Inspiration01 September 2022

Why choose porcelain tiles for swimming pools?

The type of cladding directly influences the maintenance, aesthetics and functionality of pools. Why is porcelain the best option when choosing pool tiles?

The pool is a very special space in the house. It is here that we experience unique, refreshing moments in the company of family and friends.

If you are looking for the best cladding for your pool, porcelain pool tiles are the answer to all your questions.

Choosing the correct cladding is essential to be able to enjoy your pool without worrying about maintenance or safety.

In this article, we analyze the reasons why porcelain is the ideal cladding for your pool.

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Advantages of porcelain stoneware compared to glass pool tiles 

Even though glass pool tiles have been a favorite pool cladding for years, with countless advantages over waterproof paint, today we can say that there is something better.

The tiles for today's most modern pools are made of porcelain, and we will tell you why.

Porcelain stoneware is more resistant 

One of the main properties that make porcelain tiles the best option compared to swimming pool tiles is their resistance. Not only do they resist shocks better, but porcelain is a material that holds up perfectly in wet environments such as swimming pools.

And when it comes to withstanding weather changes, porcelain tiles can adapt to any temperature and condition without spoiling.

For these reasons, we can say without fear of being wrong that pool tiles made of porcelain are more resistant than mosaic pool tiles.

More safety and resistance with non-slip porcelain tiles 

One of the main concerns of those who have to choose the cladding for their pool is safety. It is important to choose a material that is resistant, but also non-slip for the pool walls.

This allows both children and adults to enjoy the pool without fear of slipping or falling.

The interior porcelain of the pool walls and their surroundings can and should have a non-slip finish to guarantee safety in this wet space.

We already referred to its resilience, which means that its non-slip capacity is not lost over time or with use, remaining unchanged throughout its useful life.

Infinity pool effect

One of the best feelings in a pool is the so-called infinity pool effect. That sense that the pool does not end at its limits, but continues infinitely.

The best way to achieve this is by installing large-format pool tiles that have the same aesthetic both inside and outside the pool walls. In this manner, we achieve a total aesthetic integration and that feeling of infinite continuity that we like so much.

Ease of cleaning

Thanks to its technical qualities, porcelain is a material that practically does not stain. And, if it does get stained, it is very easy to clean.

This allows both maintenance and cleaning of the pool to be very easy.

Versatility of designs

As for the designs, there is nothing more versatile than porcelain tiles when it comes to cladding a swimming pool. From stone-effect porcelain tiles to those that imitate cement or those inspired by marble.

The possibilities in terms of styles and the imitation of natural materials such as wood are all you can imagine and more.

Porcelain tiles for modern swimming pools

As we have mentioned in the previous point, porcelain tiles for swimming pools are extremely versatile.

Travertine marble tiles for swimming pools

Travertine marble is one of the most sophisticated and well-known worldwide. The Roman baths, temples and amphitheaters were lined with this material and today you can obtain the same effect in your pool with travertine-marble-look porcelain tiles.

Glass tiles for swimming pools 

The glass-effect tile is a classic for swimming pools and provides a lot of light. It is not only available in glass pool tiles, but you can also achieve it with porcelain tiles.

Natural-stone-look swimming pool tiles

Natural stone is elegant, resistant and has a wide variety of designs. Among the porcelain collections, you can find a huge variety of designs. From tiles that imitate limestone to anthracite.

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Porcelain colors for swimming pools

Depending on the color you choose when you clad your pool, you will obtain a different optical effect in the water. Some of them are really amazing.

Black-tile pools

Black tiles, in addition to creating a truly impressive effect in the pool’s water, have several advantages.

On the one hand, this color hides dirt, so it will be easier to keep it visually clean than a white pool, where every little speck of dust is obvious. On the other hand, as the black color attracts light, the pool water can be kept warmer for longer.

Blue-tile pools

Blue tiles are a pool classic. They intensify the color of the sky reflected in the water, making the blue-glass effect stronger.

White-tile pools 

White-porcelain tiles turn pools into a Caribbean beach. As the white of the cladding emulates the white sand of these beaches, the water becomes a really elegant turquoise color.

Pools with red tiles 

If you want your pool to be the center of attention, there is nothing like choosing a red tile when you clad the pool walls. The effect that it will give to the water will be truly unique, luxurious and elegant.

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