Using Glass Tiles in Your Swimming Pool
One of the more popular tile options for swimming pools is glass tiles. They are beautiful, durable, and come in a variety of different shapes, colors, and finishes so you can achieve the style and design you have been dreaming of.
However, before you take the plunge and choose glass pool tiles for your swimming pool, there are a few things you should be aware of.
Types of Glass Tiles
As previously mentioned, glass tile comes in a plethora of different options. Some are clear glass with a white backing, opaque glass, rough glass, some are straight, some are different shapes and sizes, and others have a more complicated look to them.
When choosing the type of glass tile you want to use, you really need to think about what it is you want to see when you look at your swimming pool. Do you want the light to reflect off the tile? If this is the case, then you may want to choose an all-clear glass tile or a clear glass tile with a white backing.
However, if you want something that is smooth but you don’t want it to be that transparent, then Venetian glass is an option to consider. Take some time to research the different styles, sizes, and colors you can choose from before making a final decision.
Once you find the tile you want, you also need to factor in additional costs. Installing glass tile is harder than installing ceramic or porcelain tile, so you need to be aware that the labor costs will be higher.
The price of the tile may also vary depending on where it is manufactured, how far it travels to you, and its overall quality. So, make sure you know how much square footage you need to cover in the glass tile and then calculate your costs.
Finally, consider the practicality. Where in the pool do you want the glass tile? Remember it is slippery, so adding it to the pool steps may not be the best choice.
As with anything, take your time and research your options before jumping into a decision for your backyard swimming pool.
Olympus Pools is a custom pool contractor located in the Tampa Bay Area and will work with you to come up with the perfect pool for your needs!