips and falls.

    How to choose the colours for a swimming pool?

    When designing a swimming pool, it is important to select the tile’s colour so that they match perfectly with the surroundings, with the style of the rest of the house and with the client’s taste. That is why, as experts in ceramics, we would like to remind you of some aspects that you should not forget:

    • Style and aesthetic:

    Determine the style and appearance that you want to achieve in your pool. Do you prefer a vibrant, eye-catching look with bright, bold colours, or do you prefer softer and subtle tones? Consider how different coloured and patterned tiles will fit in with the surroundings and the general design of your swimming pool area.

    • Blend in with the surroundings: 

    Take into account the surroundings of the pool, including the surrounding landscape, the architectonic style of the house and other design elements. Choose tiles that harmonise and complement the existing environment to achieve a cohesive and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

    • Durability and resistance:

    Be sure to select tiles that are specifically suited for pools and that offer resistance to water, chemicals products used in swimming pools and temperature changes. Quality tiles are designed to withstand rigorous conditions of a pool and maintain its appearance over time.

    • Texture and safety:

    Consider the tile’s texture and their level of safety. To prevent slips and falls, choose tiles with an anti-slip or textured surfaces that offer good traction, especially in areas around the pool that can turn slippery when they are wet.

    • Maintenance and cleaning:

    Find out what type of maintenance and cleaning the tiles you are considering require. Some tiles are easier to clean and maintain than others, so it is important to assess how much time and effort you are willing to invest in the care of your pool tiles.

    • Budget: 

    Establish a clear budget for your project and look for tile options that adjust to your financial needs. Take into account that swimming pools vary in price depending on their quality, size and design.

    In conclusion, we hope that this post will help you to create your perfect pool. Thus, our collections Tahiti, Pietrasanta, Agadir o Magnet are excellent choices for these types of projects. Do not forget to ask a professional in pool design or a tile specialist to obtain specific recommendations and additional guidance based on your needs and preferences. With careful consideration of these factors, you will be able to select the perfect tiles to create a stunningly coloured and aesthetically pleasing pool. Shall we help you?

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