Pool mosaics, whilst aesthetically appealing, have been a practical nightmare for many Sydney pools. The great news is technology has finally caught up and we now have a safe option for pools. Let me explain first what has been causing the problem. In the past many have used mesh backing mosaics in their pools. Whilst mesh backing is fine for bathrooms and kitchens over 90% are not suitable for pools. Quite simply the mosaics pop off after a year or so.
What causes this? Most mesh back mosaics do not always allow for enough tile adhesive to bind to the glass or porcelain, or they have used a soluble spray on glue to stick the sheet to the glass or porcelain, then when it gets wet it breaks down thus dissolving the bond between tile and pool.
What’s the Answer?
Dot Mounted Pool Safe Mosaics. Tile Factory Outlet has the latest and greatest innovation in truly pool safe mosaic tiles – Dot Mounted Pool Mosaics. It looks like each piece of porcelain or glass has been stuck down together with liquid nails dots, and when laid correctly (it’s not hard) allows over 85% coverage with pool safe adhesive. They are much easier to lay than paper face or mesh. Dot mounted mosaics are normally horrendously expensive however TFOTM has a range of European dot mounted glass mosaics at incredible prices. See below……
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