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4 Things You Must Check Before Buying Pool Mosaic Tiles

There is nothing more refreshing under the Australian sun than to cool yourself down in your swimming pool whilst enjoying a cool drink.

It’s not often that you get to choose your swimming pool tiles and pool waterline tiles.  Many have difficulty when it comes to choosing the right glass pool mosaic tiles. Some think that any glass mosaic tiles can be used in a swimming pool but that is not the case.

Here, we have made a list of 4 things you should check before you can be confident you have made the right choice.

  1. When glass mosaic is submerged under water for an extended period, the water can find its way in between the tiles and the substrate. This may cause an adhesion failure, resulting in pieces of mosaics popping out.

To prevent this from occurring, it’s critical that you choose a mosaic that allows for the maximum adhesion to the substrate, at least 85% of surface area. For this reason, it is advisable to avoid all types of mesh-back mosaic tiles, as the mesh could compromise the adhesion, causing the adhesion to fail.

We, at TFO, confidently recommend our dot mounted pool mosaics and pool waterline tiles. In particular, we have recently imported the Nieve range of dot mounted glass pool mosaic tiles. They are mounted with silicon dots, enabling the back of the sheet to be flat, making it easier to install. They are also very flexible and allow for maximum adhesion.

  1. Texture

The texture is another important factor to consider when purchasing glass pool mosaic tiles. You wouldn’t want any of your family and friends to scratch or cut themselves on any sharp edges. It’s important that you choose a type of mosaic that has smooth edges. Also choose an installer who is experienced in laying glass pool mosaic tiles.

The aforementioned Nieve range of glass pool mosaic tiles have smooth edges, making them more practical and smooth to the touch.

  1. The Look

Because glass pool mosaic tiles are mostly used outside and under water, it is advisable to take the glass mosaic sheet outside, place it under water so that you get an accurate view of what it will end up looking like.

The Nieve range at TFO comes in carefully selected shades of stunning blues which are rich in colour. Compare each colour and choose the one just right for you. We are here to assist you.

  1. Price

This is obviously one of the main factors you consider when making your choice.  There are many retail stores who will try to justify their overly inflated prices. It’s normal to find these pool glass mosaic tiles priced at over $100 per square metre in tile retail stores.

At TFO, you’ll notice that everything is sold at absolute rock bottom prices. That’s especially true of our new range of glass pool mosaic tiles. They are imported directly from the manufacturer and sold to you. That means you’ll get these stunning tiles at wholesale prices that cannot be beaten. In fact, you can find some for less than $30 per square metre.

We are confident that you’ll find exactly what you need at TFO. Whichever glass pool mosaics you choose, for your entire pool, or to use them as pool waterline tiles, make sure that they tick all the 4 points mentioned above.

Come into TFO today and check out our new range of glass pool mosaics, coping edges and outdoor pavers. We have got all your swimming pool needs covered!

4 comments… add one
  • Joe November 21, 2016, 3:41 pm

    Hi
    I would like to see images of border line and glass tiles for pool please

    • The Guys at TFO November 29, 2016, 2:06 pm

      Hi there. Please see some of our pool mosaic tiles at https://www.tfo.com.au/tiles/buy-pool-tiles. Or alternatively you could come into our showroom and our sales staff could show you our pool mosaic options.

  • Phillip October 4, 2016, 9:10 pm

    Hi,just wanted you to send me your range of ceramic pool tiles and prices and sizes.
    I purchased a big order of travertine previously and pricing was good.
    Look forward to your reply.
    Regards
    Phillip

    • The Guys at TFO October 7, 2016, 12:35 pm

      Hi there. Thanks for your inquiry. Please see a limited selection of our pool tiles at https://www.tfo.com.au/tiles/buy-pool-tiles. However, if possible, we recommend it’s best to come in store to see our more comprehensive range.

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