So many aspects of your outdoor space can be developed well after the pool itself has been installed, adding to the design motif and ambiance you’re after and equipping your outdoor space well for the kinds of entertainment possibilities for which you plan to use it. As you aim to create a cohesive look throughout your back yard and extend your home’s interior design into your home’s outdoor space, you will have myriad options for additions throughout the years, as you establish and then build on your original design concept.
From smart pool features to patio furniture, plants to garden structures, so much of this can be added or altered later on. However, at the outset of your pool-building adventure, you can set the stage, as it were, for future design enhancement by carefully selecting the flooring and finish of your pool.
Today, we’ll take a peek at some of our all-time favorite floor and finish options available to pool owners. (And we’re guessing you didn’t know that at least one of them even existed!)
Versatile Pool Floors
Whether your outdoor space is limited or you’re out to be a little “extra” in your entertainment offerings, Aquatic Floors ® from Custom Pool Systems might be just the answer to your dilemma! Some other companies that offer this kind of pool floor include Akvo Spiral Lift and Twinscape Hydrofloors®. These movable pool floor systems provide space-recovery and flexibility, allowing you to easily adapt pool floor depth and even transform the space occupied by your swimming pool into solid floor, which can be used for dancing, dining, or whatever activity you desire.
In addition to the entertainment possibilities, these uniquely versatile floors also allow for greater safety when you have little ones around, as well as greater energy efficiency when the Aquatic Floors is completely raised. In its raised position, Aquatic Floors will reduce heat and water loss through evaporation as well as contamination of pool water; of course, this secure covering of the pool will also allow for greater safety as well.
Pool Tile Types
So many options are available on today’s market when it comes to tile. This flooring and finish option offers great longevity and will require replacement only when a tile becomes broken. Each tile type has its own list of pros and cons, so we’ll take time to compare ceramic, quartz, and glass tiles. First, ceramic tile is the most common option, and can be either left exposed or glazed. The finish option you choose will impact the way light is reflected off the tiles; unglazed tiles offer a more natural effect, while glazed tiles will more significantly affect the degree to which the color is made apparent. Glazing will also enhance waterproofing.
In addition to ceramic and quartz tiles, glass tiles provide wonderful possibilities for any pool. While they are the most expensive of the three, they are also quite resilient and will not bleach when exposed to sunlight, due to the heat- and UV-resistant qualities of the glass tiles. You do need to exercise caution when it comes to both installation and use of glass tiles, though, since walking on broken glass would not be a good thing. Glass tiles come in many different colors as well as shapes, making them great options for organic-shaped pools.
In our next post, we’ll look at a fabulous way to personalize your pool tile surface.
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