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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At KWD we look at a project holistically. The sum of all the parts make the whole story work, and it’s this unique approach that sets us apart. The KWD experience provides a streamlined process. We specify, source and supply all hard finishes as well as carpets, rugs, custom furniture and soft furnishings, and manage the procurement, warehousing, freight and quality so every project is worry free. We work closely with interior designers, architects, developers and home-owners, selecting the ideal flooring, designing the perfect joinery and choosing the right paint colours for a wide range of design aesthetics. From finding the perfect paving stones and pool tiles to offering landscaping advice, KWD manages the whole design process. One contact, one invoice and staged deliveries ensure peace of mind. KWD's extensive global network of manufacturers, importers, agents and local wholesalers ensures the selected products are always available. Key supply partners are chosen for their ability to fulfil each project requirement, while our contract negotiation skills will always provide the most outstanding pricing. We often engage architects, draftsmen, lighting designers and builders to complete the design process. 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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