TILING & MOSAICS
Beautiful Pool Tiling Options That Will Impress
Designworks Tiles are renowned for their comprehensive range of pool and spa ready mosaics, which have been used in a wide range of projects
The options that exist today to finish off stunning looking pools and other wet leisure areas is as wide as its ever been and creating that all important bespoke finish is for many, the ultimate statement. Whether it’s some truly tremendous tile options or magnificent mosaic ideas, there seemingly is no end to the possibilities now on offer and we take a closer look at what’s on offer to add style and individuality to any project this year By Karen Witney
ow is the word that instantly comes to mind when viewing the numerous and diverse choice of tiles for swimming pools. Glass or ceramic with finishes that can be used throughout the pool and make a statement that either shouts robustly or gently whispers, depending on what the client determines. Although still used in many commercial installations, the days of the traditional blue and white tiled pools being the main option are long gone and pools can now sparkle with iridescent hues of many colours and glitter with gold or copper for a truly superlative look. Tiled pools are tough and are traditionally the choice for commercial pools. With the array of superb tiling options now available, domestic clients can also be tempted to spend a little more to obtain a pool that is visually beautiful, designed to their personal taste and with correct care will endure many, many years of top-notch family fun. As with any specialist finish the manufacturer or supplier should always be consulted as to which tiles are suitable for use in swimming pools, but this issue we
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take a look at some of the tile companies and options.
WORLD CLASS FINISHES FROM A UK LEADER Domus is a leading UK supplier of swimming pool tile systems and solutions. With over 45 years of specialist experience, their technical knowledge is extensive and comprehensive. From Olympic competition pools to luxurious spas, they offer specification advice and leading industry products to create world class pool and spa projects. The breadth of Domus’ technical experience is substantial which provides clients and specifiers with not only a wealth of knowledge, but reassurance and confidence that a top quality outcome will be achieved. Domus has the UK’s largest selection of mosaic and glass tiles. Mosaic is versatile; it comes in a multitude of materials and can be fixed to flat or curved surfaces. Suitable for wet areas and pools, it has good slip resistance characteristics and can be used in many applications from fine detailing to feature wall or heavy wear environments.
From Olympic size competition pools and public leisure centres to private health clubs, spas and residential projects, Domus is an innovative and professional consultant and supplier of specialist services, products and solutions.
MIX ‘N’ MATCH MOSAIC COLLECTION WITH AN IMPECCABLE FINISH From innovative Italian mosaic tile maker, Trend, comes the classic Vitreo, Brillante, Shining and Feel collection, which marries the beauty and authenticity of vitreous glass tesserae, with a unique backing system that makes installing mosaics easier and quicker. The ‘collezione’ consists of colour-matched families – opalescent Vitreo, aventurina-accented Brillante, iridescent Shining and recycled glass Feel – all of which are 2cm (¾”) mosaic squares and can be used individually or combined together in studio-designed or custom mixes to create truly stunning effects. Vitreo is Trend’s coloured, semitransparent tile, produced using the superior ‘fused glass’ process and
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Published on Jun 1, 2016
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