Yes they are usually available. We have 70,000m2 of tiles in stock for in and around your pool. If they aren’t available, we will normally have a close alternative that will meet your needs.
Our company lives or dies by the quality of our products. This is particularly so in the case of glass mosaics. Glass mosaics can cause pool owners big headaches if they are not meshed properly. The plain fact is that we would not be one of Australia’s largest suppliers of glass mosaics to the Swimming Pool Industry, if we were supplying products that cause problems. We have hundreds of pool builders who use our glass mosaics on their projects on a weekly basis. Saying that however, it is very important that the correct tile adhesive and grout is used when laying glass mosaic tiles. As glass mosaic tiles do not have pores like their ceramic mosaic counterparts, the tile adhesive and grout needs special latex additives to help them bond to the concrete shell of the pool. Please check with your pool tiler that they are using appropriate products.
Lining a pool with tiles has long been regarded as the premium finish due to their appearance, silky smoothness and superior durability. Fully tiled pools are the easiest to maintain and have the most positive effect on house resale values.
Whilst there are more grout lines, you don’t notice them as much as you do with larger tiles. Think of check shirts - you see large checks far easier than small checks.
If you are not fully tiling you don’t absolutely need to have waterline tiles. However, you would be hard pressed to find a pool builder who hasn’t got tiles on their waterline. If you don’t have waterline tiles, the surface above the water often looks chalky, faded and unclean. Tiles protect the waterline from the sun and facilitate easy cleaning.
People often do because it protects swimwear from being pulled by rough pebbles. Plus tiled benches and seats look great.
All of our mosaics are supplied on mesh. This includes borders, pictures and plain mosaics. This is the preferred fixing method for most pool tilers. We mesh the glass tiles ourselves to ensure that they are suitable for use in swimming pools.
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The water colour you see is due to the pool interior’s colour plus reflections of the sky, surrounds and waterline colours. With fully tiled pools, the final water colour will be slightly darker and bluer than the actual tile. We can provide assistance to help you achieve your desired water colour.
Step markers are used to indicate the edges of steps, swim outs and benches. They are also a safety feature as they help to highlight the depth of the water to bathers when entering or leaving the pool. It is up to you whether you use them or not. Please click here for more step marking ideas.
All patterned borders can be supplied with matching tiles for step markers.
Yes, please ring us for colour choice.
Tiles are ideal for use on feature walls. You can either tile the entire wall or render the wall and use tiles as highlights.
Yes, all tiles sold by The Pool Tile Company are suitable for use in salt pools as well as conventional chlorine, ozone, ionizers etc.
Anything from 180 mm to 330 mm. The most common depth of a patterned waterline is around 200 mm. The most common depth for plain ceramic and glass mosaics is 300mm. This is because most plain mosaics are sold in sheets 300mm square. If you choose an expensive plain mosaic, your tiler may cut the sheets to reduce the amount of tiles required.
Normally your pool builder will advise how many tiles you need to order. Alternatively, we will help you with your calculations.
In general, plain tiles are cheaper than patterned tiles. However the cost to upgrade to a pattern or design is not prohibitive when considered in the context of the cost of the pool. We’d be happy to send you a price list.
We can deliver anywhere a freight company goes to. Delivery from Brisbane to Sydney takes approximately two days or to Melbourne and Adelaide, three days. Delivery to Perth takes approximately seven days.
Yes, simply specify each and our mosaic artists will put it together for you. We will provide a sample for your approval.
Yes, we can help recommend tile adhesives that are specifically produced for that application. We would recommend that you choose ceramic tiles at least 47mm in size.
Slight chipping in glass tiles is inherent of the product and not considered a defect. These chips normally get filled with grout and are barely noticeable once laid.
Some glass mosaics exhibit hairline cracking on the surface of the tile. It is not considered a defect provided the crack does not go through the body of the tile.
Yes, we can prepare custom blends for quantities over 100m2. We will advise a lead time based on the tiles selected and prepare samples for approval. Similarly, if you require a crystal glass tile in a size we don’t keep as stock, we can order it for you for quantities over 100m2.
Our glass mosaic tiles have been tested independently by the CSIRO (see report) and meet all the requirements for tensile adhesion strength in full water immersion. Click here to view the report summaries.
Maintaining correct water chemistry is essential to maximize the life of your pool interior. A quick internet search will show you that water can be corrosive, balanced or scale forming. Obviously your goal is to maintain a pool in which your water is balanced.
Corrosive water i.e. low pH, low calcium hardness or low TA or a combination of these factors will reduce the strength of the grout and tile adhesive which may cause them to fail. Corrosive water also affects pebble or renders pools so regardless of which interior surface you do, it is important to maintain correct water chemistry as damage caused by corrosive water can be very expensive to rectify.
Leaving the pool water with a high pH or high calcium hardness or high TA or a combination of these factors can mean that a calcium scale can deposit over the pool interior surface and internal pool fittings.
It is not a good idea to leave a concrete pool with an interior finish empty for lengthy periods i.e. over 3 days as this may expose it to significant temperature variations for which the tile adhesive and grout may not be designed.