From the Floor Up

Pool Tile Do's and Don'ts

Posted by Daltile Team on Jul 15, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Who doesn't love the idea of a pool? Actually installing and caring for that pool is a different thing entirely.

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Topics: Exterior Tile, Pool Tile

Add a Water Feature to Your Pool Design

Posted by Daltile Team on Jul 11, 2015 7:30:00 AM

A pool takes up a lot of real estate in your backyard. Given that fact, it shouldn’t be an eyesore. Let your pool be the visual center of your landscaping by adding a water feature. It will add the flair you’re looking for and complete your outdoor getaway.

There are four different types of water features to choose from. Start with one of these four and add your own creativity for a unique water feature that defines your backyard.

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Topics: Exterior Tile, Pool Tile

How to Make Your Pool Tile Last Forever

Posted by Daltile Team on Jul 7, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Nothing is forever, short of a diamond perhaps. But there isn’t any reason that you can’t make your pool tile last for as long as there are kids in your backyard looking for refuge from the hot summer afternoon. Take care of the delicate balance that is your pool and you can enjoy that pool tile for a long, long time. Here’s how.

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Topics: Exterior Tile, Pool Tile

Summertime Blues: Not Your Basic Blue Pool Tile

Posted by Daltile Team on Jul 1, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Ever wondered why most pool tile is blue? The reason is purely scientific. Pool water is clear, but it reflects the sky, so the water ends up looking blue and blue tile enhances that.

But maybe you’re over preppy blue tile and want to create a moody and unique pool. Here are several ways to beat the blues.

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Topics: Remodel, Redesign, Exterior Tile, Pool Tile, Stone

Indoor Pool or Outdoor Pool? That is the Question

Posted by Daltile Team on Jun 23, 2015 6:00:00 AM

 Putting in a pool is a big deal. If you’re going to make that kind of investment, do it right the first time. Do you want it out under the big blue sky with plenty of sunshine? Or do you want it enclosed so you can enjoy it year round?

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Topics: Exterior Tile, Pool Tile

Mediterranean Design: Pool Tile for European Relaxation

Posted by Daltile Team on Jun 17, 2015 6:00:00 AM

It’s all about escape. Whether you are getting away from the heat of the day or you want to be transported to your favorite tropical island—the pool should be a place designed to let you escape. If your idea of the perfect summer escape is living in luxury on the Mediterranean, have we got a treat for you!

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Topics: Exterior Tile, Pool Tile, Stone

Take the Plunge: Pools for Even the Smallest Spaces

Posted by Daltile Team on Jun 9, 2015 6:00:00 AM

It’s a hot day and a glass of fresh lemonade just isn’t cutting it. Right about now, you’re wishing that you could take a quick dip in a pool covered with cool, glass mosaic tile—if you had a pool that is. Maybe it’s time to do something about this sweltering afternoon and consider installing a pool.

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Topics: Exterior Tile, Pool Tile

Recreate Dee & Tommy Hilfiger’s Miami Pool

Posted by Daltile Team on Apr 28, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Swimming Pool Tile Ideas

Most of the Hilfiger’s new Miami home is, in the words of Dee Hilfiger to Architectural Digest, “shagadelic.” If it wasn’t groovy, bright, and contemporary, it didn’t make the cut. However, their waterfront swimming pool is a different story. Barring the Keith Haring sculpture, it’s pretty neutral and elegant—a perfect backdrop for special design details.

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Topics: Trends, Exterior Tile, Pool Tile

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