Safety is a priority
Tile installation for your pool or deck is a very important part of the design process for your swimming pool. However, it is important to understand that picking your tile is so much more than finding the right color or texture. Safety has to be the first concern for every phase of pool design, and picking the right tile is a crucial factor in creating a safe and attractive pool. The first factor to consider is that you choose tile that is slip resistant. Quite naturally, swimming pool areas will be wet, and you need a walking surface that will prevent slipping. Tiles for the outside of your pool, or that is in service in areas where guests will walk, should be treated, profiled or designed with an non skid surface
The durability of pool and deck tiles will have an enormous effect on the lasting beauty and function of your pool area. If you want your pool to remain beautiful and serviceable for years to come, choose waterproof tiles that are resistant to degradation from exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. The tiles that you select should also be frost-proof. Remember the severe winter we just endured, it was particularly hard on swimming pool tiles.
Choose the best tile for your needs
Your swimming pool builders should have plenty of recommendations for the best possible tiles, styles, and colors for your needs. Make sure that the tiles have been inspected for safety before they are installed. If possible, select tiles that carry a lifetime guarantee. This is the surest way to protect your investment, by looking for tile that has a lifetime guarantee against color fading or damage. Do not take anything for granted; be sure to ask if you will be protected against any manufacturing defects.
Test drive your tiles
The tiles you choose for your wall and pool area will be different from the surface on the floor of the pool. Be sure to ask about cleaning the tiles. Swimming pool tiles, especially those at the waterline can develop a build-up of dirt and residue which may require the use of an abrasive or acidic cleaner. Before choosing your tile, learn how easy or difficult it will be to clean them. Acquire a few samples before choosing your pool tile. Take the samples and look at them outside in an effort to get an idea of how they will look in your pool area.
Swimming pool renovation for your pool or deck in Charlotte, NC
Adding or replacing your swimming pool tile requires the expertise of an experienced and reputable pool contractor. Pool repair and renovation is a complex undertaking and if you are unfamiliar with any of the Charlotte pool companies, consider Carolina Pool Plastering. They understand that your pool is a permanent feature of your home. Pool builders need to be experienced and competent because their work must last for decades. To learn more about tile installation for your pool or deck, contact Carolina Pool Plastering, in Charlotte NC, for a consultation and quote.
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