If you’ve been daydreaming about turning your backyard into a tropical oasis, opting to use waterline tiles can help transform your pool into a sanctuary.
As Australians, we sure do appear to love our swimming pools. In fact, Australia is home to 1.2 million residential swimming pools, which is the highest per capita rate of pool ownership in the world. Oddly enough, they’re most commonly present in seaside suburbs, where our lifestyle is often based around all things water.
There are undeniable lifestyle benefits associated with adding a pool to your home – a social hub, an exercise ‘room’, an entertainment precinct, and of course, rest and relaxation. Whether the attraction is linked to recreation, boosting your property’s value or even just a means to cool off in the summertime, there’s no denying the appeal of being the proud owner of this popular aquatic feature.
A beautifully designed pool is more than just an extension of the architecture of a home, but rather a giant magnet that draws attention to your yard. However, getting the design right from day one is crucial if you want to avoid sharing your home with an expensive eyesore, and waterline tiles are a popular inclusion for pools with good reason.
An Introduction To Waterline Pool Tiles
In simple terms, waterline tiles serve both an aesthetic and practical purpose. To understand their core functions, these are the tiles that line the surface of the pool’s water, and often extend to the edge of the pool coping. Along with being a visually pleasing addition to a pool area, waterline tiles protect the sides of your pool from scaly calcium deposits.
While some people are starting to move away from waterline tiles and go for a more modern and hard-edged approach with concrete, stone or pebble. Waterline tiles have still remained a popular go-to for pool lovers due to the wide range of colours, patterns and finishes available, the sheer amount of choice homeowners have when choosing waterline pool tiles is arguably one of their biggest benefits.
surrounding the pool in question, waterline tiles have still remained a popular go-to for pool lovers. Not everyone can afford to go for stones or concrete, and the sheer amount of choice homeowners have when choosing waterline pool tiles is arguably one of their biggest benefits.
As a general rule, waterline tiles are generally available in vitrified, porcelain, natural stone or glass, meaning that homeowners have a wide variety of colours, shapes and materials to choose from. Once a selection has been made, waterline tiles are usually positioned 150 – 200mm below the coping tile.
Most waterline pool tiles come in a sheet that measures 300mm x 300mm when applied to a pool wall. Each sheet is formed by gluing the back of the tile or with flexible nylon mesh, and the sheet may contain a single large tile or a collection of small ones that comprise a mosaic. Attempting to install waterline tiles yourself is not something generally recommended if you’re not an experienced tiler, but it’s still important to do your research when it comes to selecting the right materials.
If you’re in the throes of designing a new pool for your home or are perhaps debating one, there usually comes a point where you need to start shopping for building materials. Whether it’s advice on the perfect type of tile that best suits your project or simply the best price, the good news is that a visit to your local Tile Wizards outlet provides all the answers and more.
Talk Building Materials With The Professionals
While your options for carpet, timber and tiles are almost limitless, selecting the right type for your home certainly isn’t an easy feat. With each space, comes a different preference or priority: are you chasing style, functionality, or simply want to stay within the budget?
In operation for over 25 years, at Tile Wizards we pride ourselves on getting you more – for less. We pioneered the warehouse format, and our stores are purposefully designed to make your selection easier, and ultimately offer our customers quality, price and the right advice.
While we specialise in options for tiles, carpets, timber and a wide variety of hybrid flooring materials, our services have just expanded even more. For customers who reside locally in Bokarina, Springwood and Para Hills, Tile Wizards have now introduced a range of vanities and tapware products in store, making it easier than ever to start conquering DIY projects at home.
Even if you are just after some honest and friendly advice – please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Tile Wizards today for a free quote. We’re able to work with you in order to bring your dream flooring solution to life.