Choosing the right waterline tile for your swimming pool requires a little more effort than choosing your favorite color.
Although sorting through eye-catching design elements and striking features is half the fun, there is a little more to be considered before getting to that part.
Let’s discuss it!
Waterline pool tile shopping is by no means difficult, but you do want to ensure that you are investing in the right material for your pool before jumping into design preferences.
You see, waterline pool tile, although aesthetically pleasing, actually serves a greater purpose when it comes to the care and upkeep of your swimming pool.
Waterline pool tiles are designed to create a full perimeter barrier around the inner edge of your swimming pool, just below the coping overhang.
Although waterline pool tiles come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and textures, their performance is what’s crucial.
Waterline pool tile is generally installed as a 6-inch wide border intended to help clear floating debris from your water’s surface, including pollen, oils, etc.
By doing this, the tile not only helps facilitate your pool’s skimmer but also helps keep your pool from developing a harsh ring of buildup around the waterline.
It is also important to note that waterline tile helps control calcium and other mineral deposits caused by hard water, making any unsightly buildups easy to clean/remove.
Here are a few essential aspects of pool design and functionality to consider before selecting waterline tile for your swimming pool:
Considering the type of swimming pool you have is an essential part of the waterline tile selection process.
For instance, if you have a saltwater swimming pool, you may be more inclined to go with glass or porcelain waterline tiles.
The reason for this is simple; the mineral makeup and chemical effects of a saltwater swimming pool are vastly different from a freshwater pool.
The chlorine produced by saline water is much harsher on natural stone, travertine tile, and mosaics than that of a freshwater pool system.
Saline produced chlorine has been known to discolor natural stone, rust slate, and create discoloration problems. Thus, it is highly recommended throughout the pool industry that saltwater pool owners choose glass or porcelain tiles to ensure longevity, durability, and overall quality.
You will also want to ensure that the adhesive and grout you select for your pool tiles can withstand saltwater submersion and are suitable for your chosen tile material.
For additional advice or assistance, be sure to ask the experts here at the 99 Cent Floor store.
Although most tiles can be custom cut to work for your pool’s shape, it is essential to note that smaller tile designs are much easier to fit around unique pool shapes without highlighting odd gaps or breaks in design consistency.
Other than that, don’t be afraid to get creative with your pool’s waterline tile; it’s a fun process.
Now we’re getting into the more exciting part of choosing your waterline pool tile.
What kind of designs and colors speak to you most or will fit your home’s style continuation (assuming you want that, of course)?
You may be interested in something a bit more on the bold or dramatic end of pool design. Choosing dark accents or vibrant tile designs are a brilliant way to shake things up and make your pool really pop.
Some of today’s most popular pool tiles include:
As you can see, tile color and design options are truly endless; from reliable functionality to stunning colors, designs, and textures, there is something special for every pool lover.
If you are looking to add exceptional design and functionality elements to your swimming pool with high-quality tile or coping, we’ve got you covered!
At the 99 Cent Floor store, we offer Houston’s very best pool tile selections at an affordable price.
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