Glass Mosaic Tiles Make a Big Splash in Pool DesignJuly 30, 2019 // Posted in:
Last Updated on January 6, 2020
Today’s pool owners are designing their pools with glass mosaic tiles. This hot trend in pool design captures the beauty of these stylish tiles to create pools that are works of art for backyards across the country.
Here are some reasons why glass mosaic tiles are a good choice for your pool:
Glass tiles are among the sturdiest surfaces for pools and spas because they resist chemical corrosion and other damage caused by changes in temperature. Glass tiles also last longer than other types of pool interior surface materials such as plaster or fiberglass. This is because glass can maintain its integrity for a lifetime.
Your pool is the ultimate backyard accessory. Adorning it with glass tiles is not only a stylish way to add beauty and sophistication to your pool; its iridescent qualities also bring a sense of peace and tranquility. Glass also has reflective qualities to make your pool appear larger. Since mosaic tiles can be expensive, they can be applied only in certain areas of the pool – such as the steps, benches, the perimeter, the shallow end – to give your pool and upscale and luxurious look without breaking the bank. Mosaic tiles also have the power to evoke emotion in a similar way that gemstones do.
Vast selection of styles, colors and sizes
Many homeowners choose mosaic tiles because of the extensive selection of different colors, shapes and styles. The sky’s the limit when it comes to selecting pool tiles. Granite and TREND Transformations offers an exquisite selection of glass mosaic tiles in a variety of styles, colors and sizes with a handmade artisan quality that outshines any other.
Here are some tips to keep in mind when selecting the best glass mosaic tiles for your pool:
Set a budget
Every project should begin with a realistic budget and selecting glass tiles for your pool is no exception. There’s no doubt you will have a wide variety of tiles to choose from, but keep in mind there’s also a wide price range as well. Establishing a set budget beforehand can help guide you toward certain tiles and away from others, so you don’t go off the deep end (no pun intended).
It goes without saying that the surface around your pool will be wet, so it’s important to select mosaic pool tiles that are slip-resistant to prevent slips and falls. Since the type of tile you choose for the outside of your pool (such as pool edges), will be different than the ones on the inside, be sure to have them treated to increase traction. It’s also a good idea to inquire about frost-proof tiles for colder weather.
Glass tiles can be tricky to install, so make sure your installer knows the material and has experience with pool tile installations. Inexperienced installations can cause uneven grout lines and even breakage very early on.
Your favorite color
Blue, blue, and more blue. That’s the standard for most swimming pools, but today’s savvy homeowners are switching it up by blending colors or trying something completely new. Green glass is on the climb as one of the hottest new color trends in glass pool tiles. Pool designers are also seeing the use of neutral colors (like tans) to get away from the standard blue. It’s important to note that experts agree: Blue and white glass tiles are preferred since they allow for better depth perception in deeper water; not to mention they reflect light well. Using dark floor tiles can distort that perception, making it a possible safety hazard since it makes it harder to judge the depth of the water.
As with any new design, it’s important to decide on a motif that blends with your home and personal style. Some people want to create a tropical paradise, while others are looking for a classic Mediterranean feel. Whichever you decide, it’s best to choose colors that are appealing to you and your sense of style.
A work of art
You can design a work of art for the bottom of your pool – like this amazing butterfly and palm fronds design pictured below. This can only be accomplished with mosaic tiles. This design was created for the Gallery Plaza in San Juan, Puerto Rico, but the craftsmanship and beauty would certainly carry over to a private residence as well.
Granite and TREND Transformations has a vast range of mosaic tile colors, patterns and styles, as well as custom options. Find a location near you to see mosaic tile samples and receive a complimentary quote for your pool.
Learn about other surprising ways you can use mosaic tiles in your home. Mosaic tiles can bring a space to life on an accent wall. Mosaic tiles offer endless design possibilities – discover them with Granite and TREND Transformations.