Blue Mosaic Tiles Make a Swimming Pool Look More Attractive  

by Pool Builders on 09-22-2014 in Articles

To many people the idea of having a swimming pool in your home is the ultimate in luxury and something which is out of the reach of most people. Having a lovely swimming pool with blue glass mosaic tiles was the dream of a very good friend of mine and last year he finally managed to fulfil this wish and installed a good sized pool with blue random mosaic tiles.

He was adamant that he wanted blue mosaic tiles since blue mosaic tile makes a swimming pool look more attractive than other options. Lining a pool with blue mosaic floor tiles has long been regarded as the premium finish for swimming pools. Tiles are regarded highly due to their appearance and superior durability. On a practical level, they are easier to clean than cement based rendered surfaces such as pebblecrete used in concrete pools and require less maintenance

Aesthetically, they allow you to match or contrast your pool colour and/or pool's surroundings. Blue mosaic tiles can also help to make the pool bluer by using a dark blue waterline tile with a light coloured interior. Furthermore, waterline tiles avoid having a dry, washed out look between the coping and the water that you can get with render finishes.

Fully tiling a pool is certainly regarded as the premium finish for concrete pools. Tiles are extremely durable as well as offering almost limitless design choices. They look fantastic, are easy to maintain and most importantly are gentle on your feet due to their silky smoothness. There are two main types of tiles commonly employed. These are glass mosaics and glazed ceramic mosaics.

Blue glass mosaic tiles are becoming increasingly popular for swimming pools, spas and water features. Glass mosaics offer a much wider colour choice than traditional ceramic mosaics and provide visual effects such as crystal, gold and pearl that simply isn't available when using ceramic tiles. Their small size complements the modern finishes used in today's homes. Many people wonder whether you notice the grout lines more with glass mosaics. Whilst there are more grout lines, you don't notice them as much as with larger tiles. If you think of a checked shirt, you see large checks far easier than small checks.

Ceramic mosaics come in numerous size and colour combinations. They are often less expensive than glass. They also cost less to lay due to them usually being larger plus they do not require more expensive adhesives. The fact is that if you can afford to have a swimming pool installed in your home in the first place, then you can afford to have the better finishing's too.

I have seen this pool which my friend has (and yes with more than just a touch of envy as I climbed in to the cool clean water!) and I have to admit that the use of blue random mosaic tiles on the walls and blue mosaic floor tiles was a good choice. The blue mosaic tile gives a Mediterranean effect which is pleasing to the senses.

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