5 pool porcelain tile options and application tips

5 pool porcelain tile options and application tips
Robert Rivera

Porcelain tiles are one of the most used coverings in several architectural projects due to the variety of colors, textures, and versatility. But are there specific models of porcelain tiles for pools? The architects Elisa Gadret and Tamires Gomes Silveira have answered this question and indicated the most appropriate types of porcelain tiles for the external and internal areas of the pool. Check it out!

Can porcelain tile be put on the pool?

According to architect Tamires, it is possible to apply porcelain tiles inside and outside the pool. Only "we must pay attention to the manufacturer's recommendation, because the porcelain tiles used around the pool must be non-slip with a preferably hard finish, being a rough surface that prevents falls".

5 best porcelain tiles for pools that prove their versatility

Whether on the inside of the pool, on the border or around it, porcelain tiles add an exquisite touch to any project. So, check out the best porcelain tiles for pools mentioned by the architects:

  • Wooden porcelain tile: According to Tamires, "the woody tiles are among the most used, such as the SCENE BE with hard finish in the 26X260 cm format that can be laid interspersed, enhancing the appearance and giving naturalness". The architect Elisa informed that the "value of the porcelain tiles for the external area varies between R$ 120.00 to R$ 250.00 per square meter",depending on the type of material.
  • Non-slip porcelain tile: As Tamires oriented, the porcelain tiles indicated for "the area around the pool must be non-slip and, preferably, with a hard finish", because they are ideal for wet areas such as around swimming pools to avoid falls. The value of the tiles varies according to the size, however, the professional informed that it costs from R$ 144.90 to R$ 390.00 the square meter.
  • Cementitious porcelain tiles: There are porcelain tiles for external areas, called hard that can be used for borders and for the pool area. However, one must be careful about the question of being non-thermal (not heated by the sun). If it is light colored, possibly, it can be used". The architect informed that the price variesbetween R$120.00 and R$250.00 per square meter.
  • Tablets: According to Elisa, the porcelain tessellation is very indicated for the internal lining of the pool: "The value varies according to its size, it can be 5×5 cm or 10×10 cm with a value between R$ 99.00 to R$120.00 the square meter. Other options for the internal part of the pool would be the glass tessellation of 5×5 cm, valued at R$250.00 the square meter and thevolcanic stone 10×10 cm, valued at R$220.00 a square meter.
  • Porcelain tiles that imitate natural stone: Tamires commented that "another type of revetment commonly used around swimming pools are those with a natural stone appearance, such as MOUNT CLEMO SGR, also with a hard finish". This revetment costs, on average, R$ 214.00 per square meter and leaves the external area with a charming and elegant finish.

Tamires explained that for the interior of the pool it is common to use porcelain tiles with smaller formats, 20×20 cm, for example.colors, thus giving a different effect than the casual blue".

20 pictures of swimming pool with porcelain tiles for a flawless finish

Now that you know which types of porcelain tiles are suitable for the outdoor and indoor pool area, check out some amazing pictures that will serve as inspiration for your project:

1. porcelain tile can be used around and inside the pool

2. it all depends on the choice of material

3. for the inside, you can use porcelain tablets

4. now on the outside, the ideal is to choose a non-slip floor

5. thus preventing falls and accidents

6. you can opt for the border and clear floor around the pool

7. to transmit warmth and amplitude to the space

8. making the environment beautiful and sophisticated

9. another option is to choose borders made of non-thermal cement

10. because it possesses technology that does not retain heat

11. woody porcelain tiles are one of the most used

12. to enhance the outdoor pool area

13. and transform the leisure area with a lot of sophistication

14. woody decking can be combined with light shades of porcelain tile

15. as well as the border of the pool made of marble

16. and other shades of wood-paneled athermic porcelain tiles

17. that combine with tablets coated in the pool in shades of green

18. pool porcelain tiles are very versatile

19. just choose the model indicated for each area

20. and create an amazing, comfortable and safe project!

By following the architects' tips it is possible to create a beautiful, sophisticated and cozy leisure area to enjoy family moments.

Robert Rivera
Robert Rivera
Robert Rivera is a seasoned interior designer and home decor expert with over a decade of experience in the industry. Born and raised in California, he has always had a passion for design and art, which eventually led him to pursue a degree in interior design from a prestigious design school. With a keen eye for color, texture, and proportion, Robert effortlessly blends different styles and aesthetics to create unique and beautiful living spaces. He is highly knowledgeable in the latest design trends and techniques, and is constantly experimenting with new ideas and concepts to bring life to his clients' homes. As the author of a popular blog on home decor and design, Robert shares his expertise and insights with a large audience of design enthusiasts. His writing is engaging, informative, and easy to follow, making his blog an invaluable resource for anyone looking to spruce up their living space. Whether you're seeking advice on color schemes, furniture arrangement, or DIY home projects, Robert has the tips and tricks you need to create a stylish, welcoming home.