Use porcelain if you’re on a budget. Porcelain tile is the cheapest and most common tile finishing option for pools. Create a beautiful mosaic or pattern using porcelain tile to enhance your pool design. Finish with stone for a natural look. Stone pool tile blends nicely with surrounding landscaping, and it’s great for young children because of its slip-resistant properties.
Use stone tile made from a beautiful type of stone like sandstone, limestone, or granite to create a smooth, sophisticated finish. Go with glass for a luxurious touch. Create a glass tile finish that shimmers and dazzles pool-goers with its reflective properties. Keep in mind that glass tile is more expensive than stone and porcelain tile.
If the tiles are more than 1 or 2 inches (2.5 or 5.1 cm) across, you may be able to cut them with a score-and-snap tile cutter. Press the cut tiles into place. Make sure that you keep the grouting gaps between the tiles consistent so that they match up with the grouting gaps on the tiles that are already on the wall.
This line will intersect the first line, indicating the exact center of the room. When tiling adjoining rooms, draw your lines so that they run from 1 room to the next. Make sure the line is positioned in the center of both rooms. Use the “3-4-5” method to find the center of irregularly-shaped rooms. Measure and mark 4 feet (1.2 m) outward from the center of the line you drew from the longest wall. Then, make a second mark 3 feet (0.91 m) down along the center of the wall line.
Stretch your tape measure between the 3 ft (0.91 m) mark and the 4 ft (1.2 m) mark. The distance between the 2 marks should be exactly 5 ft (1.5 m). Make a final mark where the tape measure crosses the 4 ft (1.2 m) mark to pinpoint the room’s center.
This method is useful for establishing a starting point in rooms with odd dimensions.