Design trends: Should I Use Mosaic Tile as My Pool Border?

Swimming pool owners want to make their pools as attractive as possible. Design trends come and go when it comes to pool borders. A popular modern feature is a mosaic tile border. These are becoming common in many swimming pools, but are they worth the time and effort? Glass tile mosaics have significantly increased in popularity and have become one of the major design trends for swimming pools. Tile mosaics are not cheap but can last for years if you buy a quality product and have it installed correctly.

Indoor big blue swimming pool interior in modern minimalism styleMost mosaic tile is not suited for flooring or stairs, but they can make attractive borders. There a wide range of options for mosaic tile borders which is one reason they are so popular. Many companies can help swimming pool owners find a unique design that makes their pool stand out. There are a variety of standard tile borders and owners can also design their own mosaic patterns that reflect their personal styles. Mosaic tiles can be used to create colorful and decorative accents that make the pool look modern and attractive. Customers can choose from vibrant colors, subtle designs, single color patterns and tiles that shimmer. Some tile companies have online tile blending tools that allow consumers to see options before they meet with tile company representatives.

Glazed porcelain tiles are the most common swimming pool tiles. They are durable and will stand up to heavy pool traffic. They have smooth surfaces that make them easy to clean. Mosaic tiles need to be cleaned on a regular basis so that chemicals, mold and algae do not build up and compromise the appearance of the tile. Glass tiles are a good option because they are waterproof. They don’t fade or warp over the years. They can make the water look clear and bright by reflecting natural light.

Always ask the manufacturer and installer for assurance that the tiles you’ve selected are appropriate for swimming pool use. Get this guarantee in writing in case you have problems in the future. You should work with an experienced installer who can provide you with references. Check with the Better Business Bureau to make sure there haven’t been complaints about the company.

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