The beauty of using glass tiles during pool tile installation
pool tile installation work in progress by pool builders

Homeowners have long used some type of tile decoration on their backyard pools.  Traditionally, these have been ceramic tiles, but more recently homeowners are using glass tiles on their pools.  Using tile to decorate pools and spas is a very old tradition.  Even the Romans and Greeks decorated their luxurious spas and pools with intricate decorations.

When homeowners began building backyard pools, tile was typically placed in a band around the waterline.  This helped with the cleaning of the pool and prevented the cracking of plaster when it is continually exposed to dry/wet transitions.  This type of tile was not very expensive, but there were also not a lot of options available.  Today, glass tile provides homeowners with options for shimmering colors and elaborate designs.

The versatility of using glass tiles for pool tile installation

Glass tiles are formed from silicate glass which provides them an incredible beauty.  These tiles are usually smaller than ceramic or stone tiles.  They typically measure about two inches square.  The come in an almost infinite array of colors and can be translucent or opaque.  Glass tiles make a great choice for pool tile installation.  They are durable and resistant to most types of chemical corrosion.  Glass tiles can also last almost indefinitely as compared to other finishes that last from five to twenty-five years.

Glass tiles are not only durable, but their beauty makes them a very popular choice for pool tile installation.  They can be used for the traditional waterline or can be the primary interior finish for a pool.  They can also be used for benches, steps, shallow lounging areas, or raised walls.  Glass tiles can be mixed to create shimmering and subtle hues or used as a wall of color for a bold impact.  Carolina Pool Plastering, one of Charlotte’s best pool companies can show you a wide array of glass tile options.

The benefits of glass tiles for pool tile installation

Glass tiles have several characteristics which should be considered before pool tile installation.


Glass tiles are one of the most durable types of tiles, but can still crack and chip, especially if exposed to rapid temperature changes.  High quality glass tiles are better at resisting cracking and chipping, so be sure and do your research.  In Charlotte NC, Carolina Pool Plastering and their team of professionals can provide you all the information you need to make a good choice.


Pool tile installation using glass tiles is more complicated than installing ceramic or stone tiles.  Ensure anyone you hire to do your pool tile installation is trained in the intricacies of glass tile installation.

If you want to use glass tiles for your pool tile installation, call Carolina Pool Plastering, one of Charlotte’s best pool contractors.  Give them a call today to discuss your pool tile installation.


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