One of the hottest trends in pools and home décor these past few years has been glass tile. In our area of Vancouver, BC Canada it has been an ever growing trend that sets the style setters apart from the followers.
Glass tile is a beautiful product that comes in so many shapes, colours 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 drab to fab instantly. Ok, not really instantly but you get what I mean.
A few tips for pool owners to consider when looking at glass tile;
When considering where in your pool, whirlpool 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 whirlpool 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 tile is a wonderful and beautiful surface. A personal favourite and a top 10 trend as rated by the Master Pools Guild for 2013. We see this stunning finish to be even more popular in the future as prices and options in North American are becoming more consumer friendly.
There is no better way to bring that resort feel to your home than with a glorious glass tile pool and whirlpool.