TILING & MOSAICS
Tremendous Tiling Makes For Superb Finishes Helping to create stunning looking pools, Luxury Pools and Mosaics are the only UK company offering their bespoke mosaic ranges
The options that exist today to complete stunning looking pools and other wet leisure facilities has never been greater and thanks to the introduction of new tiling textures and finishes, creating an exclusive bespoke look has never been easier. It seems there is no end to the creative possibilities that can now be achieved and we take a closer look at what’s on offer to add style and individuality to projects across the country By Karen Witney
pecifying plant for a pool or spa installation or refurbishment is vitally important for the continued smooth operation of the system, but this is, in the main, hidden from vision. When it comes to the finishing, aesthetics are of equal importance and owners are understandably particular in making the right choice. In today’s market, the available choices and options for tiling and mosaics are almost endless – size, shape, colour – all come into play and can be used to accent or complement the pool or spa setting. Advancements in tile technology are being used to add both style and practicality to swimming pool and spa projects too, as Cameron Fraser, Director at specialist tile and mosaic company Ceramique Internationale Ltd explained: “When it comes to pools, spas and leisure centres, tiles play a key role not only practically but also in terms of creating the right look and feel and, as technology
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has progressed, leisure facilities no longer have to settle for utilitarian products. Advancements have led to porcelain tiles perfectly replicating natural stone and this comes with a number of advantages. These include being easier to clean and maintain, while also complying with European anti-slip standards.” Cameron continued: “Of course, every project is different, and presents a different set of demands and challenges. But, with new technology changing the printing and production processes for tiles, there is really no restriction on spa and swimming pool designers to create fit-for-purpose wet leisure areas that are stunning and stylish as well.” So whether it’s a pool indoors or out, small or large, domestic or commercial, a tiled finish can provide impressive results and are a durable and long-lasting choice. So this issue, we taker a closer look at some of the names within the market.
UP TO THE MINUTE WITH THE MOSAIC COMPANY Picking out the trends from the selections made by The Mosaic Company’s clients is an important part of the company’s planning when it comes to sourcing new pool mosaic products to add to their portfolio. Classic combinations of blues and whites continue to perform well, but increasingly they find that more creative freedom is being exercised by the end user. A trend for more up market products has become apparent and increasingly mosaics with lustre glazes are being selected, along with choices in larger formats. The current popularity of monochrome in architectural design is also influencing selection, with choices in greys, blacks and whites all growing. Progress in production technology has also brought digitally printed glass mosaics into the portfolio of what is available to the swimming pool builder, further widening the horizons
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Published on Jun 1, 2017
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