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Is pool tile different from regular tile?

Asked by Olivia Christensen on November 08, 2021

Categories: Home and garden Interior decorating


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A: Pool tile has been specially manufactured to stand up to sunlight, changing temperatures, an aquatic environment, and constant contact with the chemicals in swimming pool water. Regular household tile -- such as bathroom and kitchen tile -- isn't designed for outdoor use and may not offer the samedurability.

Why are swimming pool tiles blue? Most swimming pool owners choose blue tiles for their pools to match the color that reflects the sky's blue color. Blue is also a highly desirable water color. Blue tiles are also a popular choice because it appears cleaner to users rather than green tiles and darker plaster.

Is there special grout for pool tile? Tile grout is an essential part of the tile and mosaic work found in many swimming pools and swimming pool areas. For this type of installation, traditional cement-based grout is not a good choice at all. Epoxy grout is durable, waterproof, and requires nosealing.

Is glass tile more expensive than ceramic? Our glass tile starts at $30 per square foot, while ceramic tile starts at about $15 per square foot. If you find that a_Glass tile exceeds your budget but there's one that you absolutely love, consider incorporating into your design as an accent to bump down the overall price.

What is waterline tile? Waterline swimming pool tiles are important for both aesthetics and maintenance. Usually installed as a 6-inch band, waterline pool tile follows the perimeter of your pool to help prevent pollen, sunscreen, body oils andother substances that enter the water from creating a yellow, scummy line at the pool's waterline.

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