Backyard Swimming Pool Tiles
It is a very special privilege to have a backyard swimming pool in your home and it requires a bit of attention to turn that privilege into a fun, inviting and relaxed atmosphere. Backyard swimming pool tiles can transform any size pool into a master piece and a pure delight for everyone around. There are several different types of backyard swimming pool tiles. Porcelain tiles are made using dust that is pressed under high pressure. The result is a tile with a fine grain that is dense and durable and able to withstand heavy traffic. Glazed porcelain tiles, the type commonly used in pools, are ideal for use in any climate because they generally have a lower water-absorption rate than non-porcelain tiles — below 0.5%. Mosaic tiles are generally smaller ceramic pieces used together to form decorative and colorful accents on the floor and sides of a pool. This type of tiles can be arranged to create elaborate, intricate designs. When used on the pool floor, mosaic tiles should be cleaned regularly to eliminate the build-up of algae, chemicals, and mold.
Glass backyard swimming pool tiles come in a broad range of deep, rich colors with a glossy shine. Often they are used to create an illusion of depth, making the pool look deeper than actual size. The use of lighting and colors in glass tiles can dramatically alter the look of a pool; light tiles make the water appear brighter and clear, while darker tiles make the water look darker. Glass tiles are waterproof, don’t warp or fade, and are easy to clean and maintain. They can often withstand heavy abuse from swimmers and the elements.