Tiles are among the must-have features that give your pool that added artistic ambience.


Tiles are among the must-have features that give your pool that added artistic ambience. Choosing a suitable tile for your pool is an essential part of the design process. After all, no pool is complete without the most beautiful tiles shining through the water. 

Your choice of the colour and type of pool tile to incorporate must be based on the premise of durability and attractiveness. While typically blue mosaic tiles are used in pools, you can make a difference by checking out the not-so-typical themes and concepts. Here is a list of out-of-the-box options when it comes to pool tiles.


Patterned poolside tiles

Patterned tiles can make your pool look different. These can be cut into various shapes such as rectangles, squares, octagons, ovals, hexagons, trapezoids, diamonds, triangles, circles and trapezoids. You can try out different patterns to create an exclusive look on the poolside.

Wooden look tiles

Wooden look tiles are usually used in bedrooms and living rooms but you can try them out in pools too. Wooden look tiles are engineered using a high-tech laser inkjet technique that reproduces the appearance of the wood grain on the tile's surface with amazing realism. The tiles often come in a variety of colours, finishes and textures for you to select from. The wood grain effect is achieved by injecting pigment into the tiled surface via a controlled spray application. 

Hexagonal pool tiles

There are many reasons to love hexagon tiles. Not only do they look sensational and effectively elevate your interior design, despite their delicate appearance, they are also very durable and hard-wearing. The six-edge shapes offer renovators and builders plenty of options as they come in a wide range of colours, finishes, materials and sizes. Additionally, hexagonal tiles are suitable for any style you may have in mind, no matter how bold or subtle. Therefore, hexagon tiles are a great addition to your pool.


Mosaic tiles

Mostly it’s mosaic tiles that are used in pools but you can create a difference here by not going for the usual shades of blue. Mosaic tiles come in a mix of shapes, colours, sizes and textures. 

They generally come in ceramic, porcelain, glazed, glass, limestone or marble materials, on a metal mesh-mounted or flat sheet, and usually have interlocked and textured vinyl edges. The tiles come in different colours such as ivory, blue, red, brown, green, black, white, yellow, pink, grey, rose, wine and burgundy, and you can also get them in many different shapes, such as rectangles, ovals, squares, octagons, trapezoids and trapezes. 

There are mosaic tile patterns to choose from as well, and depending on the manufacturer you buy them from, they can range from very simple to very complex in design. They can add texture or raised areas for a more artistic look to your space. 

Mosaic tiles vary in thickness, which depends on their manufacturer. Some are as thick as natural stone, and others as thin as a plastic stick. In some of the options, the thickness depends on the colour options, which can range from almost invisible to translucent. Lastly, they give life to your pool.

Distressed tiles

The distressed look tile flooring has an extremely eye-pleasing pattern, giving an old-fashioned country feel. In order to ensure the best results, you should use a high-quality grout and sealer on your tile floors. Regardless of whether you opt for a wooden, porcelain, or laminate wood look distressed tile floor, it will add an exceptional touch to your pool. 

It can add a rustic and natural feel to space. 

Green pool tiles

Green is symbolic of mother nature and is a refreshing colour. Make this addition to your pool and see a difference in no time! Your pool spaces will come alive and bloom in the best way possible. What’s more, the green tile design is sure to impress you, especially with the range of shades and tones available. You could go for a softer hue or a vibrant shade.

Chequered tiles

Chequered tiles are cement tiles or terrazzo tiles with the centre to centre distance of chequers not less than 25 mm and not more than 50 mm. The grooves in the chequers are uniform and straight with the depth of grooves not less than 3 mm. Chequered tiles can add a glow to your pool with the amazing look they possess.

Dark concrete tiles

Dark concrete tiles give a classy look to your poolside. They are also extremely durable and look absolutely glorious. Also, they are extremely easy to maintain.

If you are looking for a one-stop shop, Orientbell Tiles is the place to go. At Orientbell, you will get a host of designs, typical as well as the not-so-typical. Orientbell professionals can also help you create unusual designs so that your space stands apart.

With so many options at your disposal, you can easily give an exclusive and not so typical look to your pool area.