POOL TILES: To achieve an elegantly finished pool, newly created, but seemingly having been there forever, there are a few tricks of the trade to consider:

1) Carry the coping material into the waterline of the pool

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2) Start the pool tiling just under the waterline (this helps reduce the build-up of ‘scum’ at the waterline)

3) Choose classic tiles, like 48×48, or 58×58 mosaics – very old school, yet elegant

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4) Don’t be afraid to use a mottled tile.  Tiles look very different when under water

5) Understand that tiles change the colour of the water.  If you are unsure, order a square metre of the tiles, and create a “pond” in the yard, and fill it with water.  This will give you an indication of what the water will look like.


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6) Remember that depending on the light, the tiles will appear to change colour (ie in sunlight versus in cloud-cover)

7) Dark coloured coping will retain heat, whilst pale coloured coping reflects the light, so will create glare.

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8) Pool copings can be created from any stone by a stonemason.  Various edges can be achieved, from square-edged, to rounded bullnoses.

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Contact Kate Walker to discuss and view the latest pool tiles available

0422 425 523

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KWD has grown from a team of two in 2013 to a dynamic group of ten professionals who all contribute to the successful consultancy we have created. Growing up in a family with a mother as an Interior Designer and a father as a successful Ceramic Tile Merchant, it's no wonder I entered the world of design. At Kate Walker Design (KWD), our primary focus is to specify, source and supply stone, tiles and all other hard finishes into projects across Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula, but also interstate and internationally. We embrace a consultative approach and develop lasting relationships with each and every client. It’s what the KWD team knows and loves. “Design is not a thing we do. It’s our way of life.” Kate Walker

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