Pool Renovation

Pool Renovations – Know the Difference

Are you renovating your home and are now ready to take on the challenge and reward of building a pool or perhaps you wish to do some pool renovations too? The different types of pool mosaics include porcelain, glass, brick and stone. The tile a pool owner chooses will usually depend on their preferences in style, colour, size, and price.

Porcelain pool mosaics are made using raw materials that are pressed under high pressure. The result is a tile with a fine grain that is dense and durable and able to withstand heavy traffic. Glazed porcelain tiles, the type commonly used in pools, are ideal for use in any climate because they generally have a lower water-absorption rate than non-porcelain tiles — below 0.5%. These pool mosaics also are much harder, making them impervious to water damage and their smooth surface makes them easier to clean. Porcelain also is soft to the touch, something much appreciated by many swimmers.

Pool mosaics are small pieces usually ranging from 25mm to 50mm put on a 300x300mm sheet. It is important to choose the right backing as paper or mesh sheeting although lower in price will cost more to lay, sometimes almost double the price. So for your new pool project or pool renovations, come have a look at our great range of DOT MOUNTED POOL MOSAICS now available in light blue, dark blue, black in a gloss finish and black and white in satin finish.  Visit our TFO showroom in Sydney or buy tiles online now.

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  • Damienne February 21, 2016, 1:56 pm

    We are putting a pool in and need pool coping that is 300mm wide. We the. Wish to lay matching tiles around the pool, that can be a larger size. We would like slip resistant and a natural stone look, but also something that is low maintenance, meaning that it copes well with pool chemicals and does not need sealing. Any ideas.

    Thank you

    • The Guys at TFO February 24, 2016, 3:16 pm

      Thank you for your inquiry. We have a range of travertine pavers which are also available in bullnose format. They look excellent and provide good slip-resistance. They require sealing, but an impregnating sealant would last significantly longer than a normal stone sealant. For the range of travertine pavers, please visit this page: https://www.tfo.com.au/tiles/buy-travertine-pavers

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