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Choosing the right pool tile

Selecting the right tile is important for both fashion and function in swimming pools. Pool tile not only adds visual panache and designer style to your swimming or spa area, but it also serves an important purpose by supporting a cleaner pool environment at the waterline. As an installed material in a setting that is constantly subjected to moisture, extreme temperatures, chemical cleaning agents, and other elements, pool tile must be of highest quality with exceptional technical performance. That’s why it’s essential to work with Crossville Studios to specify the right tile for your pool design projects.

Many people love the look of glass mosaic tiles at the waterlines of pools; these small glass tiles bring bits of brilliance that not only shine in the sun, but offer the technical performance required for pool tile. 

In addition to our many stocked pool options, we also offer speciality glass tile suitable for full lining by American Glass Mosaics.

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Porcelain meets pools

Pool tile must be of highest quality with exceptional technical performance to withstand moisture, extreme temperatures, chemicals, and natural elements, Thanks to the innate performance characteristics and advancements in porcelain tile manufacturing, there are many exciting options for pool tile. 

Many people tend to choose  1" x 1"  or 1" x 2" glass mosaics for pools, but have yet to discover that many porcelain tiles meet the criteria for full lining or waterline — opening up immeasurably more options in pattern, shape, color and size.

You can select porcelain tiles in various formats, including mosaic tile sizes, that are specified for waterline applications in pools. Of course, your Crossville Studios design experts are on hand to guide your pool tile specification to ensure that the product you choose will perform as needed in these uniquely demanding projects.

To learn more about Crossville Studios pool tile offerings, contact your local showroom for an appointment. 

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Waterline options that break the mold

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New! Browse our 2021 Pool & Outdoor digital catalog

From decorative mosaics to stepping stones — flip through Crossville Studios Pool & Outdoor digital catalog to see our featured exterior surfaces.


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