What to Consider When Choosing Pool Ceramics
There are many criteria and features for ceramics or tiles used in pools. The most suitable ceramic model should be selected in line with the usage area, dimensions, and structure of the pools. Some of these criteria and features are given below:
Since pools differ in types such as private-personal pools, professional pools, business pools, and competition pools, tile types also differ. There are many alternatives such as antibacterial forms, and geometric shapes such as square rectangles, patterned, plain, and colored. Pool tile models are more important structurally than visually. Structural pool tile types are given below:
It is very important to have a non-slip surface in and around the pool. The structure of the base tiles of the pools is much more important than the structure of the edge tiles inside the pool. Stone, marble, or porcelain floor, which increases slippery with water, causes possible accidents. At the same time, in not-too-hot weather, the drying time of the floor around the pool is delayed. In this case, a less slippery tile surface is preferred.
IS IT IMPORTANT THAT THE TILES ARE DURABLE WHEN CHOOSING POOL TILES?
The durability of pool tiles ensures a longer life of the pools. Repairs and rearrangements of pool tiles are costly operations. Therefore, the first time the pool tiles are made, they should be laid with quality workmanship and quality materials. Pool tiles must also be resistant to pressure. If durable materials are used, pools and building materials have an average warranty period of nearly 100 years.
Tiles in and around the pool that are not made of durable materials can crack when exposed to excessive heat, and break more quickly when hit and rot. The use of robust and durable tile types in pools is very important both in terms of health and cost.
ARE TILE COLORS IMPORTANT WHEN CHOOSING POOL TILES?
The tiles used in pools are generally selected in light and vibrant colors to make it easier to see the clear and clean pool water. Pools are usually covered with blue pool tiles in Olympic swimming pools, businesses, and facilities where sports competitions are organized. It is possible to come across pool tiles of different colors in personal pools. Tile color does not affect the quality of the pool.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN POOL TILES FROM OTHER TILES?
Pool tiles are different from tiles used in areas such as bathrooms, baths, kitchens, and balconies. It is also very important that the tiles do not leak and are not of a type that may pose a danger to human health. The differences from other tiles are as follows:
WHAT MATERIALS ARE POOL TILES MADE OF?
Pool tiles are produced by passing through certain processes after the combination of many different components. Ceramic tiles contain fedspat, clay, limestone, marble, quartz, and kaolin in their structure. In addition to these, there are also side substances. Such as zircon, zinc, boric acid. Mosaic tiles have glass paint and leftover glass fragments in their structure. It also has many by-products.
WHERE CAN YOU BUY POOL CERAMICS?
Pool tiles can be purchased from construction markets, pool equipment stores, and online shopping sites. Serapool Porcelain has Natural Series In-Pool Tiles, Olympic Series In-Pool Tiles, Universal Series In-Pool Tiles, Antibacterial Series In-Pool Tiles in different colors, sizes and gloss options, and tile types suitable for all pool types.
Serapool Porcelain has many tile options in many colors from pastel tones to patterned types, in many sizes ranging from 5 × 5 cm to 33 × 66 cm.
HOW ARE SQUARE METER PRICES OF POOL CERAMICS DETERMINED?
Pool tile square meter prices are determined according to the size dimensions, the class quality of the materials used, and the number of pieces. Small-sized tiles are more affordable, while large-sized tiles are more costly. Pool tiles prepared with class-A quality materials are more expensive than second and third-class quality. Tile type is one of the biggest criteria in square meter prices.
HOW TO INSTALL POOL TILES?
Laying tiles in pools is a gradual process. The tiles, which are selected and cut according to the pool model and dimensions, are glued with the help of double-sided adhesive. Gaps close to 2 cm should be left between the tiles for grouting. Grouting should be done at least one day after the tile adhesives dry. During the laying of pool tiles, the processes are mentioned considering the average air temperature. If there is a temperature below normal or colder than normal, longer periods are expected for both grouting and bonding. It is important for the water tightness of the pool that all operations are carried out in accordance with the order, carried out by experts, and made with quality materials.