By Clay Imports in Clay, Conversation on tile
Your outdoor inspiration, but with a patterned twist.
It’s the ultimate goal to create a true bold, al fresco ambiance with thoughtful pool design. Though, despite their primary purpose as a perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day, a pool that is only there to refresh, simply just isn’t enough anymore. But a swimming pool that brings immediate relief and acts as an artful focal point for the rest of your outdoor space? Now, that’s a reason to gather at the poolside.
Good Pool Design
For some swimming pools, it’s the architecture itself that captures the eye. For those, like us, who always crave texture and color, nothing quite compares to a pool waterline covered in stunning handmade tile.
While conventional pool tile options are typically limited to small mosaic glass tile, we didn’t know the swimming pool could get any more elevated. That is, until now. Read on for the latest Clay Imports take on tiled pool waterline designs. Plus, a variety of intriguing patterns and color ways that let you get the look for yourself!
Splash of Color
Over the years, many of you in the design community have expressed frustration about “what is out there” in the pool tile world. You’ve reached out to us, the go-to source for all things bold tile - and we listened! We have created numerous one-of-a-kind options customized to the designer’s needs to elevate swimming pools and fountains alike.
With so much inspiration and knowledge in the tile industry, we are taking it up a notch. Meet the Clay Imports Pool Waterline tile collection!
Handmade and Customizable
Unlike conventional pool tiles, Clay Imports’ tiles are hand-painted and customizable. We offer bold textured relief tiles or smooth finish tiles. We listened to and learned from designers and architects alike. The result: our pool waterline tiles feature high gloss and shimmering colors, such as deep blue and stark white.
These high-dense, high-fired clay body tiles are resistant to damage from freezing conditions and unharmed by swimming pool chemicals. If properly installed, this product will endure decades of use. For best results, follow our wet area installation guide and read the FAQ below.
Are these tiles “pool rated”?
Though this product is resistant to swimming pool chemicals and freeze-thaw cycling, because of the clay composition, they are not rated as pool tiles.Though this product is resistant to swimming pool chemicals and freeze-thaw cycling, because of the clay composition, they are not rated as pool tiles.
What is the difference between standard tiles and Swimming Pool Waterline Tiles?
Clay Imports’ Swimming Pool Waterline Tiles are fired at a much higher temperature than our standard Handmade Clay Tiles, which makes them more dense and less susceptible to moisture absorption.
Will these tiles crack?
If properly installed, this product will endure decades of use. For best results, follow our wet area installation guide. However, since Clay Imports Swimming Pool Waterline Tiles are handmade, expect patina and a slight crazing. These characteristics are aesthetic and will not interfere with the integrity of the tiles.
Can I install them submerged, inside a pool?
Though our dense, high-fired clay tiles have been installed in fountains and swimming pools, without any issues, we advise you to take extra installation precautions when installing these tiles in a submerged application.
Can I install these tiles on a fountain?
Yes, you can install this product in a fountain. However, much like swimming pool waterline applications, expect patina and a slight crazing.
What is the lifespan of these tiles?
If properly installed, this product will endure decades of use. For best results, follow our wet area installation guide.
Do you offer a warranty on the installation?
Since the installation of tile greatly determines the integrity of the project and the tile itself, Clay imports does not warranty this product and is not responsible for dissatisfaction of material following installation. Please inspect all tile upon receipt and notify us immediately if you have any quality concerns.
Can I customize Clay Imports Swimming Pool Waterline Tiles?
Yes, you can choose custom colors, or even a custom pattern. for more details and a quote, please reach out to our design team at email@example.com.
Ready to elevate your pool design or fountain experience?