Swimming pool tiles and the coping that is added to your pool are two items that can truly pull the look of your swimming pool together and amp up the aesthetics of the entire outdoor living space. When we tile around the pool, we choose National Pool, Tile & Coping because of the level of quality their tiles and coping materials bring to a finished pool project. After the installation, you’ll quickly see how swimming pool tiles and coping tie the look together, and make your backyard oasis even more inviting.
The tiles you have installed on your swimming pool can be in a color that complements your home’s design, or it can be a unique color and style and work as a way to give your pool and outdoor living space its own personality. Your pool contractor has access to pool tiles in myriad sizes, colors and designs and this helps assure that you can find a look that appeals to you and your family’s lifestyle.
Pool coping is the material that bridges the gap between the top of the pool walls and your deck. It is a material that keeps water from being splashed between the pool walls and the top of the pool and it is a material that lends anther unique touch to your swimming pool. The coping for your pool is something you will want to keep in mind when working with our design team as it is integral to the overall finished product.
We understand that finding a tile that is made of high-fired porcelain is purer and more refined than other materials and this makes them denser, tougher and more impervious to water and pool chemicals. These tiles also absorb water at a lower rate than non-high-fired styles and they are also better able to resist the ravages of frost damage and staining.
There are many materials from which to construct coping. We can discuss which is most appropriate for your design:
- Natural stone styles are available in granite, marble, sandstone, marble, limestone or even bluestone. The coping is typically in tile format and is cut to mold to the walls and corners. If you’re looking for a smooth finish you will want a honed-stone coping style.
- If you opt for concrete coping it can be formed and poured onsite, or your pool builder will bring precast coping for the project. With concrete, you can choose a color or pattern or keep it natural and allow or natural weathering as well.
- Porcelain tiles are also another option that provide various patterns and color choices.
- Brick is among the most durable coping materials and can also be colored from light gray to beige to dark red and black-browns.
- Stone coping is another popular choice because of its durability and the fact that it remains cool to the touch. With the variety of textures and colors, stone is a great match for many pools and spas.
Tiles also come in various colors and sizes which allows your pool contractor to “mix and match” until he finds the style that suits your pool designs and allows you to have a unique look for your pool. The differing sizes allow you and your pool designer to be artistic with any “mosaic” affects you may want in your pool.
When you’re in the process of working with us to construct the pool of your dreams, make certain that you add pool tile and coping to the conversation.