One of the hottest trends in pools and home décor these past few years has been glass tile. Glass tile is a beautiful product that comes in so many shapes, colors and textures. It can change a pool from a basic backyard oasis to an elegant, stunning work of art. It can run from affordable to the extremely expensive and everything in between. But one thing that remains is the ability to transform any poolscape from bland to fabulous! Glass tile not only adds beauty and allure to swimming pools, but also, when installed properly, most types of glass tile represent the most durable of all swimming pool and spa surfaces. Take a look at the countless ways glass tile finishes can be used in pool and spa designs.
Glass is traditionally used as an accent tile at the swimming pool’s waterline because of the way it captures the light from the sun and mirrors the movement of the water.
Pool Steps and Edges
For a simple design glass tiles can be added along the outer edge of pool steps for a stunning accent. This can also help swimmers safely distinguish each step as they enter the pool.
By adorning the outer walls and coping in glass tile, a raised spa becomes a dazzling showpiece. Shades of aqua, jade, and blue glass tiles give this raised spa a gem-like luster.
Glass tiles are one of the most popular types of accent tiles used for water features and water walls because of their glittering effect. As water cascades from the wall, each glass tile sparkles in the sunlight, creating a shimmering backdrop.
Finishing a swimming pool’s interior with glass tiles creates a mesmerizing effect, as the tiles reflect light and make the water come alive.
When considering where in your pool, spa or waterscape you will want glass tile, think about the practical use of it. Glass is very slippery so on steps might not be the best choice. Adding one or two rows of a non-slip tile for safety can help. If you are installing glass tile in a spa you might not want to install a tile that has sharp edges; sitting or leaning your back on these types of tiles can cut a person’s skin as grout wears over time. These are better suited to a tile band where people rubbing up against is not an issue. Rub your hand over a non-grouted sample. If you can feel rough edges poking at your skin you will feel the same on your whirlpool seat. Glass mosaic tile is the ultimate surface for swimming pools and spas- it is stunningly beautiful and lasts for decades! We can help upgrade your pool today.