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Choosing the Perfect Tile for Your Fiberglass Pool

Pool Tiles for Fiberglass Swimming Pools

When it comes to designing your dream fiberglass swimming pool, one crucial aspect that often gets overlooked is the selection of pool tiles. You can add tiles to the waterline of your fiberglass pool after it is installed to add a splash of color to your pool and customize it to fit your aesthetics.

To add tile to your fiberglass pool, we recommend speaking to a professional, like Elevate Outdoor Living, as it will be necessary to measure and cut the tile to fit your pool perfectly. Without proper knowledge and experience, there is a risk of making costly mistakes during the tile installation process. Misalignments, improper adhesion, or using the wrong materials can result in damage to your pool or the need for costly repairs. By hiring a professional, you can avoid these mistakes and ensure a seamless and problem-free installation.

Exploring Different Types of Pool Tile

Ceramic: Ceramic tile is a popular choice for fiberglass pools due to its durability and versatility. It is available in a variety of colors, patterns, and textures, allowing you to customize the look of your pool. Ceramic tile is resistant to water damage and fading from sunlight, making it a long-lasting option for your pool. Ceramic tile is generally a more affordable option.

Glass: If you're looking for a luxurious and elegant option, glass tiles are a perfect choice. These tiles offer a stunning visual appeal, creating a shimmering effect when light reflects off the water. Glass tiles are available in a wide range of colors, allowing you to create unique designs and patterns. These tiles are resistant to fading and discoloration, making it an excellent choice for pool areas that are exposed to direct sunlight.

Courtesy of Pool Corp, showing the tile "Jules - Bright Cobalt Blue Bend"

Porcelain: Porcelain tile is another excellent choice for fiberglass pools. It is highly resistant to water absorption, which means it won't crack or warp over time. It also comes in a wide range of designs, allowing you to create a unique and stunning look for your pool. Like ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles tends to be a more affordable option.

Courtesy of Pool Corp, showing the tile "Meridian Cobalt"

Glossy: For a sleek and modern look, glossy tiles are an excellent choice for your fiberglass pool. Glossy tile can be ceramic, porcelain, or glass, as long as it has a high-gloss finish. Glossy tile is known for its reflective properties, which can create a stunning visual effect in your pool. Specialty tiles such as these may come at a higher price point.

Courtesy of Pool Corp, showing the tile "Oceans - Cobalt"

Mosaic: A popular choice for those who want to add a touch of artistry to their pool design. It is made up of small pieces of glass, ceramic, or porcelain, which are arranged in a pattern or design. These tiles are available in various shapes, sizes, and colors. Mosaic tiles can transform your fiberglass pool into a work of art, making it a focal point in your outdoor space. A mosaic tile may be more expensive than a simple tile like ceramic or porcelain.

Courtesy of Pool Corp, showing the tile "Lantern Royal Border - Mosaic Border"

Stone-Look: If you prefer a natural and rustic look for your fiberglass pool, stone-look tile is an excellent choice. It is designed using ceramic or porcelain to mimic the appearance of natural stone, but without the high cost and maintenance associated with real stone. Stone-look tile is available in a variety of colors and textures, allowing you to create a custom look for your pool. These tiles may come at a higher cost.

Courtesy of Pool Corp, showing the tile "Verona Tondela Blue"

The Impact of Tile Shape on Your Pool's Aesthetics

The shape of pool tiles can vary from traditional square or rectangular tiles to more intricate and unique shapes, such as hexagons or arabesques. The shape of the tiles can influence the visual perception of your pool.

Square or rectangular tiles create a clean and contemporary look.

Curved or irregularly shaped tiles add a sense of movement and fluidity.

Making an Informed Decision

By making an informed decision and selecting the right pool tile, you can create a stunning and functional swimming pool that you will enjoy for years to come.

Give us a call today to discuss your fiberglass pool and the options you have to customize it. We will guide you through the entire process to create a fully customized and unique outdoor space that will be the envy of your neighborhood. For more information about creating your ideal outdoor space, check out our recent blog post, Design Tips for Creating the Ultimate Staycation.


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