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Tiles With Style… And Then Some

The options that exist today to complete stunning looking pools and other wet leisure facilities has never been greater. 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


here was a time when most domestic pool or spa owners would not have had the choice of a tiled finish due to cost constraints and commercial installations mainly used tiles for their practicality and longevity but never, ever for their enchanting mood enhancing ambience. All that has changed though and the huge array of spectacular colours and hues can conjure up an oasis of calm, a vibrant jungle themed setting with a spectacular mix of tropical colour, or a truly regal finish for those looking for a stately aspect. With trends constantly changing, tiles can morph into what’s in vogue at the given time for the modernistic pool owner or wellness facility. These days, there are also price points that are attainable to those on a realistic budget. In fact, with so many options for tiles and mosaics now available, if you’re a designer or specifier, the world is your oyster! So why not help your customer conjure up a truly magnificent pool or spa picture and find the perfect finish for their wet leisure project this year.

STYLE MEETS SAFETY WITH WAXMAN CERAMICS From the initial design concept right through to delivery, Waxman Ceramics hold a commitment to providing each of their customers with an exceptional pool experience, through a combination of first class customer service and premium quality tiles. Part of the Waxman Group, Waxman Ceramics has been a leading supplier to the swimming pool industry since it began importing mosaics from Japan in the early eighties. Today, from their headquarters in Elland, West Yorkshire, they have grown to become one of the UK’s leading supplier of swimming pool tiles and mosaics. Working closely with retailers, pool builders and designers across the UK, Waxman understands how daunting it can be to select the best tiles for your project, which is why they employ a team of dedicated pool representatives covering the breadth of the UK, alongside an in-house sales team.

Working together they are able to offer highly experienced sales support and guidance to ensure the smooth running of even the most complex projects, from large scale sports complexes to health retreats and private pools. Perfectly designed for pools, their ‘Pool & Spa’ range caters for the demanding needs of pool builders and designers and includes a large portfolio of anti-slip tiles in a range of colours, sizes, finishes and textures – offering abundant design opportunities. With ranges suited to both indoor and outdoor pools, Waxman is confident they can help create a stunning pool designed with owners in mind – even in the most challenging environments.  Not only does Waxman Ceramics benefit from a growing portfolio of mosaics, anti-slip and large format tiles, but their large on site stocks and national delivery network also ensures fast and efficient delivery across the UK. Providing solutions for a multitude of indoor and outdoor pool, spa and sauna environments in need of style and safety, Waxman Ceramics can be trusted to provide the perfect solution both on time and on budget.


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VitrA Tiles is a well-known brand in 78 countries internationally and is now offering all the benefits of its extensive fully-vitrified tile range to UK customers. VitrA Tiles specialises in the manufacture of tiles for all areas of the wet leisure market. All products for UK distribution are available for immediate delivery via the company’s network of distribution partners. The tiling range for swimming pools includes VitrA ProColor. These tiles are developed for the swimming pool market based on 38 different colours of the RAL colour matching system. This means they can be coordinated with tiling on all aspects of a leisure project from pool tank to foyers and changing rooms. Modularity is another key feature of the range, giving swimming

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) June 2019  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...

SPN (Swimming Pool News) June 2019  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...